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Fame: Twilight Paperback – December 7, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Fame
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Bluewater Productions (December 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450702600
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450702607
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.9 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,822,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I wanted to express once again how thrilling it was to have you come yesterday and conduct your workshop. The kids were over the moon about it. We never, ever have them asking, 'will you do this again?'" Sue Decker Librarian Sherwood Public Library

"Bluewater Productions creates intelligent, well-examined biographies of authors and stars as well as political and historic figures. If readers are looking for factual insights, relevant information, and terrific art, these books are a great source." Anne Elizabeth Columnist RT Book Reviews Mag

"They manage to keep my attention for the entirety. And you know how happy educators like me get when the kids read these days instead of simply wasting their time with video games, charm bracelets, and fake nails - Vanity Fair Magazine

About the Author

Kimberly's projects have been featured in various arenas including OK! Magazine, Greek Glamour, and dozens of sites around the web such as MTV, E! and People Magazine. With a background in profiling human interest subjects for magazines and websites, Kimberly's latest venture reaches a new genre with the non-fiction biography comic book niche. reaching audiences of all ages, these unique comic books give a snapshot into the lives of compelling figures, encouraging readers to learn more about culturally relevant people. When she's not pennin

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Kimberly's projects have been featured in various arenas including OK! Magazine, Greek Glamour, and dozens of sites around the web such as MTV, E! and People Magazine.

With a background in profiling human interest subjects for magazines and websites, Kimberly's latest venture reaches a new genre with the non-fiction biography comic book niche.

Designed to wholly target teenagers but ultimately reaching audiences of all ages, these unique comic books give a snapshot into the lives of compelling figures, encouraging readers to learn more about culturally relevant people.

When she's not penning a biography, Kimberly can be found writing for a host of other venues and raising an insanely busy family of five. Extraneous job titles aside from freelance writer include CEO, CFO, nurse, chef, shrink, and taxi cab driver.

Grab a cup of java and pull up a seat, then learn more about her ventures and read some great exclusive interviews at:
http://kimberlysherman.webs.com

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Format: Paperback
Comic biographies are tricky business, plagued with art complexity. When we read fictional stories, we create iconography based upon how the characters are described or drawn. Not so in a biography of a famous person because the reader is already familiar with what the person looks like. The Fame series is a great way for people to see their favorite celebrities in a different world...the comic book world!

Realistic art requires every single image of the person be spot-on accurate and recognizable. There is no room for wonky faces or goofy facial elements and no tolerance for strange positions or awkward faces or hands. They must look like themselves in each panel. Realism must be realistic. The other choice is iconic or cartoony art, whereas the image is not a replication of the person but merely an iconic representation. This approach allows for more artistic license.

Bluewater Productions has produced several nonfiction comics, all of which have used realism with differening success.

As Scott McCloud puts it in UNDERSTANDING COMICS (pg. 30) "by stripping down an image to its essential `meaning,' an artist can amplify that meaning in a way that realistic art can't."

I loved it! Pick up the Fame series...a true fun ride. The art in the this book is just amazing as well as the storytelling!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 25, 2010
Format: Paperback
It's pretty much a given that if you're not Amish or in a coma, you've probably heard of the Twilight series, its author, and the three lead actors.

It's also a given that anything related to the "Twilight" series or its stars is going to sell insanely well, even if it's a piece of garbage. And unfortunately, "Fame: Twilight" IS a piece of garbage -- an omnibus of clumsy graphic novels that manage to be both surreal and boring, with wretched illustrations and absurdly excessive praise.

The comic books compiled here are about Stephenie Meyer, Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner -- each one has a brief biography, a list of previous accomplishments (if any), random factoids about them, and (most prominently) their involvement in the vampire romance series and subsequent fame.

Since this is Bluewater Press -- who brought us as comics about Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama -- you pretty much know how good this comic book is. It's a blatant cash-in, with "quality" ranking somewhere around tenth place. Most of each comic book is a mass of pasted-together quotations from various interviews, and mundane facts that only the most obsessed fans care about (Stewart plays guitar!).

These are threaded on a slow-moving, clunky narrative which tries to be breathlessly melodramatic ("Stephenie was 21 when she married Christian... also known as PANCHO"). The actual facts are pretty generic, but tarted up with really bad prose ("... his stunning, marblesque features and an ability to sparkle" -- marblesque?).

And every single one engages in wild hyperbole to some degree, insisting that Kristin Stewart is some sort of wild James-Dean-esque rebel and that Taylor Lautner is a "real life superhero."

Additionally, the art is just awful.
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