By Bill Daley, Tribune Newspapers
1:15 PM CST, February 6, 2013
Julia Child has truly become one of the immortals of American culture. There's a new comic book out retelling her life story.
"Female Force: Julia Child" is the latest in a "female empowerment series" of comic books presented by Bluewater Productions, the Vancouver, Wash.-based publisher of comic books, young adult novels and graphic novels. "Female Force," a Bluewater press release says, "showcases women that have made a difference in the world."
Julia Child certainly did that. She became a television star with her groundbreaking cooking series, "The French Chef." Her very popular cookbooks, notably "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," broke new ground in what cookbooks could do. Her television shows, her live appearances and her books sent millions of hungry Americans into the kitchen to cook up something good.
"Female Force: Julia Child" is written by Michael Troy, with art by Nathan Girten.
The 32-page comic book is available in print or digital versions. Print copies of “Female Force: Julia Child” can be ordered exclusively at Comic Flea Market for $3.99, plus shipping. Digital versions may be purchased via iTunes, Nook, Kindle, Google Play, Comixology, iTunes, Amazon and more.
Other titles in the "Female Force" series have featured First Lady Michelle Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Martha Stewart, and actors Carrie Fisher and Olivia Newton-John.
Julia Child died in 2004 at the age of 91. The 100th anniversary of her birth last summer was cause for much celebration in the food world. Her life has already been the focus of biographies, documentaries, movies, plays and children's books.