Official Press Release
Ted Kennedy spent a lifetime in politics and in the spotlight of the public eye. In November, the “Lion of the Senate” will be the featured subject on an upcoming issue of Bluewater Productions’ Political Power biography comic series.
Considered by many to be the voice of the modern Democratic Party, Edward “Ted” Kennedy triumphed over tragedy and scandal to carve out a legacy that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with his celebrated brothers President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy.
Political Power: Ted Kennedy, scheduled for release in November, examines Kennedy’s eventful life from his youthful competition with his brothers and dealing with their untimely deaths, to the Chappaquiddick scandal that nearly destroyed his career; his failed bid for the presidency in 1980, and his distinguished career in the Senate.
“You might not agree with his views. But you have to agree that Ted Kennedy is an American icon of politics,” said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis. He noted that although it is not the first issue of “Political Power” to be published, Political Power: Ted Kennedy was one of the first biographies approved for production.
The issue, authored by Brent Sprecher, was illustrated by Alejandro Figueroa. The cover art was provided by Patricio Carbajal.
“We could have filled several volumes with his accomplishments and failures,” Sprecher said. “However, in 23 pages, I think we created an objective and insightful portrait of Senator Kennedy and his impact on the national landscape.”
The comic book series, launched in July with a feature on former-Secretary of- State and retired four-star general Colin Powell, includes biographies on Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and several others.
Like its sister title Female Force, Political Power strives to tell even-handed stories of the individuals responsible for shaping the American way of life, Davis added.
About Bluewater Productions
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”
Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.
Following its commitment to green publishing, Bluewater comic books are printed on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper. FSC certification guarantees that the paper used in Bluewater books contains fiber from well-managed and responsibility harvested forests that meet strict environmental and socioeconomic standards.
For more information, visit www.bluewaterprod.com.
[NOTE: Bluewater sent the above press release prior to the announcement of Kennedy's death late Tuesday evening. Bluewater has since released the following statement.]
The country is a lesser place with the passing of Senator Kennedy. Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum we could all learn a great deal if we followed his passion for public service.
The timing of our announcement of a biography comic based on the life of Ted Kennedy was in no way tied to the Senator's declining health and ultimate passing. When Bluewater planned out the first year of biographies, Kennedy's name was always at the top of the list. In fact, this issue has been in production since March and was solicited to retail shops through our national distributor in June. We will, of course, pay final respects to this American icon by adding a page to the completed issue to close the last chapter of his remarkable life.
We mourn his passing with the rest of the nation.