Thursday, April 25, 2013

Don't Disturb, He's Busy!

Maxwell Yuri is seriously reading his "origin" story... He likes it enough, I guess! :)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Don Celadina Reviews "My Wife Is Pregnant"

Don Celadina recently reviewed the comic over at his Tumblr blog. Thanks, DCel, for the kind words!

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When I got back from KOMIKON, the first book I read was the last one I picked-up: Mark Rosario’s “My Wife Is Pregnant”. I’ve seen Mark’s strips posted on Facebook and it really was amusing. It made me smirk or LOL in front of the screen, disturbing the peace of our office.

I was excited when I heard that Mark planned to leap into indie publishing by making those strips into a full-pledged comic book. “An Authobiographical Comic Book”. It was right there on the cover. I should’ve known that this wouldn’t just be a humorous and sometimes self-depracating take on his road to fatherhood. What Mark made was a “love letter” to his wife and kid.

Keep it up Mark and start writing/making the second installment. I am sure dad’s and expectant parents will enjoy your work. I DID. And my “wife” isn’t even pregnant.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

MWIP is Spider-Man Approved!

I've always been a fan of amazing cosplayer SpiderDan Geromo . I'm glad he dropped by our table last Summer Komikon and bought a copy of My Wife Is Pregnant Comics!

What cover did he get?.. Well, obviously... :)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Jumper Cable Reviews "My Wife Is Pregnant"

EK Gonzales of the Jumper Cable blog reviewed My Wife Is Pregnant comics.

Thank you very much for the awesome review, EK!

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I can’t remember how I first heard or read of this little webcomic series. Friends managed to convince him to finally release the strips as a compilation.

As the title says, these are the adventures of a young couple, Markus and Ligaya (Mark and Joy in real life), first as newlyweds and then in having their first baby. The adventures are rendered with clean and cute drawings. (In the online version it has simple but nice digital coloring.)

In neither its concept or its execution is this little series remarkable. It’s in warmth and heart that it is. This is more the story of true love played out in real life, in all its daily annoyances and absurdities. This is the story of two people learning to love each other more and more as each day passes, playing off each other and sacrificing for each other. This is a series that knows how to laugh at itself, and at its author. It’s a series that doesn’t hide the imperfections of itself and of the couple it presents. Rather it celebrates it, and the fact that love isn’t perfect, but you make it your own.

Every OB clinic’s waiting room should have this among its reading material (you can finish it while waiting to be called in for a consult), to help first-time husbands understand how they can best be helpful to their wives. The tips are humorous but heartfelt and honest. But it’s most memorable for being a personal view at what it’s like. If they can get through it, so can everyone.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Wife Is Pregnant Comics - Now Available at Comic Odyssey Galleria

My Wife Is Pregnant Comics is now available at Comic Odyssey (Robinson's Galleria Branch).

I left 5 copies there and I heard one's already sold.

Go get yours today!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My Wife Is Pregnant Comics at Summer Komikon 2013

The Touchdown

My Wife Is Pregnant's print edition was finally (yes, finally!) released last Summer Komikon 2013. The event took place last April 13 at Pasig City's Bayanihan Center - which got heavily jam-packed with the huge number of attendees!  

Photo credits: Robin Rivero

Me, Joy and Yuri arrived at the venue around 10:30am but the books came much later. It was almost 2pm when Gilbert Monsanto arrived with the copies. I thank the good Sarge for helping me out with it despite how busy he has been lately. He's been through tough times but he still made it to the Kon.

Of course, it was indeed a beautiful feeling to finally hold the comic on my hands for the first time! 

Photo credits: Danry Ocampo

Summer Komikon's Youngest and Cutest Cosplayer 

In case you missed it in the first picture, yes, Yuri cosplayed during the Kon. He was Superbaby  that day! However, Renie Palo (one of my Bayan Knight buddies) often referred to him as the official "BK Mascot" haha!

Photo credits: Renie Palo

Close Encounter With The Online Friends

While waiting for the books, I also got to hang out with a few friends around the convention area. If I'm not mistaken, its my first time to meet Edelrita Rizo in person. Those who have bought a copy of MWIP will know she wrote some kind words at the back cover. She also helped promote the title before the Kon - and even during! She posted a picture of the comics on her Facebook and encouraged people to check it out right away. She's such a cool girl!
Photo credits: Redg Vicente
 I also met good friend and Indie Komiks Reviews partner-in-crime Kristopher Garello for the first time today. He asked for a quick sketch on his notebook. I gladly obliged! He was the only one to ask for a sketch te entire day haha! 

John Amor was also around, along with his wife and the other Tres Komikeros dudes. I wish I chatted with them a little longer. Maybe next time!

Rappler Interview

Another highlight of the day was that Rappler's Jerald Uy dropped by our table and interviewed me - which I'm really grateful about since it gave me an opportunity to tell people about the book. 

Photo credits: Renie Palo
The interview can be viewed here: 

The Buyers

Pitching the comic to con-goers was really a thrill. I enjoyed interacting people and telling them what the book is all about.

It was also flattering that some big names in the industry visited me and bought a copy. First, there's Josel Nicolas. It was a starstruck moment when he suddenly appeared out of nowhere and pulled 70 bucks out of his pocket to pay for a copy. It felt surreal!

A pretty lady also came that day and told me "Kanina ko pa hinahanap ito eh." Which made me smile! I asked for her name before signing the comic and she simply said "Nida." I then recognized her as Visprint big boss Nida Ramirez! Now that's starstruck moment #2 haha! My heart melted.

Speaking of signing, I had fun writing short messages for the buyers. I mostly wrote "Thanks for buying a copy. Go forth and multiply!" ehehehe...
And oh! The Amazing Spider-Dan also purchased a copy of MWIP! What cover did he get? Well, obviously...

Post Kon Celebration of Sorts

Before 7pm fell, I went around and dropped by Omeng's place. I delivered his copy of MWIP. On my way back to our table, I chanced upon Robert Magnuson and chatted with him a bit. He's such a down-to-earth dude, it felt like we've been buddies for a long time. Haha! I rushed to get my copy of Bully Saurus Rex (which I've been reading to my baby since he was 3 months old) and had it signed. He wrote "To the Maxwell Saurus, ROARRR!!!" That was extremely cool! This is starstruck moment #3 haha! I left with a huge smile on my face. A friend asked, "Sino yun?" and I replied "Si Robert Magnuson. Idol ko yun." Too bad copies of his Kuting Magiting were sold out early in the afternoon.

After the Kon, we had a lovely dinner with our beloved friends Myke Guisinga and Robin Rivero. Choi Lat also joined us there. Thanks to you, Myke and Robs, for making our stay comfy and special! 

Overall, I'd say this is the most fun and most memorable comic convention I attended so far. Thank you to everyone who purchased a copy of My Wife Is Pregnant. Also, huge thanks to Gilbert Monsanto for all the support and for reserving a spot for the comic on his table.


Photo credits: Renie Palo
Photo credits: Gener Pedrina

Super Maxwell and his new playmate!

Monday, April 8, 2013

My Wife Is Pregnant Comics - Available This Summer Komikon 2013

Hello there, folks!

Summer Komikon is fast approaching and, well, some of you may already know that I will finally be releasing the print version of the comic. Hopefully, those of you who will drop by the event will give this little project of mine a shot.

For the benefit of those who have never encountered the book, this is the part where I make a pitch hehe!


My Wife Is Pregnant - An autobiographical comic book about the experiences of a geeky husband and a pregnant wife. Join Markus and Ligaya as they go through the joys and challenges of anticipating their first baby.

Story and art by Mark Rosario
Inks by Mary Joy Rosario
Tones and effects by Teadrop Cordez
Letters, effects and layouts by Jaybee Bonus
Foreword by Carlo Jose San Juan MD

Price: P 70.00 only!

Here's the regular cover (my artwork with colors by Jay Acosta):

Plus here's the special variant cover by Gilbert Monsanto
I'll be printing limited copies of this! Don't say I didn't warn you!

A few readers have also been kind enough to share their thoughts about MWIP. I made a short video out of those comments.

Also, I made a short "teaser" of sorts featuring a few pages from the actual comic. Must admit I got a little teary-eyed while creating this vid (made me remember all the things we went through before little Yuri came to our lives)

Flipgeeks also posted a few preview pages on their site lately which you can find here:

So again, Summer Komikon happens this Saturday, April 13, at the Bayanihan Center, UNILAB Compound, Pasig City. For those curious, here's the official poster:

I'll be hanging out at Bayan Komiks table with Gilbert Monsanto. We'd be at B54! Really hope to see you guys there! My wife and baby will be there, too! :)

Monday, February 18, 2013


Me and my wife distributed this as a flyer during the recently-concluded Baguio Komikon :)

Special thanks to good friend Jaybee Bonus for designing this for us! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


One of the pages I've been working on lately. Just a few more and I'll be done with the interiors. Next goal will be the tones and letters.

No time for slacking. MUST make it to Summer Komikon! :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

See You, Guys!

April 13, 2013
10am - 7pm
Bayanihan Center, Pasig City