Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Childrens’ Graphic Novels 101 with Janna Morishima

Date(s) - 05/09/2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Children’s Graphic Novels 101 with Janna Morishima, Literary and Illustration Agent, Janna Co.

Kids’ graphic novels are one of the hottest categories in book publishing.  In this 75 minute session, literary and illustration agent Janna Morishima will discuss the nuts and bolts of getting started in graphic novels. She’ll explain what exactly a graphic novel is (and the difference between “graphic novels” and “comics”); who the major players in graphic novel publishing are; what editors and agents are looking for; what’s typically included in graphic novel submissions; how to format a graphic novel script; and what’s working and what’s not in the graphic novel category.

This webinar will be recorded and made available until May 16, 2020 for those that registered but could not attend the live event. If you do not watch it before then, there is no refund.

Email with Zoom link for participation will be sent the day before.

Email with replay link will be sent the day after.

Refund of $10 if you cancel by May 7, otherwise there will be no refunds. If you forget to replay, unfortunately, there will not be a refund.

$15 members

$30 nonmembers

Hosted by NV


Janna Morishima

I started my own career in children’s book publishing in the art department at Scholastic. Within a few years, I moved to the editorial department and helped co-found the Graphix imprint.

After working with authors like Raina Telgemeier, Jeff Smith, and Kazu Kibuishi, I left Scholastic to launch the Kids Group at Diamond Book Distributors. There, I worked with a wide range of independent comics publishers.

Then I stepped away from publishing to help my husband build his photography business. I learned everything I could about running an arts-based small business.

Now I’ve put all those experiences together, and represent a fabulous collection of authors, artists, graphic novelists, visual storytellers, and production studios.