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Joseph "J" Torres: Award-winning Pinoy comic book writer

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From Cynthia de Castro at Asian Journal: Joseph “J” Torres’ website describes the award-winning comic book writer as “possibly Canada’s most valuable export.”

It could very well be true.

The creator of many comic books for which he has won many awards, the Filipino-born Canadian comic book writer won the Shuster Award for Outstanding Writer for his work on Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Love as a Foreign Language and Teen Titans Go. He is also the writer of the Eisner Award nominated Alison Dare and the YALSA listed Days Like This and Lola: A Ghost Story. Other comic book credits include Avatar: The Last Airbender, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century, Ninja Scroll, Wonder Girl, Wonder Woman, and WALL-E: Recharge.

J Torres was born in Manila and raised in Montreal, Quebec where he was educated at McGill University. Before writing comic books, Torres was an ESL instructor.

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