Let’s Get Graphic!

with Janna Morishima

Do you know the differences between picture books and graphic novels?

In this presentation, literary agent Janna Morishima discusses the similarities and differences between picture books and graphic novels, as well as what makes a graphic novel great. She talks about how to get started in the burgeoning graphic novel category, and survey recent graphic novels that have made a splash.

This webinar purchase includes lifetime access to the 90-minute video, transcript, and downloadable audio track.

"This presentation ROCKS! You are unbelievably knowledgeable, Janna...and you've laid out the whole Graphic Novel platform, including the how, what, why, when, and where. THANK YOU SO MUCH! This is a watch-the-replay-over-and-over webinar, for sure!"

- Vivian Kirkfield

"Wow! Mind boggling how much I didn’t know! Thanks. My fingers are numb from taking notes. Thanks!"

- Bibi Belford

"WOW! Amazing presentation!"

- Srividhya Venkat

Your Instructor

Janna Morishima
Janna Morishima

Janna Morishima is a literary agent specializing in graphic novels and visual storytelling. She currently represents a diverse range of comics creators, including Misako Rocks, Shauna Grant, Andi Watson, and Rivkah LaFille.

She is also the founder of Kids Comics Unite, an online community and learning platform for kids and YA graphic novel professionals.

Janna started her career at Scholastic, where she co-founded the Graphix imprint and worked with comics creators like Raina Telgemeier, Jeff Smith, and Kazu Kubuishi. Later, she was the director of the Kids Group for Diamond Book Distributors, helping publishers like Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW, and Oni Press develop content for kids. She helped launch Françoise Mouly’s Toon Books, which focuses on early reader comics. After leaving Diamond, she launched and ran the NYC Department of Education’s “NYC Reads 365” literacy initiative.

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"Thanks, Janna for breaking down the Graphic Novel market for us. Thanks, Julie and Kelli for bringing us this webinar."

- Ramya Spaulding

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