I try to make all my book events fun and interactive! I’m happy to customize the perfect mix based on your input and the logistics of the venue.
Presentations can include a visual slideshow, live drawing demonstration, Q&A, workshops, book signing & more!
Interested in hosting a drawing game show or reader’s theater? Here’s some fun stuff a graphic novel event can include.
GRAPHIC NOVEL READER’S THEATER
A live comics reading involving lots of audience participation and silliness. Authors will perform chapters from their all-ages graphic novels with the illustrated panels projected onto a large screen for all to see, and volunteers from the audience chosen to play some of the characters.
COMICS QUICKFIRE/DRAWING GAMES
A series of improvised drawing challenges in the style of a race-against-the-clock game show. Kids will form teams to collaborate on comics based on suggestions from the audience. Everyone is encouraged to participate, even if they can only draw stick figures, or make creative quips! Each game infuses elements of story structure, set up, conflict, rising action, plot twists, and resolution.
More photos from a Quickfire event at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival: PHOTO ARCHIVE
VIDEOS From events…
Dave Roman @yaytime telling the kids @LocustSchoolGC the secret to success is reading as much as possible pic.twitter.com/tQEMH6AEyU
— Garden City PTA (@GardenCityPTA) January 28, 2016
“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
If books are available the authors will happily sign, personalize and draw in each copy!
-Flip chart drawing pad and markers (any drawings created will be given to the store, school or library), OR a dry erase board and markers (drawings will be erased).
-Sharpies or thick magic markers.
-A microphone/amplification system is appreciated for any group larger than 25 people.
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Please author visit at our school?
I am with the PTA at Barksdale Elementary School in Plano, TX. I am looking for an author visit (virtual possibly) for all kiddos (K-5th). Please let me know if you do this and information.
I’m in North Dallas, super close to Plano. If we could coordinate dates for our author visits, that could help on transportation costs, right?
We are looking for an author for a graphic novel celebration event this coming semester. I was thinking of March or April. Any information is appreciated.