Svetlana Chmakova’s Dramacon returns!


Global manga publisher and media brand Tokyopop is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Eisner Award nominee Svetlana Chmakova’s debut title with a collector’s edition release of Dramacon.  This special edition will feature over 600 pages of beautiful artwork, a brand-new cover design, and a never-before published glimpse into Svetlana’s creative process.

Originally published as a manga trilogy beginning in 2005, the drama/comedy Dramacon follows a group of friends through three years at a local anime convention. With classic coming-of-age teenage themes in mind, Dramacon is well-positioned for fans of Svetlana’s work who are looking for something more in the line of young adult (YA) stories.

Christie, an amateur writer and full-time fan, is attending her first anime convention with her artist boyfriend to promote the manga they created together! But when she unexpectedly falls for a mysterious cosplayer, things get a little… well… complicated. What do you do when the person you’re falling in love with is going to be miles away in just a matter of days and you might not see them for a whole year? Take a trip to Yatta Anime Convention, where laughter, heartbreak, drama and excitement come together!


  • So, I remember that Svetlana was not getting royalties from Tokyopop, and when Tokyopop went under the rights did not revert. Is she getting money from this new edition, or are they ripping her off based on her current success?

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