Library Con, Fair Lawn, NJ

I’ll be at the Library Con hosted by the Fair Lawn Public Library on Sunday November 19th. Presenting at 2:30pm

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Our five level building will don a mask and cape and transform into a celebration of all things SUPER on Sunday, November 19! This FREE event will feature comic artists and illustrators Dave Roman & Mark Mariano, Co-CEO of Archie Comics Nancy Silberkleit, food trucks, free comics, a costume contest with amazing prizes, video games, crafts for kids, How to be a Jedi, an Arkham Asylum escape room (for kids), seminars & panels on Anime, Marvel vs. DC, Super Hero Movies, Children’s Publishing (featuring authors and a literary agent) and others! Check out our board games, Pokemon room and scavenger hunt, trivia, photo opportunities, costumed characters, and surprise giveaways all day long! This family-friendly event is for ALL AGES and we encourage you to dress up (family friendly costumes, please)!

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Two events in Texas!

Free Comic Book Day

I’m honored to be a part of Bedrock City Comic’s Free Comic Book Day celebration. You can find me at the following locations:

Saturday May 6th 10-12pm
Bedrock City 1960 Store
4683 FM 1960 W
Houston, TEXAS 77069

Saturday May 6th 1-7pm
Bedrock City Westheimer Store
6516 WESTHEIMER RD SUITE D
Houston, TEXAS 77057

Sunday, May 7 1:30p.m.
George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Dr, Richmond, TX 77469
*Drawing party and graphic novel presentation.

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Spring Events 2017

Spring has sprung (or will be soon enough). So I guess that means leaving the house? Here’s four places you can find me in the near future (if you look carefully)!

WonderCon. Anaheim, CA March 31st-April 2nd.

I’ll be in the Artist Alley and will magically appear on panels listed below. http://www.comic-con.org/wca/2017/special-guests

FRIDAY March 31:

3:00-4:00 Guest Spotlight: Comics Drawing Party with Dave Roman & his Mom!

Join author & illustrator Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Goosebumps, Teen Boat!) as he teams up with his mom, Miriam (who has never been to a comic convention and is scared to even draw a stick figure), and several audience members to make completely improvised comics. Expect lots of embarrassing stories, crazy characters, and hilarious twists and turns! Room 211

SUNDAY April 2nd:

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. Capable Kids. Age is no barrier to the intrepid adventurers in works by participants Judd Winick (Hilo), Hope Larson (Compass South), Tania del Rio (Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods), Jonathan Stokes (Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas), and Dave Roman (The Race for Boatlantis). Moderated by Judy Neeb, Children’s Librarian, County of Los Angeles Public Library. Room 209

 

Battle of the Books Celebration, Carroll County, MD April 4th. All-ages literary event held at Winters Mill High School  Open to the public, featuring myself and Kate Hannigan (The Detective’s Assistant) along with free refreshments (the best kind)! https://library.carr.org/programs/program.asp?record=41832&datenumber=68144

 

DINK! Independent Comics Expo. Denver, CO April 8th-9th.

I’ll be hosting a cartoon character workshop and appearing on a panel called Not Just For Kids. Creating Comics For All-Ages. http://dinkdenver.com/

 

Free Comic Book Day at Bedrock City Comics. Houston Texas. I’ll be signing books and doing lots of free sketches in the early afternoon. Swing by and get some free comics! http://www.bedrockcity.com/content/50/Calendar/

 

Gaithersburg Book Festival. Gaithersburg, MD May 2oth.

I’ll be hosting a panel about the Science Comics series from First Second books and co-hosting a character workshop with my buddy Alexis Frederick-Frost (Adventures in Cartooning). http://www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org/featured-authors-2/featured-authors/

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RIP John Hurt

John Hurt was one of my favorite actors, and in my childhood view, the best storyteller ever.

“The Soldier and Death” directed by Jim Henson is probably still the coolest thing I’ve ever seen on television. But I love every episode. I could watch them every day. And a huge part of the appeal is John Hurts performance as The Storyteller. His narration is so engaging and comforting like a warm fire.

“If death needs a new friend, I cannot fight him.”
“But howsoever life smiles on us, the last laugh is reserved for death.”
-The Storyteller

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Blue for Christmas holiday mix

Three of my favorite things in the world: Christmas, Music, and Sharing! So here’s my latest holiday mix…

 

DOWNLOAD PRESENT

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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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