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'Female Force' Biographical Comic Book of J. K. Rowling to be Published

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
September 08, 2009, 10:02 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling will be joining the ranks of such other notable people as President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey with the publication of a biographical comic book from Bluewater Productions.  MTV is reporting that the author will be the latest subject to have their life story immortalized under the 'Female Force' line of comics, which offers "broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture."  Slated to be published in December, the comic will be available in two formats, a standard 23-page comic, as well as a "double-sized collector’s edition."  A press release regarding the announcement notes:

"J.K. Rowling created a renaissance in children's and young adult literature. She inspires a legion of fans and it will be fascinating to follow how many future writers will point to her work as their original source of inspiration," said Bluewater’s president Darren Davis.
The comic, written by Adam Gragg examines Rowling's middle class upbringing, her time in Portugal teaching English, her meteoric rise with seven immensely successful books adapted into several high-grossing Hollywood blockbusters, and her post-Potter endeavors.
"She is a remarkable and multi-dimensional woman," Gragg noted, "Learning about who she is and how she struggled to become a success was a truly enlightening experience. Twelve publishers turned her down. If it weren’t for the daughter of a British publisher who liked Rowling’s first chapter of 'Philosopher’s Stone,' we might never have met Harry Potter."
The full cover of the upcoming comic book can be viewed right here.  The standard edition comic will retail for $3.99, while the collector's edition will sell for $6.99.

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81 Comments

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This is cool. I hope I’ll be able to order a copy that ships over to England. What I don’t understand is why Stephenie Meyer has one coming out in November – is it just part of the publicity for New Moon?

Posted by enchantedsocks on September 10, 2009, 05:05 PM report to moderator
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how cool is that. that drawing looks just like her.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on September 10, 2009, 06:21 PM report to moderator
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234 Points

WHOA! adds to b’day wishlist

Posted by stella8h8chang on September 10, 2009, 06:37 PM report to moderator
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CANT WAIT!!! im am so getting the dubble sized collectors addition as a christmas present for my self!!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on September 10, 2009, 07:25 PM report to moderator
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355 Points

Wait, Stephenie Meyer’s getting one too?

Posted by Lisbry on September 11, 2009, 10:21 AM report to moderator
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Haha thats awesome. Definately be buying that.

Posted by TheGriff [ROAR!] on September 11, 2009, 02:03 PM report to moderator
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654 Points

I dont know if i have enougn $ to get one

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on September 11, 2009, 03:21 PM report to moderator
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1317 Points

OMG!!!!! Is she just tooooo gorgeous in that picture?!?!?!? When will this be out and where can we get them?? NOW, PLEASE!!!!!

Posted by hewy on September 11, 2009, 04:11 PM report to moderator
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82 Points

Oh yeah!

Posted by SharonE on September 11, 2009, 07:44 PM report to moderator
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580 Points

how can youge it?it looks incredile!

Posted by weasleyalltheway(rrooaarr!) on September 11, 2009, 11:05 PM report to moderator
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77 Points

ill read that

Posted by hellomotoCOOP on September 12, 2009, 04:28 PM report to moderator
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362 Points

Awesome! Makes up for Stephanie Meyer being in it.

Posted by fantasylover12001 on September 13, 2009, 12:32 AM report to moderator
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345 Points

Sounds pretty interesting. I’m interested in buying, or maybe asking someone for it for Christmas :3

Posted by Mika Maxwell on September 14, 2009, 12:50 AM report to moderator
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524 Points

Just as one would expect she had started the reading revelotion Yea JR

Posted by HGROSS44 on September 15, 2009, 01:22 AM report to moderator
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I wanna read this oh soo bad !!

Posted by DesQueJteVois on June 25, 2010, 02:44 PM report to moderator
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