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Comics creators from around the world submit their unpublished projects to be previewed online by editors and agents.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.
The Nature Buddies
Join best friends Twigs and Leaf as they learn about ecology and the butterfly lifecycle through the work of Maria Sibylla Merian.
Twigs loves science, Leaf loves art, and they both love nature. When this happy duo sets out to teach about a renowned ecologist and artist, an unexpected guest drops in, leading them on a journey of discovery. Feeling curious, they don their Sherlock Holmes-style detective hats to solve the intriguing mystery: Where do butterflies come from?
The friendly fun of Ben Clanton's Narwhal and Jelly meets Brad Meltzer's inspiring Ordinary People Change the World in this exciting first installment which will captivate and educate young readers through its joyful charm.
Age Range:Chapter Book
Genre:Animals, Conservation & Environment, History, Humor
Page Count Estimate:80-86
As a BIPOC author/illustrator with Native American and Hispanic heritage, my passion for environmental sustainability and art has ignited a profound connection to nature and its preservation. I channel this connection by weaving eco-conscious messages into fun and engaging graphic novels that resonate with young readers.
I aim to nurture an emotional bond between children and the natural world because I believe that when we instill a love for the Earth in our youth, protecting and conserving our environment becomes second nature.
Future installments see The Nature Buddies on thrilling journeys to explore the challenges of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest and travel through time to save the Dodo.