SLG Goes Bollywood with 'Bombaby'

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 anout-of body experience reveals that she is not an ordinary young woman.Sangeeta is, in fact, the reincarnation of India's ancient protector, theGoddess of Mumbai. But how will Sangeeta use this new-found power? Can shemake a difference in a male-dominated society? Sangeeta must defytraditional expectations to choose what kind of life she wants and discoverher true self.

In gorgeous full-color artwork, Anthony Mazzotta brings his vision of "anIndian heroine in India" to life with Bombaby, a new miniseries coming inNovember from SLG Publishing. Above all, Mazzotta says, Bombaby is a storyabout "a young heroine on a journey of self-discovery." Creating the comichas been something of a personal journey for himself, as well. He describesBombaby as "a story I need to tell" and explains that "it is the product ofwhere and how my life has guided me."

The personal significance of the project shines through in Mazzotta'sbeautiful artwork, which captures the aesthetic, as well as the emotionalexuberance and spectacle, of 1960's Bollywood movies in the characterdesigns and color palettes. The color was so much a part of the mood anddesign of the project that SLG Publishing decided to make Bombaby its firstfull-color miniseries since it published Ranklechick and His Three LeggedCat by Rosearik Rikki Simons and Tavisha Wolfgarth Simons in 2001.

"We look for projects in which the artist's devotion to their story and theart form really come through," said SLG's editor-in-chief Jennifer deGuzman, "and Bombaby is a perfect example of this. Antony shows that hecares deeply about this project in every detail, from the stunning artworkand Sangeeta's lively, clever narrative voice to the exploration anddevelopment of his themes of independence and self-discovery."

Bombaby is a 24-page, full-color, four-issue miniseries. It will bepublished quarterly, beginning in November 2003 and retail for $3.50 Apreview of issue one is available at SLG Publishing's website,www.slavelabor.com.

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