SLG Goes Bollywood with 'Bombaby'

Wed, September 3rd, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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Official Press Release

Sangeeta Mukherjee is the daughter of well-to-do, traditional parents,

dealing with a bratty little sister and a possible arranged marriage when an

out-of body experience reveals that she is not an ordinary young woman.

Sangeeta is, in fact, the reincarnation of India's ancient protector, the

Goddess of Mumbai. But how will Sangeeta use this new-found power? Can she

make a difference in a male-dominated society? Sangeeta must defy

traditional expectations to choose what kind of life she wants and discover

her true self.

In gorgeous full-color artwork, Anthony Mazzotta brings his vision of "an

Indian heroine in India" to life with Bombaby, a new miniseries coming in

November from SLG Publishing. Above all, Mazzotta says, Bombaby is a story

about "a young heroine on a journey of self-discovery." Creating the comic

has been something of a personal journey for himself, as well. He describes

Bombaby as "a story I need to tell" and explains that "it is the product of

where and how my life has guided me."

The personal significance of the project shines through in Mazzotta's

beautiful artwork, which captures the aesthetic, as well as the emotional

exuberance and spectacle, of 1960's Bollywood movies in the character

designs and color palettes. The color was so much a part of the mood and

design of the project that SLG Publishing decided to make Bombaby its first

full-color miniseries since it published Ranklechick and His Three Legged

Cat by Rosearik Rikki Simons and Tavisha Wolfgarth Simons in 2001.

"We look for projects in which the artist's devotion to their story and the

art form really come through," said SLG's editor-in-chief Jennifer de

Guzman, "and Bombaby is a perfect example of this. Antony shows that he

cares deeply about this project in every detail, from the stunning artwork

and Sangeeta's lively, clever narrative voice to the exploration and

development of his themes of independence and self-discovery."

Bombaby is a 24-page, full-color, four-issue miniseries. It will be

published quarterly, beginning in November 2003 and retail for $3.50 A

preview of issue one is available at SLG Publishing's website,

www.slavelabor.com.

 
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