The Next MacGyver Finalist graphic novel series – ‘Style Engineers Worldwide’ – Is Now Available in Paperback

The series mixes fashion, technology and global awareness to inspire youth to explore STEM fields.

Global Tinker (, a transmedia children’s studio dedicated to producing content that encourages social impact and “the maker mindset,” is proud to announce the paperback release of the 'Style Engineers Worldwide' graphic novel series, available exclusively on

'Style Engineers Worldwide' chronicles Tilly Tailor, a 16-year-old budding fashion designer with a big secret: she has a Ph.D. in computer engineering. Tilly and her diverse group of friends form a club called the “Style Engineers Worldwide Circle” by combining fashion and technology to save the world and undertake humanitarian issues at home and around the globe, including rhino poaching and medical wearables in the hospital. The first three print issues of 'Style Engineers Worldwide' are available on, alongside the digital versions on both Kindle and iBooks stores.

Written by Kristen O. Bobst and illustrated by Sonia Liao, 'Style Engineers Worldwide' is a visually striking graphic novel series that encourages creation, social impact, and STEM education for a diverse audience, and proves that the arts and sciences are united. Bobst’s first iteration of the concept was a Top 10 Finalist at The Next MacGyver Competition, which focused on propelling the next great TV show to encourage females to explore engineering.

Subsequent issues are currently being developed and written for future release.

About the Author and Illustrator

Kristen O. Bobst is an LA-based writer and a graduate of USC’s Writing for Screen and Television MFA program. She has written educational apps for kids and reports on space exploration for a variety of websites. She is a whimsy aficionado and a fan of gadgets, animals, and all things geeky.

Sonia Liao is an illustrator and comic artist based in Westford, Massachusetts. She graduated with her BFA in Illustration from MICA in 2014 before returning to New England and interning at FableVision Studios. She has done narrative work for children's and young adult media. Her hobbies include watching crime procedurals, DC television shows, and reading. She is a huge nerd.

About Global Tinker

Global Tinker (  is an award-winning children’s transmedia studio focused on creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills in children by producing and distribution engaging S.T.E.A.M. content such as video, books, games, apps, and toy kits. Their first animated series, ‘The Paper Girls Show’, has won three awards including the 2018 Kidscreen Awards competition for Best Web Series, the 2017 Kids’ Content Digital Short Form Series Pitch at MIPTV conference in Cannes, and Best TV Animated Short at the 2017 Palm Springs International Animation Festival.

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