Over the weekend, Bluewater Productions was busy gathering material for a Michael Jackson bio comic.
The newest addition to the publisher’s critically acclaimed biography library will trace Jacksonâ€™s rise as a musical prodigy with the â€œJackson 5â€ through last Thursdayâ€™s sad end. The book will feature highlights from his storied career and cover his enigmatic private life.
â€œMichael Jacksonâ€™s music served as the soundtrack to countless livesâ€¦including mine,â€ said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis, â€œHis influence on our culture has been profound.â€
â€œTRIBUTE: Michael Jackson, King of Popâ€, features a wrap-around cover and foreword by The Official Michael Jackson Fan Clubâ€™s Giuseppe Mazzola. Mazzola was also Jacksonâ€™s personal friend. The issue is being written by Wey-Yuih Loh, (Political Power: Colin Powellâ€ and â€œPolitical Power: Joe Biden) and illustrated by Giovanni Timpano (Vincent Price Presents). Noted cover artist Vinnie Tartamella will also provide an alternate wrap around cover.
â€œThis is a celebration of his life and what he meant to a legion of fans,â€ Davis said. â€œAlthough the book wonâ€™t shy away from some of his personal troubles, we try to tell a balanced story that shows Jackson as a musical genius, an unparalleled superstar and as a complex person.â€
While it may seem somewhat crass, Davis said he thought long and hard about the comics, and it was the dozens of emails he received that convinced him otherwise.