Originally published in Bahala Na! 02.
Also published in Furrlough #119 and Square Eyed Stories #15.
Way back when, I sketched out a tigress holding a fish (for no reason other than they represented both my zodiacs). I eventually used the sketch as the cover of Bahala Na! 01. I ended up making her my comics mascot and she has appeared on every cover (except #5).
This is her first appearance in an actual comic strip. Maganda (=’beautiful’) and Malakas (=’mighty’) are named after the first woman and man in a Filipino creation myth. Tigers are not native to the Philippines.