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Comics creators from around the world submit their unpublished projects to be previewed online by editors and agents.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.
7 yo Owen’s Great-Grandpa’s yard is nothing like GG’s photos; the crows are mean, the cats mangy, and there’s no sign of fairies anywhere.
Sprite Joey’s starving. The old human used to leave him magic-building delicious fruit, but without it, Joey’s magic is fading & Crow will eat him up.
Owen braves weeds to find a garden, befriends Crow, and-OOPS- smashes Joey’s secret fortress. Joey retaliates with magic pranks, which lead to frightening weedwhackers and a FOR-SALE sign.
Neither can’t save the yard in secret. Joey must ally Crow to get Owen out of his biggest magical prank yet & Owen must believe in real magic to save their home together.
FAIRY BUBBLES explores surviving a changing environment & thriving through connected community.
Age Range:Chapter Book
Genre:Fantasy, Fiction, Realistic Fiction/Slice of Life
Page Count Estimate:100
My grandfather grew cucumbers in bottles, fed flying squirrels, and told stories to make us laugh and wonder. When he lost his independence and beloved home, I knew his garden gnomes & stray cats would be lost as well. I began to tell garden-fairy stories to my own son and couldn’t stop… but I couldn’t squash the tale into a picture book either. Several classes (and a whole new section of my library) later, I’m absolutely hooked on graphic novels. Fairy Joey is a comic book character, and has always been meant to be one. I hope Fairy Bubbles will honor my grandfather's kind spirit, magical imagination, and love of “little creatures", and depict gentle masculinity for kids who, like me, see magic around every corner.
Disappointed that her career in architecture did not lead to designing secret rooms, treehouses, or fantasy gardens, Sarah E Steinberg turned to storytelling and illustrating. Her writing and pictures celebrate finding magic in the ‘everyday’ world. She is a neurodivergent and disabled creator, painter & gardener. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her partner, son, elderly dog, noisy chickens, and a hummingbird pal. Sarah is represented by Allison Remcheck & found (@) sarahesteinberg (.com).