Saturday, May 30, 2009
... and you manage to get yourself to this page...
...you'll get to read the interview conducted by B.A. Borleo
...wherein he talked to Arnold Arre, Gerry Alanguilan, David Hontiveros, Carlo Vergara, and me about the past and possible future of Philippine comic books
...and if that isn't enough reason to get this issue of FHM, then I must tell you that this issue also contain the first ever picture of Zsazsa Zaturnnah in the nude!!!
...which is accompanied by one of the funniest interviews I've ever read!!!
...Zsazsa Zaturnnah should be given a regular advice column in FHM!!!
Trying to track down copies of TRESE?
This lead might help: http://tresekomix.blogspot.com/2009/01/tracking-down-trese.html
Art by Thadeus Obaob
Thadeus said, "This is my favorite local comic book right now. I love TRESE... everything in it, the story, the artwork is truly fantastic, marvelous. I'm a certified TRESE-fan. Anyway this fanart is dedicated to The Great Mr. Budjette Tan. A little side story of the artwork: Alexandra Trese is about to rescue a flock of fallen Angels from an evil syndicate that makes cologne and perfumes out of their tears. aaaw that's gotta hurt..."
Not a bad idea :)
More TRESE artwork at:
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Through the efforts of Budjette Tan and other graphic artists and storytellers, a new generation of Filipinos is enjoying the recreation and fresh interpretation of Pinoy folklore and culture. It is considered Filipino speculative fiction at its best.
Even the best stories in Pinoy komiks can be buried like the proverbial needle in the haystack of pop culture with the dominance of imported comics such as Marvel and DC. That is, if local audiences will not patronize and buy locally written and produced comics. In Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s Trese, however, another world-class product by Filipinos is waiting to burst into the mainstream comics scene.
READ THE COMPLETE REVIEW AT:
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
(Got a text from Paolo that his preview books for FILIPINO HEROES LEAGUE got sold out before 6pm)
Very sorry we got there late.
As usual, I forgot to bring an electric fan for the booth, and thanks to my polar bear body, I was sweating buckets the minute I sat down. So, I must apologize to all the people who asked me to sign their books and I just ended up sweating on the pages.
I must also apologize to everyone that I already and forgot that already met them. (You have to help me out! I'm on old man!)
Many thanks to Melvin Arciaga for the TRESE caps that he created and designed for me and Kajo. You can check out Melvin's other creations at: http://vinarci.deviantart.com/
To the lucky ones, we hope you liked your exclusive sneak preview for Case #9.
As you can see, we're working as fast as we can to finish TRESE: BOOK 3.
And, of course, thank you and congratulations to TEAM:KOMIKON for another successful and very musical event!
Here's Gerry's vlog about the event:
Monday, May 18, 2009
“Trese: Unreported Murders” is the second volume of the “Trese” series written by Budjette Tan and drawn by Kajo Baldisimo. What readers have to understand is that “Trese” is a set of four episodic stories featuring a “monster-of-the-week” plot, albeit one infused with local flavor and mythology.
Tan’s protagonist is a heroine who investigates supernatural events. The writer doesn’t explain much in terms of character but dives immediately into the action. What stands out is Kajo’s artwork.
At its best, “Trese” is unparalleled when it comes to the interplay of black and white. Kajo has a unique style that easily compensates for his lack in other areas, such as backgrounds. There’s a certain tension and terror in the artist’s technique that makes this a perfect title for the medium.
READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE AT:
Friday, May 15, 2009
... SEE TRESE
...LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HER BEFORE
... AT THE U.P. BAHAY NG ALUMNI
THE FLOOR PLAN : FIND US AT THE VISPRINT AND ALAMAT BOOTH
THE MAP: JUST IN CASE YOU STILL DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET THERE
KOMIKON SUMMER FIESTA 2009
UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman
May 16, 2009, 10am-8pm, Saturday
Entrance Fee: Php 50.00