Chronin Volume 1: The Knife at Your Back: is an action-packed, time travel adventure - first in a graphic novel duology.
Her name is Mirai Yoshida.
She was not born in Japan.
She is not supposed to be in 1864.
But, through a time-travel mishap, Mirai is stuck with no way out. Help may be found when she befriends Hatsu, a humble tea mistress harboring a dangerous secret. Yet time is running short for the entire nation, because Mirai knows that the shogunate is about to fall. Learning the way of the sword might be her only path towards survival.
Alison Wilgus is a bestselling, Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist and writer of comics and prose. Their most recent solo work is Chronin, a graphic novel duology which debuted in 2019 from Tor Books. They’ve also written two works of graphic non-fiction illustrated by others. They’re currently working on Grace Needs Space!, a middle grade sci-fi adventure that will be illustrated by Rii Abrego and published by Random House Graphic.
In their capacity as a freelance editor with First Second Books, Alison is the lead developmental editor on a variety of titles, including the #1 New York Times bestselling The Adventure Zone series. Along with Gina Gagliano, Alison is co-host of Graphic Novel TK, a podcast about the nuts and bolts of graphic novel publishing.
Alison graduated from New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, where they studied animation within the Undergraduate Film and Television program. They live in Brooklyn, New York.