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Count down to ‘TRESE’–and catch the first five minutes

The Netflix Original Anime series “TRESE,” based on Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo’s comic book, is almost here–the series drops midnight (12 a.m.) on June 11 Manila time–and we can can all count down to the historic premiere together. In case you have been living under an enchanted rock, catch the official trailer here: Can’t …

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Visprint is dead: All hail Avenida Books–How Nida Ramirez changed PH publishing

When Flornida “Nida” Gatus-Ramirez was in a freshman at the University of Santo Tomas High School, she would go to their family’s small printing press in Recto to wait for her father Nenido so they could go home together. What struck her then was “the very familiar scent of paper and ink,” she says. “I …

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Anime fans, you have a lot to look forward to

16 anime titles—including the much-awaited ‘TRESE’— headed to Netflix         Over 100 million households around the world watched anime in the past year,” said Taiki Sakurai, Netflix’s chief producer for anime.  According to Sakurai, they’ve seen a 50-percent growth year on year in subscribers who have been watching anime. Anime titles have …

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‘TRESE’ Vol. 1 out in the US Nov. 4; Vol. 2 announced for April 2021

Halloween has come early for fans of “TRESE” The scary, sleek indie Filipino comic that could just broke through again. After being picked up by American publisher Ablaze Publishing, Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s “TRESE” will continue to roam bookstore shelves in North America, a feat no other Filipino comic book team or property has …

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‘TRESE’ US edition gets special variant cover; more volumes to come

Budjette Tan and Ka-jo Baldisimo’s upcoming “TRESE” just keep on winning. Long a fan-favorite and commerically-successfully comic book series in the Philippines through Visprint, Inc., “TRESE” gets its North American debut as a trade paperback in September from Ablaze Publishing, the brain child of former Dynamite Publishing’s Rich Young. Our chronicle of paranormal investigator Alexandra …

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Bound for Netflix, comic book ‘TRESE’ gets a U.S. publisher

What do you do when you achieve the dream of a lifetime? When he was a child, Ferdinand Benedict “Budjette” Tan escaped into the pages of American comics, dreaming of those panels and the creative action within. But back in the 1990s, such dreams didn’t often come true when big comic book companies ruled the …

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‘TRESE’ cocreator Baldisimo draws Pinay Slayer on cover of new ‘Buffy’ comic book

Kajo Baldisimo is a master at summoning visuals of the supernatural, you know, a Chosen One. We know this because he is the cocreator of the award-winning “TRESE” comic book series, the urban fantasy crime series featuring the paranormal investigator Alexandra Trese. Now, Baldisimo is getting the chance to present another badass warrior against the …

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