Now that we've seen comic book biographies of "Twilight" stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, it's only natural that the next alum of the franchise to get the comic treatment is Taylor Lautner, who plays shape-shifter Jacob Black in the big-screen adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's novels.
Arriving on shelves in August from Bluewater Productions, "Fame: Taylor Lautner" promises to chronicle the once-unknown actor's meteoric rise in Hollywood, including his pre-"Twilight" years and upcoming roles. Kimberly Sherman, the author of Bluewater's "Fame: Robert Pattinson" and "Fame: Kristen Stewart" comics, will script the 32-page issue, which will feature interior art by Warren Martineck and covers by JuanMar Studios.
Bluewater has provided Splash Page readers with an exclusive first look at the comic, including two covers and a set of unlettered penciled and colored pages from the issue.
Finally, here's your official solicit text for the "Fame: Taylor Lautner" comic book:
Taylor Lautner completes Twilight series for Bluewater
Bluewater Productions has already completed comic book biographies of Twilight actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and of the author who first brought Twilight to life, Stephenie Meyer. In August, the comics company will add actor Taylor Lautner to the mix.
Lautner, who plays shapeshifter Jacob Black in the Twilight films, will get his own comic from Bluewater this August. The 32-page Fame: Taylor Lautner will retail at comic shops, Amazon.com and other online sites for $3.99.
Lautner was a relatively unknown actor until he made his debut in the popular vampire-romance movies. Those days are over. Today, Lautner is as much a household name as are Stewart and Pattinson.
Lautner is also a committed actor. He studied martial arts and packed on 30 pounds of muscle for his role in the Twilight movies.
Of course, Lautner's smile and chiseled features haven't hurt his popularity, either, at least not among the movies' largely female audience.
Kimberly Sherman, who's penned the biography comics of both Pattinson and Stewart, also wrote the new Lautner comic. Warren Martineck, an artist for DC Comics' WildStorm studio, provided the interior art, while JuanMar Studios produced the comic's cover.
“The Twilight series has become a pop culture phenomenon,” said Darren Davis, president and founder of Bluewater Productions. “It's transformed previously unknown actors into superstars. It seems that the same thing is happening with Taylor Lautner. We at Bluewater are happy to bring Taylor's story to his fans, and hope that his comic helps introduce these readers to the joys of graphic storytelling.”
Bluewater Productions has carved out a niche for itself with its top-selling line of biography comics. The company's Fame line of biographies, which chronicles the life of influential celebrities, will debut this May with comics focusing on Pattinson and Lady GaGa. Bluewater also publishes the Female Force and Political Power line of comics. These biographies have features such powers as Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obaman, Nelson Mandella and Sarah Palin.
For more information about Bluewater Productions, please visit the company's Web site at www.bluewaterprod.com.
"Fame: Taylor Lautner" will be available in comic shops and for order on Amazon.com in August.
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