Budjette Tan supposedly grew up in a haunted house and was told to sleep early because there were blood-sucking aswang flying outside their house. Who would have known that these stories would later inspire him to write the comic book series Trese, co-created with artist Kajo Baldisimo.
Trese is a three-time winner of Best Graphic Literature of the Year in the Philippine National Book Awards. It is now globally available in three languages and was recently adapted into a Netflix animated series.
Tan was a co-editor and writer for the Alamat Comics, The Dark Colony books, The Lost Journal of Alejandro Pardo: Creatures and Beasts of Philippine Folklore, The Beast Bestiary and Sound: A Comic Book Anthology.
He now works in Denmark as a creative lead in the LEGO Agency. He lives there with his wife and son, far away from any aswang – or so they think!
By the way, his name is pronounced “budget”, but don’t ask him anything about finance.
Events for Budjette Tan
Fables Around the Fire: Ben Miller, Bolu Babalola, Budjette Tan, Dubai Abulhoul & Nicholas Jubber
Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 20:00-21:15Venue: MBRL Amphitheatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 25
AED 60From the Dwarfs of Europe to Dwende of the Philippines, and from the Kings of A... Read More
Tabi-Tabi Po - Entering the World of Trese: Budjette Tan & Kajo Baldisimo
Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 16:00-17:00Venue: Al Baraha II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 120
AED 60As the sun sets in the city of Manila, creatures and monsters of the night rise ... Read More
Things that Go Bump in the Night: Budjette Tan, Catriona Ward, Ragnar Jónasson & Roger Luckhurst
Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 18:00-19:00Venue: MBRL Amphitheatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 119
AED 60There’s nothing quite like a book that keeps you up all night. But what is it ab... Read More
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