The London-based company is specifically looking for artists who will be able to match the artwork of their previous books (30 in progress).
"We produce two titles per month on average, so we are looking for regular artists," explains Ned Hartley, a name some readers may recognise as a former editor at Titan Magazines. "Consistency through the series is very important to us especially between characters, so we will not contact artists who we do not think will fit the established Medikidz style."
Worldwide, there's an enormous lack of useful material for young people about medicine and health - but most of what exists targets parents only. This realisation was the catalyst which lead them to create Medikidz.
The Medikidz characters live on 'Mediland' - a living, moving planet shaped just like the human body. The children are taught about their own body by going on a personal tour through Mediland. Medikidz is designed specifically for young people: therefore we will speak their language, at their level. Think "Marvel meets Medicine" and you have the concept!
Already published is What's Up with Bridget's Mum? Medikidz Explain Breast Cancer and What's Up with Tiffany's Dad? Medikidz Explain Melanoma and next in this series will be, What's Up With Grandpa? Medikidz Explain Alzheimer's Disease, with Colon Cancer, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and Schizophrenia to follow.
Medikidz keep on getting approached all the time to write on new conditions - in fact now there is a list of 300 to do.
The company also produce pamphlets and brochures explaining paediatrically-licensed medicines (increased understanding can lead to improved adherence) and hospitals investigations, such as "Medikidz Explain MRI Scan" or "Medikidz Explain Endoscopy".
• If you're interested, send MediKidz a sample drawing of the main Medikidz characters using this submission form, along with a sample of your previous work