Betty White gets comic treatment

Last updated 12:12 08/09/2010
Female Force: Betty White
COVER GIRL: Bluewater Productions' Female Force: Betty White comic book.

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Veteran actress Betty White is the latest Hollywood star to get the comic book treatment.

The 88-year-old performer will be drawn as a cartoon for Female Force: Betty White, to be produced by Bluewater Productions.

The 32-page book is due to hit stores in November and will retail for US$3.99 (NZ$5.55) per copy.

"Betty White has had such an amazing entertainment career ... It's one that has now spanned more than 70 years," Bluewater president and founder Darren G. Davis said in a statement.

The actress has experienced a career comeback on the heels of her role in the 2009 comedy feature "The Proposal," a Super Bowl commercial for Snickers and a much-lauded "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig that landed her an Emmy Award.

White, who gained fame on the Mary Tyler Moore show and the sitcom Golden Girls, is currently starring on TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. She next stars in the comedy feature You Again.

"The biggest challenge that the creative team behind this book faced was figuring out how to include as much of this career as possible in one comic," Davis said.

Added the book's writer, Patrick McCray, "Working on the Betty book was an honour and a blast. While covering a new entertainer is always fun, there is something special about profiling an icon."

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin are among the other famous figures who have been included in Bluewater's Female Force comic book series.

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