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 reading them as a kid 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 enquires 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.

More Details…

Kids drawing


Astronaut Academy: Design Your Own Academy Kit [PDF]

Dave Roman book signing


My books are available through most major book distributors. To order books directly from the publisher, see info below. Have each ISBN and corresponding full book title, along with address (including zip code), date, name, and telephone number of the person placing the order. Make sure to mention that you are ordering books for an author visit.

I’ve created a modifiable template to help make book orders even easier! Just download:


Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity. Written and Illustrated by Dave Roman.
Published by First Second books (a division of Macmillan).
PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-1596436206
HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-1596437562

Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry. Written and Illustrated by Dave Roman.
Published by First Second books (a division of Macmillan).
ISBN: 978-1596436213



Teen Boat! Written by Dave Roman. Illustrated by John Green.
Published by Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 978-0547636696


For descriptions, sample pages, and video trailers for each book visit DAVE’S BOOKS PAGE.

For high resolution promotional art and photos of Dave:

Kids comics jam

Thalia Book Camp


Elementary and Middle School Visits:
Burrough’s Education Campus, Washington DC
Ducketts Lane Elementary, Elkridge, MD
LREI Little Red School House, NY
Mary McDowell Friends School, NY
McKinley School, Lower East Side, NY
José Martí Middle School, Miami, FL

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

Workshops for Kids:
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
San Diego Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA
Kids Read Comics Festival, Dearborn, MI

Real Men Read! Delaware book event
SCBWI Austin Graphic Novel Workshop
Princeton Book Festival
Gaithersburg Book Festival 2013
Tweens Read Festival, Houston Texas
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

Girl with graphic novel

Thanks to Lucia Saperstein from An Open Book Literacy Foundation for taking some of the photos on this page!

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