- By Christian Saclao ,
- Sep 19, 2014 01:00 AM EDT
- Liza Minnelli's life gets the comic book treatment!
Last week, Bluewater Productions released the comic book "Female Force: Liza Minnelli," which tells the life of the 68-year-old award-winning actress and singer. The new comic book features illustrations by Rafael Cordeiro and text by Michael L. Frizell.
In an email statement sent to The Huffington Post, Cordeiro called the creative process "a unique experience."
"A biography is a challenge for any artist, because you have to delve into someone else's life, interpret it and bring those memories back through graphical representations," Cordeiro explained. "This task is even more challenging when you're speaking about a person as legendary as Liza Minnelli."
Frizell added, "She is a singular talent whose body of work is unmatched in musical theater. Her powerful stage presence and talent are things I hoped to capture while writing the book."
This is not the first time Bluewater Productions produced titles based on gay icons. The production studio previously published similar titles about Barbra Streisand and Madonna. Publisher Darren G. Davis said Minnelli was a great addition as they want "to showcase the strong women in today's society that have inspired generations and shaped the culture of today," Huffington Post reported.
"Female Force: Liza Minnelli" is now available on iTunes as well as in physical print edition on Comic Flea Market.
Meanwhile, Minnelli is resting comfortably in a California hospital after having back surgery earlier this week, the Associated Press reported.
She thanked her fans for their support and well wishes after she accidentally broke her lower back. "I am overwhelmed with the amount of love and caring that has been sent my way from all over the world," she said in a statement Wednesday, Sept .17. She is expected to make a full recovery.
Her back injury prevented her from performing most of the year. She was not also able to attend the funeral of her good friend Joan Rivers in New York this month, as she was preparing for surgery in California at the time, Contactmusic reported. Minnelli has won a total of four Tony Awards, including a Special Tony Award. She has also won an Oscar, an Emmy Award, two Golden Globes and a Grammy Legend Award for her contributions and influence in the recording field, along with many other honors and awards.