Blog Widget by LinkWithin

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Twitter 13

When crime takes a turn for the weird,
the police send a tweet to

Trese in SPUTNIK

TRESE Book 1 & 2 are now available at:

Sputnik is located at Shop 60 Cubao Expo (formerly known as the Marikina Shoe Expo) on Gen. Romulo Ave., Cubao, Q.C (near Pure Gold supermarket).

We sell comics, graphic novels, figures, statues, designer toys, and more.
We are open Mondays - Saturdays, 4 - 10 PM

Email address is sputnik.fantastik (at) / sputnik.fantastik (at)

Yahoo Messenger: sputnik.fantastik

Landline: 632 709 1867

Friday, June 19, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

down the other dark corridor

While you all patiently wait for the third TRESE book, might I interest you with another dark delicacy?

In case you didn’t know, there’s another occult investigator stalking the streets of Manila. His name is Mike Lasombra and you’ll meet him in the pages of David Hontiveros’ TAKOD.

Ruel de Vera gives us a quick overview of the book: Something’s rotten in what was once the little settlement of Mapayapa. And now, years later, Mike Lasombra returns to this place from his past with a curious pendant around his neck. After encountering a wizened old woman who knows more than she’s letting on, Mike will discover the throbbing dark secret of Mapayapa. The bloody, frightening shadow behind Mapayapa will require more of Mike than he ever imagined. All this, in straightforward horror and in allegorical manner, is stuffed into Hontiveros’s compact and creepy novella.

Wawi Navaroza, who designed the cover the book, has this to say about her TAKOD experience: Curious title, I thought. It's in VISAYAN dialect. (The Visayas, as we all know, is replete with its wealth of folklore and islands famed for sorcery). From my Cebuano vocabulary, the word "takod" translated in Tagalog is "hawa"... contagious, contagion, to be contaminated. As in virus, disease, or like Vampires and the Dark Gift.

But Takod isn't about vampires. The characters in the story are a mix of both traditional (filipino folklore hotshots) and original (even more grotesque creatures shaped by Dave's fantasmagoric imagination). His protagonist is a brooding attractive man who has an arsenal of physical and psychic skills.

And Karen Kunawicz provides some safety precautions : After reading (TAKOD), you may want to pack an extra flashlight, holy water, crosses, garlic, amulets, oracions, power objects and tools of protection spells on your next road trip. Oh, and you’ll want to make sure there is nothing wrong with the ignition on your car.

Read the first chapter of the book at:

You can most probably find a copy of TAKOD at all major bookstores.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Other Trese

What if Trese was a police detective?
What if Trese was a tabloid reporter?

Read the first two drafts of TRESE before it finally became the series that you're familiar with today.

click the link please