Julia Child Story Immortalized in Comic Book

As part of a series called 'Female Force,' a new comic book tells Julia Child's story

Anthony Bourdain may be the most well-known chef comic book writer, but Julia Child has him beat when it comes to starring in them.

The woman who reinvented American cooking has been auto-tuned, portrayed by Meryl Streep, and immortalized in American cooking history. But now, Child will also be portrayed via cartoon illustrations in a new comic book from Bluewater Productions.

"The latest issue of Female Force will transport you back in time, through Child's days in Paris where she learned to cook at Le Cordon Bleu, as she wrote her famous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and to her days as a popular television host," the press release says.

The 32-page story will be sold in print and digitally and can be ordered online. "I've always had a fondness for Julia Child with her strange look and gentle giant demeanor. I found her life very interesting and certainly a worthy foot note in history," writer Michael Troy said.


As for the Female Force series, which features prominent female role models, Bluewater reports that Martha Stewart's story will soon be featured in a comic book. Things just got interesting.