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Svetlana Chmakova

Manga Artist
Ontario, Canada

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Svetlana Chmakova is an internationally published, award-winning manga/comics author, with over 10 published books and her work translated into over 13 languages. Born and raised in Russia, she moved to Canada at 16 years old to finish high school and then study Classical Animation at Sheridan College for 3 years. Becoming a full-time artist and writer after that, Svetlana has drawn and written for animation, how-to-draw books, toy designs, and most of all, comics and manga. In addition to her graphic novels work, she published a monthly manga strip with the CosmoGIRL! magazine for 2 years, was the featured artist for the 2011 "You Are Here" Collaborative Summer Library Program poster campaign, and contributed various short stories to many anthologies.

Her full-length manga/comics series include the fan-favorite romantic comedy "Dramacon", the award-winning urban fantasy "Nightschool: The Weirn Books", as well as the manga adaptation of the NYT bestselling "Witch & Wizard" by James Patterson. Svetlana is currently working on her new book titled "Awkward", due to be published in the summer of 2015 by Yen Press, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Bakuretsu Con 2004 - April 23-25 in South Burlington, VT
   Anime Boston 2005 - April 29 - May 1 in Boston, MA
   Anime Boston 2006 - May 26-28 in Boston, MA
   Anime Los Angeles 2007 - January 26-28 in Van Nuys, CA
   Anime North 2007 - May 25-27 in Toronto, ON
   PortConMaine 2007 - June 22-24 in South Portland, ME
   JaniCon 2007 - November 2-4 in Jacksonville, FL
   New York Anime Festival 2007 - December 7-9 in New York, NY
   Phoenix Cactus Comicon 2008 - January 26-27 in Mesa, AZ
   Animaritime 2008 - March 7-9 in Moncton, NB
   New York Comic Con 2009 - February 6-8 in New York, NY
   Anime North 2009 - May 22-24 in Toronto, ON
   Kumoricon 2009 - September 5-7 in Portland, OR
   Bakuretsu Con 2009 - October 29 - November 1 in Colchester, VT
   London Movie Comic & Media Expo 2010 - May 29-30 in London, UK
   ConBravo! 2010 - July 3-4 in Oakville, ON
   AnimeIowa 2012 - July 27-29 in Coralville, IA
   Sac-Anime 2014 - January 3-5 in Sacramento, CA
   San Japan 2015 - July 31 - August 2 in San Antonio, TX
19 guest appearances

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