BETTY WHITE COMIC BOOK TO BENEFIT THE NON-PROFIT GLAZA
She's loved animals all her life, so it's only fitting that the print edition of her life story would benefit furry creatures big and small.
Bluewater Productions has just announced that animal lover Betty White is the latest woman to be featured in their Female Force comic book series. Available in late November, with a portion of proceeds going to the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) per the request of Betty White.
"Betty began serving as a Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) Trustee in the early 1970s and is currently GLAZA Chairman," says GLAZA President Connie Morgan. "Her deep understanding and passion for the Zoo and her close relationship with its animals continue to be illustrated by the many ways she finds to provide important funds to support our work. We are deeply grateful."
The comic book ($3.99) White's amazing showbiz career from her days providing voice talent for the radio show Blondie to her return to sitcoms in Hot in Cleveland. It also touches on her love of animals and her lifelong activism.
Betty White commented on the comic book "You never know where I will turn up."
Betty White is one of many influential women who've been featured in the Female Force series; Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton have also been immortalized in comic illustration.
Thirty-two pages long, "Female Force: Betty White", written by Patrick McCray and penciled by Todd Tennant. The comic book will also have a bonus section devoted the GLAZA organization. This issue will feature two collector covers.
"We think it is fantastic" said Tony Potts from Access Hollywood.
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association is a nonprofit corporation created to support the Los Angeles Zoo in its mission to nurture wildlife and enrich the human experience. GLAZA's primary responsibility is to seek and provide financial support for the Zoo's programs and capital projects. GLAZA performs other support functions as requested by the Zoo Director.
Actress Betty White first gained fame as a regular on the Mary Tyler More Show and The Golden Girls. But the actress, now 88, is enjoying one of the strangest career rejuvenations ever. She brought down the house while guest hosting Saturday Night Live and has become a popular pitchwoman on countless TV commercials. She's even landed a new role in the TV series Hot in Cleveland.
"Working on the Betty book was an honor and a blast," McCray said. "While covering a new entertainer is always fun, there is something special about profiling an icon. Not only did it allow me to savor nostalgia, it also let me catch up on areas of pop culture that had passed me by."
Female Force: Betty White will hit comic book stores and online retailers such as Amazon.com in November. Pre-orders for the comic book is now open by contacting the stores or clicking here for Amazon: http://amzn.to/aBoLc3