Author Archives: Dave

About Dave

Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity, Teen Boat! and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, Nursery Rhyme Comics, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story. Roman is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and worked as a comics editor for the groundbreaking Nickelodeon Magazine from 1998 to 2009. He lives in NYC with his wife, and fellow comic artist, Raina Telgemeier.

I Got Goosebumps!

When I was growing up, I used to look forward to winter vacation as a chance to get away from school work…and draw comics! And this winter was just like that, only instead of drawing comics based on my own silly ideas, I was hired to draw my very first comic based on a story [...]

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Holiday Card

Happy Holidays from your friends at Starbunny, Inc.

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Christmas Specials 2014

Over the past 12 years or so, it’s been a hobby of mine to work my way through (no fast forwarding!) every single animated/puppet/talking dog holiday special ever produced. I’m sure all this knowledge will become useful to some alien visitors someday. Till then, I figured I’d share the weirdest things I discovered this year [...]

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Podcasts for the holidays

Raina and I continue our tradition of appearing on Comics Are Great for the end of the year Holiday gift giving episode: Comics for The Holidays! We join Jerzy Drozd and Anne Drozd to help recommend all sorts of books for every type of person on your list! Why not share the love of comics [...]

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Astronaut Academy T-shirts

For a limited time I’ll be selling Astronaut Academy t-shirts online!
Printed on a heather gray, super light, ultra soft American Apparel 50/50 blend, this will be your most comfortable shirt to wear! It features space hero, Hakata Soy being powered up by a book!
Available sizes: Unisex Extra Small, Unisex Small, Unisex Medium, Unisex Large, Unisex [...]

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Hello Kitty: The Movie

Jerzy Drozd & I collaborated on an action-packed comic called “Summer Spectacular” that appears in HELLO 40: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to Hello Kitty. This hardcover book is filled with forty gorgeously illustrated stories featuring one of the world’s biggest icons. Jerzy went above and beyond in taking my silly ideas (like having Hello Kitty [...]

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Miami Book Fair Space Trio

I’ll be returning to the Miami Book Fair in November! Here’s where to find me:
Graphic Novel Space Adventures!
Saturday, Nov 22nd 1 – 2pm
Storytorium Stage (in Children’s Alley)- with Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet) and Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl). Discussing science fiction in graphic novels for kids & teens + live drawing! Followed by book [...]

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CAROUSEL for KIDS! Cartoon Slide Shows

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL for KIDS!
Cartoon Slide Shows and other projected pictures
Hosted by R. Sikoryak and Neil Numberman
Featuring: Jon Chad, Charise Mericle Harper, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, & Alexis Frederick-Frost.
Stories, gags, & live drawing! For kids of all ages.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at 2 pm
Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie Street (btwn [...]

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New Agnes Quill and io9 spotlight

Thanks to Lauren Davis at io9 for including Agnes Quill in their roundup of Webcomics to Terrify You This Halloween!
We’re back to regular updates with a brand new story called “There’s Nothing Attractive About Vampires” written and drawn by some guy named Dave Roman. 

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Gerard Way at Irving Plaza

When I was a student at SVA, my favorite place to see shows was Irving Plaza. So getting to see a former classmate perform there was a once in a lifetime thrill. I couldn’t be more stoked about the awesome music, comics and art Gerard Way continues to put out. I was floored that he [...]

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