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Danica Patrick comic book to hit bookshelves before Christmas  
Fame: Danica Patrick (Comic Book)
Fame: Danica Patrick (Comic Book)
Bluewater Productions has already brought new readers to sequential storytelling with its Political Power, Female Force and Fame comic book biography series. Now the independent comics company is reaching out to the members of NASCAR nation with its latest comic: Fame: Danica Patrick.

Bluewater’s latest biography comic traces Patrick’s rise through the male-dominated ranks of auto racing. It also explores the fascination that the public has with Patrick.

Writer CW Cooke, who has also penned Bluewater’s top-selling Taylor Swift biography comic, said that even the most devoted of fans will learn something new about Patrick after reading this book.

“We’ve all seen the pictures and heard the gossip about her,” Cooke said. “But digging into her story and learning about her really focused me on the fact that she’s a real person and not just a pin-up model or a one-note person.”

Cooke hasn’t created a white-washed version of Patrick’s NASCAR performances, either. The comic covers the critics who say that Patrick hasn’t had enough success on the track to deserve all the attention that she gets.

Fame: Danica Patrick will hit comic book shops and online retailers like Amazon in December. The 32-page comic will retail for $3.99.

Artist Valerio Giangiordano handled the art for Patrick’s story. Cooke, who was thrilled when he received his sample pages, said that fans won’t be disappointed in the job that Giangiordano turned in.

“I just can’t wait until you get to see this,” Cooke said. “The art was knocked out of the park on this one. One word breathless”

Darren G. Davis, publisher and founder of Bluewater Productions, said that the company’s biography comics, which have generated reams of coverage from mainstream media, have brought a new stream of readers to the world of comic-book storytelling.

Davis said he expects that to continue with the introduction of the Patrick comic.

“I don’t know how many Danica Patrick fans are already into comics, but I hope that Fame: Danica Patrick will show NASCAR nation that reading comics can be extremely entertaining,” Davis said. “I’m proud that we are helping to increase the number of comic fans. We all know that the industry needs new readers to truly thrive.”

Bluewater’s 1st sports icon to be transformed into a comic book is David Beckham which will be in stores October 13.

Bluewater Productions is one of the leading independent comics companies in the country. In addition to its line of biography comics, the company publishes a series of science-fiction, horror, superhero, young-adult and drama comics. Bluewater Productions, Inc., Press Release

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