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Watch Amy Chu, Yoshi Yoshitani, Alys Arden talk about creating compelling characters for YA and middle-grade comics and graphic novels

Watch the Character Design in YA and Middle Grade Graphic Novels panel with Yoshi Yoshitani, Amy Chu, and Alys Arden filmed at Emerald City Comic Con 2022

Character Design in YA and Middle Grade Graphic Novels
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Comics were born out of appealing to young adults, and that's coming full circle again with the modern boom of YA and middle grade comics and graphic novels. But how are they made? Comic creators Alys Arden, Amy Chu, and Yoshi Yoshitani gathered at Emerald City Comic Con 2022 to talk about that, and specifically creating characters for those, in a panel at the Seattle Convention Center.

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