Friday, June 03, 2011
Thursday, June 02, 2011
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
NEWS SOURCE: http://www.livreshebdo.fr/actualites/prix/actualites/5-bd-en-competition-pour-le-prix-asie-acbd-2011/6778.aspx
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: http://treskomikeros.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/tk-73-budjette-tan/
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!