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Comics creators from around the world submit their unpublished projects to be previewed online by editors and agents.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.
Justice Unlimited Elementary
Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants meets Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia in this hybrid chapter book/graphic novel about three 3rd graders, surviving a typical day at a school for kids with superpowers! For decades there were epic battles between adults with superpowers or "Wonders", but finally, the fighting stopped and there was peace. Now it's time for their kids stories. Brick, Crayon, and Paste will be faced with the likes of Super Hero history class, a dodgeball-induced, super rumble in the gym, and an art class catastrophe. Through these trials, our little heroes will learn the mistakes of the past, the power of apologizing, and staying focused on the task at hand. Recess meets Marvel’s X-men in this new, fun, action-packed series.
Age Range:Early Reader, Chapter Book
Genre:Adventure, Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction
Page Count Estimate:80-100
For most of my childhood, I felt very powerless. I lost one of my parents when I was very young and my other parent didn't want to be one. I learned to escape through reading, especially graphic novels, the library became my fortress of solitude. During recess, I'd pretend to be a superhero on an asphalt school playground that provided zero entertainment. Kids thought I was funny because I'd make up superheroes and tell them about their adventures. That's when I realized my superpower was storytelling! That's why I created JUE, to make something that will get kids reading for fun, an escape when needed, to learn some lessons and maybe someday, they'll want to tell their own superhero stories.
Peter Jurado (He/Him) is an illustrator and writer who has worked with brands such as Lego, Tongal, and Nickelodeon. Peter studied Digital Arts at KBCC, Media Communications at CSI, and Film abroad in Tours France.
In 2022 he was awarded an Arts Grant from Staten Island Arts to produce his live-action children's pilot "Roy Gee and Biv."
In 2023 he won the 2nd annual Lego World Builder Pitch Fest for his concept "Detective Bones". It is currently in development with The Lego Group.