Collector's Edition Marks 15th Anniversary of Eisner-Nominated Graphic Novel
Posted by Brigid Alverson on August 26, 2020 @ 2:41 am CT
A romance set at a comics convention (in three consecutive years), Dramacon is a mix of fan culture, humor, and teen romance. It was originally published as three volumes, the first of which appeared in 2005, and in 2008 Tokyopop collected them into a hardcover "Ultimate Edition." Since then, Chmakova has continued to make a name for herself with the middle-grade Berrybrook Middle School series (Awkward, Brave, Crush) and a number of YA graphic novels including the original series Nightschool and a trilogy of original graphic novels set in the world of James Patterson’s Witch and Wizard. Her most recent work is Nightschool: The Weirn Books, a middle-grade spinoff of her earlier series; she also has more Berrybrook titles in the works (see "New Chmakova Graphic Novel Series Revealed"). All her work since Dramacon has been published by Yen Press and its children’s imprint, JY.
The first volume of Dramacon was published in 2005, at a time when Tokyopop was one of the two biggest manga publishers in the U.S. and was trying to expand its line with "global manga," graphic novels with a similar feel and format to manga but by non-Japanese creators. The series was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2007, in the "Special Recognition" category, which replaced "Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition" that year.
Coming from Oni in March 2024
September 29, 2023
Oni Press will publish the original graphic novel in March 2024.