Indiana SCBWI: Graphic Novel 101
June 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:15 pm
Our previous graphic novel conference was such a roaring success that we wanted to do it again. Based on the feedback from attendees, we determined that there are many people who want a “start with the basics” conference where they are guided through the how of creating kid lit graphic novels.
We’re so pleased to find four amazing presenters for what will be a graphic novel masterclass: agent Janna Morishima, author-illustrator Rivkah LaFille, illustrator-designer Sylvia Bi, and editor Rachel Sonis! Plus, agent Alexandra Weiss will be critiques-only faculty! Complete faculty bios are found on this page.
If you want to understand the nitty-gritties of getting started with GNs, you won’t want to miss this event! Even if you think you might already know how to write GNs, this conference will be a good refresher, AND you could sign up for a written critique (or more than one) with Rivkah, Sylvia, or Alexandra.
And, yes! There will be door prizes!
Schedule: order of talks subject to change; all times are EDT
9:00 – 9:15am Welcome and brief introductions
9:15: – 10:15am Janna Morishima : How to Turn Your Creative Mess Into Focused Work
10:20: – 11:20am Rivkah LaFille: Visual Writing in Graphic Novels
11:20 – 12:00pm Lunch Break
12:00 – 1:00pm Sylvia Bi: Preparation, Illustration, and Collaboration: Co-Creating A Graphic Novel
1:05 – 2:05pm Rachel Sonis: How To Write A Graphic Novel Proposal
2:05 – 2:15pm Wrap up + Door Prizes!
EXTRA! Critiques available but limited.
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