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Comics creators from around the world submit their unpublished projects to be previewed online by editors and agents.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.
Peggy Moran and the Secret of Fog Castle
Young sailor Peggy Moran (age 12) has dreams of exploring the world but instead must work odd jobs at the shipyard. When Peggy’s Aunt Margaret is blamed for the theft of a priceless nautical chart from the museum, Peggy strikes out to find the true culprit with the help of her friend Jack and a mischievous cat named Fog. But soon, Margaret disappears too. To find her and the chart Peggy must solve a host of clues and risk blinding mist and crashing waves. Testing her seafaring skills to the limit, Peggy tracks the chart to an ancient cliff-side castle and outwits the thieves by trapping them in their hideout. With the recovery of the chart, Peggy exonerates her aunt and earns a generous award, allowing her to pursue her passion for sailing.
Age Range:Middle Grade
Genre:Adventure, Fiction, Mystery
Page Count Estimate:200
There’s a magic to sailing that captivated me from the age of eleven. My father taught my brother and me to be competent boaters and we were off. The wind granted our small sailing dinghy with a life force that we gradually tamed, gliding into a summer full of adventures. The excitement of boating has never grown old, and when I’m not on a boat I’m usually reading about people who are. When my daughter was ten, she took to sailing as enthusiastically as I had. Suddenly this project came to life. I began drawing and writing the story of a young girl, Peggy Moran, who can harness the power and freedom of sailing to travel the world and solve mysteries. This graphic novel has practically drawn itself.
Trygve Faste’s love of visual media began when his ability to read and write was severely impacted by dyslexia in grade school. Now a professional artist/designer his work has been exhibited internationally and many of his designs have been produced. Trygve is also a professor in the Product Design Department at the University of Oregon where he teaches creative thinking, idea visualization, and design sketching, in the pursuit of helping others to use drawing to solve meaningful problems.