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Indiana SCBWI: Graphic Novel 101

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June 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am 2:15 pm UTC

Illustration created by Andy Jewett

Our previous graphic novel conference was such a roaring success that we wanted to do it again. Based on the feedback from attendees, we determined that there are many people who want a “start with the basics” conference where they are guided through the how of creating kid lit graphic novels.

We’re so pleased to find four amazing presenters for what will be a graphic novel masterclass: agent Janna Morishima, author-illustrator Rivkah LaFille, illustrator-designer Sylvia Bi, and editor Rachel Sonis! Plus, agent Alexandra Weiss will be critiques-only faculty! Complete faculty bios are found on this page.

If you want to understand the nitty-gritties of getting started with GNs, you won’t want to miss this event! Even if you think you might already know how to write GNs, this conference will be a good refresher, AND you could sign up for a written critique (or more than one) with Rivkah, Sylvia, or Alexandra.

And, yes! There will be door prizes!

Schedule: order of talks subject to change; all times are EDT

9:00 – 9:15am      Welcome and brief introductions

9:15: – 10:15am    Janna Morishima : How to Turn Your Creative Mess Into Focused Work

10:20: – 11:20am Rivkah LaFille: Visual Writing in Graphic Novels

11:20 – 12:00pm  Lunch Break

12:00 – 1:00pm   Sylvia Bi: Preparation, Illustration, and Collaboration: Co-Creating A Graphic Novel

1:05 – 2:05pm     Rachel Sonis: How To Write A Graphic Novel Proposal

2:05 – 2:15pm     Wrap up + Door Prizes!

Click here for detailed description of talks.

EXTRA! Critiques available but limited.

$30 – $80 depending on Membership

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