Mark Zuckerberg gets comic book treatment

Unauthorized 48-pg. bio on Facebook creator out in Dec.

Bluewater's Mark Zuckerberg comic
"The Social Network" isn't the only unauthorized portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on the horizon.

While Sony Pictures will release the David Fincher-directed film -- which is expected to be an awards season favorite -- this Friday, the comic book world is also calling.

Zuckerberg will be getting the unauthorized biography treatment via Bluewater Productions, a Portland, Ore.-based company that has been making a name for itself in the nascent bio comic sphere. Its 48-page comic about Zuckerberg, priced at $6.99, will hit stores December.

Bluewater publishes fantasy and sci-fi comics but has found customers for its line of life stories about personalities ranging from Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga to Margaret Thatcher, Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin. Palin's comic sold approximately 15,000 copies, plus another 5,000 in a collection centered on female politicians biographies. Those are big numbers in independent comic publishing, where 5,000 copies can be considered a best-seller.

Read the rest of the story at the Heat Vision blog.
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