APE Photos 2013

I had a fantastic time at the Alternative Press Expo this year!

Kid Doctor Who cosplay
This kid dressed as the 11th Doctor was nice enough to recommend Astronaut Academy to another kid checking it out.

Alternative Press Expo
This was APE’s final year at the beautiful Concourse Exhibition Center (supposedly it’s getting torn down to make room for condos?).

Lots more photos from the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco, October 2013

APE guests
Raina Telgemeier with fellow guests, Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover and Anders Nilsen.

Dave and Raina
Comics Bakery booth.

Gemma Correll
Gemma Correll had some of my favorite comics at the show.

Nidhi & Christna
Christina Jose and Nidhi Chanani are awesome artists and super fun to hang out with.

Babysitters club signature
Raina signing a copy of her Baby-sitters Club graphic novel.

Astronaut Academy reader
This kid gave Astronaut Academy a discerning read through before making an informed purchase.

Benedict Cumberbatch
There was a booth entirely dedicated to Benedict Cumberbatch fan art.

We were happy to introduce the magical carnitas burritos at La Taqueria to our pal Katie Shanahan.

Ristaino brothers
Hanging with Andy Ristaino & his brother Mark at the Mission Comics party.

Happily walking away from our booth with a copy of Smile, a Harry and the Potters t-shirt & a CBLDF Raising A Reader booklet.

Raina fans
Raina fans represent.

angel doodle
Doodle in an angel-themed sketchbook.

Comics Quickfire
Comics Quickfire panel with Andy Ristaino, Stu Livingston, Katie Shanahan, & Debbie Huey.

Epic Draw
The Epic Draw finale to the Quickfire competition.

Bumper Boy booth
Bumper Boy booth sans Debbie Huey (maybe she’s hiding?)

Booth neighbor
Booth neighbor team up with Khalid Birdsong.

Yoshi kilt
Mike Yoshioka with a custom Yoshi kilt!

Burritos with family
Back for more burritos with Raina’s family at La Taqueria in the Mission district.

Apple crisp!

Breakfast crepes
Breakfast crepes!

Bi-Rite Creamery
A late night run to Bi-Rite Creamery with Nidhi and Christina.

Exploring the markets at the Ferry Building for more delicious food and gifts.

Author visit
Author visit to Skyline Elementary.

Future cartoonists
Future cartoonists help us out.

Pumpkin patch
Adventures at Pastorino’s Pumpkin Patch in Half Moon Bay

Pumpkin King
I AM THE PUMPKIN KING! Autumn is coming.

Halloween glasses
Now Raina is ready for Halloween!

airport books
Picked up some books at the airport: Delilah Dirk by Tony Cliff & Hello Kitty: Here We Go by Jacob Chabot.

Some more photos from our fun in San Francisco over on our Flickr page.

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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.
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One Response to APE Photos 2013

  1. Sarah says:

    It was amazing meeting you Dave and Raina! Your comic art is amazinly awesome!! :)

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