Featured Guests for September/October: Meet the Slayers of Monsters and Beasts and a Special Guest Blogger!

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Myra here.

We are very honoured and extremely excited to announce our featured guests this September and October in GatheringBooks. Since our bimonthly theme is on Monsters, Beasts, and Chimera: Of Spooks and Spectres, we thought it best to invite the demon-hunting team, the slayers of monsters and supernatural creatures – who else but the unparalleled Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo of Trese Fame.

Meet the Storyteller: Budjette Tan

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I met Budjette during the Little Lit Festival in Manila last May 2013. I moderated their panel on Situating Southeast Asian Traditions in Picture Books and Graphic Novels. So I am aware of how dynamic a speaker he is. We are truly very happy that Budjette is one of our featured stellar guests in GatheringBooks.

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Budjette Tan during the Little Lit Festival in Manila.

Budjette Tan is creative director by day, copywriter by night, comic book writer after midnight. He is the author of TRESE, a series of urban fantasy graphic novels co-created with Kajo Baldisimo. TRESE won the Best Graphic Literature Award at the 2010 and 2012 Philippine National Book Awards. He recently launched a new comic book called The Dark Colony: Mikey Recio and the Secret of the Demon Dungeon, co-created by Bow Guerrero and JB Tapia. Tan is also the editor of the graphic novels Skyworld, The Filipino Heroes League, Bathala: Apokalypsis, Erik matti’s Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles and Co-Editor of the YA Magazine, Kwentillion.

Illustrator’s Sketchpad: Kajo Baldisimo

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Kajo is the amazing artist who brings the kick-ass Alexandra Trese to life. We are excited to know more about his creative process and artistry.

Click on the image to be taken to the websource.

Guest Blogger: Erik Weibel

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We are also very excited to welcome Erik Weibel of This Kid Reviews Books as our guest blogger. He would be talking about his recently-published book The Adventures of Tomato and Pea, Book 1: A Bad Idea as well as some of his favourite spooks and spectres tales.

Congratulations, Erik on your book!

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What about you, dear friends, what’s going on in your blog in the next two months?

1 Comment on Featured Guests for September/October: Meet the Slayers of Monsters and Beasts and a Special Guest Blogger!

  1. I can’t wait! :D I think I would like Mr. Tan! :D

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