With the World Cup kicking off tomorrow (June 11, 2010) it’s a perfect time for Bluewater Productions to announced that soccer star David Beckham is getting a comic book biography from the company. The book is written by Pete Rogers, with art by Pablo Martinena.
“Working on the Beckham book was quite different from any other comic I’ve worked on to date,” Rogers said. “Telling someone’s real life story was quite a challenge, and I tried to find as many ways as possible to ensure that it was visually interesting and not just a case of ‘he did this and then he did that’.”
“One of the reasons I enjoyed working on the comic so much is that I got the chance to go down memory lane myself, not just to pivotal moments in David’s life but also back to my own childhood, as some of the first comics I ever read were actually football comics,” Rogers said. “I used to pick up titles like Tiger (with Billy’s Boots and Hotshot Hamish), Roy of the Rovers and Football Picture Story Monthly without fail. When I wasn’t reading comics I was playing football, and I used to spend the school holidays training with local professional side ‘AFC Bournemouth’ at their Summer Soccer School. Getting the Beckham pages back from brilliant artist Pablo Martinena has taken me back to reading those comics on long hot journeys to Dean Court in the back of my Dad’s car.”
The book arrives in September.