hay what's this

Svetlana Chmakova's Tumblr, yes it is. Author of "Dramacon" and "Nightschool: The Weirn Books". Part-time raccoon queen and sleeper agent for the Negaverse.
www.svetlania.com
Recent Tweets @svetlania
Who I Follow

Warm-up doodling with sexy new pens a friend brought me from Japan. Thanks, Chris! :D

faitherinhicks:

morrisbox:

"The only reason I think it’s inaccurate to say that this is the golden age of graphic novels is that implies it isn’t going to keep getting better and better — and it is." - Calista Brill

Me, Raina & my editor Calista talk up a storm about graphic novels & other interesting things!

Really good interview, must-read!

(via ananthymous)

pdelahanty:

After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, I couldn’t NOT make this!

Dancing baby Groot that Patrick made!! I helped a little by sculpting the head *preens* This thing is So Cute, no photo or video can really do it justice

sparklermonthly:

Sort of belated update? It’s our girliest cover yet, courtesy of the fabulous Jamie Lynn Lano, who I got to meet at San Diego Comicon last week! 
Anyway, Sparkler Year 2, Issue 1 launches August 4th—as of this month, we are switching from weekly Friday updates to one monthly update (just like a real magazine!), on the first Monday of the month—so you’ll get all your regular Sparkler goodness then. Including the first chapter of Jen Quick’s new series!! 
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy (and share!) a special Year 1 sampler issue, compiling the FREE first chapters of all our multi-part series. You can read them all on the site here, or download a PDF of all of them here! 300-plus pages of original, girl-oriented comics and prose, all for you! 
Thanks for an amazing first year!  
<3 The Sparkler Team

OMG this cover is gorgeous D:  I’m a Sparkler subscriber already so I don’t need to grab this, but YOU DO, yes YOU, go and download its FREE mammoth Year 1 anniversary thinnnnggggg
…i lied, I might grab this for myself, anyway just because i can

sparklermonthly:

Sort of belated update? It’s our girliest cover yet, courtesy of the fabulous Jamie Lynn Lano, who I got to meet at San Diego Comicon last week! 

Anyway, Sparkler Year 2, Issue 1 launches August 4th—as of this month, we are switching from weekly Friday updates to one monthly update (just like a real magazine!), on the first Monday of the month—so you’ll get all your regular Sparkler goodness then. Including the first chapter of Jen Quick’s new series!! 

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy (and share!) a special Year 1 sampler issue, compiling the FREE first chapters of all our multi-part series. You can read them all on the site here, or download a PDF of all of them here! 300-plus pages of original, girl-oriented comics and prose, all for you! 

Thanks for an amazing first year!  

<3 The Sparkler Team

OMG this cover is gorgeous D:  I’m a Sparkler subscriber already so I don’t need to grab this, but YOU DO, yes YOU, go and download its FREE mammoth Year 1 anniversary thinnnnggggg

…i lied, I might grab this for myself, anyway just because i can

Want to see some of my ancient comics pages, re-tooled?? In the latest Bento Comics SketchJam, you can!  In this episode we discuss the importance of clear visual flow on a comics page and use our own sorry failures to illustrate just how crucial a concept this is.  My segment starts at about 29:25 mark, where I share pages from “Night Silver” (the old and the newer/revised versions) and also some pages from "Nightschool: The Weirn Books"

tactozone:

Hi all! I am excited to announce that after 5 years “Inner Edge” has officially re-started today! :D
It will update bi-weekly on Inkblazers http://www.inkblazers.com/manga-and-comics/Inner-Edge/detail-page/8094?lang=en, so if sci-fi, fantasy, political intrigue and mermaids are your cup of tea, do check it out! :D Also, there will be cake.

And let me know what you think, I love feedback ^__^

Take care everyone!! Woot! 

Has it seriously been five years???  It seems like yesterday!!  Go, Tacto, go! :D

sparklermonthly:

For those who want a little more of a taste of Jen Quick’s new series, Gatesmith, and haven’t already picked up the ebook of Off*Beat 3, which has this spread in the back, here you go. ^_^ 

Launching next week!! Aaaah!! Exciting!!!

YESSSS, new series from Jen!!

graphixbooks:

Check out the brand new trailer for Sisters - the voice-over is goraina herself!

Sisters comes out August 26!

hotelmario:

bobshit:

what are snails even trying to do

their best

(via tildrum)

maxkirin:

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

Want more writerly content? Make sure to follow maxkirin.tumblr.com for your daily dose of writer positivity, advice, and prompts!

When I watched Sailor Moon in high school, I religiously documented all of Usagi’s expressions in my sketchbook, hoping to one day be as expressive with my own art <3  Can’t wait for the bluray release of the first season!!

(via phobs-heh)

inkblazers:

Our co-founder is interviewed by LOOM of Manga-Apps. Know more about MangaMagazine’s vision for comics and manga artists. 

(via loomloves)