Ambush turns 4--with a bang!
After 4 years of its weekly run in Manila Bulletin Sunday Entertainment section and building its own fan base (young and old), the comic strip Ambush is now a published mini-graphic novel. Titled Ambush: Parents Trapped, creator Andrew Villar comes up with an indie comics compilation of the best strips in the series, combined with new story lines.
Ambush is the brainchild of artist Andrew Villar, created at a time when just about everyone is screaming for "girl power" and "women empowerment". So when he saw the comeback of Mars Ravelos' Darna in many forms, along with the launch of six or more Pinoy male heroes like Mulawin and Panday,his long-time vision of introducing a new breed of Filipina superheroine pushed him to turn his doodle-ideas into form and color. Glyphwall Webmaster Paul Quiambao says he believes Ambush represents a truly Pinoy value, that is, filial or family love and honor. Ambush is the tough and good gal she is,
because her parents raised to be one. She rubs this off to her friends and teammatesthe members of Bravo Co., her barkada during the day, and allies when in need.
On April 10, 2010 at 6 p.m., Mag:net Café will launch Ambush: Parents Trapped at Mag:net Café Katipunan. The event will feature an exhibit of original artworks and reprints of Ambush. Singers and musicians Cookie Chua and Lito Crisostomo, among others, will grace the event. Artists from Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas (SKP) and Manila Bulletin will also be present at the event in full of support of Ambush.
But the real highlight of the night would be the Meet-and-Greet Ambush, where fans and friends will be able to shake hands and meet their favorite comics heroinein the flesh. The teen super hero, who epitomizes the new-generation Filipina, defending the good and crushing the villains of todaywill don her battle suit, not to fight evil for one night, but to mingle with Pinoy comics fans and supporters.
The comic launch is brought to you by Mag:net Cafe and glyphwall.com.