Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is being immortalized in ink.
Ellen's life story will be featured in the latest issue of Bluewater Productions' "Female Force" biography comic series, "Female Force: Ellen DeGeneres." It follows the comedienne from her youth in Louisiana through the endless smoke-filled comedy club circuit, to her breakthrough sitcom and finally as an Emmy-winning daytime talk show host.
The issue, written by Sandra C. Ruckdeschel, also highlights Ellen's personal life as an openly gay performer and an advocate for gay rights. "It is part of who she is and any telling of her story without acknowledging the importance she places on her identity would be disrespectful to her accomplishments," said Ruckdeschel.
The "Female Force" monthly series of comic books, which spotlights strong, influential women, has also featured Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Oprah Winfrey, Stephenie Meyer, JK Rowling, Barbara Walters and others.
"Female Force" individual issues are available on Amazon.com this Wednesday, as well as where comic books are sold. Part of the proceeds will go to DeGeneres' favorite charity, the Humane Society.