Official Press Release
Bluewater’s Productions will be releasing a new comic book about the life of businesswoman and philanthropist, Melinda Gates. Female Force: Melinda Gates is released on September 4; the comic book will be available in print and digital.
Practicing Catholic, Melinda Gates, has dedicated her life to helping women in third world countries gain access to birth control. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have been recognized over and over for its incredible work. Check out this comic book to learn more about this power couple and the work they’ve done to improve conditions for women.
Melissa Seymour writes the 32-page comic book with art by Manuel Diaz, featuring a cover by Albert Pessoa.
“At Bluewater Productions, we believe that it is important for readers to have inspiring role models, to learn about extraordinary individuals that have overcome challenges to make a difference in the world. That was the thought process Darren G. Davis went through before creating the comic book series Female Force.
“Writing comic books on influential, strong, intelligent women—does it get better than that? In most cases, even the most powerful women are still not taken seriously in the media today and that makes me sad. I feel so blessed to write for a publishing company that values strong women like Melinda Gates. It’s so important to shine light on the accomplishments of women because then young girls will think, “Hey, I want to be just like her!” The Female Force imprint provides so many great role models for girls to look up to!” said the writer Melissa Seymour
“They say that “behind every great man there´s a great woman”. In this case they should say, “With a great woman is a great man”. Melinda Gates has made great actions for the common good. Some actions have been eclipsed by the fame of her husband, but that should be emphasized. This comic pays tribute to this great woman. I have enjoyed drawing the comic and knowing the life and achievements of Melinda Gates”, added artist Manuel Diaz.
“We wanted to showcase the strong women in today’s society that have inspired generations and shaped the culture of today,” Davis said. “Kids and adults alike can look up to these women as great role models. One of the coolest things about the comic books is that we found schools using them for reluctant readers.”
Female Force has featured actors, politicians, authors, and musicians—everyone from Angelina Jolie, Hillary Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Sonia Sotomayor, Michelle Obama, Gabrielle Giffords, Condoleezza Rice to J.K. Rowling and Cher. These biographical comics, written by some of the most talented writers in the comic world and beyond, deliver an informed and illustrated look into the lives of these figures.
Bluewater has also used their Female Force series as an outlet to broaden awareness on important challenges that face many people. In “Female Force: Carrie Fisher,” the former Star Wars actress bravely shares her lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder. Proceeds from the comic book sales are donated to Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, a facility specializing in mental disorders. Likewise, Grease star Olivia Newton-John uses her “Female Force” issue as a platform to discuss her fight against breast cancer and raise awareness for the devastating disease.
Female Force has been embraced by the media and featured on several television news outlets including The Today Show and on CNN. The series has also been featured in many publications such as Forbes, MTV.com, Time Magazine, and People Magazine.
This is not the 1st time Bluewater has visited the Gates household. Earlier this year, they did a comic book on her husband Bill Gates the co-founder of Microsoft. The book is still available in print and digital. Bluewater has also developed comic books on other business people such as Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey, Howard Schultz & Mikhail Prokhorov
Upcoming Female Force subjects include: Laura Ingraham, Gloria Steinem & Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Print copies of Female Force can be ordered at www.comicfleamarket.com and found on Amazon.
You can download these titles on Wowio, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, My Digital Comics, Overdrive, Iverse, iTunes, Kindle, Wowio, Nook, Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold.
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