Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
E-mail Michael  |  On Facebook: Comic Riffs  |  On Twitter: Comic Riffs  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed
Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 03/ 8/2011

NEW CHARLIE SHEEN COMIC: First look at Bluewater's bio book

By Michael Cavna


bluewatersheen.jpg (image courtesy of Bluewater Comics)


Why is Bluewater Comics releasing a Charlie Sheen bio-comic?

Duh! Given the continued fascination from a large segment of the "can't-look-away" public, Sheen's ratings are still win-ning! (Or so Charlie might tweet.)

The Vancouver, Wash.-based Bluewater Productions -- so often swift to leap on celebrity trends -- has just announced that its newest bio-comic will be "Infamous: Charlie Sheen."

The Charlie Sheen book "not only provides a framework for his recent media-captured outbursts," Bluewater says in a statement, "but also shows the path of how the highly paid actor reached this critical point in his career. The 32-page comic will also tackle substance abuse and mental health issues."

Sheen's mouth might be a one-man cottage industry at this point, but Bluewater says its aim is not to fiscally milk this Charlie Sheen Moment.

"We're not looking to exacerbate what could be a sad situation; a public person self-destructing on camera," says Bluewater president Darren Davis. "We can all laugh how outrageous Sheen is behaving, all waiting for the next 'Duh. Winning" moment, but I want to make sure that part of the focus of this issue deals fairly with mental health and substance abuse issues."

Heading off the inevitable criticism, Davis adds: "There are those who are going to complain that we are exploiting Sheen. But honestly, this is no different than People Magazine devoting most of an issue to the story or TMZ or Slate [which is part of The Washington Post Co.] or the general media's constant coverage of breaking developments."

Oof. That shut Comic Riffs right up.

"Infamous: Charlie Sheen" is being written by Mark Shapiro and drawn by Fred Grivaud, with cover art (featuring a blond "goddess" in the background, and legs from his breast pocket) by famed comic book artist Joe Phillips.

Bluewater did not release a publication date but did note that the book will be available for pre-order this week at Amazon or your local comic shop.

The subjects of previous Bluewater bio-comics have ranged from President Obama and Sarah Palin to Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. Sales on all four have reportedly been win-ning.

CHARLIE SHEEN HUMOR: The 9 Most Eye-Catching Cartoons (So Far)

SHEEN MEETS MANKOFF: New Yorker cartoon editor offers his own mash-up

By Michael Cavna  | March 8, 2011; 3:30 PM ET
Categories:  The Comic Book  | Tags:  Bluewater Comics, Charlie Sheen  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: IT TAKES TWO TO 'RANGO': Why the animated Depp hit is a very, very good film
Next: RIP, DAVID BRODER: My line of tribute to a legend

Comments

It is disturbing to see how one-sided this story is. Mr. Sheen has repeatedly stated that his immediate employer, Chuck Lorre has been consistently maligning him over the last eight years in what are referred to as his "Vanity Cards" that air in the last two seconds of each of Lorre's three shows. Below are a couple of the Vanity Cards and a weblink to his archival website (Go ahead, Chuck see if you can delete the Vanity Cards before the general public has a chance to expose you for what you are;

http://www.chucklorre.com...

"CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #329

I exercise regularly. I eat moderate amounts of healthy food. I make
sure to get plenty of rest. I see my doctor once a year and my dentist
twice a year. I floss every night. I've had chest x–rays, cardio
stress tests, EKG's and colonoscopies. I see a psychologist and have a variety of hobbies to reduce stress. I don't drink. I don't smoke. I don't do drugs. I don't have crazy, reckless sex with strangers.

If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I'm gonna be really pissed."

He goes on at the end of other broadcasts to call him empty & soulless; This from his Employer; Not really morale-boosting material one would expect in the workplace.

Lorre should be fired for his crass, caustic, unprofessional behavior; Not Charlie Sheen.

Here is a copy of Vanity Card # 327 which confirms that Lorre's real name is, in fact, Chaim Levine and not Charles Levine as has been inaccurately and carelessly repported by the media. In addition, since Charlie's mother is Jewish, the by heritage, so is he. Ergo anti-semitism is a label that doesn't apply.

"CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #327

I'm writing this vanity card in Israel. I like it here. Not for the geography, or architecture, or even the history. No, I like it because for the first time in my life I'm surrounded with DNA much like my own. Until I got here, until I wandered around Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, I didn't realize how much my double helix yearned to be around similar strands. Now that's not to say that I don't occasionally have that very same genetic experience in Beverly Hills (particularly in Chinese restaurants on Sunday night). But the sheer homogeneity of Israel overwhelms any over-priced kung pao gathering at Mr. Chow's. The cop, the cab driver, the hotel concierge, the pilot, the waiter, the shoe salesman, the beautiful girl looking right through me as if I didn't exist -- all Jewish! If I had to sum it up, I'd say the sensation is like being at a B'nai B'rith summer camp that is surrounded by millions of crazy bastards who hate the sound of kids playing tetherball, and all the poor little camp has going for it is pluckiness and nukes. Anyway, I have to believe my visceral and very pleasant reaction is some sort of evolutionary, tribal thing. Some sort of survival gene that makes human beings want to stay with their birth group. Which raises the question, why have I spent a lifetime moving away from that group? How did Chaim become Chuck? How did L

Posted by: 9to5 | March 8, 2011 6:57 PM | Report abuse

I feel compelled to comment on the public drama of the Charlie Sheen saga.
1) I do not know either Charlie (Sheen or Manson).
2) I do not believe that he is a Warlock, medicine man, or Shaman as they all use substances to heal and are not used by them.
3) I think that he is most closely identified with the court jester, one who the royals always listened to and is permitted SOME leway before he is beheaded or banished.
4) I think that NO ONE should underestimate him.
5) He should get a huge settlement, mostly to avoid the public spectacle of a trial and all involved should seek that with ernest.
6) He is basically too honest and there is nothing that hypocrites HATE more than honesty gone rampant.
7) He should be able to have ten women (or more) if he can afford them and support them.
8) He is trying to kill what he thinks is his self but it is ego and false self, proud and the part that wants to be a winner.
9) He is trying hard to destroy himself and that is at the root of his destructive tendencies.
10) I hope that he gets it out of his system and gets his priorities in order. His children, family and self respect.
11) Crack, coke, booze ... are just a symptom of his inability to destroy himself.
12) I hope he realizes how precious life is and that we are all equal in the eyes of God and none are more "special" ultimately.

Posted by: costaricanet | March 8, 2011 10:59 PM | Report abuse

pcow

Actor Sheen last night create a program "Sheen's Corner", it was so interesting. His past program "Two and a Half Men" was also so interesting. I think he is a nice actor but recently he has some health problem

http://fms.nu/hhDIEh

I wish he will come back soon with his own popularity.

Posted by: pcow | March 9, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company