Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series and writer of the graphic novels Teen Boat! and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to Comics Squad: Recess!, Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, Nursery Rhyme Comics, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story. Roman is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, worked as a comics editor for the groundbreaking Nickelodeon Magazine from 1998 to 2009, and writes the occasional story for the SpongeBob Comics series. He lives in Astoria, NY with his wife, and fellow comic artist, Raina Telgemeier.