Comic News: Paula Deen Cooks Up Female Force Comic On September 18th
Out this Wednesday, Bluewater Productions releases the addition of Paula Deen to their popular line of Female Force comic books. With the recent media hailstorm and public criticism aimed at celebrity chef Paula Deen for inflammatory racial remarks, Bluewater Productions announced that it will not change plans to publish its Female Force biography comic book title featuring the embattled TV personality.
Written by Michael Troy with art by Manuel Diaz, Paula Deen has an interesting life with many ups and downs and Bluewater is happy to bring her tale to life in comic book form.
“Under the greatest scrutiny, many of our heroes let us down, but we also believe in the power of redemption,” Davis added, “In all biographies there are chapters full of great accomplishments and those full of challenges. I believe Ms. Deen’s story is not yet completely written.”
The book, which has been in production for several months prior to the recent negative revelations, does not look to reward or disparage Deen, but frame her story as an entrepreneur who transformed a home-based catering service into a culinary empire.
Female Force: Paula Deen” writer Michael Troy said, “Paula Deen is still an inspirational woman who has suffered much adversity in her life and overcome many obstacles. Her story is fascinating and it's easy to see why Bluewater would consider her for their Female Force line of biography comic books that on powerful women.”
Davis notes that the latest controversy will be added to the final draft, but the majority of the comic book will focus on how she became an iconic brand, the challenges of her humble beginnings and the results of bursting certain stereotypes.
"Paula Deen after overcoming severe depression has become one of the most famous chefs in the United States, demonstrating the importance of willpower and determination. For me has been very interesting to draw the life of this woman, who has been embroiled by controversy in recent months." said writer Manuel Díaz.
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Female Force has been embraced by the media and featured on several television news outlets including The Today Show and on CNN. The series has also been featured in many publications such as The Los Angles Times, MTV.com, Time Magazine & People Magazine. Future titles will feature Laura Ingraham, The Queen of England, Helen Gurley Brown, Nancy Reagan, and Mary Pickford.
Bluewater has also used their Female Force series as an outlet to broaden awareness on important challenges that face many people. In Female Force: Carrie Fisher, the former Star Wars actress bravely shares her lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder. Proceeds from the comic book sales are donated to Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, a facility specializing in mental disorders.
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About Bluewater Productions
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“Tear Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.” Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.