Taylor Swift gets her own “Fame” comic book
To say that Taylor Swift is riding a winning streak is an understatement. The singer/songwriter was named Billboard Magazine’s Artist of the Year in 2009. She began her 2010 by winning the Grammy for Album of the Year for her sophomore album, Fearless. That album has spent more time at number-one on the Billboard charts than has any other album since 2000.
And now, the talented musician is slated to become a comic-book hero. Swift will become the latest celebrity immortalized in sequential form when her biography comic, Fame: Taylor Swift hits comic shops this July.
The comic, by Bluewater Productions, will trace Swift’s rise from young singer/songwriter to mega-selling recording artist. It also chronicles her unwavering commitment to pushing herself. After all, this is a performer who began writing songs at the age of 10. Just one year later, she traveled to Nashville, determined to break into the country music scene.
Swift distributed her demo tape to every label in town, and received no offers. Of course, all that would change quickly. In 2006, she debuted with her self-titled album, and Swift’s life has never been the same.
CW Cooke and PR McCormack teamed up to write the Swift bio comic, while artist Erick Adrian Marquez handled the pencils. The comic features two covers, one by Marquez and a second by JuanMar Studios. This 32-page comic will retail for $3.99.
“Learning about Taylor’s life from the beginning until now made her feel like more than just the next big thing, it made me see the pop icon as a human being.” Said writer CW Cooke.
Artist Marquez said he was impressed while reading the script to Swift’s comic at the dedication the young artist showed even as a child.
“I really appreciate Swift’s – and her parent’s – drive from such a young age to be successful based on her creativity and talent,” Marquez said.
Fame: Taylor Swift is the latest biography comic from Bluewater Productions. Though the independent comic company publishes comics in every genre – superhero, fantasy, adventure and young adult – it has received significant media attention for its biography comics, which have feature such high-profile subjects as Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Colin Powell. The company’s Fame line will feature Lady GaGa, 50 Cent, Robert Pattinson and soccer star David Beckham.
“We’ve found a niche with our bio comics,” said Darren G. Davis, president and founder of Bluewater Productions. “Our success with this comics shows that there is a much wider audience for sequential storytelling than many thought. These readers are simply looking for something other than superheroes or horror. With our bio comics, we strive to bring these new readers evenhanded, well-researched looks at some of their favorite celebrities.”
Readers can advance order Fame: Taylor Swift at Amazon.com or by calling their local comic shop. They can also order Fame: Lady GaGa and Fame: Robert Pattinson, both due out in May, in the same way.
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