By: Troy Frisby
Fans of “The Amazing Race” were introduced to Josh Kilmer Purcell and Brent Ridge, perhaps better known as the Fabulous Beekman Boys, when they were crowned the season 21 winners of the hit CBS reality series. But those who first met the boys last fall as they raced across the globe might not be as familiar with their similarly fabulous llama, Polka Spot.
Before their “Amazing Race” debut, Polka Spot was a breakout character on the first two seasons of “The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” a reality show centered on the efforts of two city boys, Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge, to transform the Beekman 1802 estate into a working farm.
What started as a weekend getaway ended up leading to a whole new life, complete with Beekman Farm and a sassy adopted llama. Over the past five years, their decision has paid off with a bestselling cookbook, a memoir, a line of soaps and cheeses and their successful reality TV series.
Since appearing on “The Amazing Race,” the boys have launched a new comic book series for children starring Polka Spot. In the comics, Polka travels the world, trying her hand as a fashionista, a singer, a magazine editor and, of course, a global icon.
Polka Spot’s comic book series, published by Bluewater Productions, was co-written by Ridge and writer Michael Troy. The cover was designed by Bernat Costa Faura, and the artwork was created by Felipe Montecinos.
The second issue, “Polka Spot: My Life in Pictures,” is available now. Print copies are available exclusively through Comic Flea Market, while digital copies can be found through Amazon and iTunes.
For a preview of Polka Spot’s “Life in Pictures,” click here!
Visit prettypolkaspot.com for more of Polka’s adventures or follow her on Twitter @llamapolkaspot!