PRIVATE IRIS is the first detective comic book series published by Blue Cow Co., Inc. Its maiden issue was launched on April 19, 2008 at Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street. It is the most anticipated comic book for kids. It tackles mysteries to be solved by none other than the young detective Private Iris herself, as well as useful facts and money saving tips that are relevant for the youth in this day and age.
Through a partnership with one of the leading financial companies, Private Iris offers a gift to parents and kids. Each issue of the comic book comes with a free code, which parents should use to spark their children’s money management skills. The free gift plus the financial fitness lessons embedded in the stories create a reading experience that is fun, meaningful, and practical for today’s generation.
Behind the unfolding mysteries and unbounded discoveries of Private Iris are two of today’s most brilliant minds in the local comic book scene. It is Jamie Bautista’s latest project lined up after a career in teaching comic book classes in various universities and the creation of the long-running comic series Cast. With him is critically-acclaimed graphic novelist, Arnold Arre, behind the award-winning graphic novels The Mythology Class (1999), Trip to Tagaytay (2001), After Eden (2002), and Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat (2006). Arnold is also busy doing art for Cast, which makes Private Iris another much-awaited collaboration of the duo.