I had a blast yesterday at the newly-launched Studio Salimbal’s “Let’s Talk Philippine Comics” forum at Fully Booked BGC. The place was packed with comics creators and fans, and the discussions were lively and informative. (More info in a bit.)
My friend Mina has a new book out — a new adult, romance novella called Playing Autumn. It’s now available as a paperback, and you can order it from her website. I did the cover design. I hope y’all like it.
While doing the cover, I did realize that this may be the first book cover I’d done that actually has a kilig feel to it. I suppose it’s because the photo I used has a couple in it — they seem happy and the girl is smiling. It’s not that none of the previous books I’ve made covers for have romance in them — a lot of them do — but for the Playing Autumn cover, the romance is more emphasized.
Author (also friend and business partner) Mina V. Esguerra just released the third book in her Interim Goddess of Love series. It’s titled Icon of the Indecisive and it’s now out on Amazon.com as an eBook (the print version will be available soon). Hope y’all like the cover I made for it. Just like in the covers of the two previous books, this one features photography by style blogger Rhea Bue (who’s also the girl in the photos).
My friend Mina just published a new book, the sequel to her new adult romance fantasy novella “Interim Goddess of Love”. Book 2 is titled “Queen of the Clueless”. The sequel is even funnier and more awesome than the first book (yeah, I read an advance copy), so you should check it out.
But wait, there’s more.
A few months ago she asked me to design the cover for “Queen” and a new cover for “Goddess”. “Goddess” already had a pretty nice cover, as it was released in January last year. But she wanted a new cover that would be in the same theme as the cover for “Queen”.
So here we are. This is the new cover for “Interim Goddess of Love”.
In a city where the aswang control everything that is illegal and where ancient gods seek to control everything else, enforcing the law can be a very difficult task.
When crime takes a turn for the weird, the police normally call Alexandra Trese. Lately, it seems like others have been taking that call.
A mysterious racer has been breaking the speed limit, running after and capturing criminals.
A masked giant has been demolishing drug dens and breaking up gangs.
Trese must confront these supernatural crime-fighters and bring order back to the city, before the underworld attempts to seek balance in its own way.
There will be book launches of Trese 5 on November 10 and 24. Creators Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo will be answering questions and signing copies. There will also be a Trese art gallery on display.