Martha Stewart comes to life in comic book form

Posted June 17, 2011, at 5 p.m.
Image courtesy of Bluewater Productions

A comic book featuring Martha Stewart, “Female Force: Martha Stewart,” is set to be released by Bluewater Productions in July 2011.

The comic will focus on Stewart’s beginnings; the events that led to the eventual construction of a media empire all by herself, on par with powerful legends such as Oprah Winfrey; how she was determined to become a household name and how her goals were exceeded beyond her wildest dreams.

The “Female Force” comic book series offers a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture, according to a recent news release from Bluewater Productions. In past issues, the monthly series has featured Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Thatcher, Barbara Walters, Sarah Palin and others.

“Our goal is to show the behind-the scenes machinations — many of them ignored by the mainstream media — that resulted in Martha Stewart becoming the phenomenon she is,” Publisher Darren G. Davis said. “A visual medium provides perspective that is not only accessible but more relatable to the average person without losing any of the information involved.”

The 32-page comic book will explore all sides of Stewart, from her positive contribution to her fans’ lives and society at large to the detractors who argue against her attempt to use her influence and power for selfish, unethical ends to the point of eventually being convicted of insider trading; through it all, she has remained true to herself, her ambition and her vision through both the highest highs and lowest lows.  Interest is still strong and steadfast for one of the most powerful women in the history of entertainment.

It will examine the enigma of Martha Stewart and how she has simultaneously and successfully projected an image of sweetness and light, while at the same time allegedly betraying some of her closest friends on her way to the top.

“I am writing Martha Stewart as both icon and from a perspective of someone who might see her as callous, calculating and scheming. I did not admire her at first and throughout the process of research have come to admire and be utterly fascinated by what is a tale that most have not reported on,” said writer CW Cooke. “It’s a fascinating story. Martha is the American Dream. She’s a businesswoman, entrepreneur, and a name that everyone knows. She’s been a model and a small business owner. She’s been to jail and she’s come out unscathed. She sounds like a superhero, but really, Martha is an amazing human being and I hope readers love learning about her as much as I did.”

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