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,