Monday, February 28, 2011

The Kambal at Komikstrip


Seems like I missed all the fun that happened at this year's Komikstrip. For some strange reason, when the Kambal traveled all the way to UPLB, they got caught under the spell of some enkanto or salamankero and they were transformed into... girls!


Mignonne Yap as Happy Kambal and Erika Thea Hernandez Ajes as Gloomy Kambal



HaLe Starship Black with Erika


Mignonne, Gloomy Kambal unmasked
Simeon from EL FILIBUSTERISMO meet the Kambal?! Did he time travel?

Manix Abrera protects himself when the Kambal came along. Astig!

Gerry shows no fear when he gets surrounded by the Kambal

Happy Kambal with a very happy Manix

a very strange team-up
this is like Vertigo-Marvel-team-up


So, I wonder, were the girls inspired by this Kambal pin-up made by Ian Sta. Maria.

Art by Ian Sta. Maria

Pictures from the Facebook pages of:HaLe Starship Black and Amado Aparentado

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

TRESE: LES FEMME FATALES


This Trese photoshoot by Jay Tablante is part of his exhibit...

LES FEMME FATALES
A cosplay photography exhibit by Jay Tablante
Feb 22 - March 6, 2011
The Crucible Gallery
4F Mega Building A, SM Megamall

Proceeds are for the benefit of the Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation.

See more of Jay's photographs at:
http://jaytablante.deviantart.com/

See behind the scenes photos at : http://tresekomix.blogspot.com/search/label/Jay%20Tablante

Spot.ph reports on the exhibit : "Solenn Heussaff, Alodia Gosengfiao, Rhian Ramos featured in Les Femme Fatales exhibit" http://www.spot.ph/gallery/905/solenn-heussaff-alodia-gosengfiao-rhian-ramos--more-in-les-femme-fatales/article/47664

Manila Bulletin report about the exhibit: "Kapuso beauties masquerade as comic book characters for photo exhibit" http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/305876/kapuso-beauties-masquerade-comic-book-characters-photo-exhibit

Credits:
Make-up: Kris Bacani / Bianca King
Styling: Hannah Kim
Costume Production: Badj Genato
Production Design: Raffy Tesoro
Art Director: Angelo Lico
Digital Imaging: Angelo Lico
Models: Bianca King, Tiffany Alejandro, Philip Arca, Sassan Shohouki

Monday, February 21, 2011

Trese and the Kambal cosplay

Bianca King as TRESE
casting a spell over you


you don't really want to mess with us, do you?

Photos by Wella Balagtas

These pictures were taken during Jay Tablante's TRESE photoshoot, which will be part of his exhibit "Les Femmes Fatales".

LES FEMME FATALES
A cosplay photography exhibit by Jay Tablante
Feb 22 - March 6, 2011
The Crucible Gallery
4F Mega Building A, SM Megamall

Proceeds are for the benefit of the Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation.

See more of Jay's photographs at:
http://jaytablante.deviantart.com/

Friday, February 18, 2011

scene of the crime







JAY: tee hee! yezzz! we did it! WE DID IT! MWAHAHAAH!

i am such a fanboy

me and my cousin Oliver lurking in the shadows

BUDJETTE: And this is how I draw the Kambal...
TRESE: Now, how did I cast that spell again?

group hug!!!

Photos by Wella Balagtas

These pictures were taken during Jay Tablante's TRESE photoshoot, which will be part of his exhibit "Les Femmes Fatales".

LES FEMME FATALES
A cosplay photography exhibit by Jay Tablante
Feb 22 - March 6, 2011
The Crucible Gallery
4F Mega Building A, SM Megamall

Proceeds are for the benefit of the Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation.

See more of Jay's photographs at:
http://jaytablante.deviantart.com/

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kambal cosplay

Philip Arca and Sassan Shohouki

HAPPY: We make this look good.

GLOOMY: Are you looking at me? Are YOU looking at ME?!




Photos by Wella Balagtas

These pictures were taken during Jay Tablante's TRESE photoshoot, which will be part of his exhibit "Les Femmes Fatales".

LES FEMME FATALES
A cosplay photography exhibit by Jay Tablante
Feb 22 - March 6, 2011
The Crucible Gallery
4F Mega Building A, SM Megamall

Proceeds are for the benefit of the Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation.

See more of Jay's photographs at:
http://jaytablante.deviantart.com/

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Diabolical VDay

As a VDay treat, here are some romantic scenes (as romantic as we can get in the world of Trese) from Heubert Michael Khan and from Kajo.

Art by Heubert Michael Khan

Art by Kajo

And here are some old stories from the Diabolical about love, lost, and magic.

I CARRY YOUR HEART
http://diabolical13.blogspot.com/2010_02_13_archive.html


COFFEE BLACK
http://diabolical13.blogspot.com/2009_04_13_archive.html

THE USUAL SPOT
http://diabolical13.blogspot.com/2009_02_13_archive.html

Enjoy!

Friday, February 11, 2011

THE FEAST (complete story)

click pages to see larger version, please









THE FEAST 
Story by Budjette Tan
Script by Alex Arellano and Budjette Tan
Art by Kajo Baldisimo
First appeared in UNO Magazine

This story was inspired by Neil Gaiman's Epicurian Club from the "Sunbird" story, by Luis Katigbak's review of the restaurant called Kagat, and by the many meals I've shared with Alex, Maricel, and Dino (Harrison's Top Foodies).

I actually asked Alex to help me out with the recipes and with the dialogue.

So, in case you do find some fresh manananggal in the market, here's how you can cook it...

Recipe for sisig na mananggal
Prepared by Alex Arellano

Step 1 – boiling
Ingredients
• 1 head ng manananggal.
• 1 kilo - liver of manananggal.
• 250 ml pineapple juice
• 3-4 cups water, should be enough to cover the pork pieces
• 1 tbsp salt
• pepper

Step 2 – grill and mince and mix
Ingredients
• 2 onions, finely chopped
• 1 tbsp lemon or kalamansi juice
• ¼ cup vinegar
• salt and pepper to taste
• 2 tbsp knorr seasoning
• optional sili – depends on how hot you like it

equipment needed:
pot
griller, uling
sizzling plate or kawali /wok/pan

Step 1
• remove skull of manananggal, shave off hair.
• To remove remaining facial hair, eyebrows etc, pass a blow torch over the meat.
• Cut meat from head into smaller pieces.
• Put pork, liver, pineapple juice, water, 1 tbsp salt and pepper in pot. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 1 to 1.5 hours.

Step 2
• Remove liver and meat and drain. discard the stock in the pot.
• Set aside liver.
• Grill meat pieces until skin becomes crispy.
• On a chopping board, using cleavers, mince pork and liver.
• Add onions, vinegar, lemon or kalamansi juice, knorr seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. Mix ingredients well.

Step 3
Get a hot plate and put over stove until plate is sizzling hot.
Add sisig, do not stir or mix. Allow a crispy crust to form. Serve.
(maybe the chef can just roast them while they’re in the skull and then take them out of the skull and serve them on the side with the sisig)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Songs of the Lewenri (complete story)



They were named lewenri by the people of Romblon. 

For those who have claimed to have met or seen a lewenri, they were described as tall, handsome men with fair skin. These creatures make frightful, shrill-like sounds, but also play sad or joyful music. They’ve also been known to help the humble and punish the proud. This was the description given by Maximo D. Ramos in his book “The Creatures of Midnight”.

In 2008, Mark Torres invited me to collaborate with him on a comic book anthology based on Ramos’ book. Editor Miggy Escano asked the contributors to pick one of the creatures from the book and speculate where would these characters be now found in modern society; where can we find them in this busy, bustling city.

At first, I was at a lost on what to do with the lewenri. I just kept re-reading its description: tall, handsome, fair skinned, and can sing. And it just suddenly occurred to me that if one had all these qualities, then the next best thing to do would be to form a rock band and enter Philippine showbiz. (Well, that’s what I’d do!)

And so, next time you tune into one of the music channels on TV, be careful who you send your request to. They might just come true.













SONGS OF THE LEWENRI
Story by Budjette Tan
Art by Mark Torres

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