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Comics creators from around the world submit their unpublished projects to be previewed online by editors and agents.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.
Super Stinky Feet Girl
Stella Greenway is born with super stinky feet— feet that smell of rotting frogs and sour milk. Her parents hope she’ll grow out of it, but… she doesn’t. The stench overpowers soaps and perfumes, and it certainly doesn’t help Stella make any friends. So when her brother Scotty is born with “boogeritis,” a permanent condition that blocks his sense of smell, Stella gets a sibling and best friend all at once. Then Stella is tormented at school by notorious bully and vegetable hater, Warren Spitznoggle, aka supervillain General Vegicide. But it’s not till Warren targets Scotty, that Stella discovers the true powers of her SUPER stinky feet.
Age Range:Early Reader, Chapter Book
Genre:Adventure, Fiction, Humor, Social-Emotional
Page Count Estimate:80
I’ve always had super stinky (and sweaty) feet. They’re nowhere near as bad as Stella’s, but it’s still embarrassing. One time my mom bought me special shoe deodorant and my feet turned it into suds. I also love characters whose flaws are their strengths and who find value and power in being different. Somehow these two aspects came together in my mind to create a superhero whose power is her super stinky feet. In addition, I wanted to include themes of friendship and love between siblings, rather than conflict. My brother and I sometimes fought, but more often we played well together, and I stuck up for him when he was bullied. It always warms my heart to read about brothers and sisters sticking together.
As a child, Megan Woodward lived and traveled all over the world, but always felt at home with her head in a book. She has an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA and works as a comedy screenwriter and a freelance writer/ editor, but her true love is writing for kids. Her debut picture book, THIS BOOK IS DEFINITELY NOT CURSED, will be released in June 2024 by Simon and Schuster. She lives with her son and two cats in Portland, Oregon, where it rains all the time, but never on her parade.