At Kids Comics Unite, we understand what it’s like to struggle to improve your craft. The expense, the time, the resources! That’s why we are excited to announce the Kids Comics Unite SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM!

Those who are awarded a scholarship will receive full paid tuition to Kids Comics Intensive, our 20-week course teaching both the craft and business of comics, as well as one year of Kids Comics Studio membership, which provides access to lessons, workshops, interviews, and live Q&A sessions with many of the kidlit comics industry leaders! 

What is the Kids Comics Intensive? 

Kids Comics Intensive is a course that teaches a deep dive on comics storytelling and craft, as well as publishing, business, and marketing for creatives. It begins in early March 2022 and meets online for class every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of July, with assigned critique groups as well as teacher-critiques and feedback.

The Course Syllabus for the Intensive includes:

Script Writing for Comics

Visual Narrative in Comics

Developing Your Comics Voice

Understanding the Industry

Marketing & Branding Your Comics

Generating Income Streams

Every lesson is a 1-2 hour deep-dive into a different aspect of the industry and will walk you all the way through generating ideas for your kids comics, making them, marketing them, to making money from them. Classes are both live and recorded, so if you miss one, you can still watch it later! But live attendance is encouraged if you want live feedback.

This is an offer worth nearly $2500! If this scholarship will help you on your journey as a graphic novelist, don’t wait and apply today!


1) MUST be a member of Kids Comics Unite. Sign up here, it’s free!

2) 18 years or older.

3) Fill out an application outlining:

a) Seriousness of Purpose: An essay, video, or comic telling us what this scholarship means to you.

b) Merit: Writing and/or art samples that showcase your talent.

c) Financial Need: A brief statement about how this scholarship would help you financially.

This is both a merit-based AND financial-based scholarship. Because we know how it feels to have the drive and the dream but lack the tools to pursue your dreams. We hope to make that possible!

Course instructors Janna Morishima and Rivkah LaFille will pick one application each to award this scholarship.

While all submissions are private, if you wish to share you own video essay or comic, please feel free to share it online and hashtag us at #kcuscholarship!! We also have this awesome badge for you to show you submitted!

If you are not applying, but you know somebody you think would benefit from this scholarship, please feel free to use this badge on your social media to let them know!


Winners will be announced at the end of the Masterclass on February 24th.

For more information about the Intensive, go here to sign up for our free Masterclass being offered February 24th at 12:30 pm EST where we will tell you all about the Intensive and launch the official sign-up for the course!

Join KCU for free to sign up for our Masterclass now to hear the announcement live!


-The KCU Crew