Author Visits

Dave School Visit 1

I am available for various presentations, workshops, zoom 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.



“Dave Roman visited our 120 third graders at BNS. He was fantastic. Fantastic. He involved the students in his presentation and encouraged participation by all. Both students and teachers had a great time and left with smiles on their faces. What a great experience it was- all the students were engaged, enthusiastic and eager to get a copy of Dave’s books from the library’s collection. Dave answered questions and, through telling his own story, encouraged students to write and draw. We are very appreciative.”
—Susan Westover, Brooklyn New School (PS 146)

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 HEREDave Roman



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
Northland Christian School, Houston, TX
Hamilton Middle School, Houston, TX
Lamar Elementary, Houston, TX
North Bethesda Middle School, MD
Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School, MD
Ducketts Lane Elementary, Elkridge, MD
Oklahoma Road Middle School, Eldersburg, MD
Eldersburg Library, MD
Mt. Airy Middle School, MD
Viers Mills Elementary, MD
Friendship Southeast Academy, Washington, DC
Birchwood IS, Mellville, NY
The Hun School of Princeton, NJ
LREI Little Red School House, NY
Bronx Academy of Letters, NY
Poly Prep, Brooklyn, NY
Dalton School, NY
The Browning School, NY
Brooklyn New School (PS 146), NY
Mary McDowell Friends School, NY
McKinley School, Lower East Side, NY
Brooklyn Public Library, NY
Garden City Elementary, NY
Sachem Public Library, NY
Rye Brook Middle School, NY
MS 136 and MS 821, NY
Lower East Side Prep, NY
PS 24 Brooklyn, 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:
Spring Branch Memorial Library, Houston, TX
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

Central Texas Teen & Kids Comics Con 2017
My Very Own Library & Scholastic Bookfairs Kickoff Event, Newark, NJ 2015
Litworks, Norridge, IL
Meltdown Family Music & Book Fest
Real Men Read! Delaware book event (keynote)
SCBWI Austin Graphic Novel Workshop 2014 (keynote)
Sheboygan Book Festival 2014
Allentown Art Museum
Princeton Book Festival
Fairlawn Public Library Comic Con, NJ (keynote) 2017
Gaithersburg Book Festival 2013-2018
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 (keynote)
GeekFest, Hosted by PawPaw District Library, Paw Paw, MI

Girl with graphic novel

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