The pop music star is the subject of a new one-shot comic book, reports Billboard. The comic is done by Bluewater Productions Inc.’s ongoing “Fame” series, which has profiled other celebrities including Lady Gaga, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, among others.
The Spears comic will focus on her rise to stardom, her documented private life and her efforts to be understood, said Patrick McCray, who wrote the issue.
“She is far more complicated than most people realize. No matter what preconceptions you have about her, there will always be more layers and surprises,” he said. “Beyond the performer, there is a real human being there, struggling for a real life, struggling to connect with her art, and struggling to be understood.”
“She was created in the Internet Age to be put on a pedestal, but no one can stand the glaring lights of celebrity that intensely,” Bluewater publisher Darren G. Davis said. “The title seeks to find the person within.”
The 32-page issue, illustrated by Ricardo Jaime, comes out Wednesday in comic book stores and online retailers.
An interesting concept – as a super-fan, I’m really tempted to buy this. I don’t know how Britney feels about her personal life being, once again, under scrutiny, but if it’s done in a cool way I’m sure she won’t mind.
A new biography is being written about pop princess Lady Gaga by Maureen Callahan titled “Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga.” In the book, Gaga’s former tour manager David Ciemny claims Gaga has extremely dangerous dieting habits.
PopEater reports that in the book, Ciemny alleges that in 2009 alone, Gaga was hospitalized six times because of poor eating habits. Additionally the singer binged on junk food when not depriving herself of calories altogether.
In the book Wendy Starland is quoted as saying “The pressure on her to lose weight was very high.” Wendy help discover Stefani Germanotta before she changed her name to Lady Gaga.
PerezHilton reports the biographer said the following:
“Her family, I think, is in great denial of her sexual molestation. I believe Oprah. Now, her family doesn’t believe her, but that’s part of her life story. That she wasn’t believed, that there was nobody she could confide in. I happen to believe she was and that comes through in the book.
We’re talking about her secrets and at one point in her life, she was ready to get rid of some of those secrets when she was writing her autobiography. She was going to talk in detail about the men who had abused her, and she was going to name all of her abusers. And she was going to lay great blame on her mother for not taking better care of her. And she was also going to reveal that she was, in her words, a prostitute. I felt that was really a very harsh description that she would give herself.
She was literally saying that she was a prostitute. You know, she had talked about her sex abuse and her promiscuity in the past, but she had never used the word prostitute.”
Indie supergroup Broken Social Scene are getting the biography treatment with “This Book Is Broken,” due to hit stores on May 16 through House of Anasi Press.
Written by Toronto journalist Stuart Berman, who is also a personal friend of the band, the book recounts BSS’s history from their formation and now-legendary performances at Ted’s Wrecking Yard in 2000 to the making of their Arts & Crafts records and their ever-evolving lineup.