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Natalia Batista

Ongoing Projects

A Sword Princess Tale

In a fairytale land ruled by Queens, Princess Amalthea is sent out by her mother to find a prince to rescue and marry. Reluctantly the childish and self-centered 17-year old Amalthea does as she’s told, but ends up saving Prince Ossian who doesn’t want to be saved. And so their journey begins, in a land not as simple as the both of them think…

This story actually came to me back in 2010 when I first was asked by the manga publisher TOKYOPOP in Germany to pitch a new project for them. 2011 was a year full of work with the Swedish children book series Häxfolket (see beolw under Past Projects) so I didn’t have time to make them a full pitch until 2012.

Right now, I’m pitching this concept for both Swedish and foreign publishers, in hope of getting a contract.

Read the first part here: A Sword Princess Tale (pop-up)

Mjau! 1-4 OMNIBUS

Kabusa Böcker who published my Swedish manga Mjau! book 1-4 back in 2010 (see below under Past Projects) are planning on making an omnibus (collected volume) with the 8 first chapters of the manga. It’s scheduled for a release in October 2012.

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Past Projects

Hooked On You

Mina is a talkative mermaid, who’s biggest desire is to have a human friend. But her sisters, brutal human hunters as they are, tells her humans doesn’t have feelings. Is that so? One day Mina rescues a human boy from drowning…

I made this 32-page manga for a competition in the Japanese manga magazine Ribbon, andreceived an honorable mention and a review the end of issue #6 2012. It is also published in Nosebleed Studio Anthology – Seaside Stories which is avaliable for purchase in the shop.

Circus Romantique

Karin works as a clown at the circus with her family and friends, and her pet monkey Monki-chan. But unlike the trapeze boy Jon and aerial artist Bella, Karin feels uncool and insecure.Is she just a funny clown, or can she do something more impressive like they do?

I made this 32-page manga for a competition in the Japanese manga magazine Ribbon, andreceived an honorable mention and a review the end of issue #2 2012. It is also published in Nosebleed Studio’s 5 Years Jubilee Anthology which is avaliable for purchase in the shop.

Ein Lied für Elise

Andi, Marcus and Elise are best friends since high school. But it hasn’t been an easy friendship. Depression, secret love, homosexuality and sorrow will line their mutual story.

This is the German version of my prior self-published manga, that Tokyopop in Germany decided to publish in October 2010. A 200 page one shot book, and my first project with the Tokyopop team, and hopefully not the last!

Mjau! 1-4

Ville is a lonely stray kitten, left to his destiny out in the rain. Suddently a young woman picks him up and brings him home with her. There Ville gets to know another little kitten called Vanilj. Together they play, go on ghost hunt, climb too high, have picnic and get new friends, the little mouse Mini and the angry Magpie.

This manga was published as 4 small books in Swedish by Kabusa Böcker in 2010, and also as a regular comic in Portuguese manga magazine Banzai since Spring 2012.

Check out the Swedish homepage at www.mjaumanga.se

A Song For Elise

Andi, Marcus and Elise are best friends since high school. But it hasn’t been an easy friendship. Depression, secret love, homosexuality and sorrow will line their mutual story.

A Song For Elise started out as a fanzine (selfpublished comic magazine) project, and later became an online manga, and finally I selfpublished this 200-page long book in Spring 2009. Yay! It is avaliable for purchase in English at the homepage or via the shop here.

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