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March 23, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres, a "Female Force" for Animals

Sales of the comic book to benefit The HSUS

Ellen DeGeneres featured in Female Force graphic novel

© Bluewater Productions Inc.

Ellen DeGeneres, who has already conquered the television landscape, is moving on. To another medium, that is.

She is now featured in the “Female Force” comic book series from Bluewater Productions. DeGeneres, a staunch HSUS supporter and animal advocate, has named The HSUS as the beneficiary for a portion of proceeds from sales of the book, which will be on sale as of March 31, 2010. The book sells for $3.99 and is available at comic book stores as well as book stores at many airports, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books-A-Million, and online.

While telling Ellen's life story, the comic book mentions her love of animals and Blue Water generously provided free space for The HSUS to tell some of our own story through HSUS ads. Blue Water will donate 30% of net profits from sale of the Ellen DeGeneres edition of “Female Force” to The HSUS.

DeGeneres, a comedian and actress with films and sitcoms to her credit, hosts her syndicated talk show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," which has won a slew of Emmy awards and just won a Genesis Award for Best Talk Show. She has hosted both the Emmys and the Oscars, and is now one of the judges on “American Idol.”

In 2009, DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were honored as joint recipients of The HSUS’s Wyler Award, which is given to public figures who have made news on behalf of animals.

In his introduction to DeGeneres and de Rossi at the awards event, Wayne Pacelle, HSUS president and CEO, noted, "Ellen and Portia stand up for their beliefs, and they have had a major impact in spreading the message about animal protection." Pacelle also praised their "particularly significant role in helping to pass Proposition 2" by making the case to the people of California and to the rest of the nation that all animals deserve humane treatment.

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