BLUEWATER ADDS "FAME" TO ITS BIOGRAPHY COMIC LINE UP
With its biography comic titles selling well despite a slumping comic industry, Bluewater Productions announced the expansion of its biography title assets with Fame, a new series that focuses on culturally relevant celebrities and other pop culture icons.
The preview issue will be available in time for "Free Comic Book Day" on May 5th. featuring performer Lady GaGa. Future issues will feature such personalities as Robert Pattinson, 50 Cent, David Beckham and Taylor Swift.
"Over the past year we saw an opportunity to broaden the scope of who reads comics," said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis, "There were many who had never picked up a graphic novel or comic book buy our biography titles like Female Force and Political Power. Fame is the natural extension of that trend."
Davis, who was once a marketing executive E! Entertainment Television and Lionsgate, noted that the multiple printings of the tribute book, Michael Jackson: King of Pop, convinced him that the current crop of biography titles were too limiting.
"Fame gives us the ability to tell more interesting stories about a wider variety of notable personalities. Conversely, it allows us to focus the scope of our other biography titles to more socially and political important figures." Davis added.
Additionally, Bluewater announced its biography title release schedule for the first half of 2010.
As previously announced, the Female Force series will feature Nancy Pelosi, Michelle Obama: Year One and Ellen DeGeneres. Other biographies filling out the first half of the year's schedule include Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor, news anchor Meredith Vieira, and novelist Anne Rice.
The Political Power series will feature Al Gore, Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton followed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Franken, and Rush Limbaugh.
"People seem to enjoy debating whether this person or that are worthy of our biographies. Whereas some subjects have more influence on our social, cultural or political landscape than others, the bottom line is we try to choose subjects that have compelling or important stories to tell," Davis said.
The biography comic book series, launched earlier this year, has drawn considerable media attention, including features on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, "The View" and "Live with Regis and Kelly." It has also been featured in such periodicals as People Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today and thousands of blogs and other media outlets.