Comics by Svetlana Chmakova
On the heels of her recent (and well deserved!) Eisner Award nomination for Awkward, Svetlana Chmakova returns this December with a brand new tale from the halls of Berrybrook Middle School with Brave!
On her first day at her new school, Penelope--Peppi--Torres reminds herself of these basics. But when she trips into a quiet boy in the hall, Jaime Thompson, she's already broken the first rule, and the mean kids start calling her the "nerder girlfriend." How does she handle this crisis? By shoving poor Jaime and running away!
Surrounding herself with new friends in the art club, Peppi still can't help feeling ashamed about the way she treated Jaime. Things are already awkward enough between the two, but to make matters worse, he's a member of her own club's archrivals--the science club! And when the two clubs go to war, Peppi realizes that sometimes you have to break the rules to survive middle school!
Nightschool: The Weirn Books volume 4
The Sohrem is rising, the Hunters are on the move, and Alex is caught in the middle! As forces conspire to draw the young weirn and her allies back to an empty school, the shadow of the enemy who has been pulling all the strings begins to show. But is it the enemy without - or the one inside her - that Alex should fear the most?!
Nightschool: The Weirn Books volume 3
Betrayed by one of their own, the Hunters have become the hunted as their hideaway is invaded by a pack of ravenous werewolves! But it'll take more than a few mongrels to get the better of these kids. Meanwhile, Alex begins advanced training with Mr. Roi. Will he be able to help her find a clue to her sister's disappearance? Or is the home-schooled Alex in way over her head?
Nightschool: The Weirn Books volume 2
When Alex's sister, Sarah, vanishes and all memory and evidence of her existence is erased, Alex is determined to get to the bottom of her sister's disappearance. What better place to start her investigations than the Nightschool itself? But when she discovers that sneaking into the Nightschool isn't as simple as it might seem, Alex enrolls as a student. But is she prepared for what she might find?
Nightschool: The Weirn Books volume 1
Schools may lock up for the night, but class is in session for an entirely different set of students. In the Nightschool, vampires, werewolves, and weirns (a particular breed of witches) learn the fundamentals of everything from calculus to spell casting. Alex is a young weirn whose education has always been handled through homeschooling, but circumstances seem to be drawing her closer to the Nightschool. Will Alex manage to weather the dark forces gathering?
Dramacon: Ultimate Edition
A must-have hardcover collection of the bestselling Dramacon series! Celebrate the world of Dramacon with this ultimate collector's edition! The hardcover complete collection features previously unpublished chibi comics, a new cover, creator interview, early story concepts, and more!
Dramacon volume 3
Now college students, Christie and Bethany are back to pimp their comic, this time to a delightfully large crowd of loyal fans. But even as Bethany glows with pride over her designs being on the con T-shirts this year, she dreads the arrival of her strict mother, who's coming to the show! And while Christie is thrilled to be back hanging out with the wacky crowd from Firebird Studios, one thing after another keeps her from getting together with Matt. Between his ex-girlfriend, cosplay issues, and their own strong personalities, could it be that these two are just not destined to be together?
Dramacon volume 2
It's Christie's second year at the Lakeside Anime Convention and the drama picks up right where it left off in Dramacon volume one! With her new partner-in-crime, a.k.a. artiste extraordinaire Bethany, she is promoting her latest comic. Matt is also back, but to Christie's shock, he now has a girlfriend!
Dramacon volume 1
When Christie settles in the Artist Alley of her first ever anime convention, she only sees it as an opportunity to promote the comic she had started with her boyfriend. But conventions are never what you expect and soon the whirlwind of events sweeps Christie off her feet and changes her life. Who is the mysterious cosplayer that won't even take off his sunglasses indoors? What do you do when you fall in love with a guy who is going to be miles away from you in just a couple of days?
Other Books Featuring Art by Svetlana Chmakova
The Art Adventures of Mr. Raccoon
Longtime readers of Svetlana Chmakova's books may have noticed a little raccoon sneaking into the background of her comics ever since Dramacon. His name is Mr. Raccoon and he has appeared in Dramacon, Nightschool, and Awkward. Finally, his tale can be told...in the form of a coloring book!
Only available at conventions
Witch & Wizard volume 3
Although Whit and Wisty's magic and their control over it have matured, they still find themselves helpless to prevent The One Who Is The One from destroying everyone and everything they hold dear. But there's a reckoning on the horizon, and the siblings have no choice but to devise a strategy to topple with one decisive blow the tyrant who has devastated their world before he becomes truly all-powerful...
Witch & Wizard volume 2
When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order.
But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is "The One Who Has the Gift." While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty's suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion!
Witch & Wizard volume 1
Imagine waking up to find that the world around you - life as you know it - has changed in an instant. That's what happens to Whit Allgood and his sister, Wisty. They thought that they were just a couple of normal teenagers, until their rude awakening at the hands of a dozen armed police! Charged with being a wizard and a witch, accused of having incredible powers they never dreamed possible, the siblings find themselves the targets of an upstart political regime, The New Order, which has swept the country and vowed to wipe "their kind" from existence. Now Whit and Wisty must fight for both their freedom and their lives as they unlock the powers burning inside of them!
Peter Pan: Bento Comics Anthology 2012
Neverland awaits the intrepid reader who dares to explore its twisting turns and unfathomable depths. The Bento Comics collective is proud to present eight loving tributes to the collected works of J.M.Barrie and his "terrible masterpiece" - the immortal adventures of Peter Pan. May this 118-page collection bring you to the magical land where no one ever grows old.
Chapter 1, "An Awfully Big Adventure", was written and illustrated by Svetlana.
Sherlock Holmes: Bento Comics Anthology 2011
The game is afoot! Bento Comics, an artist's collective for manga-style comics, is proud to present this finely-crafted collection of Sherlockian tales from selected extraordinary artists. We shall delight and amuse the discerning consumer of magic, mayhem, mystery and adventure! Featuring 12 tales in total, prepare for 154 pages of amazement!
Chapter 11, "The Amazing Case of Countess Maria Potemkina", was written and illustrated by Svetlana.
Poison Candy: Bento Comics Anthology 2010
From the poison pens of the Bento Comics collective comes a sticky snack of tainted dainties for your delectation and delight! Eight artists, eight twisted stories - an 81-page banquet of sick, sugary treats to satisfy the most twisted of teeth!
Chapter 1, "Masks", was written and illustrated by Svetlana.
Piece by Piece: Stories About Fitting Into Canada
This anthology features stories by Canada's finest authors who were born in another country and who went through the experience of trying to "fit in". The stories explore fourteen journeys and their telling incidents, from the shock of first impressions to the writers' first stirrings of "becoming Canadian" and what that meant to them. The young adult audience is a perfectly tuned readership for this collection, which features such acclaimed an illustrated story by Svetlana Chmakova titled "Red Maple Leaves".
Svetlana was one of the illustrators in this book.
Flight volume 5
Svetlana has a short story in volume 5 of Flight! Titled "On The Importance of Space Travel", the story is about a little girl who claims to be the princess of Pluto! Her classmate disbelieves.
Mangaka America showcases a selection of North American-based mangaka, including Svetlana Chmakova, highlighting each artist's unique contibution to the genre. Manga fans are often anxious to learn new skills and techniques, and this book also provides mini-tutorials providing instruction on character design, layouts, digital inking, and coloring.
24 Hour Comics Day Highlights 2005
Over 800 cartoonists worldwide celebrated 24 Hour Comics Day this year, when cartoonists are challenged to try to create 24 pages of comics in 24 straight hours. Nat Gertler sifted through the hundreds of submitted stories to find 24 gems, in a range of genres including humor, horror, western and autobiography. Some come from well-established comics creators, others come from people who have never created a comics story before. And for those who have not noticed the rise of the female cartoonists, half of the stories chosen for the book are from women, whether pros like Svetlana Chmakova or brand new voices on the comics scene.
The Dragon in the Smoke
A missing persons case draws the characters into the convoluted investigation of a crime with no apparent motive. The investigation becomes even more confusing when the only solid clues the characters have refer to a dragon - and dragons don't exist... ...do they? This introductory adventure for Victoriana sends the characters across all levels of society in an investigation that races against the clock to return two missing children, introduces new rules for oriental martial artists into the Victoriana game.
Online Comics by Svetlana Chmakova
The Adventures of CG!
Say hello to your new best friend! Her name is CG! and she's a college student who lives with her best friends. Each month, we'll put up a new Manga chapter that is all about CG!'s adventures as she deals with guys, her friends, and school. So follow along and see what happens to CG! next! And be sure to read the most recent chapter, on the last page of your issue of CosmoGIRL!
Sadhil Azaat is a sorceress wannabe with a big problem--she doesn't have enough magic to light a match. Not hazed even slightly but that fact, she is bent on achieving her goal and stops at nothing. So what if it's been ten years and she STILL can't pass for a decent sorceress! So what if no school will touch her because she's got less magic than a toaster! A strange boy, claiming to be a prince of the highest magical Order of their world, told her once that she is SPECIAL and a being of prophecies. Although so far Sadhil doesn't feel all that special, her life is about to make some sharp turns...
An autobiorgaphical comic mixed with fiction. See if you can guess which bits are real and which ones not >:3
English currently unavailable
A story about love and life and the harsh choices we sometimes all face.
"... because people deserve an explanation..."
Yoriko: Maiden of the First Fire
Svetlana's comic from high school. Good luck finding a copy! ;)
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