The Comic

Cwen City, Everstrom. Capital of the modern world. Home to Undine National Library, where the biggest collection of knowledge is gathered and looked after by experts in all fields.

Suzzen and Rogier  two teenage residents at the library discover along with neurotic History expert Arabelia that books are being stolen and replaced by forged copies, which will lead them to begin a dangerous investigation. Meanwhile, Suzzen is researching about her parents, whom she barely remembers; and though she seems to be in the right place, she is having a hard time finding anyone who would tell her anything about them…

Bookwyrms is a young adult social fiction fantasy which focuses on the power of knowledge and its consequences, while exploring the characters’ development.

The Author

I’m Lorena Garcia, a comic artist and illustrator currently living in the UK. I’ve had the story for Bookwyrms in my head since my college years, but from that original idea only Rogier and Suzzen remain. Four years ago I started using the characters as an excuse for some concept art practice, but the project became bigger and bigger, until I just had to tell the whole story.

 

Special thanks

Many people have helped in different ways to make this project happen. I can’t thank you all enough!

To my good friends Sandra, Víctor, Mai and Jesús, for giving me invaluable feedback before sharing the project with the world, and for their ongoing support.

To Pau, my librarian friend, for sharing your vast knowledge about libraries with me.

To my close family, for always encouraging me to work hard and follow my dreams.

To Rodrigo, the comic’s proofreader, for your wisdom in storytelling. And for being the most supportive companion I could ever wish for.

And finally, to every reader who has enjoyed the comic so far and has let me know about it. Your messages and comments have helped a lot in the darkest moments.