Using graphic art, comic book company brings politics to young adults and youth readers
WASHINGTON, November 14, 2015 –In keeping with the 2016 presidential race, often referred to as the “silly season”, Bluewater Productions announces the release of biographical comic book Political Power: Rand Paul featuring the Senator from Kentucky.
For many Rand Paul, son of former presidential candidate Ron Paul, is considered to be “intellectual godfather” of the Tea Party, and for many, the only possible nominee for President for 2016.
While the art form is often referred to as “funny books” the content is often far from funny as the books include Paul confronting liberal Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on subjects such as Benghazi and Libya.
For Bluewater the goal is to reach youth and young voters that might not respond to traditional media.
“Growing up, I was a reluctant reader. We hope to reach kids in similar situations that may be more apt to read when a comic book is placed in front of them,” said Darren G. David, president of Bluewater. “I have guest taught in schools and found comic books to be an excellent way to reach children and young adults.”
Davis also added that understanding the realm of politics may seem daunting to some.
“It’s my hope that these informative and entertaining books teach readers about the candidates. Comic books have grown up; they’re not just for kids anymore.”
Political Power: Rand Paul will be released April 15, 2015.
Future Bluewater’s political biographies will include Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Elizabeth Warren, and more. Previously published books have featured Chris Christie, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton. An update to the previously released Hillary Clinton title, focusing on her time as Secretary of State, will see print soon.
Past Bluewater subjects have included Michelle Bachmann, Barack Obama, Herman Cain, The Tea Party Movement, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and more.
Bluewater has also released a book featuring Rand Paul’s father, Ron Paul.
Bluewater artist Joe Paradise, formerly with Revolutionary Comics, finds the heroes of the political stage more interesting than those from another planet.
“If you ask me, political figures are more interesting than super heroes by a mile,” he explains. “The spandex crowd seems caught in a never-ending loop of revisiting stories that were written 50 years or more in the past – but our politicians are constantly inventing fresh new ways to shock, bewilder, confuse, and sometimes even inspire us, and I’m enjoying the hell out of documenting it all on the comic page.”
Books are written by Michael Frizell, an educator for Missouri State University and freelance writer, agrees.
“Dr. Paul is a fascinating figure. As a writer, I always want to craft stories about people who hold strong convictions. His ties to family give readers a glimpse at his character, and his often-controversial stances make him an interesting person to depict in graphic format,” said Frizell.
Understanding the impact such a book might have, Frizell added, “The research I needed to conduct was rigorous, as was the writing process. I needed to think like a storyteller and notate like a reporter.”
Print copies of Political Power: Rand Paul start at $3.99 and can be ordered at Comic Flea Market via their website.
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