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[Featured Guest for Comic Crazy Reading Theme] Trese’s Budjette Tan!


Myra here.

I am happy to share that we have Budjette Tan back in GatheringBooks as our Featured Storyteller.

Meet the Storyteller: Budjette Tan



Technically, we featured Budjette and Kajo two years ago when we had our Monsters reading theme. However, Budjette’s extremely hectic schedule prevented him from answering my interview questions during that period. And so, he’s back! The picture below was taken here in Singapore when Budjette attended a work-related conference a few years back.


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.

How about you, fellow bibliophiles? Any exciting events happening to your blog in the next two months?

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

2 comments on “[Featured Guest for Comic Crazy Reading Theme] Trese’s Budjette Tan!

  1. Cool! He looks like a nice guy! 😀


  2. Pingback: [BHE 180] A Reader’s Guide to Graphic Novels, Comics, and Manga – A Short List | Gathering Books

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