Friday, April 16, 2010

Female Force Graphic Novels

In Washington State, those who live in Seattle may think they live in the middle of everything, that they're at the center of the universe whether they live in Fremont or not, but a couple of hours south from the great city, is Vancouver, home to Bluewater Productions. Bluewater is a full service company specializing in publishing comic books, graphic novels, and other educational Multimedia.

The philosophy behind Bluewater Productions is to combine artistic work with creative storytelling in order to produce intellectual material that serve both a form of entertainment as well as a learning tool. In the last year, the company has published biographical graphic novels on Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Sarah Palin to name a few. This series known as "Female Force" gives an impartial account of these powerful women in a non traditional way that provides for a very interesting read.

Bluewater's current project, which was be first released this year in March and is having a second publishing in May, adds another household name to their "Female Force," Ellen DeGeneres. The story follows DeGeneres from her childhood in Louisiana and along her bumpy journey to stardom. Today she may have her own Emmy winning day time talk show, but her success didn't come over night, and this biography visually and literally depicts her ups and downs. Written by Sandra C. Ruckdeschel and penciled by Pedro Ponzo, the issue also covers her personal life as being openly gay and championing gay rights.

The suggested retail price of the trade paperback is $3.99 and can be found at comic book stores or through Amazon, although the pre-sale for the second printing has already sold out, so it might be awhile before you see it on the shelves in your neighborhood stores. Thirty percent of all sales will go to the Humane Society of the United States.

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