The award-winning supernatural detective story TRESE is heading back to press in time for Netflix Anime Series.
The press release follows:
Media Release — ABLAZE announced today that Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s TRESE Volume 1: Murder on Balete Drive TP has sold out at Diamond and has gone back to press for a second printing.
When dusk arrives in the city of Manila, that’s when you become the most likely prey of the underworld. Kidnappers and thieves will be the least of your worries. Beware the criminals that can’t be bound with handcuffs nor harmed with bullets. Beware the ones that crave for your blood, those who hold your heart ransom, and the ones that come to steal your soul. When crime takes a turn for the weird, the police call Alexandra Trese.
The series has not only found love with readers but also critical praise:
“The unconventional monster art and moody, action-packed narratives make this horror-crime series a must-follow for any aficionado of the macabre.” – Publisher’s Weekly
With TRESE Volume 1’s second printing, and TRESE Volume 2: Unreported Murders hitting shelves soon, fans will have just enough time to get caught up on the supernatural mysteries steeped heavily in Filipino mythology before the upcoming Netflix’s anime launches June 11th. The series, helmed by Jay Oliva, director of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (2013) and Justice League Dark (2017), features Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell as the voice of Alexandra Trese in English, and Liza Soberano (My Ex and Whys, Alone/Together) in Filipino.
“Thank you very much to all the new (and old) readers that picked up Ablaze’s TRESE Vol.1! It’s great news to us that the first printing is sold out. We hope the second printing gets to stores soon and into the hands of new readers sooner! Hope you enjoy our tour of the dark and mythical side of Manila.” Budjette Tan, writer/co-creator of TRESE.
ABLAZE Co-Founder & VP Creative/Biz Dev Rich Young: “With anticipation building for the TRESE Anime Netflix series, readers are jumping on board the graphic novel series, and we’ll be working to make sure copies are available to all those who want to read the amazing source material.”
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ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
Budjette Tan grew up in a haunted house and was told to go to sleep early because there were aswang flying outside their bedroom window. It’s not surprising that these stories would later inspire him to write TRESE. He is also the writer and co-creator of the award-winning comic book “The Dark Colony Book 1: Mikey Recio and the Secret of the Demon Dungeon”. He currently works in the LEGO Agency in Denmark as one of the creative leads for the toy company’s global communication campaigns.
Kajo Baldisimo is a fan and avid reader of Filipino komiks from the 80s and 90s. He is a storyboard artist by day and comic book creator by night working on TRESE and his self-published bi-weekly zine called WKWKMDNK. After living in Manila for forty years, he is now permanently residing in Davao City, south of the Philippines, where he, together with his wife and son, are beginning to establish an animal shelter.
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