Yen Press’ JY imprint has released a promotional video for Svetlana Chmakova’s new graphic novel release of The Weirn Book: Be Wary of the Silent Woods.

From Svetlana Chmakova, author of the Berrybrook Middle School series (Awkward, Brave, Crush), comes a new supernatural adventure that’s spooky enough for all ages! Don’t be scared by the creepy masked ghoulies on the cover; if the trailer is anything to go by, this book will be a coming-of-age comedy with some spooky themes and a humorous heart. Learn more in Yen Press’ official press release below!

The Weirn Book: Be Wary of the Silent Woods debuted in print and digitally last week.

“Widely praised for creating fun and relatable characters that appeal to readers of all ages, the gang from The Weirn Books will captivate readers as they embark on a supernatural adventure. From protagonist Ailis Thornton and her cousin Na’ya Leiburne-Thornton to their nemesis, Patricia Chow, the cast is sure to become favorites among Svetlana Chmakova’s many dedicated fans in a new series that has all the fun of her acclaimed Berrybrook Middle School series, but with a supernatural twist!

Svetlana Chmakova is the creator of the best-selling All-Ages graphic novels, Awkward, Brave and Crush, which constitute the Berrybrook Middle School series (all available from Yen Press). She has been nominated for many of comic’s most prestigious annual awards including the Eisner and Harvey Awards and her works have been highlighted numerous times by YALSA, School Library Journal and Amazon.”



About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an animation student at the School of Visual Arts. Currently residing in NYC, the icy cold, snow-covered neighborhoods of Minnesota will always be his home. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, he has turned his passion towards being both a creator and a critic. He credits his love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined his artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to his local comic book shop, he is an avid reader and collector, and is particularly fond of manga. His favorite comics include Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything Deadpool.