Penname: Sanzaki Kojika
Name: Fawn Szymoniak
Education: Bachelor’s in Computer Graphics with Honors
Title: Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Novelist
Location: NWI Indiana
Honors: Featured Artist at NMACon 2010
Languages: English, Japanese
Bio: Fawn Szymoniak, aka “Sanzaki Kojika” has been a residence of the fantasy world from a young age, growing up in a house full of books and mythology. Her mother introduced her to fantasy works by authors like Barbara Hambly and Terry Brooks. By the age of 8, she had already written her first novel (albeit crudely). On top of her writing, she is also a freelance graphic designer. She found her love of manga and anime in 4th grade thanks to her friends. With her newfound love, she started to draw as well. She has several graphic novels self-published, including her ongoing webcomic series “Zos Kias,” at 9 volumes in 2015, with a new one each year.