The idea of compiling a graphic novel “pitch” for agents and editors might feel overwhelming. You probably have plenty of questions, and you might be worried that you’ll run afoul of some little rule or requirement that automatically sends your pitch into the rejection …Read More
Why do you need a website in the first place?
I’m a literary agent, so a big part of my job involves looking at writers’ and artists’ work online and evaluating their potential.
I am surprised by how often I will google a creator’s name, and …Read More
Author visits and workshops are excellent ways to build connections with people. They're also great vehicles for communicating your enthusiasm for what you do -- and light that fire in others. They force you to clarify and articulate the principles and processes you follow …Read More
Over the past couple of weeks we’ve explored why creatives are turning to crowdfunding and the effectiveness of a thirty day campaign. In this post, I explain why crowdfunding never consists of just those 30 days.
For my first solo Kickstarter campaign, the pre-launch phase …Read More
Whether you’re just curious about or a committed veteran of crowdfunding, you’ll quickly notice the tendency for creators to host 30 Day campaigns. It’s not a hard rule -- and during the years before crowdfunding’s current boom, longer durations may have been more prevalent …Read More
What’s a more popular subject among creators these days? A.I.? Contracts? Social media?
There are a couple of others I’m leaving out, but I think it’s safe to say most people plying a creative trade are curious about crowdfunding.
Before going into detail, let’s …Read More
Once upon a time, I was young(er), bright-eyed, and twenty-three. I also happened to have my first graphic novel to finish, and less than a year in which to do it. So I pulled my hair back, glued my butt to my chair, and …Read More
Figuring out how to get a book deal for your graphic novel can sometimes feel extremely confusing! But we just wrapped up the first annual KCU Pitchfest, a competition of kids and YA graphic novel pitches, and one of the great things to come …Read More
A little while ago, I read a new picture book, The Dreamer, by Korean artist Il Sung Na. It tells the story of a wistful, inventive pig who loves to watch birds soaring through the air.
“If only I could fly, too,” he thinks.
Before long, his dream turns into …Read More