He made a name for himself as the wheelchair bound Jimmy Brooks on “Degrassi: the Next Generation” but when Aubrey Graham went by his middle name, Drake, he rocketed to stardom. Now Bluewater Comics shares the story of how Drake went from Canadian teen-melodrama to the hip hop star that worked with Lil Wayne’s stable of musicians with the comic “Fame: Drake.”
“The New York Times” best selling writer Marc Shapiro, who is no stranger to the bio-comic, is giving his take on what makes Drake – Drake. “What makes Drake such a distinctive creative personality is that he’s not just one thing. His music encompasses hip-hop, rap, old style rhythm and blues, soul and pop. And he’s somebody whose music is commercial enough that you can actually hear his music on the radio if you search long enough,” said Shapiro, who also authored “Fame: Selena Gomez” and “Infamous: Lindsay Lohan.”
Shapiro said that while researching Drake’s life he found him to be “refreshingly real and down to earth.”
“When was the last time you heard of a celebrity blowing off a lucrative tour to be at his mother’s side during her stay in the hospital? Drake did just that. You could die of old age waiting to find somebody who has as much soul, creatively and as a human being, as Drake,” said Shapiro.
“Fame: Drake” is due out in January 2012 and features the art of Mike Johnson. and the cover by Joe Phillips and will retail for $3.99.
The “Fame” line has been Bluewater Comics’ signature series that features artists and entertainers that have caught the attention of pop culture.
Darren G. Davis, president of Bluewater Comics, said the purpose of the “Fame” series strives to both catch the attention of fans of entertainment and make reading exciting for younger fans.
“I have said countless times that growing up reading had been difficult for me, but thanks to comic books, I was able to learn. Now we can also show younger fans the fun they can have by reading,” said Davis. “It makes sense for us to choose a subject matter like Drake that would entice younger readers to read.”
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The “Fame” series was launched earlier in 2010 that serves a pop culture companion to Bluewater Comics successful “Female Force” and “Political Power” series. The bio-comic allows Bluewater to delve into the history of certain newsworthy entertainers and explains how a person has achieved the level of office in the government. Other subjects featured in the FAME series are 50 Cent, Madonna, Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Stephen King among others.
Bluewater Comics biography comic book series has been featured on CNN, The Today Show, BET, Fox News and in People Magazine, Billboard Magazine as well as thousands of other places.
About Bluewater Productions
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”
Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.