Lola: A Ghost Story by J. Torres and Elbert Or

I saw this and I just had to get it. Oni Press got 2 Pinoy Talents in Eisner Award nominated writer J. Torres and Elbert Or. It’s about a kid named Jesse and his Lola (grandmother) just died. Jesse can see dead people… His Lola told so many stories about the creatures that bump in the night.

The setting is based in The Philippines and Jesse came from abroad. I don’t want to give away much but this book is about unfinished business and family. The art by Elbert Or is fantastic. I like the cartoon type drawings and it made the comic easier to digest since it’s a ghost story and all. Elbert Or was taking his masters when I took the comic book elective in Ateneo de Mania. Now he’s teaching there. I think it’s pretty cool Elbert Or got this project. His art matched well with J. Torres’ storytelling.

I specifically admire J. Torres for being one of the few Pinoy writers who made it to mainstream comics. He wrote for DC with Teen Titans Go! and he got nominated for an Eisner for crying out loud!!! You have all sorts of artist names but you never hear the writers. J. Torres is THAT GUY who makes us Filipinos prouder!!!

If J. Torres or Elbert Or ever get to read this, THANKS FOR THE AWESOME COMIC GENTLEMEN!!! Loved every page!!! 🙂


1 Response to “Lola: A Ghost Story by J. Torres and Elbert Or”

  1. 1 anj
    February 28, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    i love elbert or’s art. i hope to get the comics soon along with manix’ abrera’s “12”, gerry alanguilan’s “elmer” and “where bold stars go to die.” i have most of arre’s work except “martial law babies” was a flood victim.

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