Umlauts and Atom Bombs is a collection of short comics stories, illustrations, doodles and whatnot, worked on between the deadlines. It’s like a grown up Crest Hut Butt Shop, but not really.
This first issue features “Mitch and Mischa“, written by me and illustrated by veteran komiks illustrator Marivi Hilos-Nepomuceno, whose specialty was drama/love stories for GASI Publishing in the 80′s and 90′s.
Marivi is also a fellow architect, and fellow member of the United Architects of the Philippines, San Pablo Chapter. She’s also a professional photographer. Marivi and I worked together before, when she contributed an illustration for WASTED, which appeared in the photocopy series, as well as the Final Edition published by PULP.
Marivi and I worked together on a short story called “The Letter”, which was supposed to have been the third issue of “The Dead Heart Stories” in 1998. We have subsequently decided that we could produce something better. We’ll be working on a much longer story, which will see release at the Annual Komikon in October.
“Mitch and Mischa” was to have been illustrated by the late Arlan Esmeña, but he passed away before he could start work on it.
Umlauts and Atom Bombs #1 will be a photocopied mini comic book (half short bond paper size), and shall be released at the Summer Komikon on April 17, 2010, Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.