Who is your favorite comic book character? Spider-man? Batman? Groo the Wanderer? Darren Davis publisher of Bluewater Productions would like it to be Jon Bon Jovi, Freddy Mercury, or Kurt Cobain as his company has published biographical comics of each of these rock stars this month.
"In 2008, we noticed even with every big movie being based on a comic book character, comic book sales were going down." Davis told the New Times from his Portland, OR, office. "We needed to do something different to bring in readers."
It was an election year, and seeing all the attention Antarctic Press was getting for their comic books about Barack Obama and John McCain, he decided to publish comics about Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin. "We tried to focus less on politics and more about female empowerment. Those books took off and we continue to do them today." Including one coming later this year, Floridians can look forward to or dread, about Senator Marco Rubio.More »