Kids Comics Pitchfest Showcase
Comics creators from around the world submit their unpublished projects to be previewed online by editors and agents. A panel of judges (click here to see the juror list) select the top pitches. Projects are archived here so that industry pros may view them and discover new talent.
"Plant Nerd" Lily hates being teased at school for her parents' dorky occupations as Mother Nature and Man in the Moon at their nature and science theme park. But when an encounter with the school bully unlocks Lily's hidden powers, she realizes her parents aren't pretending. Even worse, a billionaire villain finds out too, and now he's on the hunt for Lily's mom and her precious locket containing the Earth Stone, an object so powerful it can transform the world for better or worse. If that is not enough, aliens from the Moon arrest her father for stealing an alien spaceship that he'd kept hidden on their property for ages. With her loyal dog and a trusted robot pilot, Lily must save her family and the world from those out to exploit them.
Age Range:Middle Grade
Genre:Adventure, Animals, Conservation & Environment, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction
Page Count Estimate:165-180 pages
LUNA LILY, a 165-page middle-grade sci-fi/nature fantasy. I wanted to give young readers (9-12) a character that LOVES plants and animals and thinks about helping our planet. Think Greta Thunberg having Mother Nature’s superpowers, and you get the idea. I have children, so I worry (all the time) about the world we are leaving them. My story is not dour. It contains oodles of hope, humor, heart, and robots (so many robots). My main reason for making this story is to create a classic that inspires young readers and someday share their reactions. I see my novel sitting comfortably on the bookshelf beside The Last Wild by Piers Torday, Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, LightFall by Tim Probert, and Cleopatra in Space by Mike Maihack.
I am a debut author/illustrator and an active member of SCBWI, The Writers' Loft, and Kids Comic Studio. I live in New England with my wife and two daughters, Addie and Lily, who inspire me to create epic action/adventure books with strong female leads. A few of my influences include Hayao Miyazaki, Jim Henson and The Muppets, Sir David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, and everything PIXAR!