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Russell Busse on Graphic Novels, Visual Writing, Editor Expectations

How to Focus in on the Visual, Word-to-Text Exchange

Graphic Novels, Visual Writing, Editor Expectations

Russell Busse, Assoc. Editor, Little Brown

We've had a lot of questions about writing graphic novels as well as how to get the most out of the visuals in picture books. This webinar is set up to help you think visually and really direct your attention to the action, visual storytelling, and pacing of your story. Russell will help you understand what editors look for in taking on graphic novels (great for picture book and illustrators and highly illustrated projects) and highly illustrated project and understand what editors look for in these projects.

This webinar will really inform the way you think about your art notes, and help you get on the page of your storytelling through that really magic art and word exchange for this fast-growing genre category. If you are writing any level of kidlit, you will not want to miss this live, engaging webinar.

Special Guest: National Cartoonist, Jason Platt.

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A bit more about Russ

Russ Busse is an Associate Editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers where he works on picture book, middle grade, and young adult projects, as well as graphic novels and licensing programs. For picture books, he gravitates towards anything with a lot of heart and humor (an off-the-wall premise is a major plus). For middle grade and young adult, he looks for genre-bending stories that bring readers in immediately, with strong characters and unique twists.

Among others, he has edited the CatStronauts series of graphic novels, picture books with Todd Parr, licensed books for Marvel, My Little Pony, and Teen Titans Go!, and several upcoming projects. Find him online @r_busse.

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Russell Busse
Russell Busse

Russ Busse is an Associate Editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers where he works on picture book, middle grade, and young adult projects, as well as graphic novels and licensing programs. For picture books, he gravitates towards anything with a lot of heart and humor (an off-the-wall premise is a major plus). For middle grade and young adult, he looks for genre-bending stories that bring readers in immediately, with strong characters and unique twists.

Among others, he has edited the CatStronauts series of graphic novels, picture books with Todd Parr, licensed books for Marvel, My Little Pony, and Teen Titans Go!, and several upcoming projects. Find him online @r_busse.


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