Selena Quintanilla's new comic book series, 'Female Force'
The legendary Tejano singer will have her own comic book thanks to the Female Force project, a series focused on women.
The queen of Tex Mex, Selena Quintanilla continues to inspire young and old with her legacy. This month, she will become the protagonist of her own comic book.
Tidal Waves Comics is responsible and in charge of distributing this 22-page comic book written by Michael Frizell, with illustrations by Joe Paradise. The comic will be available in print and digital formats, and English and Spanish, starting Aug. 11.
"There has been a lot of talk about Selena. I wanted to tell her story with something new. I hope readers and her fans enjoy what we have prepared."
Selena's comic book is part of the Female Force project, a series focused on strong and influential women, whether in the world of business, journalism, politics or activism. Previous books have been dedicated to female figures such as Dolly Parton, Kamala Harris, Tina Fey, Nancy Reagan, Michelle Obama, Barbra Streisand, Ayn Rand, Cher and Gloria Steinem.
"Writing about real people and situations is always a challenge. As a writer, I want to tell a good story while remaining true to the moment. A lot has been said about Selena. I wanted to tell her story of her while bringing something new to it. I hope readers, and her fans of her, enjoy what we have created," said Frizell, an educator at Missouri State University in Springfield.
Twenty-six years after her death, Selena continues to leave traces in the lives of her fans and her memory lives on in many different formats.