Graphic Novel Author Event

Dave drawing jam


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.

AA Readers 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.

Teen Boat live reading

Comics Quickfire

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…

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

Kids drawing

If books are available the authors will happily sign, personalize and draw in each copy!

astronaut academy booksigning

signed books


-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.

Author visit equipment

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5 Responses to Graphic Novel Author Event

  1. csgo says:

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  2. Alpha Omega Cruz-Lopez says:

    Please author visit at our school?

  3. Tammy Shamburger says:

    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.

    • Angie Alford says:

      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?

  4. Angie Alford says:

    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.