STAR WARS ICON CARRIE FISHER OPENS UP ABOUT HER STRUGGLES FOR A GOOD CAUSE IN BLUEWATER'S "FEMALE FORCE"
Carrie Fisher, the actress best known for portraying the determined, battle-ready Princess Leia in the epic saga Star Wars, is the latest star of Bluewater Productionsâ€™ wildly popular â€śFemale Forceâ€ť series in stores this week. Follow along as writer CW Cooke takes the reader from the beginning to the present, through the ups-and-downs of Fisherâ€™s life and career.
From galaxies far away to stories set all too close to home, Carrie Fisher has done it all and seen it all. From her youth as the daughter of a famous Hollywood singer and actress, to her own time in the acting spotlight, Carrie Fisher has been a strong role model for women everywhere. She has faced adversity at every turn and she has fought back each time. She's been a sex symbol, a sci-fi goddess, and everything in between, but above all else, she has been a strong female who never gave up.
As strong and driven in real life as her beloved character, Fisher draws attention in â€śFemale Force: Carrie Fisherâ€ť to a far-reaching problem that millions of Americans suffer from: bipolar disorder. Outspoken about her own personal struggles with the mental illness, Fisher is having Bluewater donate a percentage of the proceeds from her â€śFemale Forceâ€ť issue to the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut. Silver Hill is renowned for its excellence in its treatment of psychiatric disorders. Bluewater will also be running exclusive information about the disorder in the book.
"I am a huge fan of Carrieâ€™s and I, too, suffer from bipolar disorder. She has inspired me in so many ways. Her candid wit and brutal honesty is what is needed to help lift the stigma off of the disease," said Jason Schultz, Vice President of Bluewater Productions.
â€śFemale Force: Carrie Fisher,â€ť written by CW Cooke and illustrated by Ryan Paule, with a cover illustration by Joe Phillips, will be available in print for $3.99 at comic book stores, as well as digitally on the Nook, Kindle, and iPad.
â€śFemale Forceâ€ť shines a deserving spotlight on the significant, strong women that have influenced our society. Carrie Fisher is the latest figure featured in the series, joining the ranks of Anne Rice, Michelle Obama, JK Rowling, and Angelina Jolie.
The comic book series has garnered frequent media attention and has been featured on CNN, The Today Show, Sci-Fi Magazine and in â€śPeopleâ€ť Magazine, as well as in numerous other outlets.
â€śFemale Force: Carrie Fisher,â€ť is slated to sell out quickly as have most other Female Force comics have sold out. To order the book on Amazon click here: http://amzn.to/NfTX36
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