Thursday at New York Comic Con

Here’s where you can find me at the NY Comic Con.

First Second Books: Booth 2239 Signing copies of Astronaut Academy from 11:30am – 12:00pm

You’re Such a Geek: A Guide for Teachers, Students, and Parents to Help Cope with Bullying. [Thursday, 10/6, from 12:30-1:30.]

Despite nerd culture being at the forefront of popular culture today, many young comic con lovers feel isolated in their school community. With bullying of young people on the basis of their interests being one of the most challenging problems to overcome, how can teachers, parents, and students confront these issues together and apart? In a forum-style panel which will focus primarily on addressing audience questions, experts in the field will try to shed some light on the darkness of bullying.

Library Networking Session [ 2:45 – 3:45pm Location: 1C03]

Talking about Science Comics and the popularity of Manga.

 

 

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Queens Book Festival

I’ll be appearing at the first-ever Queens Book Festival! which will be held at Kaufman Astoria Studios (34-12 36th Street) from 11:00AM to 6:00PM.

4:00-4:45 PM New Age of Comics Panel
“Comic books have elevated from stories about superheroes to graphic novels about supernatural beings, multiverses, and the cosmic impact of our actions. Artists around the globe are using comics to influence society and change popular cultures. Are comics just changing the comic world or the world in general?”
Moderator: Regine Sawyer (Owner/Writer/Creator of Lockett Down Productions Publications)
Panelists: Colin Goh (Dim Sum Warriors), Dave Roman (Goosebumps Graphix), Sara Woolley (Los Pirineos), Jaeil Cho, Julia Voloj (Joe Shuster: Truth, Justice, and the American Way)

Book Signing Immediately following the panel.

Festival Social Media:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/queensbookfestival/
Twitter: @queensbookfest
Website: http://www.queensbookfestival.nyc/

Queens Book Festival

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Happy Birthday to First Second books!

This week is the tenth anniversary of First Second Books! To celebrate, Travis Jonker and School Library Journal asked a bunch of First Second authors to redraw the cover of one of our favorite First Second books by another author. I drew a homage to Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff. And the amazing George O’Connor (Olympians) did a fun rendition of my Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity!

It’s been a unique privilege to have my books be in such great company. Love and hugs to everyone at First Second past and present and wishing them another 10 years of great graphic novels to their legacy.

Check out all the great cover tributes over at School Library Journal!

First Second birthday book covers

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MIDDLE GRADE GIGGLES & GASPS!

MIDDLE GRADE GIGGLES & GASPS!
Saturday October 31st. 1-3pm.

Join Books of Wonder for an afternoon of giggles and gasps as MAX BRALLIER, GITTY DANESHVARI, TOMMY GREENWALD, ALAN KATZ, DAVE ROMAN, and NEIL SWAAB stop by for an afternoon of Middle Grade books you and your young reader won’t want to miss!

MAX BRALLIER for The Last Kids on Earth
GITTY DANESHVARI for The League of Unexceptional Children
TOMMY GREENWALD for Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Planet Girl and My Dog Is Better Than Your Dog (Crime Biters #1)
ALAN KATZ for The Day the Mustache Took Over
DAVE ROMAN for Teen Boat: Race for Boatlantis and Slappy’s Tales of Horror
NEIL SWAAB for The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying)

Books of Wonder Middle Grade books

More info at the Books of Wonder website. The store is located at 18 West 18th street (between 5th and 6th Avenues).

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Baltimore Comic Con 2015

Come find me at the Baltimore Comic Con September 25-27th! I’ll be hanging out in the Kids Love Comics area. Table #3028

Kids Love Comics

LOCATION:
The Baltimore Convention Center
Pratt and Howard Street Lobby.

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Slappy’s Tales of Horror

Check out this neat ventriloquist dummy I found in the thrift shop!

Slappy's Tales of Horror

That must mean that Goosebumps Graphix: Slappy’s Tales of Horror is in stores now! The book features four creepy stories including my comics adaptation of “Night of the Living Dummy,” the classic tale by R.L. Stine that introduces the world’s most villainous ventriloquist dummy! You’ll definitely want to know Slappy’s full origin before you see the new Goosebumps movie with Jack Black! Being prepared is you best defense in warding off evil puppets.

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Princeton, NJ Library event

This Friday, August 14th! Book event + cartooning games for kids & teens at Princeton Public Library in Princeton, NJ at 3:00pm. More info at Princeton Library website.

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You’ve Got The Tide!

You’ve got the TIDE! You’ve got the OCEAN! You’ve got… the trailer for TEEN BOAT! THE RACE FOR BOATLANTIS!

Featuring animation by Denver Jackson and music by Eliot Drozd.

YYEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!!!

The Race for Boatlantis webcomic is serializing now for free! We have to take it down when the book comes out in September. So now is you chance to check it out and help us spread the word!

Teen Boat 2 preview

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San Diego Comic Con!!!

Comic Con guests

This year I’m an official guest of Comic-Con International! This is a huge honor! I’ve been going to Comic-Con since I was a teenager!

I’ll have a table in the ARTIST ALLEY section, which is where you can find me for most of the convention (look for the Teen Boat banner).

This my list of panel appearances and other places you can find me.

FRIDAY, July 10th

11AM-12PM Sci-Fi Comics Theater: Dave Roman & Tom Angleberger
A visual conversation between author Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda) and cartoonist Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Teen Boat!) about self-publishing, dream jobs, graphic novels for kids, school misfits, and robot doppelgangers. Hosted by Noelene Clark (LA Times Hero Complex), this fun-filled panel will include interactive readings, improv drawing games, and surprise guests! ROOM 4

**THIS IS MY FIRST EVER SPOTLIGHT PANEL! It would be the coolest to see you there!

2PM-3PM Signing at the :01 First Second Booth #1323
I’ll be signing copies of the Astronaut Academy books at my publisher’s booth.

SATURDAY, July 11th

12PM-1PM CBLDF Comics in the Classroom
w/ Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck, The Plain Janes), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Matt Phelan (The Storm in the Barn, Bluffton),Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Jax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden) and educators Rose Brock and Dr. Meryl Jaffe. Room 30CDE

Time: 3PM – 4PM Kids Comics Panel
Room 23ABC

SUNDAY, July 12th

1PM-2PM Push Fun Forward: All-Agnes Comics Have Arrived
BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion of the significance of all-ages comics—from what it has achieved thus far to what lies ahead—with creators Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), Thom Zaler (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Aron Steinke (The Zoo Box), Ian McGinty (Munchkin), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy).
Room 24ABC

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Thanks Learning Lamp!

I had a great time at the Learning Lamp Children’s Book Festival in Johnstown, PA! Thanks everyone who came by to say hi, share artwork and collaborate in the drawing games! It was especially cool, getting to hang out with authors, Greg Pizzoli, Zachariah OHora, & Mark Weakland! I left feeling super inspired to get to work on some new books!

Dave Roman Astronaut Academy

Avengers of Kidlit
The Avengers of KidLit!

Pizzoli OHora Weakland Roman

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