Svetlana Chmakova

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Svetlana Chmakova (Russian: Светлана Шмакова) (born 1979 in Russia) is a comic creator. She is best known for Dramacon, an original English-language (OEL) manga spanning three volumes and published in North America by Tokyopop. Her other work includes the 2-page The Adventures of CG for CosmoGIRL! magazine and the webcomic Chasing Rainbows for Girlamatic. Though born in Russia, she immigrated to Canada, where she graduated from the Sheridan College Classical Animation program, in 2002. She then began to publish her manga on the Internet, where her works were found by CosmoGirl! magazine.

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Wow, has it really been almost two years since my last entry?... I didn't think it's been that long...
Well, I have a new book out! It came out this past summer, it's a middle grade graphic novel called "Awkward". This book took 9 months to write and another 7 to draw, the longest I've ever worked on a single volume. I was exhausted by the end. But it's been worth it, people seem to be really enjoy Read more of this blog post »
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“Sandra to Christie on Matt: So he's been a meanie today has he. The boy's got the subtlety of a brick to the head. I do apologize.”
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“If they're friends, then they've got your back . . . whether you're there or not. Friends won't "forget" about you.”
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“My mom says . . . there are bad people who hurt others for fun . . . and there are good people who do it by accident. Like, they make a mistake?

I think you're a good person.”
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