And the Winners of the Graphic Novel Contest Are...

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June 30, 2022

Salinas Public Library is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Graphic Novel Contest.

This year we had 73 entries! We had some really excellent entries which combined the elements of art, dialogue, and creativity into each novel. After some tough deliberation, we determined the Top Entries for each of the three categories (1st-4th grade, 5th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade). Honorable Mentions were also determined since there were so many good entries. This year you can read all the graphic novels from the Top Entries and Honorable Mentions. 

Top Entries and Honorable Mentions received prizes, including drawing books, art supplies, and Funko Pops.

Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to all the participants!


1st – 4th School Grade Top Entries

Catsune Adventures by Abrianna Ruiz

Soldiers vs Zombies by Angel Rafael Munoz

The Rabbit and the Alligator by Kyrie Barraca

5th – 8th School Grade Top Entries

The Legend of the Orange Onions by Regina Diaz Flores

Queen Petuna's Quest by Nadezhda Pozhidayeva

A Life of Color by Sofia Escobar

9th – 12th School Grade Top Entries

True Summer by Sevastian D Sanchez

Sam Goes to Japan by Samantha Wilcox

Honorable Mentions

Agent Shadow by Alexander Ruiz

Wings of Danger by Balery Del Cid

Beast Titan Battles by Esau Del Cid

Day to Light by Lillian Degamaguiore

Perplexing Pet Sitting by Elisha Aguillon

Artistic Reality by Jackeline Flores

The Lucid Dream by Jocelyn Fernandez