Fall Fest at Allentown Art Museum

Drawing on Character art of graphic novels

Fall Festival: Worlds of Wonder
Sunday, November 3

Allentown Art Museum
31 North 5th Street
Allentown, PA 18101
(610) 432-4333

NY Times bestselling authors Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Last Airbender) will deliver a lively, visual discussion on comics & graphic novels, and how reading them as kids served as inspiration throughout their lives, fostering a love for reading and a passion to make their own books. They will share insight into working for companies like Nickelodeon, and Scholastic as well as what it’s like being a full-time cartoonist. The presentations will include a visual slideshow, live drawing demonstration, Q&A, book signing & more!
Also appearing: Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle) and Matt Phelan (Storm in the Barn)!

Admission to the festival is free!!

This event is part of the museum exhibit “Drawing on Character: The Art of Children’s Graphic Novels” a selection of original artworks by illustrators Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle, Simon and Schuster), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Scholastic), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, First Second), and Matt Phelan (The Storm in the Barn, Candlewick) details the process of creating successful graphic novels, from pencil sketch to the finished page. The museum exhibit is on display till Sun, December 29th, 2013

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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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