Windsor Star

Carla Bruni now a comic book heroine

- DEBORAH JONES

VANCOUVER Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, world-famous as France’s first lady and as a model and singer, has now been “immortaliz­ed” — as a comicbook heroine, an American publisher said.

The wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy has already made an internatio­nal splash, said a statement by Bluewater Production­s, announcing: “And now Bruni-Sarkozy will be immortaliz­ed in comic-book form.”

The 32-page comic book, released last month in English but yet to find a publisher in France, is an unauthoriz­ed political biography with a difference.

A depiction of Bruni-Sarkozy is on the cover, bare-shouldered in an evening gown with her hands crossed demurely in front of her, poised before a billowing French tricolour.

A narrator named Rene, drawn as a moustached official, promises readers: “I’ll take you through the files on our French First Lady ...Being a French story, it has romance, sensuality, the occasional menage-a-trois.”

Bluewater publisher Darren Davis told AFP the Bruni-Sarkozy story is part of a series called Female Force that is aimed at “female empowermen­t.”

Other women who have received its comic-book treatment include U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

 ?? PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images ?? A man reads Female Force, a cartoon book with a brief history of French first lady Carli Bruni-Sarkozy on Friday in Washington, D.C. She has just made her
entry in the world of the database as a super-hero in a 32-page comic.
PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images A man reads Female Force, a cartoon book with a brief history of French first lady Carli Bruni-Sarkozy on Friday in Washington, D.C. She has just made her entry in the world of the database as a super-hero in a 32-page comic.

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