Emma Vieceli

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Emma Vieceli (born June 13, 1979, in Essex) is a British comics artist of Italian-English heritage. Vieceli joined Sweatdrop Studios in 2002 and, through the group, released her own comic series entitled 'Dragon Heir'. She has also contributed to anthology titles including Boiled Spoons, Cold Sweat, Love, Sweat & Tears, Pink is for Girls and Planet Manga and in 2005 she achieved a runner up position in the first Rising Stars of Manga United Kingdom & Ireland Competition, with her 15-page shojo entry, "Between the Lines". She has worked on comic adaptations of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' and 'Much Ado About Nothing'. In 2011 she began work on a series of graphic adaptations of Richelle Mead's 'Vampire Academy' novels for young adults. She currently resides in a small village in Cambridgeshire, England.

Author's Comment: For me, drawing [Vampire Academy], it's quite nerve wracking cause I know that Richelle has a lot of followers and people who love the series, and especially a character like Demetri, he's every woman's perfect man, but of course every woman has a different vision of their perfect man! So what we're aiming for when making the books, I want to draw what Richelle sees, because they're her characters, hoping that if I can make them look how Richelle sees them then that should translate to the readers. They're her babies so they've got to look how she wants them to look. I just hope people love the drawn characters as much as the written characters!

Nationality: British

Featured series by Emma Vieceli

Vampire Academy Graphic Novel (Ages 13 and up)