Bluewater Productions, purveyor of the Female Force line of comics, which celebrates a wide variety of real life, strong female characters – from Sarah Palin to Martha Stewart to Justin Bieber – has just come out with an Elizabeth Taylor tribute comic. Never one to miss a marketing opportunity, Bluewater appears to have timed the release with the so godawful it was good fun Lifetime movie, Liz & Dick, featuring erstwhile starlet/tabloid target, Lindsay Lohan, as an incredibly uncharismatic, Dame Elizabeth (If you haven’t seen it yet, I strongly suggest you play a drinking game based on the number of times Lindsay changes outfits while viewing, just don’t plan on getting behind the wheel Lohan-style afterwards).
But comics readers should take heed – this is a fun and informative little book, lovingly told by Hollywood blogger and first time comics writer, Dina Gachman – from the perspective of Taylor’s dog. As Gachman puts it, “(Liz & Dick) made Taylor and Burton look like two drunk fools. They drank a lot, no doubt, but I hate that there’s probably a whole generation that only knows Liz & Dick. Hopefully they can read the comic book as an antidote.”
If you would like to learn more about Taylor’s extraordinary life in non-Lifetime movie format, check out the preview below and consider picking up a copy. Gachman is also on deck to do a Marilyn Monroe tribute comic for Bluewater. So, if you’re in the mood for a campy but thoughtful read, put that one on your pull list as well.