Media Release — Almost a quickly as fans mobilized to recruit TV legend Betty White to host “Saturday Night Live” last spring, the Bluewater Productions biography comic book featuring her life story has sold out.
In less than one day, the distributor of “Female Force: Betty White” has sold out of available copies. According to Bluewater, a second printing is forthcoming.
“There are still issues available in some stores and through various online venues, but we are truly amazed at Ms. White’s enduring appeal and how this book has performed,” said Bluewater president Darren Davis. “We sincerely hope that we’ve delivered a product worthy of her stature and one that’s appreciated by her considerable fan base.”
The title, written by Patrick McCray and penciled by Todd Tennant, joins several other “Female Force” issues that have quickly sold out including issues featuring Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres.
“We are working diligently to get a second printing in the queue as quickly as we can,” Davis said. “We are even planning to give it a new, variant cover by Adam Ellis. We encourage people call their local comic book stores and order the 2nd printing.”
Part of the proceeds from “Female Force: Betty White” will be donated to the actresses favorite charity GLAZA (Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association). White was named chairman of the 65,000 member non-profit dedicated to nurturing wildlife and the well-being of animals in September.
“We are pleased that Ms. White has given the book her blessing and we are proud to support her charitable work,” said Davis said. “With this sellout, we can definitely make a bigger donation to GLAZA.”
“Female Force: Betty White” traces the career of the veteran actress and comedian. Once tabbed as Hollywood’s “it girl,” White has become a fixture and icon in Hollywood. The issue covers sixty over astounding years including the unprecedented and highly-successful grass-roots Facebook campaign to get her to host “Saturday Night Live.”
Betty White has starred in dozens of television shows including “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Golden Girls” and most recently “Hot In Cleveland.” She has won seven Emmy awards.
Bluewater first published the “Female Force” titles in 2008 as a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture. In past issues, the monthly series has featured Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Thatcher, JK Rowling, Sarah Palin and others.
For more information, visit www.bluewaterprod.com.