Thursday, September 10, 2009

A New Life for Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are taking a surprising new turn: biographies.

Alison Flood of the reports that publisher Bluewater Productions will be launching a series of biographies of well-known female authors in the form of comic books. The first two publications--expected in November and December of this year--will feature Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling and Twilight's Stephanie Meyer, respectively. Flood writes:

The latest in comic book warfare pits two unlikely heroines against each other: JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer. The bestselling authors are set to go head-to-head at the end of the year, when graphic novel biographies of each writer are lined up for publication.

Dressed in a purple off-the-shoulder dress and a golden necklace, Rowling's comic persona is somewhat more glamorous than that of Meyer, who sports a grey v-neck jumper. Whether this will prove more enticing to readers of the comics, which are scheduled for release in December and November respectively by US publisher Bluewater Productions, remains to be seen.

Read the rest of this story HERE

Personally, I'm not 100 percent sure what Bluewater is hoping to accomplish here. But it's certainly different.

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