Saturday, April 6, 2013

Ang Maskot

Genre:Comics & Graphic Novels
Author:Macoy Tan (writer/artist)
This has been a long time coming. Sorry for the lateness of this review.

We see them every time on fast food chains. Actually any food chain would be crazy not to have them: The Mascot. Smiling at us, dancing for us on birthdays. Even a failed senatoriable made one himself a few elections back. Creep factor? You bet your hard sell ass it is! Forgive me for the digression.

Ang Maskot follows a day in the life of an obviously disgruntled fast food worker (who isn't?) who, after performing his dancing routine at a party for the day, by some dumb luck gets stuck in his costume. Forced to go home in costume and all, he winds up in an altercation with a mugger and his victim aka soon to be love interest. Far fetched right? Take it easy, it's better than I make it sound here. You watch telenovelas so shut up.

As far as I know this is Macoy's first work. His drawing style comes closer to the cartoonish/no nonsense side. Medyo simple pero why complicate things when you have some seriously funny and down to earth boy-meets-girl story to help you out.

This was released 2009 pa. Since then Macoy has released the Happy Tree Friend-ish "Operasyon," "Taal Volcano Monster" and currently finishing (still finishing) the multi-part "School Run." His ashcan sized comic books retails at around 40-50php don't try too hard to resist his works when you see them. As usual, I got mine at Comic Odyssey at Robinson's Galleria or you can get your copy and meet him at the coming Komikon 2011 at April 16.

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(Originally posted on Apr 6, '11 11:17 PM)