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.

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
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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Halloween Decorations

I had a lot of fun decorating the windows for Halloween this year.

#windowart #windowmarkers #halloween #decorating
A video posted by Dave Roman (@yaytime) on Oct 10, 2014 at 3:10pm PDT

Ready for the trick or treat brigade!

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Thanks Sheboygan!

Raina and I had a great time at the Sheboygan Book Festival!

Participated in drawing jams.

Signed lots of books for cool people.

Hung out with amazing authors like Jesse Klausmeier and Laura Purdie Salas!

Explored the beautiful Bookworm Gardens, a must see destination for all kidlit fans!

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Halloween Music Share

I love sharing Halloween music with friends and family! I’ve got two CD’s worth of Halloween fun you can download here:
Yaytime4Halloween Complilations 1 & 2
If you’ve got your own mixes send them my way! The more eclectic the better!

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Going to Sheboygan!

October 11th, Raina and I will be at the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival for the first time!
11-11.45am Comic Inspiration!
Room: Maas Teen Learning Center
Husband-and-wife cartoonists Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) and Raina Telgemeier (Sisters) will deliver a humorous discussion about growing up reading comics and how it affected the rest of their lives. They will then [...]

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