The Comic

Bookwyrms is a story about friendship, mystery and books. There will be some adventure as the plot deepens and our heroes need to travel around the country, a subtle supernatural component, and a ‘coming of age’ element for the youngest half of the cast. The story focuses on the power of books and curious minds, while exploring the characters’ development.

In a world quite like ours used to look a hundred years ago, libraries are all named after mythological creatures for a reason.

When Suzzen and Rogier, two teenage orphans residents at Undine Library, discover along with neurotic librarian Arabelia that books are being stolen and replaced by forged copies, they will begin a dangerous investigation. At the same time, 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…

 

The Author

I’m Lorena Garcia, a Fine Arts graduate currently living in the UK. I’ve had the story for Bookwyrms in my head since my college years, when the first Suzzen and Rogier came to my mind. That was around eight years ago, and during this time I’ve been working as a freelance designer and illustrator. Two years ago I started using these 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 wonderful webcomic community mates: Flynn, Red, Elli and Karo. You are the coolest.

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.