ELIZABETH TAYLOR READY FOR HER CLOSE-UP IN COMICS
Some say Elizabeth Taylor was the last great movie star. Her talent, beauty, feistiness, and glamour catapulted her to stardom and she handled her success with grace and generosity – and sometimes a little sass. This new comic book features the life of Taylor for the 1st time in the comic book medium. “Tribute: Elizabeth Taylor” shows Elizabeth as the down-to-earth diva she was, as told from the POV of one of her BFFs: Her beloved Maltese Daisy.
Comedic writer Dina Gachman, who writes for Forbes and Huffington Post, and whose blog Bureaucracy for Breakfast was featured on both NPR and Chelsea Handler’s Borderline Amazing Comedy, writes the collectible comic book. Nicholas Justus, who has done comic book biographies of Gabrielle Giffords & Arianna Huffington, drew it. Cover art is by Apriyadi Kusbiantoro.
“Elizabeth Taylor was gorgeous, talented, and fabulous, but did you know she was also a bawdy broad who loved a good party and used to say, ‘I, along with the critics, have never taken myself too seriously’? She has the Oscars to prove any critics wrong, and this book is a breezy jaunt through Taylor’s life that’s narrated by someone very near and dear to her heart: Her beloved Maltese, Daisy. There are plenty of serious biographies out there about Taylor, but this one’s different. It’s told in the spirit that we think Taylor herself embodied: Playful, fun, and full of love,” said writer Dina Gachman.
“She was a serious actress who kept things light, and this book is dedicated to all of her fans, old and new. The Lifetime movie Liz & Dick that just aired depicted her as a crazy drunk for the most part, so hopefully this comic can show more sides of Taylor, and introduce a generation that might not have seen her films to her life and accomplishments. I did a lot of research, watched interviews, and read books like Furious Love, which is about Taylor and Richard Burton,” Gachman continued.
“The Tribute line of comic books tells the stories of the classic entertainers that have passed on,” says Bluewater publisher, Darren G. Davis “It is a way for us to honor these people who have made a difference in the world.
Purchase the fun new release in print exclusively at Comic Flea Market at a retail price of $3.99 http://bit.ly/Ywt97U . You can also buy a digital version for your iPad, iPhone, Nook, or Kindle at iTunes, Nook, Amazon, ComiXology, Wowio, My Digital Comics, and more for $1.99.
Also coming soon in the “Tribute” line of comic book biographies about Frank Capra, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean.
Bluewater biographies have drawn the attention of hundreds of news outlets, including People Magazine, Us Magazine, MTV, CNN, and The Today Show.
About Bluewater Productions
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis.” Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”
Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.