'The Vampire Diaries' star Ian Somerhalder gets animated in comic book, 'Fame: Ian Somerhalder'

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Ian Somerhalder is about to get animated.

"The Vampire Diaries" star is getting his own comic book, "Fame: Ian Somerhalder," which will be released this week in print and digital media. Published by Bluewater Productions, the comic book will be about Somerhalder's life story from his roles on "Smallville," "Lost," and "The Vampire Diaries," to his work as an environmental activist who worked to restore the gulf after the devastating effects of the BP disaster.

Written by Michael L. Frizell, the 32-page comic book features art by Manuel Diaz and a cover by artist Nelson Hernandez.

"I'll always have a fondness for this book because 'Fame: Ian Somerhalder' was the first script I wrote for Bluewater," Frizell says. "I knew little of the man beyond his turn as Boone in 'Lost.' I've never seen 'The Vampire Diaries.' But, I feel like I understand him, and his passion for environmentalism in the wake of hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is one of my favorite times; my wife and I have visited on more than one occasion both pre- and post-Katrina. Visit the city once, and it's easy to see why people fall in love with it. Visit it now, and it's easy to feel compassion for the people living there. Add to this issue the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the devastation that followed, and you just feel compelled to do something...anything. I admire Mr. Somerhalder's efforts."

You can download the book on iTunes here.

Photo/Video credit: Getty Images/Bluewater Productions
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