Svetlana Chmakova is an internationally published, award-winning manga/comics author, with more than 10 published books and her work translated into over 13 languages. Born and raised in Russia, she moved to Canada at sixteen years old to finish high school and trick Sheridan College into giving her a Classical Animation diploma.
Accidentally 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. 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 New York Times bestselling "Witch & Wizard" by James Patterson. Svetlana's most recent work is a middle grade comedy graphic novel called "Awkward", which has been honored as one of the Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2015 by School Library Journal.
Svetlana is currently being published/endured by Yen Press, and makes her home somewhere between Toronto, Canada and California. Her hobbies include eating, sleeping, buying far more books than she has shelf space, and riding the subway in the middle of the day, when it's half-empty, half-full of Very Interesting People.