DONALD TRUMP’S POLITICAL JOURNEY GETS THE COMIC BOOK TREATMENT FROM PORTLAND COMPANY THIS WEEK
The 2016 election cycle has proven to be one of the most interesting – and most divisive – in history. Amidst the chaos of a crowded field of hopeful Republicans, media mogul Donald J. Trump declared his candidacy for president of the United States. One by one, his opponents fell to the will of the voters who see Mister Trump as the savior of a country where the American dream seems broken and unattainable. Does Donald Trump have the clout to become the next president of the United States?
Written by Michael Frizell and featuring art by Nathan Webb, “Donald Trump: The Road to the White House” chronicles the story of the early days of the Trump campaign as seen through the eyes of an undecided voter in a red state.
This 25-page sequential art account of the presidential bid of Donald Trump will be released on November 2 and serves as a sequel to the popular “Political Power: Donald Trump” comic book published in 2015 by Storm Entertainment. The new issue will come with 2 collectible covers by famed artist Pablo Martinena and one by Lesley O’Brien with Nathan Webb.
Darren G. Davis, Storm Entertainment’s publisher and chief creative force, asks that the writers working for his company adhere to the mandate that the books skew positive while offering factual information in an entertaining way. “It is my hope that readers come away with a sense of the richness of the lives of our subjects. I was once a reluctant reader, and I found early-on that comic books engaged me in ways other mediums didn’t.”
“It’s different than other scripts I’ve written for Storm,” said Frizell from his office at Missouri State University in Springfield. “Researching his life and ensuring I had well-documented facts from which to draw became paramount.” The comic book format proved to be a challenge when crafting the story. “Much has been written about Trump’s run already. My task as the writer of creative nonfiction comic books is to present my subject in an entertaining manner while attending to the spirit of the truth of a moment I couldn’t have witnessed,” said Frizell. “Getting his voice right was important, too. I want the characters to sound real.”
Nathan Webb was thrilled to illustrate the script. “Working on this comic has been a series of firsts for me,” said Webb. “It’s my first political comic, the first time I’ve penciled inked and colored an entire comic, and my first American comic.”
The “Political Power: series serves as a companion to Storm Entertainment’s successful “Female Force,” “Tribute,” “Orbit,” and “Fame” imprints of creative non-fiction comic books. The biography comic form allows Storm’s talented writers to delve into the history of certain newsworthy figures and explore the past which shaped them. Over sixty subjects have been created in comic book form from Storm, such as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and Condoleezza Rice.
Storm Entertainment’s biographical comic books have been featured on CNN, Politico, Roll Call, The Today Show, FOX News, and in People Magazine among thousands of others. “Comics promote literacy,” said publisher Davis. “It’s my hope that in addition to fans of the candidate that younger readers will learn something about how our political process works.”
Upcoming subjects are Tim Kaine, Michael Pence, Elizabeth Warren and Alexander Hamilton.
“Donald Trump: The Road to the White House” is available now for your e-reader from iTunes, Kindle, Nook, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, My Digital Comics, Overdrive, Iverse, Biblioboard, Flipkart, ComicBin, Axis360, Blio, Entitle, Comicblender, Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold. Print copies will be released on November 2, 2016 and can be ordered exclusively at ComicFleaMarket.com.
“Because our audience loves technology, we put some exclusive content on a new technology called MrOwl. Go and grab it to see a sneak peek at MrOwl.com,” said publisher Davis.
To download the covers and a 5-page preview for your use please click here. Please credit Storm Entertainment https://www.dropbox.com/sh/93clz2zmcdshe4z/AABLWIoBA5qw-O6xhzid7Ymsa?dl=0
About Storm Entertainment
Formerly known as Bluewater Comics, Storm delivers a multimedia experience unparalleled in the burgeoning graphic fiction and nonfiction marketplace. Dynamic storytelling coupled with groundbreaking art delivers an experience like no other. Stories are told through multiple platforms and genres, gracing the pages of graphic novels, novelizations, engaging audio dramas, cutting-edge film projects, and more. Diversity defines Storm’s offerings in the burgeoning pop culture marketplace, offering fresh voices and innovative storytellers.
As one of the top independent publishers of comic book and graphic novels, Storm Entertainment unites cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by the publishing industry’s most exciting artists and writers. Its extensive catalog of comic book titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis,” complimented by a line of young adult books and audiobooks. Storm’s publishing partnerships include entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” and more), novelists S.E. Hinton (“The Puppy Sister”) and William F. Nolan (“Logan’s Run”), and celebrated actors Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Dirk Benedict of the original “Battlestar Galactica” (“Dirk Benedict in the 25th Century”), and Adam West of 1966’s “Batman” fame (“The Mis-Adventures of Adam West”). Storm also publishes a highly-successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Orbit,” “Fame,” “Beyond,” “Tribute,” “Female Force,” and “Political Power.”https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/donald-trumps-political-journey-gets-the-comic-book-treatment-from-portland-company-this-week/https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Trump-logo-600x257.pnghttps://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Trump-logo-150x64.pngNews