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Comics creators from around the world submit their unpublished projects to be previewed online by editors and agents.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.
Tricket: A Quest Unearthed
Miah is about to begin his Academy training to follow in his father Jairo's footsteps. Jairo, the Quinton Galaxy top trekker, is being sent to a planet on the brink of exploding unless he and his team can bring the planet's core temperature down to avoid the extinction of billions of indigenous Natuin. Fortuitously, Miah discovers a crystal with magic abilities, a tricket. Giving him the ability to teleport and manipulate time, just not in the way we think, and unknowingly activates its tracking beacon. Lost to its signal for eons, its creator Taclis, can return to her tricket and mold the universe back in her image. That is unless Egress, the prime creator of all magical relics can return to help Miah before she does.
Age Range:Young Adult
Genre:Fantasy, Science Fiction
Page Count Estimate:250
I want to tell a story that explores my favorite genres but still engages children of similar backgrounds with diverse stories. My story centers around a Hispanic boy who stumbles across a magical crystal that grants him powers to help his galaxy or run from them. My children spark a passion in me that strides to make them proud. As a father, I see the same fun and creative spark in their eyes when they read stories filled with adventure from their favorite authors that can bring them that same joy. Being an established author or illustrator may be a difficult task or inclusive to some, but freeing your imagination to a world you can escape to, isn't.
I'm first generation Mexican-American, residing in Bakersfield, CA. Happily married with three wonderful proud Hispanic boys. I have been predominantly an illustrator my whole life. Now in my thirties and completed my BFA, I found myself enjoying the writing process of fleshing my characters out so they can have a better connection with the audience and in doing so, I found my second love in writing.