Friday, June 03, 2011

Francis Manapul and Philip Tan's new DC books

Rising superstar Francis Manapul, fresh off his acclaimed run on THE FLASH with Geoff Johns, makes his comics writing debut in THE FLASH #1, sharing both scripting and art duties with Brian Buccellato. The Flash knows he can’t be everywhere at once, but what happens when he faces an all-new villain who can? The cover to issue #1 is by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato.

Batman writer Tony Daniel will team up with artist Philip Tan (GREEN LANTERN: AGENT ORANGE, THE OUTSIDERS) for THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #1. Carter Hall’s skill at deciphering lost languages has led him to a job with an archeologist who specializes in alien ruins – but will the doctor’s latest discovery spread an alien plague through New York City? No matter the personal cost, Carter Hall must don his cowl and wings and become the new, savage Hawkman to survive. The cover to issue #1 is by Philip Tan.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

ELMER nominated for ACBD

Gerry Alanguilan's ELMER has been nominated by Association des Critiques et des journalistes de Bande Dessinée (ACBD), a French association of comics, critics and journalists, under the Asia-CALL category. "Award Asia-CALL distinguishes a work of comic Asian adapted into French during the last season. Comics from the Asian continent are an increasingly important place in contemporary culture."

The winners will be announced at at the Japan Expo Awards Ceremony, Thursday, June 30, 2011.

Here's the complete list of nominees:
Elmer, Gerry Alanguilan
Kamui Den, Sanpei Shirato
The Kanto Plain, Kazuo Kamimura
The Voyage of Ryu, Shotaro Ishinomori
Vinland Saga, Makoto Yukimura


talking about TRESE with Tres Komikeros

Last Monday, despite having a bad cold and cough that made me sound like a muppet, I got on Skype and chatted with John Amor and Migs Santos of TRES KOMIKEROS about how Trese started, how Trese was inspired by my favorite TV shows and how it was actually based on a rejected story I pitched to Marvel, and about how I got rejected by DC Comics and Atlas Komiks, and about how I really, really hate horror movies.

So, if you'd like to hear me babble for an hour and overshare details of my life, download the episode at:

Here's the blurb from their blog: In this episode of Tres Komikeros, John and Migs are joined by National Book Award Winner, Budjette Tan. Join us as he talks about the inspiration and research behind his hit noir-horror graphic novel, Trese. In this hour-long interview, we shed light on strange and amusing factoids such as Budjette’s writing process, his “technique” for writing action sequences, his slowly growing case against Brian Michael Bendis, and much much more. Enjoy, folks!


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