Monday, September 19, 2016


Here's a fanfic from and Kajo, starring Batman, Wolverine and Alexandra Trese.

Story by Budjette Tan
Art by Kajo Baldisimo

Tuesday, August 09, 2016


1973. Welcome to the city of Manila, which has been under the rule of the Empire of Japan for the past 30 years.

Isamu Mizaushima returns to his homeland after 15 years fighting on the American front.

He longs for home, for change. The country, however, welcomes him to its own war.

Story and script by Oliver Evangelista
Concept art by Brandie Tan
Edited by Budjette Tan and Brandie Tan

Budjette Tan, Oliver Evangelista, Brandie Tan

Monday, July 11, 2016

KAYA: Kwentong Komiks, Hosted by Lourd de Veyra (Kapatid TV-5 ForDizIzIt)

Check out this 30 minute documentary about the history of Philippine komiks! 
I am thankful that they devoted an entire segment to TRESE 
(portion starts on the 23rd minute)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

C.B. Cebulski talks about the possibility of Pinoy Marvel superhero

A real Filipino hero in the Marvel Universe is possible

Marvel’s man in Asia C.B. Cebulski says, ‘It’s just a matter of finding the right one, and the right people to do it’

Ruel de Vera, May 13, 2016

“The Marvel Universe is the universe outside your window,” the Marvel exec adds. “We want young kids in Manila to be able to look outside their window and see a Filipino hero who is not just stereotypical. So that there are local creators who really feel these heroes were created by someone like them, who understands their culture so their backgrounds feel authentic and their powers are based on Filipino history or mythology. And that the hero is in Manila but can have adventures with Spider-Man or the Avengers or the Fantastic Four, bringing that level of authenticity to the Marvel universe.”

Additionally, that hero’s backstory needs to be a Marvel story. “It’s not just taking a piece of history or mythology. It’s taking the idea and giving it a Marvel origin. Every Marvel hero has a unique origin usually based on tragedy. They’re flawed. That’s why people can relate to them, to the human side behind the mask. We have to make it more Marvel, so that the Filipino Peter Parker or Bruce Banner is someone who’s also believable, has a background in the culture and has problems with their family, like all the other Marvel heroes.”

Cebulski says the Philippines would be perfect for this. “Marvel has such a long history with the Philippines, going back to the 1970s—beginning with Alcala, Steve Gan, Rudy Nebres—and those artists now, with Leinil Yu and Carlo Pagulayan. The Philippines is the perfect place for passion and growth with Marvel.”

Cebulski adds that the Philippines is not only an English-speaking country that got into comics early, that the Filipino creators passed down their knowledge to the next generation.

“There’s a feeling of mentorship in the Philippines that I don’t see in other places,” he points out, adding that there is “an enormous amount of Filipino talent working with Marvel” including Yu, Pagulayan, Gerry Alanguilan and Stephen Segovia.

He also praises “Trese” creator Budjette Tan: “He does a great job of doing his own books and his own comics that really embrace the Filipino storytelling side of things, but also sharing the passion for the Marvel brand because that’s the basis of superhero storytelling.”

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Friday, December 04, 2015

2015 KOMIKON REPORT by Ruel de Vera

The Komikon Report: A bigger, busier Komikon

The Philippines’ most important comics event is now twice its original size, and as influential as ever (Ruel de Vera)



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