Friday, July 31, 2009

KOMIKON Awards 2009: We have been nominated!


You are nominated in the upcoming KOMIKON AWARDS 2009. Nominations were held last July 01 - 15, 2009. You were nominated for the following category:

For Comics Aid Award:
Visual Print Enterprises has been publishing a large number of great quality local comic books such as Manix Abrera’s Kikomachine, Freely Abrigo’s Kulas, the graphic novel Trese by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo and Carlo Vergara’s Ang Kagila-gilalas Na Pakikipagsapalaran Ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah. Hopefully more publishers will follow suit.

Our sincerest appreciation to everyone responsible in helping us make it into the list of nominees!

Big cheers to all book readers and comics enthusiasts who continually support and appreciate Visprint (VPE) titles!

Maraming maraming salamat po!

*See voting details here.


[List 01]

BEST COMIC: Best Graphic Novel / Anthology:
Trese by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo

BEST COMIC: Best Comic Strip Compilation:
Kikomachine by Manix Abrera
Kulas by Freely Abrigo

Budjette Tan / Kajo Baldisimo (Trese)

Die Die Evil Die, Kikomachine Komix book 3 by Manix Abrera
O, Kaligayahang Walang Hanggan Yeh!, Kikomachine Komix book 4 by Manix Abrera
Alab ng Puso sa Dibidib Mo’s Buhay! Kikomachine Komix book 5 by Manix Abrera
Trese: Murder on Balete Drive (Vol.1) by Kajo Baldisimo
Trese: Unreported Murders (Vol. 2) by Kajo Baldisimo

Manix Abrera (Kikomachine, Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Freely Abrigo (Kulas, The Manila Bulletin)

[List 02]

Trese (issue 1-7) by Budjette Tan and kajo Baldisimo
Kapitan Tog by Freely Abrigo

Bertong Badtrip of Kikomachine, by Manix Abrera
Alexandra Trese of Trese by Budjette Tan and kajo Baldisimo
The Kambal of Trese by Budjette Tan and kajo Baldisimo
Maliksi of the Tikbalang Tribe of Trese by Budjette Tan and kajo Baldisimo
Kapitan Tog of Kapitan Tog by Freely Abrigo
Kulas of Kulas by Freely Abrigo

Rules of the Race - The Alberto and Maliksi Car Race (Trese)

  • Voting period will be from August 10 to September 20, 2009

*Voting Ballots will be available in the following stores:

Comic Odyssey
  • Robinson's Place, Level 3 Ermita,Manila
  • Robinson's Galleria, Level 3 Expansion Mall,Edsa cor. Ortigas
Comic Quest
  • Lower Ground Floor Bldg. A, SM Megamall
  • 2nd Floor Main Bldg., SM City North Edsa

*ONLINE VOTING POLLS to be announced

Winners will be announced at the 5th Philippine Annual Komiks Convention (KOMIKON) this October 2009!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Trese is NBDB Book Club's pick for July

Join the NBDB Book Club as we follow the trail of Alexandra Trese as she roves the streets of Manila to unravel crimes involving paranormal creatures Sherlock Holmes style.

This July’s book pick is Trese, the highly acclaimed series of graphic novels by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. Contributing to the renaissance of Pinoy comics, Trese reintroduces us to the rich Philippine folklore with its inky sketches detailing creepy stories of dark creatures looming the streets of Manila. The NBDB Book Club will be joined by author Budjette Tan and Illustrator Kajo Baldisimo who will talk about their work and answer questions from fans.

Trese is published by VisPrint and is available at Comic Quest, Comic Odyssey, Pandayan, National Bookstore, Best Sellers, Fully Booked, Powerbooks and other leading bookstores and comics outlets.

The NBDB Book Club session will be held on July 25, 2 pm, at the Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati Avenue cor. Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Admission is free. Call 926-8238 for details.