During 2010, the Year of Betty White, the public demand for a biographical comic book about the 400-year-old actress became impossible to ignore. “GIVE US A BIOGRAPHICAL COMIC BOOK ABOUT HER OR ELSE!” everyone was constantly screaming in the streets outside of the business and the government White House. Just kidding. No one did that. Obviously. But that didn’t stop one publisher from putting together a biographical comic book about Betty White (also obviously). From BlueWaterProductions:
Portrayed in her own biography title, Female Force: Betty White readers and fans can trace the career Hollywood’s most enduring “it girl” for over sixty 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.
Haha. What are “Betty White readers”? It’s probably a generational thing. Like, the Depression? I’m just excited to read an illustrated depiction of her hosting SNL eight months ago. That’s going to be incredible. Chris Ware just threw all his pens away and got a job at a shoe store. Gotta know when to call it quits. Oh, incidentally, the Betty White biographical comic book is NATURALLY being printed in tandem with a biographical comic book about Lady Gaga (????) and so there is this:
“On its face, neither should have anything in common with the other, but once you read their stories, you see the common thread,” said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis said of Gaga and White, “They are strong, influential women who have endured personal and professional challenges and have taken the marketing of their brand to whole new levels.”
LADY GAGA = OUR GENERATION’S BETTY WHITE. All starting to make sense now. And a hearty congratulations to Betty White on taking the marketing of her brand to whole new levels. Very cool thing to do at any age.