SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Turning Writing and Illustrator Ideas into Graphic Novels

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/16/2021
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Original illustration created by Andy Jewett

This online conference is open to everyone anywhere in the world.

Registration begins Thursday, October 1, 2020 and ends at 4:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

AN EMAIL WITH INFORMATION TO JOIN THE WEBINAR WILL BE SENT TO YOU BY 6:00 p.m. EST ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021.

Graphic novels are finally getting the notice they deserve! Beloved by many generations of kids, adults are now realizing that kids can sharpen their reading skills and learn in this fun format.

Want to become a part of this rising industry?

The brainchild of agent Natascha Morris, The Tobias Agency, this virtual conference is for writers and illustrators–beginner and intermediate–who are interested in learning more about getting published in graphic novels with our stellar faculty.

And, just like an in-person conference, there will be door prizes!

 


 

Details:

Saturday, January 16, 2020; 10:00 a.m. EST to 3:30 p.m. EST

A recording of the event will be made available to participants for a 30-day period afterwards.

SCBWI Members: $55
SCBWI Student Members: $30

Non-Members: $80
Student Non-Members: $55

REGISTRATION OPENS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 2020 AND CLOSES THURSDAY JANUARY 14TH, 2021.

 


 

Faculty bios: please see this page for full description

 


 

Schedule: subject to slight changes within the 10-3:30 time frame

January 16, 2021; all times are EST

10:00 – 10:15    Welcome and brief introductions

10:15: – 11:15    Kiara Valdez : Starting from Scratch: The Graphic Novel Process 

11:20: – 12:20   Shannon Watters presentation, title TBA

12:20 – 1:00     Time off for lunch

1:05 – 2:05        Danielle Burby presentation, title TBA

2:10 – 3:10        Panel – Attendees: please submit any questions you have for the panel to Diane Bradley-Kantor, indiana-ra@scbwi.org by January 9, 2021

3:15 – 3:30      Wrap up + Door Prizes!

 



EXTRA! Critiques available:

The faculty are offering written critiques at $45 each. There are limited spots available for each faculty member. If you would like to purchase a critique, you need to do so at the time of registration though you don’t have to send it until December 1, 2020.

Please note the specific requests and requirements from each critiquer and email your materials to Diane Bradley-Kantor (indiana-ra@scbwi.org) by December 1st.

Danielle Burby: full synopsis + first 5 pages of script; MG and YA only

Kiara Valdez: up to 20 pages of script; young reader, MG and YA

Shannon Watters: 1 page synopsis + 10 pages of script; MG and YA only

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Natascha Morris: 1 page synopsis + 10 pages paneled out. Priced at $70 each, her critiques will have written feedback in addition to 15-minutes of a Zoom call.

 



Submission opportunities:

All attendees will have an opportunity to submit to Kiara, Shannon, Danielle, and Natascha. The specific submission information will be emailed, along with the link to the replay, to attendees post-conference.

 



Cancellation Policy & Trouble-Shooting
:

Since this is an online event with a recording available for one month afterwards to watch at your own pace, there will not be any refunds issued.

Please add indiana-ra@scbwi.org and indiana-ra2@scbwi.org to your email contact list. Webinar invites and recordings are sent through the SCBWI email system. Sometimes they are blocked by filters. Send us an email if you do not receive your links by the dates below.

* Your link to join the live webinar will be sent by 6:00 p.m. EST before the conference (January 15, 2021).

* The recording will be sent to all registered participants a couple of days after the conference (January 17, 2021) and will be available for re-watching for 30 days.

If you encounter any problems during your registration process for this event or have any other questions, contact Diane Bradley-Kantor, indiana-ra@scbwi.org or Teresa Robeson, indiana-ra2@scbwi.org and we will be happy to assist you.

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