Paula Deen’s comic book will chronicle the rise and fall of the iconic celebrity comfort foods chef.
She lost many of her lucrative business partnerships after admitting to the use of a racial slur, but Paula Deen will now become a comic book star and icon of female empowerment, according to Bluewater Productions.
Bluewater is notable for publishing celebrity-driven comic books (Demi Lovato as Batgirl, Anderson Cooper as his bad-ass self), and announced that they will be producing a Paula Deen biography titled Female Force: Paula Deen.
Paula Deen’s comic book will be release in October, and will include recent controversies.
“She really changed cooking — and Southern cooking — for women,” said President Darren Davis.
So, how is Paula Deen involved? Actually, she isn’t at all, but not for lack of trying. Bluewater had been planning the series for months and long before the chef’s racism scandal. They reached out to the 66-year-old for a partnership several months ago, but still haven’t heard back.
While Deen wouldn’t have received any royalties from the comic, Bluewater would donate money to a charity of her choice and run ads for it on the chef’s behalf.
“We’re not jumping on the bandwagon,” Davis said after noting that plans for a Deen comic were long in the tube.
“We’re moving forward with this ‘Female Force’ series because she fits in with women like Julia Child and Barbara Walters,” he added. “We’re not going to flambé her.”
Would you read the Paula Deen comic book? Here’s a taste of what it’ll be like: