J. Torres - Author


J. Torres is a Filipino-born Canadian comic book writer. He is perhaps best known for his run on DC Comics’ Teen Titans Go!, the Forest of Reading Honour Book Planet Hockey, the Junior Library Guild and TD Summer Reading Club title Bigfoot Boy, and Lola: A Ghost Story, recipient of an Aesop Accolade from the American Folklore Society. Torres was born in Manila and raised in Montreal where he was educated at McGill University. He is married, has two sons and currently resides in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario.~Instagram: @jtorrescomics~Twitter: @jtorrescomics


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    2023 - Silver Birch Fiction Award, Ontario Library Association, Nominee

    2022 - Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC), Short-Listed

    2022 - Red Cedar Book Award, The Young Readers’ Choice Awards Society of British Columbia, Short-Listed

    2024 - Sakura Medal, Ontario Library Association, Nominee

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