Thursday, April 20, 2006

TRESE 4 (complete story)

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UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Where we reveal the sources that inspired and influenced this Trese mystery.

The santelmo is another creature from Philippine folklore that has different descriptions, depending on which region of the country the story is told. Most stories have described it as flaming skull, seen on country crossroads. Fishermen have said that it is a ball of fire seen floating above the sea. The santelmo is said to be the souls of sailors who drowned at sea or an omen of bad things to come.

The oriol is a snake creature from Bikol folklore. It was believed to have lived in Tiwi, Albay. She lived in the hot springs in the area and lured men to join her in the pool by transforming herself into a beautiful woman. She would then devour them and bring their souls to her father Asuang.

The cellphone-spelling casting scene was an idea I got from one of Tony Perez’s books. He mentioned how the cellphone can act like a magic wand and how typing in a specific set of numbers and pressing the SEND button is like casting the spell.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

OUR SECRET CONSTELLATION (complete story)

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REVIEWS ABOUT "TRESE: OUR SECRET CONSTELLATION"


The best work yet from Alamat founder Tan, this moody mini-comic series starts out smart and gets even smarter. Investigator Alexandra Trese, holder of the supernatural secrets of the city as passed down from her grandfather, helps the local cops by tracking down the magical misdeeds with the help of her wickedly cool bodyguards, adroitly furnished by Baldisimo. The previous issues dealt with catchy ideas like tikbalang in a drag race, but this superlative issues, grisly murders lead to an unexpected interpretation of an iconic figure. (RUEL DE VERA, Sunday Inquirer Magazine, April 9, 2006)

Hey! Good komiks! (JESSICA ZAFRA)

Maganda yung art, better than the first two at mas okey yung covers. Gumaganda siya. Got a copy na, read it twice. Yeah, PLANETARYish, but still, pulled off the pinoy thing, expected it by mid-ish though. Still, nice short story. Thanks for giving me something to look forward to every month! (ADAM DAVID)

Ganda ng TRESE 3! As in! Nice ending! I’ll even read it again. Hehe! Good work, Budj!
(TIN SANCHEZ)

Kakaiyak naman [ang TRESE 3] (MADEL PALMAN)

TRESE is a book that’s making me want to say, “Damn you, Budj! Why did you make us wait so long?” Panalo ang TRESE! Nakakaiyak ang 3rd isyu! Ilabas mo pa! (CARLO VERGARA)

I've now read all three available issues of Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo's TRESE and I've got to say it's gearing up to be one of the best comics we've seen in a long time. The third issue "Our Secret Constellation", brought me to tears. Fans of Pinoy Komiks will find much to appreciate in this issue. I'll say no more. A true classic in the making. Congrats to Budjette and Kajo! (GERRY ALANGUILAN)

[The third issue of TRESE] is a highlight particularly for long-time comic book fans, as it takes a familiar concept and, reminiscent of Warren Ellis’ science-fiction series Planetary, gives it a 180-degree spin. But the story is only half of what’s good about the book; Kajo, as the series artist, imbues the pages with an appropriately unsettling atmosphere, thanks to the rough, shadowy renderings of characters and settings that shift and stretch slightly in look and proportion across pages. (ELBERT OR)

In … "Our Secret Constellation", Alexandra Trese is hot on the trail of a mysterious killer with unearthly powers... perhaps even more power than the supernatural investigator and her formidable henchmen, the Kambal, can handle. I have to say, the idea and plot twist in this issue made me quietly go, "Whoa." A ballsy story and a great homage rolled into one. (MARCO DIMAANO )


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