Available for virtual visits in : Alberta, Nova Scotia & Quebec
Craft: Author/Graphic Novelist
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction/Graphic Novels
Target Audience: Ages 8 – Teens
Cost for School and Public Virtual Presentation with CCBC subsidy: $200.00
Virtual Presentation Information:
OPTION # 1:
CREATING A GRAPHIC NOVEL
Ever wonder how a comic book or graphic novel gets made? How many different people work on one book? What’s the process for creating a story and turning it into a graphic novel? Stephanie delves into all of this and more as she helps people explore the world of the comic book industry and sheds light on the process of writing a story from inception to completion.
Ages: Any, but best suited to middle grade audiences (8-12 years of age)
OPTION # 2:
CO-WRITING & CREATIVE COLLABORATION
Collaboration is hands-down the best parts of creating a graphic novel. Working with someone to bring an idea to life is an incredible feeling. Having someone to bounce ideas around with is amazing and inspiring. And getting to see an artist bring what was in your head to life on the page is nothing short of magical! With her experience as a co-writer on Oh My Gods! and a co-creator on an unannounced series, Stephanie has created this presentation to help teach you about the process, what to expect, and provide exercises for you to learn from.
Ages: Any, but works especially well ages 6 and up (and for students and adults)
- Oh My Gods! – Written by Stephanie Cooke and Insha Fitzpatrick, Art by Juliana Moon (Clarion/Etch, 2021) –
- ParaNorthern – Written by Stephanie Cooke, Art by Mari Costa (Clarion/Etch, 2021) –
- Oh My Gods! II: The Forgotten Maze – Written by Stephanie Cooke and Insha Fitzpatrick, Art by Juliana Moon (Clarion, Etch, 2022) –
STEPHANIE COOKE is an award-winning writer and editor based out of Toronto, Canada. She’s a comic book fan, avid gamer, movie watcher, and pun appreciator. Her writing work is featured in Mark Millar’s Millarworld Annual, Wayward Sisters: A Monstrous Anthology, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, Toronto Comics Anthology, and more.
She’s also a crazy cat lady who happens to be terribly allergic to cats. As such, she settles for having just the one (very snuggly) cat and takes a lot of allergy medication.
Her graphic novels, Oh My Gods! and ParaNorthern are out now from Clarion Books. A sequel to Oh My Gods! will be released in April 2022.