Conservative radio show host Laura Ingraham has for many years been revered by fellow Republicans and scorned by Democratic detractors. Now the conservative firebrand is taking her message from the airwaves to the comic strips.
Bluewater Productions this week releases a comic book written by Jerome Maida and illustrated by Manuel Díaz on the life of Ingraham titled: "Female Force: Laura Ingraham." According to Bluewater, the Female Force series focuses on "strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture. "
The former Reagan-era speechwriter and clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is described by Bluewater as someone who was "denounced by many early in her career as a bigot because of her deeply held Christian views" and as a result has "drawn strength from them to succeed at almost everything she's tried." "Whether as a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan, a best-selling author or host of a radio show listened to by millions, Ingraham has made her mark and become one of the most influential voices in America," says the company.
The comic book's cover, designed by artist Mark Sparacio, shows a confident-looking Ingraham sitting down, arms crossed, and wearing a teal tank top, blue jeans and a golden cross necklace.
In addition to Ingraham, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton and former first lady Nancy Reagan have also been profiled by Bluewater Productions.
Despite Ingraham's sometimes controversial stances on such issues as immigration reform and gun control, she is generally beloved by members of the conservative base.