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Comics creators from around the world submit their unpublished projects to be previewed online by editors and agents.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.
Dinosaurs Gone Lunar!
Luna Station is a wildlife rehabilitation center that orbits the moon in 5050 AD. The Earth was destroyed, but Luna Station is home to life forms collected from all over Earth's past: Dinosaurs, a stem mammal, a dodo bird, a few crocodilians, and even some Guinea pigs. Risa interns at Luna Station in hopes of one day going back in time to study wildlife for herself. One day, a solar flare knocks out power on Luna Station. Risa must collect all of the escaped animals and put them back into their enclosures safely. She uses cladistics to figure out where each animal belongs. It’s a science fiction metaphor for taxonomic hierarchy: Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species.
Age Range:Middle Grade
Genre:Animals, Conservation & Environment, Dystopian, Fiction, Nonfiction, Science Fiction
Page Count Estimate:125
Science belongs to everyone. It should be easy to find and easy to study. Kids who love dinosaurs already should have opportunities to explore more complex ideas in science. Kids who think they don’t love science may give it a chance if it’s presented as a graphic novel. Biologists, paleontologists, and dinosaur fans are looking for anti-colonial media that presents dinosaurs not as monsters, nor as pets, nor as exotic collector's items, but as animals, wild and free. I love dinosaurs, and I love graphic novels, and I will draw them until I am extinct.
Hannah letters graphic novels for Scholastic and Yellow Jacket. They’ve worked with Dog Man, Cat Kid Comics Club, and Archie licenses as a letterer. They’ve worked with Google, Disney, Marvel, and university licenses as a general graphic designer. Hannah has sold over 500 self-published zines at venues such as Emerald City Comic Con, Small Press Expo, and Geek Girl Con. Hannah is looking for the leap from comics production to full-time graphic novel ownership and creation.