School Visits

Lex is available for presentations, panels, and in-class skype visits.  Invite him to talk about cartooning and the storytelling for your elementary school, library, university, or comic convention!

Praise for Lex’s School & Author Visits 

“There are few things more daunting than standing in front of a gymnasium full of vibrating elementary students. Lex is able to keep them all on the edge of their seats by weaving together the mythology, humor, excitement and non-stop entertainment of his Kid Beowulf series into his presentations. By the end, the kids had more questions than time allowed, and left the presentation with unique insights into how you can combine your interests, imagination, and hard work to create amazing stories!” – Nathan L., Teacher/Librarian, Petaluma CA

“Lex was a big hit at our campus with the students and staff! Awesome, fluid presentation. My principal kept turning to me and saying, ‘This is so cool!’ It’s been a week already and the kids have not forgotten – they want to read Kid Beowulf. There’s a waiting list.” – Rosie P., School Librarian, Santa Rosa CA

“Great presentation last week. What a wonderful imagination you have and beautiful characters. Thanks again for all you do to make reading and storytelling inspirational!” – Ruth M., School Arts Coordinator, Santa Rosa CA

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About the Presentations:

Presentations are 45-60 minutes and feature an in-depth discussion on how Lex creates his comics: from the inspirational source material found in history and mythology; to how a script is written; to how characters are created and comic book pages are constructed.  All the bases are covered in this informative glimpse into crafting the Kid Beowulf graphic novel series. There is time for Q&A and live-drawing. Ideal for grades 3–7

Book Fairs

Have a book fair coming up? Invite Lex to your school for an afternoon talk and he’ll return that evening for your book fair! Lex can bring and sell book inventory directly to parents and students for a fun meet-and-greet with the author.

Virtual Visit:

Lex is happy to drop in for a 30-minute virtual visit (via Skype) with classrooms, book groups, and library groups that have read at least one of his books. The visit will include a short visual presentation, a live drawing demonstration, and time for Q&A afterward.

Adult Groups:

Lex is also available to speak to adult groups about creativity, art, and storytelling at conferences, school, and libraries. These presentations focus on the graphic novel marketplace and how to create and market your story in the current publishing landscape. Lex delves into how he creates his own work as well as his role as Senior Editor at the Charles M. Schulz Studio.

Pricing

  • San Francisco Bay Area: $350/presentation $600/day (includes up to three sessions and can be split between two locations)
  • Outside area (3 hours away or more): $1000/day + travel expenses (price can be split between multiple locations!)
  • Virtual Visit (condensed presentation and Q&A): $100

Required Tech

  • Television, screen, and/or projector with VGA and/or HDMI hookup
  • Speakers (for a multi-media component/small computer speakers are fine)
  • Large drawing pad and fresh markers
  • A microphone for groups larger than 75 people
  • Wi-Fi access (if available)

Ordering Books

Any venue inviting Lex to speak should also allow participants the opportunity to buyr his books. For the Bay Area we recommend working with local booksellers; Copperfield’s Books or Books Inc. can provide order forms and books. You can also do this directly though Lex. Interest in the  books always goes up after a visit and students often request books to purchase; working with a local bookseller is a great way to ensure that books are available to your students.

Resources

Are you using Kid Beowulf in your classroom? Be sure to download these free Teacher’s Guides for questions and activities for your students!

Lex is always happy to work with teachers, professors, and librarians to craft the best presentation for their students. For availability please email Lex: lex@kidbeowulf.com