How to Pitch Your Graphic Novel! Workshop

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Learn how to pitch your graphic novel as effectively as possible to agents and publishers! Submit your pitch for a chance to be critiqued.

Free – $95.00

KidLit GN 2023 Pitch Event

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KidLitGN is the premiere annual pitch event for writers and illustrators of middle grade and younger graphic novels, designed to get their manuscripts in front of agents and editors.


2023 KCU Pitchfest Showcase

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Submit your kids or YA graphic novel pitch to our Pitchfest Gallery to be reviewed by agents and editors! Judges will vote on projects and the top entries will be featured in our online gallery.


KCU Roundtable: Anthology

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Join us for an anthology roundtable with Stephanie Nina Pitsirilos, Cheyenne Smith and Ben O'Grady. Our amazing panelists will share their experience working on anthologies, the benefits and challenges of participating in an anthology, steps to organize an anthology and Q&A!


Build a Website, Sell More Books: Important Things to Know Even Before You Finish Your Book with Fauzia Burke

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Every author and illustrator needs a website in their name. In this presentation, Burke will share tips for creating and making your website a success, addressing topics like: Why fresh content is more important than ever; how to drive traffic back to your website using social media and other means: how to understand your website analytics; and, the dreaded topic of SEO, what it is and why it is important. 


Graphic Novel Industry Panel & KCU Pitchfest Showcase Reveal

A Celebration of Kids Comics Creativity! How do you break into the kids and YA graphic novel space? Join us for a day dedicated to celebrating the amazing graphic novel pitches submitted by our community, and exploring this topic in detail! Event Schedule 🕒 12:00 PM - 12:10 PM - Intro and Welcome  We'll kick things off with […]


Overcoming the Fear of the Blank Page with Matt Madden

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Are you intimidated by the blank page? Do you feel like you need to wait for inspiration to strike before you can create art? Or are you just feeling stuck in a creative rut?

Join cartoonist and teacher Matt Madden for this workshop on overcoming the fear of the blank page.

$10.00 – $30.00

Interview with Graphic Novel Creator Chad Sell

Chad Sell will be talking with Janna about his experience in the industry and about collaborating with others on my projects. Chad Sell is a cartoonist who has worked on several children's graphic novel series including THE CARDBOARD KINGDOM, DOODLEVILLE, and the upcoming STUPENDOUS SWITCHEROO.   Find Chad at and @chadsell01 on Twitter and […]


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