The cult of TIGER KING roars on! Yes, recent days may have seen some very major developments in the story – with Carole Baskin being given legal custody of the park formerly owned by Joe Exotic, over a long-standing legal dispute over brand infringement – but comic cats and kittens can also get their fix of TG madness with a new comic, coming soon from TidalWave Productions (nope, we’ve never heard of them, either).
The biography comic book, INFAMOUS: TIGER KING, is inspired by the cult Netflix documentary series and features all of your favourite stars from the show – albeit in a very heightened and stylised fashion. It’s unlikely that Carole Baskin will be as happy with this representation of her, just as much as she was peeved with her standing in the show!
We’ve been shared some preview pages of the comic, as well as a couple of the variant covers that will be available at launch on June 24th, to see if this will tickle your fancy and scratch that TIGER KING itch…
TidalWave Productions release biography comic book – INFAMOUS: TIGER KING
The 24-page comic book flip-book biography, inspired by the popular Netflix documentary series TIGER KING., was written by Michael Frizell and drawn by Joe Paradise with colors by Pablo Martinena. It hits shelves on June 24th.
The comic book will be available in both print and digital with two collectable covers by Joe Paradise and Jesse Johnson. Variant covers from Third Eye Comics by Image Comics artist Kagan McLeod, eBay cover by famed artist Joe Phillips. Unknown Comics will also be doing some variants including sketch covers.
INFAMOUS: TIGER KING – right now, the world needs a distraction. Perhaps that’s why we are collectively riveted to Netflix’s “Tiger King.” A murder mystery resembling an episode of newsmagazine “Dateline,” “Tiger King” introduced the world to the flamboyant Joe Exotic, a former magician, country singer and zookeeper with a troubled past. Joe currently sits in jail for planning to murder his rival, Big Cat Rescue owner and animal rights activist Carole Baskin, who he accuses of killing her husband and feeding him to her tigers. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction in this origin story of both Joe and Carole in a flip-book.
The comic book will also include a page about the treatment of animals from written by PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet, who was also in the Netflix documentary.
The biography comic format allows TidalWave writers to delve into the history of newsworthy figures and explore what shaped them. Several media outlets, including CNN, FOX News, TMZ, Time and People magazines, have featured the company’s line of biographical comic books.
Print copies of the books are available for preorder on Amazon. Retailers can order the books thru TidalWave Productions distribution channel Ingram.
Digital versions will be available from iTunes, Kindle, Nook, ComiXology, Kobo and wherever e-books are sold.