We recently asked two longtime KCU members, Jannie Ho and Steve Metzger, to share the stories of how they became children's book and graphic novel creators. Everyone has a unique path, but at the same time, you can get a lot of inspiration from …Read More
Hey, hey, hey folx! Jade here. I do behind the scenes work on KCU's art direction. Last year I shared how the Intensive graphic was made in all its messy initial proc-mess. This year I wanted to show how the Masterclass illustration was created.
From …Read More
Bill Gates famously said, “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”
I’d say that we usually overestimate what we can do in a week but underestimate what we can do in a year. …Read More
Join Edna Cabcabin Moran for a book discussion on musician, producer, and mentor Quincy Jones' 12 Notes! This book goes over his wisdom and musings on creativity and life.
12 Notes is a self-development guide that will affirm that creativity is a calling that can …Read More
Intensive Scholarship 2023
Sometimes it can be a struggle to improve your craft. The time, the resources, the uncertainties... the expense!
That’s why we are excited to once again be able to offer the Kids Comics Unite SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM for 2023!
Those who are awarded a …Read More
Our goals with KCU Pitchfest are to do 3 things:
Offer a structured event and deadline that gives creators support to finish their pitches
Provide a competition "post-mortem" that helps creators learn what editors and agents liked in the successful pitches
Showcase undiscovered kids comics talent …Read More
Figuring out how to get a book deal for your graphic novel can sometimes feel extremely confusing! But we just wrapped up the first annual KCU Pitchfest, a competition of kids and YA graphic novel pitches, and one of the great things to come …Read More
Congratulations to our winners!!!! We had 90 submissions, and based on the votes by our judges panel, we selected three winners and four runners-up. (For a complete explanation of how voting worked, visit this link.)
Without further ado, we are so excited to announce our …Read More
You don't want to miss this event with Ngozi Ukazu!!!!
Ngozi Ukazu is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of Check, Please!, an online graphic novel whose printing campaign remains one of the most funded webcomics Kickstarter ever. She graduated from Yale …Read More