Created for girls ages 10–14 to encourage and inspire each other as they write the feature articles.

Meet Kate! Kate is a smart, funny, brave, and sometimes mischievous young pup. Follow Kate on her many adventures and meet her friends and family along the way!

Happy New Year Kate!

Meet Kate’s Friends

An Inventive Pup

Kate couldn’t wait…LOL!

Maeve,
 
 
What a great character you’ve found in Kate! I still remember when I was your age, I wrote a large collection of comic strips about an earthworm and all his friends. It was something that I passed around in school and always enjoyed getting feedback and new ideas from friends.
 
 
This comic strip eventually led to an animation about that same worm for a project in a middle school video production class. We didn’t have any access to digital means of animating or drawing, so the process was extremely tedious, but I was hooked. You are so lucky to have so many digital mediums at your fingertips! There are so many programs out there now to make experimenting with animation into a great hobby and eventually a career!
 
 
Something I always encourage aspiring artists to do is to find established artists who you admire, whether they be comic strip artists, animators, character designers for Pixar, etc., and read about them. With things like Google and Instagram, it’s fairly easy to find biographies, learn about their paths to success, and if you’re allowed to be on apps like Instagram you can even ask them questions directly while admiring their work. Find who and what inspires you and keep practicing and moving forward!
 
 
—Rachel Woodhouse, North Carolina

Maeve, age 11, NJ

Maeve enjoys Irish dancing, hanging out with friends, and traveling with her family, especially to the Jersey shore.

Created for girls ages 10–14 to encourage and inspire each other as they write the feature articles.