TidalWave Comics is proud to announce the addition of three new graphic novels inspired for Gay Pride month in June as part of their “FAME” and “Female Force” series. These unique graphic novels are a tribute to the lives and accompaniments of those who are proud to stand up for those who aren’t afraid to live authentically.
All three graphic novels will link together to combine one giant cover by artist George Amaru.
FAME: Pride: Pete Buttigieg, Anderson Cooper, Tom Daley, Freddie Mercury and Ryan Murphy
Writer: Michael Frizell, Michael Troy, Mike Lynch, CW Cooke
Artist: Alex Schumacher, Jason Moser, Manuel Díaz, Beniamino Bradi
Release Date: 6/9/2021
Stand strong. Be loud. Be proud. Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is the son of intellectuals. After graduating from Harvard and studying as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, Pete became the nation’s youngest mayor and the first openly gay candidate for President of the United States. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, the silver fox, Anderson Cooper, chose to follow his journalism passion with a vengeance. Freddie Mercury was a British musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the iconic rock band Queen. Ryan Murphy, the creator of the enduring television shows Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story, and Glee, came out as gay to his first therapist. The therapist declared him “too precious for his own good.” So is his work. Tom Daley, British diver Tom Daley made quite a splash at the 2012 Olympic Games with his winning personality and dedication to LGBTQ activism. This 96-page graphic novel will make you feel more pride.
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FAME: Pride Activists: Dolly Parton, Cher, RuPaul and Lady Gaga
Writer: Dan Rafter, Marc Shapiro, Michael Frizell, CW Cooke
Artist: Dan Glasl, Zach Bassett , Ramos Salas, Joe Phillips
Release Date: 6/16/2021
Everyone needs an ally, especially when pushing for social change. Dolly Parton, the woman famous for proclaiming, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap,” has proven to be a powerhouse singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Cher is a platinum-selling singer, an award-winning actress, and a performer for the ages. She’s bright, accomplished in multiple areas, and the voice of a generation. The self-described “Supermodel of the World,” RuPaul is easily the world’s most famous drag queen. This whimsical look at the life and times of the host of the popular Logo series “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is as unique as the woMan himself. You’ve all seen the music videos. The performances. The award show acceptance speeches and the interviews. We all know her name and her image, but how many of us know the story of Lady Gaga? Take a look behind the curtain and learn the truth about her. This 96-page graphic novel will make you feel more pride.
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Female Force: Pride LGBTQ+: Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart, Jane Lynch and Rosie O’Donnell
Writer: Sandra C. Ruckdeschel, Dan Rafter, Spike Steffenhagen, CW Cooke, Kimberly Sherman
Artist: Pedro Ponzo, Kristopher Smith, Aaron Sowd, Beniamino Bradi, Warren Martineck
Release Date: 6/23/2021
Live your truth. Be proud. Stand up for who you are and what you believe in. Ellen DeGeneres’ journey to get where she is now was not always a smooth one. She’s felt the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. But through it all, she managed to stay true to herself and prove that she is a female force to be reckoned with. Best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, including their hit cover “I Love Rock N’ Roll,” Joan Jett’s wild ride from a member of The Runaways to her solo career catapulted her into stardom. Kristen Stewart’s non-conformist style and choices of unique film roles mark her as a maverick in the industry. Kristen has become a household name through the “Twilight” Saga, but box office numbers do not define her success. An actress, vocal artist, singer, author, comedian, and talk show host, Jane Lynch, is in the public eye every time you turn on the television. Her journey to success is inspiring. Rosie O’Donnell is one of the most outspoken LGBTQ allies as well as living her authentic life as an out and proud member of the lesbian community. This 96-page graphic novel will make you feel more pride.
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Female Force: Dolly Parton – Bonus Pride Edition
A special rainbow bonus Pride edition of the best-selling comic book biography of Dolly Parton will be released on June 2.
With never-before-seen images and a special cover for Pride month by Dave Ryan. The woman famous for proclaiming, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap,” has proven to be a powerhouse singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist. The ascent of country music superstar Dolly Parton from modest means to the most honored female country performer of all-time is empowering and inspirational.
The “Female Force” imprint features prominent and influential authors, business executives, entertainers, journalists, politicians, and activists. The latest biography comic book joins TidalWave’s ever-growing library of more than 200 comic book biographies. — Previous titles have profiled Mother Teresa, Kamala Harris, Tina Fey, Betty White, Michelle Obama, Barbra Streisand to Cher and Gloria Steinem. These biographical comics, written by some of the most talented writers in the comic world and beyond, deliver an informed and illustrated look into the lives of these figures.
The biographical comic series has drawn a firestorm of media attention, including features on “The Today Show” CNN, MSNBC and FOX News, and in The Advocate, Time and People magazines.
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In June of 1969, a gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York called The Stonewall was raided by police. This is historically agreed as the catalyst to set forth the gay rights movement. Facing persecution, prosecution and a violation of their civil rights, the homosexual community was mad as hell, and they weren’t going to take it anymore. The events at Stonewall lead to riots and demonstrations to open the dialogue and fight for the basic human rights of the homosexual community. TidalWave Productions is proud to present Stonewall, a detailed account of movement that started with Stonewall and continues to this day with the gay community celebrating gay pride each year to commemorate the brave efforts of the community.
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“As out and proud gay man who is HIV+, I am glad to be able to use my platform to share and celebrate stories of the LGBTQ+ community. However, over the past ten years the stories we’ve told have been predominantly those of white and cis people, which I realize has contributed to the continued erasure of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Queer and Trans voices and experiences within our community.” Said publisher Darren G. Davis. “Going forward, TidalWave Productions is making it a priority to focus on BIPOC LGBTQ+ voices and stories. Books currently in the works include Angela Davis, Billy Porter, Laverne Cox, and Lil Nas X, and we are excited to share more with you soon. We are always looking for suggestions on subjects.”
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