Monday, January 17, 2005

go, mango jam, go! (there, now my wife won't kill me)


Mango Jam, that manga-ish all-girl book edited by my wife Nikki Alfar, launches with a bang at the Shangri-la Mall in a couple of weeks. Nikki (who also writes one of the four stories) is joined by Siglo: Passion compatriot Cyan Abad-Jugo - all for what promises to be a great read from Mango Comics.

And since my wife outed my "anti-manga" sentiments, let me show my support by plugging Zach Yonzon's press releases here, as well as promising to attend the event - but not as a cosplayer. And while she's being ever so humble in her blog, Nikki's National Book Award was as editor of Isaw, Atbp (as part of the group's collection of wins - Mythology Class, Trip to Tagaytay, Isaw, Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, then last year's Siglo: Freedom).

GIRL POWER THIS JANUARY WITH MANGO JAM!

Prepare for girl power with Mango Jam, a 64-page bimonthly comic digest from Mango Comics! Jam at the Shang, the Mango Jam launch, will happen on January 29, 2005, from 2-6pm at the 5th level, Shangri-La Edsa Plaza. There will be booth activities, games, and fashion shows throughout the event. The first 100 girls to arrive and purchase a copy of Mango Jam will receive a goodie bag from Mango Comics and its partners.

Each Mango Jam comic magazine contains four stories written by notable female writers such as Palanca Award-winner Cyan Abad-Jugo, National Book Award-winner Nikki Go-Alfar, MTV Ink Editor-in-Chief Kristine Fonacier, and pop culture writer Karen Kunawicz. The stories are drawn by spectacular new female talent Glenda Abad, Maisa Deluria, Ellaine Guerrero, and Mia Reyes in the popular manga or anime style of comic illustration created and popularized by the Japanese.

Mango Jam, published by Mango Comics, breaks new ground as the country's first all-female comic magazine (including the editorial staff). Each issue will also contain interviews, reviews, anime features, and other articles of interest to young, intelligent, fun-loving Filipinas.

Mango Comics is the publisher of Mwahaha, MooMoo Hunters, Mars Ravelo's Lastikman, and the National Book Award-winning Mars Ravelo's Darna. Jam at the Shang is co-presented by Shangri-La Edsa Plaza, Jam 88.3, and Smart Kid.

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