Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bob Ong's # 8!

"Ang Mga Kaibigan Ni Mama Susan"

Bob Ong's first ever horror will also be the first ever Filipino book to have a nationwide simultaneous release. It's also the author's first first-person narrative in fiction and Visprint's first use of creambook paper in its publications. Lots of firsts here. Be first yourself as you witness history this Bonifacio Day 2010!

Don't miss it!

November 30, 2010
National Bookstore, Fully Booked, Pandayan Bookshops & 101 Boutique

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

29th National Book Awards for Graphic Literature

by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo

The Official Citation from the 2009 National Book Awards:

 Powerful, iconic characters comic book characters Darna , Zuma and Captain Barbell, among others, emerged fully-formed from the mind of Filipino comic creators. That creativity continues to this day, in all directions, in different ways. But in Trese, Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo have a stunningly original idea, swathed in the irresistible spookiness of our folklore and the edged mythology of our urban legends. Alexandra Trese, the enigmatic paranormal investigator and her lethal bodyguards the Kambal helps the police when encountering cases that just don’t make any sense of the normal kind. In the process, Tan and Baldisimo offers us a peek into the supernatural embedded into Metro Manila’s badly lit corners.

In the first volume, Trese: Murder on Balete Drive, we are introduced to Alexandra and her team, and the second volume, Trese: Unreported Murders, showed us one peculiar procedural after another. But it is in this third volume, Trese: Mass Murders, where we find out where and how Alexandra Trese came to be who and where she is. Instead of hemming us in, Trese: Mass Murders actually opens up another world of narrative possibilities.

The rabid fan following Trese has earned is impressive, and that only adds to the fact that in Trese, Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo has crafted a testament to the limitless capacity of the Filipino imagination, as well as one of the best Filipino comic books of all time.

It is for those reasons that Trese: Mass Murders is given the National Book Award for Graphic Literature.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Let us be the first to spread Christmas love!

Just for the month of November, we'll be accepting online book orders for any and all Visprint titles with FREE delivery!

Promo Mechanics:

1. Every order should cost a minimum of P500.00 to avail of the free delivery promo.

2. Starting Nov. 5, you may Email your orders to: [] with the following format:


1. Title of book = no. of copies
2. Title of book = no. of copies
3. Title of book = no. of copies

Complete name:
Complete postal address* with zip code:
Contact number(s):

*be sure there will always be somebody in your given address to receive your order. we won't be giving refunds for wrong/incomplete address or those with nobody to receive the package.

Orders posted via comments section or FB will not be entertained.

3. After we receive your order, we will send you back a confirmation letter containing your bill and UTC. You may deposit your payment through any of these bank accounts:

BPI - Visprint Inc.
Acct. # 0031-0717-04

PNB - Visprint, Inc.
Acct. # 00-264-830757-0

Allied Bank - Visprint, Inc.
Acct. # 1751-00997-5

Send us a copy of your validated deposit slip either through fax (63-2-8876691) or email ( Don't forget to indicate your UTC*. Orders with unverified payments will not be processed.

4. Deliveries will be sent every Tuesdays (for payments received and verified Tues-Thur the week before) and Thursdays (for payments received and verified Fri-Mon) only.

5. Valid only for deliveries within the Philippines.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PROVINCIAL CUSTOMERS: Before placing your orders, kindly check the serviceable areas and the nearest branch where you can pick-up your shipment: []. We will not be responsible for unclaimed items.

6. Promo period is Nov. 5-Nov. 29, 2010 only.

SRP of Visprint titles:

by Karen Francisco
Naermyth = P250.00

by Karl De Mesa
News of the Shaman = P240.00

by Carlo Vergara
Ang Kagilagilalas Na Pakikipagsapalaran Ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah = P240.00

by Manix Abrera
12 Comics = P500.00
Kikomachine Komix Blg. 1 = P110.00
Kikomachine Komix Blg. 2 = P120.00
Kikomachine Komix Blg. 3 = P120.00
Kikomachine Komix Blg. 4 = P120.00
Kikomachine Komix Blg. 5 = P125.00
Kikomachine Komix Blg. 6 = P150.00

by Freely Abrigo
Kulas = P120.00

by Alan Navarra
Girl Trouble = P250.00

by David Hontiveros
Parman = P120.00
Craving = P120.00

by Eros Atalia
Peksman (mamatay ka man) = P200.00
Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me = P200.00

by Budjette Tan & Kajo Baldissimo
Trese: Murder On Balete Drive = P140.00
Trese: Unreported Murders = 140.0
Trese: Mass Murders = P200.00

by Carlos "Siege" Malvar
ROLES: a Not Quite Unreal novel = P150.00
CRASH: the Not Quite Unreal sequel = P200.00

by G. M. Coronel
Tragic Theater = P200.00

by Bob Ong
ABNKKBSNPLAko?! = P150.00
Ang Paboritong Libro Ni Hudas = P180.00
Bakit Baliktad Magbasa Ng Libro Ang Mga Pilipino? = P200.00
Alamat Ng Gubat = P100.00
Stainless Longganisa = P150.0
Macarthur = P100.00
Kapitan Sino = P175.00

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November Visprint titles

Kikomachine Komix Blg. 6
Venn Man
Creator:  Manix Abrera
ISBN:  971-05450-2-7
B&W comic strip compilation
SRP: P150.00
Author:  Karen Francisco
ISBN:  971-94569-4-9
Fantasy/adventure novel
SRP: P250.00

*will be available in all Pandayan Bookshop branches
starting November 4, 2010.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Reads

The Halloween season is fast approaching!  We highly recommend you include these titles in your book shopping list :)

PENUMBRA Novellas by David Hontiveros: 

Parman”, P120.00
Craving”, P120.00

TRESE Series by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo:
Trese:  Murder On Balete Drive”, P140.00
Trese:  Unreported Murders”, P140.00
Trese:  Mass Murders”, P200.00

By G.M. Coronel:
Tragic Theater”, P200.00

By Karl R. De Mesa:
News of the Shaman”, P240.00 

Friday, September 17, 2010

29th National Book Awards Finalist

Go TRESE team!!!
Graphic Literature   
1.  Trese: Mass Murders, Ferdinand-Benedict G. Tan and Jonathan A. Baldisimo (Visprint)
2. El Indio A Graphic Novel by Francisco V. Coching (Vibal Foundation)

Click HERE for the complete list of finalists. 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Invitation / Programme

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See details and updates HERE!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Visprint's 2010 Book Event

"Literature From Shakespeare to Bob Ong: Bridging the Divide Between the Popular And the Canonical"

*In collaboration with the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters: Dept. of Literature, Thomasian Writers Guild, The Literary Society and The Varsitarian*


Aug 17: Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, Prof. Jun Cruz Reyes, Dr. Ophelia Dimalanta, Dr. Efren Abueg, Mr. Jun Balde, Dr. Isagani Cruz

Aug 18: Visprint writers and comic creators

See details and updates HERE!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July Visprint title

News of the Shaman
Four Novellas of Horror
Author:  Karl De Mesa
ISBN: 971-94569-3-0
Largeprint, Fiction
SRP: P240.00

*as of date, is available in all Pandayan Bookshop branches.
Grab your copy now!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Faulty copy of Visprint book

Our sincerest apologies to all our dear buyers who have received copies of "Trese 3: Mass Murders" and "12" (silent comics) with faulty binding. Rest assured we have already addressed the problem with our binding supplier.

You may have your copy replaced from the bookstore/comic shop you have purchased it from, just present your receipt. For those who have already lost their receipt or got the book as a gift, you may bring your faulty copy to the Visprint office during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) and look for Ms. Ella. Please call ahead (8452703) or email*** us to inform us of your sched so we may have your new copy ready.

Again, our apologies for the trouble this may have caused you.

* applies to other titles as well
** faulty copy refers ONLY to damaged books with printing error or faulty binding, and NOT due to misuse or wear-and-tear.
*** please do NOT advise us of your replacement sched through the comments section of this site.  We will accommodate replacement requests only through phone calls and emails.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Carlos "Siege" Malvar in Sunday Inquirer Magazine!

The New Radical
By Ruel S. De Vera
Philippine Daily Inquirer

IT WAS bound to happen. Taking the next step in literary evolution, the iPod-toting, zeitgeist-conscious, latte-sipping, Facebook-wielding generation would develop a writer designed for maximum effect.

Meet Exhibit A: Carlos “Siege” Malvar, the 26-year-old novelist whose work, such as his Not Quite Unreal series, springs from and celebrates the high jinks of being young and Filipino. “Roles” and its sequel “Crash” depict growing up with a cerebral authenticity, shedding light on the claustrophobic mythology that is Pinoy adolescence.

Friday, April 16, 2010

All available at tomorrow's Komikon!

*while supplies last* 

Carlo Vergara's Zsazsa Zaturnnah (P200)

David Hontiveros' Penumbra novellas:  Takod, Parman & Craving (P100 each)

Freely Abrigo's Kulas (P120)

Budjette Tan & Kajo Baldisimo's TRESE (books 1 & 2 @ P140; book 3 @ P200)

Manix Abrera's Kikomachine Komix volumes 1-5 (P120 each)

Manix Abrera's  12 (silent comics) with 20% discount (P400)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Komikon Summer De Avance na!

Hey guys! Anong gagawin natin bago mag-Mayo? Mag-Komikon tayo!

Komikon Summer De Avance is on April 17, 2010 10am to 8pm, at UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman. Entrance fee is just 50 Php. Mingle with fans, retailers, creators and enthusiast. Kitakits tayo dun!

Dress in cool and casual clothes, its going to be one hot event!

Visprint booth will be on your immediate right, after the entrance :D

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Preliminary round is now closed.

We thank all the students who sent in their entries to our Book Design Contest 2010!

Finalists will receive an email, not later than 8PM today, together with new details of the next process.

We'll be sending back the artworks of those who have provided self-addressed-envelope-with-prepaid-postage. For the others, you may pick-up your files from the Visprint office during office hours.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Book Design Contest Application Form available in

We're currently experiencing some glitches in our website.  For those who wish to download the application form for the Book Design Contest, another copy is posted HERE.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Due to insistent public demand...

Submissions for the Book Design Contest 2010 is extended until March 30, 2010 (Tuesday) 5:00PM.

See complete details HERE.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Book Design Contest 2010

Calling all highly creative STUDENT artists with equally high professional aptitude :)

If you're a 16-21 y/o student, currently enrolled, and has not been commissioned locally or internationally for any professional/commercial work on book design, this is your chance to design Visprint's fantasy novel for 2010!

Interested parties may submit the following for application:
- photocopy of current school year registration form
- photocopy of school ID
- 1 page of your best artwork in black and white (letter size)
- 1 page of your best artwork in monochrome (letter size)
- 1 page of your best artwork in full color (letter size)
- application form with written agreement on terms and condition of the contest (download and print form here)

All entries must be received before 6PM on Monday, March 15, 2010.

Three (3) finalists will be chosen, who will be required to attend the project brief with the editor and the author. Deadline of final project design is 30-days after the briefing.

Project Scope:
- Cover design (front, back, inside, author's profile)
- Book layout (treatment for various book sections and typefaces)

The winning design and book layout will receive Php7,500.00 cash. Runners-up (2) will receive Php2,500.00 each.

*Complete details, rules and regulations are stipulated in the application form. Should there be any further inquiry or clarification, email us at book_inquiry[at]visprint[dot]net, with the Subject: "Book Design Contest 2010"