How to Pitch Your Graphic Novel

Jul 16, 2024

Online event

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Creating a graphic novel pitch package can be intimidating to many authors and illustrators but this workshop will break this mystifying task into a simple checklist. Using examples, we will discuss what to include, what to avoid, and how to best present yourself and your story to convince an agent or editor that you and your project are worth it. We will touch on putting together pitches in general but the main focus will be on graphic novel pitch packages. Through this workshop, you will hopefully get a better idea of how to go from having a great story to getting it published.


Clar Angkasa is an Indonesian author-illustrator, comic artist and animator. She received her BFA in Illustration with honors from Rhode Island School of Design in 2019 before moving to NYC to pursue a career as an illustrator-animator with a focus on story-driven projects. Her debut graphic novel, Stories of the Islands, is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and an Evanston Public Library Great Books for Kids pick, and has received starred reviews from Booklist and Shelf Awareness. Her work can be found online at or on Instagram @clarangkasa.