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Bluewater Productions Founder on Celebrity Biography Comics

hillaryclintonBluewater Productions, the publisher behind dozens of comic book biographies of famous people, got into celebrity biographies back in 2008 as an attempt to do something new with comics.

After seeing a comic of Barack Obama and John McCain during the 2008 elections, the founders of the company decided to do Hillary Clinton.

“So I thought, let’s do this, but let’s do it differently,” Darren Davis, founder of Bluewater Comics explained in an interview with Oregon Live. “Let’s not do it like everyone else, with a boring biography. We did it with a female empowerment angle. We released Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin at the same time, and whether you like Sarah Palin or hate Hillary Clinton, you have to respect both of them for where they came from and who they are.”

 

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Politicians at the Comic Book Store

For comic book publisher Bluewater Productions, it’s not superheros that bring in the big bucks, it’s politicians.

According to a piece on Politico, the publisher has sold 130,000 copies of a comic about Michelle Obama. “She competes with Justin Bieber just a little bit,” Darren Davis, the company’s president told Politico about the bestseller.

Comics about other politicians are also popular sellers. Politico has more: “More than 25,000 copies of both Clinton and Palin’s comic books were sold, and Davis and Schultz haven’t looked back since, going on to produce comic books on political figures including Colin Powell, Ronald Reagan, Bill O’Reilly, Caroline Kennedy, Al Franken, Nancy Pelosi, Michelle Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger and George W. Bush.”

Donald Trump To Write Policy Book & Star in Comic

As the world wonders about his potential Presidential bid, Donald Trump has decided to write a book. According to RealClearPolitics.com, he will write a policy book to be released this summer with Regnery Publishing.

Here’s more from the article: “Designed to add some intellectual heft to Trump’s light political resume, the book will lay out the New York City businessman’s policy prescriptions for the country.” Trump has written several books, including The Art of the Deal (1987) and Trump 101: The Way to Success (2007).

Blue Water Productions will publish a comic book profile of real estate mogul in their Political Power series. President Darren Davis had this statement in the press release: “We’re trying to portray him less as a caricature and more as potential leader of the free world.”