Monday, December 15, 2008
Expect the following titles in your suking bookstores by the first quarter of the year:
- Kikomachine Komix Blg. 5 "Alab Ng Puso Sa Dibdib Mo'y Buhay!"
- Trese No. 3, the third and last (???) installment
- Bob Ong's [surprisa!!!]
- A horror/suspense novel from Visprint's newest author, G. M. Coronel
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We have opened 2 more slots for the 2010 release to NEW visprint authors/creators. Interested parties, see our Submission Guidelines here.
Reminder though, the list do get filled-up pretty fast.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
November 22, 2008 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
UP Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman Quezon City
Entrance Fee: Php 50
The 4th Filipino Komiks Convention aims to bring together comic book artists/groups and publishers in a venue where they could present their talents, works and services to the public. It will showcase the creations of Filipino artists from various genres and themes and give tribute to the creators and their creations.
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VISPRINT booth will be located at E24 - along the Exhibitors Area, and near the Guest Artists area.
See you there!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Read his latest accomplished case: "Supernatural Storytelling":
MANILA, Philippines -Almost from the very beginning, Budjette Tan has been surrounded by the unusual. “When I was a newborn baby, my parents moved into what turned out to be a haunted house,” he explains. “The ghosts were seen by my yaya and my uncles. My parents didn’t believe in such things, until one summer day after my mom gave me a bath. She said the right side of my face suddenly wrinkled up—that it looked like the face of an old man. She prayed over me until I became normal again.” Psychics were summoned and a séance held. “The psychics told the spirits that they had to move on to the next plane. The haunting stopped after some time.” [continue reading here]
* Students doing thesis on books (especially the locally published ones) or even simple book reviews should keep his name in mind. A must in their reference list and bibliography.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
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Speechless brings together new poetry by five writers from across South East Asia and four brilliant UK-based poets on the theme of freedom of expression in a unique new multi-lingual spoken word show.
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Funded in part by Arts Council England, each performance features a 10 minute selection from: Priya K (Malaysia), Siege Malvar (Philippines), Pooja Nansi (Singapore), Liu Liang Yen (Taiwan), Da Thao Phuong (Vietnam) and UK artists Francesca Beard, Malika Booker, Aoife Mannix and Jacob Sam-La Rose, based around the theme of freedom of expression.
*Carlos Malvar is the author of visprint's "ROLES" a not quite unreal novel.
If you think it is morally urgent to end poverty and inequality in the world, NOW is the time to do something. Ordinary people like you and me can do something. And this is our chance.
GCAP-Philippines’ 50-50 campaign aims to get people to make a personal commitment to help end poverty. It is part of a global campaign that is called many names, among them “In My Name” which is an interactive mobilization project to support, build and give voice to anti-poverty mobilization around the world.
The idea is to get people through a variety of ways—it could be online, mobile phones, social networking sites, community radio, photography, video, etc. An online hub will be providing a variety of new ways for people to engage and link to existing campaigning actions and activities, and help build connections between people, coalitions and networks in the anti-poverty movement.
Your names, pledges and stories will be put in front of political leaders at key moments beginning this year up to 2015 to create a clear sense that people are actively pursuing change.
WHY ACT NOW?
The world has passed the halfway mark for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)—the 8 international development goals that 189 United Nations member states have agreed to achieve by the year 2015. The goals halving extreme poverty, reducing maternal and child mortality rates, fighting diseases such as AIDS, sending all children to school, and improving access to water and sanitation. The MDGs aim to spur development by improving social and economic conditions in the world’s poorest countries.
Progress towards the MDGs has so far been uneven among countries. The Philippines is among those that are government, as well as lack of funds needed to meet the MDGs poses a serious challenge for the country’s anti-poverty efforts.
We call this campaign 50-50 to mark the fact that we are half the distance or half of the way to the MDGs. And we believe there are 50 Little Things you and I can do for 50 days to fast track the MDGs and help tackle poverty and inequality.
*Please send your signed form to: kabataankontrakahirapan[at]yahoo[dot]com
**image courtesy of www.kabataangpinoy.net**
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
1. Don't send your full manuscript off the get go. Only send what's requested in the particular agent's guidelines. (They almost always can be found online.)
2. Don't respond to a rejection letter or ask "why." Just move on.
3. Don't be rude or disrespectful—rejection isn't personal, it's just part of the business.
4. Don't submit to one agent at a time. The industry is slow so it's unrealistic for agents to assume you haven't sent it to other people (unless an agent asks for an exclusive read).
5. Don't resend a query or manuscript a day or two later with a note, "I found a mistake in my proposal and fixed it." Once it's sent, it's sent.
Monday, September 22, 2008
It's your chance to snatch comic books for FREE as they're giving away THOUSANDS of comics on that day.
More details on the Comic Odyssey webpage.
Our very own Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo will be there to sign Trese copies and give away Trese posters.
Mark the date: Sept. 27, Saturday. Planet X Glorietta.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Eros Atalia of "Peksman (Mamatay Ka Man) Nagsisinungaling Ako (at iba pang Kuwentong Kasinungalingan na di pa dapat paniwalaan)"
94.7 Mellow Touch, 11-Sept, 9-10AM
Budjette Tan & Kajo Baldisimo of "TRESE"
89.1 Wave, 11-Sept, 10-12NN
Carlos Malvar of "ROLES, a Not Quite Unreal novel"
89.1 Wave, 18-Sept, 10-12NN
Alan Navarra of "Girl Trouble"
89.1 Wave, 25-Sept, 10-12NN
Mark your calendars!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
The trouble with girls
Posted 06:18pm (Mla time) (Mla time)
By Wanggo Gallaga
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—More than being a novel, Alan Navarra’s “Girl Trouble” is a journey into the depths of a young, creative and painfully hip Filipino male mind. It’s about the thought processes of Robin, a young man from the province who has joined Manila’s urban workforce. [ Read more ]
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
By Angelique Manalad, Contributor
Bob Ong’s collection of books brings tears to our eyes—tears of laughter, that is—with his own unique concoction of reality and humor, “Bakit Baligtad Magbasa Ang Mga Pilipino?” Mga Kwentong Barbero ni Bob Ong [Why does the Filipino read in reverse? Barber’s Tales from Bob Ong].*continue reading here...
A must-read especially this coming celebration of our national freedom, the book is a collection of short stories and essays from different people about the Philippine culture.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Kiko Machine Komix #04: O Kaligayahang Walang Hanggan Yeh!
by Manix Abrera
Price: Php 120.00
Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Visual Print Enterprise
Published Date: February 2008
*image courtesy of Powerbooks.com.ph*
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Photos of that sizzling (literally?) afternoon available for viewing here.
Special thanks goes to National Bookstore, for the dictionaries they gave away (the pagemasters were most excited about it!), and to Mr. Jacob Cabochan, of Pandayan Bookshop, for gracing the event.
Sa uulitin! :)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Pangalan pa lang tagline na.
Illustrator/graphic artist of Bob Ong's "Bakit Baliktad Magbasa Ng Libro Ang Mga Pilipino?" and "Alamat Ng Gubat", and cover designer of "ROLES, a Not Quite Unreal novel"
This Saturday. Present.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The blow-up pages will be exhibited gallery style.
No printed copies will be given out.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
9 of VPE’s great page masters will come together in this 1 sizzling event.
The three-hour meet and greet event will showcase our published books, upcoming titles, and the people behind them. A short talk by the editor and some extraordinary presentations will highlight the program.
Avid readers, fans and followers, publishing partners, writers aspiring to get published under the VPE name, and curious cats are all invited to grace the event.
See you on Saturday!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
MANILA, Philippines--“My name is Alexandra Trese. I am nothing like my father.” Her father Anton dabbled in affairs mystical and mysterious; she—called “Little Trese” fondly and otherwise—has inherited his gift for the eerily unorthodox, with a difference. It is to her that Manila’s police turn when a crime scene confounds them, because there is no one like Alexandra Trese.
Stepping resolutely apart from the crowd of the commonplace, “Trese: Murder on Balete Drive” by Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo (Visual Print Enterprises, Pasay City, 2008, 100 pages) is a graphic novel that stands apart from what has come before.
[read more here]
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
TRESE: Murder On Balete Drive
Creators: Budjette Tan & KaJo Baldisimo
B&W comic book
"O Kaligayahang Walang Hanggan Yeh!"
Creator: Manix Abrera
B&W comic strip compilation
Monday, February 18, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Quoted from Bob Ong's comment regarding this issue:
Totoong may mga "E-book" version na ang mga Bob Ong books, pero hindi ito PDF files na pwedeng i-download sa mga PDA, kundi illegal copies lang ng mga totoong libro na ipina-photocopy (Xerox) at ini-scan sa computer bago in-upload sa Internet. Mawalang-galang na sa namirata... pero pangit talaga ang kalidad ng mga kopya.
Sana hindi ka na-intriga sa balita, hindi mo susubukang mag-download ng illegal na kopya, o hahanapin ang mga link. Kasi gusto mong suportahan ang taong nagsulat ng mga kwento, ang mga trabahador na bumuo ng mga libro, at ang mga organisasyong sinusuportahan nito at umaasa sa tulong mo.
Kaya mong hindi gumawa ng mali.