President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and first dog Bo Obama are about to be featured in comic book form and we have a sneaking feeling that the famous Portuguese water dog might upstage his master.
Bluewater Productions, the team behind the popular Female Force series that turned Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and first lady Michelle Obama into comic-book heroines, plans to release the White House-themed comics this summer, Publisher Darren Davis tells HOH.
Obama and Biden will be part of the Political Power series, which also will feature superhero versions of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former President Ronald Reagan.
But its Puppy Power: Bo Obama that has us most excited. Set for a September release, the childrens book will see the presidential pooch giving readers an inside look at life at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Davis said.
Were trying to use Bo as a tour guide to the White House, Davis said. We want these to be learning tools, but we also just want to use them to get people to talk.
Emmy Award-winning cartoonist Keith Tucker (who worked on shows such as Pinky and the Brain) will draw the comic. And Davis expects all the new comics to sell the Female Force series proved extremely successful, with the Clinton and Palin books already in a third printing, and Michelle Obamas title headed for a second.
Hungry Like the Wolf. Actress Mia Farrow is getting a little help from Congress in her attempts to go on a hunger strike to call attention to the conflict in Darfur.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) on Tuesday night took over the fast Farrow began in April, CBC spokesman Jioni Palmer said. Lee will be going without food for at least 24 hours, he said, after the actress came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to appeal for help in getting attention for the African region.
Farrow, best known for her role in Rosemarys Baby, fasted for 12 days before her doctors advised her earlier this month to stop. British billionaire Richard Branson took up her cause, followed by Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.).
Its yet to be determined whether other CBC members will step in to continue the fast (HOH suspects some will at least wait until after the caucus lunch today).
Duets With the Boss. Those in the audience of the Bruce Springsteen show at the Verizon Center on Monday paid good money to hear the raspy rocker perform. And a smaller group got a gratis bonus: the vocal stylings of Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), who were told sang along with the Boss from his seat.
Were talking nearly every word of every lyric, said our spy who witnessed the Congressmans enthusiastic singalong.
Crowley is, of course, a noted musician in his own right and a huge fan of the Boss.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.