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Comics creators from around the world submit their unpublished projects to be previewed online by editors and agents.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.
Tuff Teddys: Legend of Kai
Tuff Teddys the legend of Kai is an action-packed graphic novel that explores a young teddy bear named Kai. As he embarks on a quest to find a Legendary Sealing Stone, a powerful artifact capable of imprisoning Night Terror, who wants nothing more then to destroy the dreamworld. Along the way, Kai
encounters many challenges, fantastical creatures, new friendship, and discovers that true strength lies in
the heart of a warrior.
This heartwarming graphic novel explores the power of dreams, the importance of friendship, and the
resilience of a determined teddy bear who protects the innocence of children hope's and aspirations.
Age Range:Middle Grade
Genre:Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction
Page Count Estimate:192 - 224
Growing up as an only child in San Diego, I was often left alone with my thoughts and sketchbook. Solitude is where I discovered the power of creativity. I created stories and worlds that make me feel less lonely. My childhood was filled with Saturday morning cartoons, comics, and countless drawings of my favorite characters. These stories ignited a life-long passion I now channel as a visual storyteller. As decades passed, my youthful passion grew stronger, and I realized my purpose was to inspire the next generation. "Tuff Teddys - The Legend of Kai" delivers a message of profound significance. Through Kai's journey, I aim to inspire readers to confront their fears, forge new friendships, and most importantly, entertainment through story.
I am Jerry Dunham Jr, a passionate author-illustrator, holding a Media Arts and Animation degree from the Art Institute of California, San Diego. My colorful career path includes a stint as a caricature artist at Sea World, where I captured the essence of countless smiling faces. I ventured into freelance, designing logos, comics, and more. Today, I dedicate my focus to developing the extraordinary adventures of Tuff Teddys. I'm a Proud father of two sons who inspire me daily.