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Link Love: New Comic Book Nelson Mandela: Tribute by Clay and Susan Griffith with Illustrations by Pablo Martinena

Bluewater Productions are publishing a comic book about the life of the late Nelson Mandela, reports Karla Zabludovsky for Newsweek. The 32 page long Nelson Mandela: Tribute tells his story along with that of South Africa’s political struggles. Starting with Mandela as a young man the comic illustrates his time as a young lawyer, the years he spent on Robben Island and his time as President of South Africa.

The comic book is written by Clay and Susan Griffith and illustrated by Pablo Martinena. Other people Bluewater Productions have captured in ink are Ronald Reagan, Ted Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and James Dean.

Add comic book hero to Nelson Mandela’s long resume.

He is not yet in the ground, but the former president of South Africa and international icon of democratic freedom and liberation from persecution has been immortalized in a comic book tribute.

A graphic novel publishing company in Washington State, Bluewater Productions, is releasing Nelson Mandela: Tribute, a 32-pager that intertwines a narrative of the country’s descent into apartheid and the ensuing battle for integration with Mandela’s life – a mixture of praise at his accomplishments but also allusions to his sheltered youth, entitled demeanor and near dependence on celebrities to grow into a world figure.

Bluewater Productions is releasing a new tribute comic book biography on the iconic Nelson Mandela. Tribute: Nelson Mandela is being released this week digitally and in print.

The 32-page comic book chronicles his life in pictures, one of the late 20-century’s most influential people. The comic book is written by Clay & Susan Griffith, illustrated by famed artist Pablo Martinena.

 

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