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.

Thanks Learning Lamp!

I had a great time at the Learning Lamp Children’s Book Festival in Johnstown, PA! Thanks everyone who came by to say hi, share artwork and collaborate in the drawing games! It was especially cool, getting to hang out with authors, Greg Pizzoli, Zachariah OHora, & Mark Weakland! I left feeling super inspired to get [...]

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Learning Lamp Children’s Book Festival

April 10th-12th I’ll be an official guest at the Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown!

The three-day festival is free and is geared to children in grades Pre-K through 6. Designed to bring books alive in an impactful and lasting way, the festival features performances by nationally-known, award-winning authors, illustrators and storytellers. Named as one of four [...]

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March Madness

Some photo highlights from March 2015.

Got to see two of my author heroes, Dav Pilkey and Dan Santat!
Saw some cool movies at the NY International Children’s Film Fest hosted by GKids!

Signed over 200 copies of Astronaut Academy for An Open Book Foundation! Every time I got overwhelmed I just remembered how many books Dav [...]

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Pasadena, CA

Raina Telgemeier and I will be appearing with our pal James Burks (Bird & Squirrel) at Once Upon a Time bookstore in Montrose, California on March 12th, 2015.
More info HERE.
Once Upon a Time
2207 Honolulu Ave
Montrose Shopping Park
Montrose, CA 91020
phone: 818-248-9668
(Where the 2 and 210 freeways intersect)

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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

Comics Are Great continues their tradition for the end of the year Holiday gift giving episode: Comics for The Holidays! I join Jerzy Drozd, Anne Drozd & Raina Telgemeier to help recommend all sorts of books for every type of person on your list! Why not share the love of comics this Christmas?
I’ve also been [...]

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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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