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Comics creators from around the world submit their unpublished projects to be previewed online by editors and agents.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.
ANTS AND OTHER SHORT STORIES
The ants arrived a few at a time but as the summer passed, more ant hills formed. Something strange was going on. It was an ant war! Although there were casualties on both sides, the war seemed never ending. What was exciting at first, became a nightmarish stream of ants, thousands deep. We had to leap over the ant-river, lest be bitten. My father took quick action,pouring hot water down each ant mound. Somehow, though, the ants were unphased. They continued building their dirt fortresses. My father was outraged! On one memorable day, my father blowtorched the entire lawn.The ants were gone, but so was our green lush backyard. Read ANTs and other humorous stories in this all-true collection about growing up in a small town called Combville.
Age Range:Middle Grade
Page Count Estimate:150-200-ish
When I was in the 4th grade, I was diagnosed with ADHD. Reading was and still is very difficult for me. I found myself seeking out books that were collections of short stories, such as Roald Dahl’s Boy, which provided easier goals to accomplish--a beginning, middle, and end in one sitting. Reading should be a fun experience, even for the most “reluctant” of readers! I want to make reading fun and effortless and even addictive.
Meghan is the author &illustrator of 17 picture books and is known for her well researched nonfiction on odd & interesting topics. She is currently working on a picture book about the first man to thru-hike the Appalachian trail. Always looking for a challenge, Meghan has hiked some of the hardest portions of the trail. Another challenge Meghan would like to tackle is publishing a graphic novel. She promises to give the same level of enthusiasm to such a project as she does to her picture books.