The Cynja, Volume 1
The Cynja is an illustrated story introducing kids to the awesome world of cybersecurity and technology.
What It’s About:
Hidden deep inside our planet’s virtual world, hiding in the darkened cyber alleys of our digital neighborhoods, a new generation of bad guys has risen. Zombies, worms, botnets – all threaten our happiness and future. But there is hope. A lone warrior battles this new sinister cyber evil. He is the Cynsei.The Cynsei is trying to keep us safe.But the guardian of all things noble in cyberspace cannot fight alone. His enemies are too numerous. If the Internet is to escape falling into darkness, the Cynsei needs help. But who would be brave enough to travel into the depths of malicious networks?
A Cynja, that’s who!
More About Volume 1:
This first volume in The Cynja comic series, is an adventure story brought to life by a team of information security industry professionals who want nothing more than kids and their families to learn about cybersecurity before they fall victim of digital crimes.
The Cynja Volume 1 introduces readers to Grant Wiley, a boy who loves computers, video games, and helping protect good people from bad guys. Seeing how kids love superheroes and ninjas, authors Heather C Dahl and Chase Cunningham wrote this story to show all the the kids in their lives about about the awesome world of technology. With the extraordinary imagination and creativity of Shirow Di Rosso’s art, a cast cyberheroes and their digital battles are brought to life with fun geeky accuracy.
“Get ready for some serious action in the first volume of a new comic-book-style picture book series about malicious cyber attacks, The Cynja.
The team behind this book wants readers to know that there are protectors working behind the scenes to keep the Internet a safe place and they hope to inspire some future cyber ninjas. Grant, an eleven-year-old boy who lives for computer class, must find courage after some surprising events find him working as a cynja with the almighty Cynsei. Cynjas (cyber ninjas) battle to save the Internet from a range of enemies who are all controlled by the Botmaster. Cunningham and Dahl who collaborate on the text have found a gap in children’s literature and filled it well. The topic is current and their translation of cyber language and virtual worlds is exciting and completely relatable through classic good guy vs. bad guy storytelling. Shirow Di Rosso’s east-meets-west illustrative style truly brings the virtual world to life.
This is a book that is sure to draw in young media junkies that would normally prefer to get their 20 minutes of daily reading from instructions and screens during a video game session, but will also appeal to all children and adults that are curious or bewildered by the digital world.”- Children's Book Review