Dolly Parton to Be Featured as Main Character of New Comic Book About Her Life Story

by Jacklyn Krol

Dolly Parton is getting the comic book treatment!

The country songstress will have her very own comic book as part of the Female Forces series through TidalWave Comics. Her issue will debut on March 31 and will be available both in print and digitally.

The book is 22 pages and was written by Michael Frizell with the artwork created by Ramon Salas. Additionally, fans will even be able to purchase a hardcover edition featuring art from famed creative Dave Ryan.

“Writing about Dolly was a joy. I’m thrilled with the expressive way the artist visualized the pages. The book feels timeless.  Her creativity, philanthropy, and humanity are legendary,” Frizell said in a press release.

“We’ve found a niche with our bio comics,” TidalWave publisher Darren G.  Davis added. “Our success with this comic shows that there is a much wider audience for sequential storytelling than many have thought. These readers are simply looking for something other than superheroes. With our bio comics, we strive to bring these new readers evenhanded, well-researched looks at some of their favorite celebrities.”

Inside Dolly Parton’s Comic Book

Courtesy of TidalWave Comics

The comic book features life-changing moments in Dolly Parton‘s personal and professional life. Fans will discover not only her music career but her acting career as well. Readers will also find countless “Dollyisms” or words of wisdom from Parton over the years.

Furthermore, the Female Force imprint features prominent women and their life stories told through comic graphics. Arianna Huffington and Angelina Jolie are also featured in the series.

Finally, Dolly Parton fans can purchase a copy digitally through: Kindle, iTunes, EPIC!, Madefire, Izneo, ComiXology, Global Comics, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, Overdrive, Library Pass, Biblioboard, Nook, and Kobo.

There are seven different exclusive covers through comic book stores and retailers.

Previous Books

Dolly Parton is no stranger to authoring books of all kinds, aside from comics. Parton authored two children’s books, “I Am a Rainbow” and “Coat of Many Colors.” Her children’s books can be found at Parton’s The Imagination Library.

The Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails children’s books from birth to age five. The organization has donated over 154 million books so far with over 1.8 million registered children.

In addition to her children’s books, she wrote two books surrounding her life and career. She released “‘Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You” in 2013. The book is based around the viral commencement speech she gave at the University of Tennessee. The book covers her life philosophies and lessons.

Last year, Parton released “Dolly Parton: Songteller.” The book dives into her songwriting and storytelling gifts and how they shaped her music.