Dolly Parton Is a ‘Female Force’ In a Comic Book About Her Life
Dolly Parton is the hero of a ‘Female Force’ comic book
Parton, 76, started her career at a young age and used her wit, grit, and talent to become one of the world’s most celebrated performers. While she’s been the subject of plenty of biographical profiles, none are more fun than her colorful new comic book.
In 2021, TidalWave published a biographical comic book about Parton’s life as part of their Female Force series. Titled Female Force: Dolly Parton, the comic highlights her contributions to music and her impact on the world.
The Dolly Parton comic was written by Michael Frizell
Female Force: Dolly Parton comes from artist Ramon Salas and writer Michael Frizell, an author and educational administrator at Missouri State University. When talking to Comic Book and Movie Reviews, Frizell revealed he started writing biographical comics after TidalWave founder Darren G. Davis reached out to him on social media.
“This eventually led to a lengthy phone call and a proposition I couldn’t refuse,” Frizell recalled. “Well, I always wanted to write comic books, but I never considered writing comic book biographies. So, after some much-needed deliberation, he sent me two topics that were rather well-received, circa 2014, and that’s how our partnership began.”
And when it came to writing about Parton’s life, Frizell acknowledged how much he enjoyed it. “Writing about Dolly was a joy,” he said in a statement via TidalWave. “I’m thrilled with the expressive way the artist visualized the pages. The book feels timeless. Her creativity, philanthropy, and humanity are legendary.”
Frizell has written about several celebrities for TidalWave’s Female Force series, including Tina Turner, Selena, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Where can fans find the Dolly Parton comic book?
Female Force: Dolly Parton was released on March 31, 2021. The 22-page comic book is available in softcover and hardcover versions. Fans can purchase both on Amazon.
The paperbacks come in two different cover styles and cost under $4. The hardcover is available with Parton’s photo cover and runs between $3 and $4.
Dolly Parton is also releasing a new novel with James Patterson
Comics aren’t the only thing Parton fans can get excited about. The icon is getting ready to release a new novel she wrote with author James Patterson.
Run, Rose, Run is a thriller that follows a young star trying to make it in the music business. “Every song tells a story,” the synopsis teases. “She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her. She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past. Nashville is where she’s come to claim her destiny. It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her. And destroy her.”
The novel is slated for a March 7, 2022 release. Fans can pre-order paperback, hardcover, and Kindle versions on Amazon now.