Country singer Dolly Parton gets her own comic book, latest addition to TidalWave Comics’ Feminine strength series dedicated to inspiring women.
22 pages Feminine strength: Dolly Parton will be released next week Wednesday, in print and digital format.
Singer-songwriter, actress and businesswoman Parton, who has 11 Grammy Awards to her name, has sold over 100 million records since releasing her debut album in 1967.
Earlier this month, the 75-year-old shared a video of herself getting the Covid-19 vaccine, reworking her hit song Jolene with the word “vaccine” as she urged others to do the same.
A million dollar donation from the singer last year helped fund early-stage research by Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with Moderna on its Covid-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273.
“Writing about Dolly was a joy,” writer Michael Frizell said in a statement. “His creativity, his philanthropy and his humanity are legendary.”
Parton joins former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, singer Cher, women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem, and Nun Mother Teresa in writing a biographical comic book about her.
“We have found a niche with our organic comics,” said TidalWave editor Darren G. Davis.
“There is a much larger audience for sequential storytelling than many realize. These readers are simply looking for something other than superheroes. – Reuters