‘TIGER KING’ GETS THE COMIC BOOK TREATMENT THIS JUNE
TidalWave Productions releases a new biography comic book this summer based on the popular Netflix documentary “Tiger King”.
The 22-page comic book biography is written by Michael Frizell and drawn by Joe Paradise. The pair is responsible for the “Political Power: James Comey” and “Female Force: Stormy Daniels” comic books.
The comic book will be in print and digital with two collectible covers by Joe Paradise and Jesse Johnson.
Infamous: Tiger King: During the Age of COVID-19, the world needs a distraction. Perhaps that’s why we’re collectively riveted to Netflix’s Tiger King. A murder mystery in the vein of Dateline, Tiger King introduced the world to the flamboyant Joe Exotic, a former magician, country singer, and zookeeper with a troubled past. Joe now sits in jail for planning to murder his rival, Big Cat Rescue owner and animal rights activist Carole Baskin, who he accuses of killing her husband and feeding him to her tigers. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction in this origin story of both Joe and Carole in a flipbook.
“You can’t make this stuff up. I never imagined that I’d be researching a book like this. It was a challenge to find a focus for the comic because there’s so much happening. No wonder Netflix created a limited series as opposed to a Dateline episode,” said writer Michael Frizell.
“We wanted to do something that is fun and a good distraction in regard to in the state of the world now. I am obsessed with everything in this story and wanted to tell it from a different medium. The comic book medium can be used to entertain as well as inform,” said TidalWave publisher Darren G. Davis.
“I worked at an animal hospital for a while and found out that pet people can be a little bit eccentric. I just remember starting to watch the show saying to myself, “yeah, that tracks.” Some people watch stuff like this to feel better about themselves, but we all have Joes and Carole’s in our own lives and it’s always interesting to me to learn how these extreme characters got to be where they wound up,” stated artist Joe Paradise.
“Money, sex, drugs, and TIGERS… This show had it all! I had my fair share of comedic material to work with for this piece, and honestly had myself laughing throughout the entire process!” said cover artist Jesse Johnson.
The INFAMOUS series have included in the past comic book biographies on Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan.
The biography comic format allows TidalWave writers to delve into the history of newsworthy figures and explore what shaped them. Several media outlets, including CNN, FOX News, TMZ, “The Today Show” and Time and People magazines, have featured the company’s line of biographical comic books.
Print copies of the biography comics will be available on Amazon. Digital versions are available from iTunes, Kindle, Nook, ComiXology, Kobo and wherever e-books are sold.