Celebrity chef Paual Deen has been in the news a lot lately, so it should come as no surprise that Bluewater Productions has just announced that they will be releasing a Paula Deen comic book. Bluewater Productions will be publishing a Paula Deen comic book as part of their Female Force series.
Bluewater’s Female Force series tells the stories of prominent women, and the series has featured former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, first lady Michelle Obama, author J.K. Rowling and actress Angelina Jolie.
The Paual Deen biography comic book was actually planned and written before all the current controversy erupted around the celebrity chef. The comic is being updated to include at least one page addressing recent news, but most of the comic will focus on her rise from humble beginning to becoming a star on The Food Network, a best-selling author of cookbooks, an endorser of kitchen products and the owner of a popular restaurant.
Bluewater President Darren Davis said, “We do not condone her use of racial insensitivities, and think that intolerance has no place in a just society. But despite her recent failings, we also strongly believe she still has a powerful story to tell; one that fits the female empowerment model of our books.”
Of course, the Paula Deen comic book is not an authorized biography by Paula Deen. While some subjects of previous biographies have cooperated with Bluewater Productions and Bluewater has donated a portion of the profits to a charity of the celebrity’s choice, Paula Deen has reportedly not responded to the publisher’s requests for help.
Female Force: Paula Deen is scheduled to be released in October.