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Comics creators from around the world submit their unpublished projects to be previewed online by editors and agents.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.
Agented by Sayo Studio
An Atomic Life: From the Big Bang until Noon Today
When eleven-year-old Stella asks what her French fry is made of, Flighty Hydrogen, one of the countless hydrogen atoms from which the entire universe was created, pops in to show her. Along with Stella, we watch Flighty’s journey through time, from its appearance after the birth of the universe to its current home: a fry on Stella’s lunch tray. Flighty floats through space, excited to bump into other hydrogen atoms and chat, however briefly. Flighty’s excited when stars form and when new atoms appear, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, the atoms of life, created in the heat of the stars. After stars explode, spewing dust and gases full of larger atoms, Flighty lands on a crowded dust particle heading toward the Milky Way Galaxy.
Age Range:Middle Grade
Page Count Estimate:80-100 pages
My original intention for creating a story from an atom’s point of view was to simplify various concepts in chemistry. This led me to investigate the source of atoms, which became the study of the beginning of the universe. When I discovered that everything in the universe originated from hydrogen atoms, I had my story. THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE meets THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS RIDES AGAIN.
However, I was writing it like a novel and an editor suggested, during a discussion at an SCBWI conference, that I turn it into a graphic novel. Yes! The perfect way to present a story from a hydrogen atom’s point of view.
My artistic career began with my Fine Arts degree from the University of Barcelona, followed by a Master's in Science Illustration from Trazos. During those years, I discovered my passion for scientific illustration as well as drawing comics and graphic novels. My goal is to show scientific content in a way that’s accessible for everyone. I would love for my art to spark interest for curious kids, who can look to the sky with bright eyes.