Kids Comics Pitchfest 2023 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Comics creators from around the world submit their unpublished projects to be previewed online by editors and agents.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.
Bugubaga Adventures: Holiday Rescues
Our world's holidays are in danger! But there's hope. 10yo Detective Ellie travels to magical lands and makes diverse friends to stop the holidays from vanishing forever. Will teamwork, bravery and resourcefulness be enough to save the day?
Find out in this collection of action-packed adventures, one for each holiday: Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Diwali, Lunar New Year and more! Ellie teams up with a wizard teddy, a pixie queen, an Egyptian mummy-toddler, a graceful mermaid and an 11yo nature tracker. They solve puzzles, overcome fears, and work together for their goal. Readers may notice a friendship theme similar to Rainbow Magic chapter books and a fabled world like Narnia. Families will pick up the book every holiday, year round!
Age Range:Chapter Book, Middle Grade
Genre:Adventure, Animals, Fantasy, Fiction, Holidays & Traditions, Humor
Page Count Estimate:112
Good vs Evil? Hero vs Villain? Us vs Them? There's more to people than B&W labels. My family adopts a growth mindset. My kid knows behaviour can change, mistakes can be fixed. With limited books emphasizing that, I decided to create Bugubaga with no evil villains but characters who introspect, give others a chance, and work on their differences.
As an immigrant family, we value diversity. So I injected varied characters and settings with fun facts about history, culture and nature. Edutainment! I've got more ideas for a book series.
At age 3, my kid read her 1st comic with me, taking to it readily! I believe comics can get kids excited about art, words and the world. I hope families will read this book together as their holiday tradition!
Aman King is an illustrator/writer who completed a year-long comics course from Tom Hart's Sequential Artists Workshop. His work appears in anthologies like "Echo", "Don't Look Now", "In The News Again", etc. He experiments with styles and genres but enjoys kids comics the most, an interest shared with his daughter. He often works digitally but loves the feel of pencil on paper. When not making comics, a software industry day job keeps him busy. Raised in India, Aman is now settled in Australia.