espresso comics magazine is a 40-page, black-and-white, weekly magazine that is given away for free to LRT passengers, ala PDI's libre!
the first issue will be coming out on monday, june 21 and will be available at the following stations at around 4pm:
Edsa – LRT 1
Cubao – LRT 2
Recto – LRT 2
more free copies will be given out the next day (tuesday) at the ermita and robinson's galleria branches of comic odyssey.
the july 12 and july 19 issues will serialize ang maskot in two parts. we're currently working on toning down some of the obscenity for public consumption. :p
what really excites me about espresso is that it's completely free. there's no reason for people not to read it and pass it on. the first print run will be 50,000 copies. if that number stays constant it means 100,000 people might get to read my comic. that is a mind-numbing number to me.
and i'm getting paid, too! more than i could hope to earn in several years of indie conventions and consignments.
i swear, when the maskot issues come out i am going on the train to watch people's reactions. seriously.
more info about espresso comics here.