Author Visits

Dave School Visit 1

I am available for various presentations, workshops, skype visits, panels, and events at your school, bookstore, library, or conference. I deliver a lively, visual discussion on comics, and how they’ve served as inspiration throughout my life, fostering a love for reading and a passion to make my own books.

From brainstorming ideas, writing and revising, sharing art supplies & techniques, plus live drawing demonstrations, I invite people of all ages into the world of cartooning. Showing how I went from self-publishing black and white handmade minicomics to full-color graphic novels sold in bookstores, I hope to demystify the process and inspire everyone to create their own visual stories!

Author visits coordinator Kate Kubert Puls is currently managing enquiries and proposals on my behalf. Please feel free to contact Kate at with any questions about my presentations, including information about program lengths, formats, and prices. I am happy to speak to any size group, ages 7 and up.



Kids drawing

Video of appearance at Gaithersburg Book Festival, 2013.


author presentation

“This was one of the best author visits I have ever had, quite truthfully. Dave collaborated with the children in art. He emphasized success comes through failure, picking yourself up and in finishing things. And his final message to the kids was to read, ask questions and find your passion. ”
-Tracey Wong, P.S. 36, Bronx, NY
read a full write up of Dave’s appearance HERE



Elementary, Middle School & Library Visits:

Strawberry Knoll Elementary School, Gaithersburg, MD
Speyer Legacy School, NY
Burrough’s Education Campus, Washington DC
P.S. 36 Rising Stars
Ducketts Lane Elementary, Elkridge, MD
Oklahoma Road Middle School, Eldersburg, MD
Eldersburg Library, MD
Mt. Airy Middle School, MD
Viers Mills Elementary, MD
LREI Little Red School House, NY
Poly Prep, Brooklyn, NY
Dalton School, NY
The Browning School, NY
Mary McDowell Friends School, NY
McKinley School, Lower East Side, NY
Brooklyn Public Library, NY
Garden City Elementary, NY
Sachem Public Library, NY
José Martí Middle School, Miami, FL
Bedford Area Elementary School, Johnstown, PA
Everett Area Elementary School, Johnstown, PA
Blair Middle & High School, Pasadena, CA
Amity Regional High School, ​​​​​Woodbridge, CT


College Classroom:
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
NYU ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program), NY
Parsons, NY

Workshops for Kids:
Princeton Library, Princeton, NJ
Society of Illustrators Illustrator Camp, NYC
Imagination Academy at NYPL, NYC
Symphony Space Thalia Book Camp, NYC
Cape May County Library, Cape May, NJ
Art in the House, Old Stone House, Brooklyn, NY
WORD, Brooklyn, NY
Kids’ Comic Con, Bronx, NY
Bronx Academy of Letters, NY
San Diego Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA
Kids Read Comics Festival, Dearborn, MI

Workshops for Adults:
“Activities Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom” School Faculty Professional Development at Dalton School, NY

My Very Own Library & Scholastic Bookfairs Kickoff Event, Newark, NJ
Litworks, Norridge, IL
Meltdown Family Music & Book Fest
Real Men Read! Delaware book event
SCBWI Austin Graphic Novel Workshop 2014
Sheboygan Book Festival 2014
Allentown Art Museum
Princeton Book Festival
Gaithersburg Book Festival 2013
Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco, CA
Tweens Read Festival, Houston Texas
Cambria Area Reading Council Banquet (2015)
Brooklyn Book Fest 2012
American Library Association (ALA) (New Orleans, Anaheim, & Chicago)
International Reading Association Annual Convention (IRA) 2011
Texas Library Association 2011
PBS Channel 13 Celebration of Teaching and Learning 2011, NYC
Miami Book Festival 2010
Brooklyn Book Festival 2009
Massachusetts Library Association Conference
San Diego Comic-Con International (multiple years)
Alternative Press Expo
Small Press Expo 2007
Toronto Comic Arts Festival (multiple years)
New York Anime Festival
(multiple years)
New York Comic Con
(multiple years)
Anime Boston
Kids’ Comic Con
(multiple years)
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art,
MoCCA Art Fest 
Stumptown Comics Fest (2007)
BangPop! Comic and Pop Culture Convention (2009)
Suffolk County Graphic Novel Symposium
Picture This: Graphic Novel Symposium
GeekFest, Hosted by PawPaw District Library, Paw Paw, MI

Girl with graphic novel

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