PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS MICHELE BACHMANN, MITT ROMNEY & THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT IN COMIC BOOKS
It is no secret that the United States' 2012 Presidential Campaign is under way and already Minn. Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney and, of course, the Tea Party Movement are making headlines. Bluewater Comics is returning to their political roots with bio comics on each of them as part of their "Political Power" line.
Beginning with "Political Power: Michele Bachmann" in November 2011 and "Political Power: Mitt Romney" along with "Political Power: The Tea Party Movement" due out in December 2011, each comic presents a middle-of-the-road approach chronicling the lives and history of the three.
"We started our bio-comic line 'Female Force' back in the 2008 election talking about Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin," said Darren G. Davis, president of Bluewater Productions. "It is fitting that we should be chronicling the movers and shakers of the 2012 election as well."
"Political Power: Michele Bachmann" was written by longtime Bluewater writer CW Cooke and features of the art of Luciano Kars. "Political Power: Mitt Romney" is written by Marc Shapiro and drawn by Jed Mickle and "Political Power: The Tea Party Movement" is written by Shapiro and drawn by Nick Justus. Each of the covers is provided by famed comic book artist Joe Philips.
"Our goal with these comics is not to pick a side, but to spark the interest of our readers and let them study both the lives of Rep. Bachmann and Gov. Romney closer," said Davis. "And when you consider historical significance of what the Tea Party has brought to the table, you find it is not just a nod to the American Revolution, but it has forced a conversation in modern politics."
Davis said both Cooke and Shapiro have worked well to maintain the journalistic feel of the comics and the artists have served well bringing the work of the writers to life.
"The Political Power series gives people who have only a nodding acquaintance with the political process and its personalities a more detailed look at the candidates, such as Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann, and how new political movements, such as The Rise Of The Tea Party, can literally spring from the heartland of America and become a driving force in the political process," says writer Marc Shapiro These books are the perfect example of how a comic book can be entertaining and educational and are an example of how comic books have, in many cases, become the history books and instructional tools of the 21st Century."
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The "Political Power" series was launched earlier in 2009 as a companion piece to the successful "Female Force" and "Fame" biography titles. The comic allows Bluewater to delve into the history of certain newsworthy politicians and political movements and understand how a person has achieved the level of office in the government.
Bluewater Comics biography comic book series has been featured on CNN, The Today Show, Fox News and in People Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times as well as 1000,s of other places.