Carla Bruni now a comic book heroine
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.