Gerard Way at Irving Plaza

Gerard Way collage

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 gave me & Raina a shout out in the middle of his show. Just further proof of what a sincere and thoughtful person Gerard still is after all these years. ‪#‎letsmakeawesomestuff‬

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Halloween Decorations

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

Halloween comics and candy
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!

Sheboygan Book Festival 1
Participated in drawing jams.

Sheboygan Book Festival 2
Signed lots of books for cool people.

Sheboygan Book Fest authors
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

Halloween Mix Cds

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!

Sheboygan Book Fest

October 11th, Raina and I will be at the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival for the first time!

PROGRAMS & SCHEDULE:

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 create a totally improvised comic based on audience participation!

11:45am-12:15pm Dave and Raina joint book signing
Room: Mead Book Signing Area

1pm Sisters, Smile & Me: Raina Telgemeier Presentation
Room: Maas Teen Learning Center

1:45pm Raina Telgemeier book signing
Room: Mead Book Signing Area

2.30pm Dave Roman Illustrator Open Studio
Room: Lower Level Studio
Join author Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) for a collaborative comics workshop that’s all about developing unique characters and exploring the language of visual storytelling. From brainstorming ideas, to writing and revising, art supplies and techniques, Dave invites people of all ages into the world of cartooning. He will also share insight into working at Nickelodeon, his adventures in publishing, and hopefully inspire everyone to create their own comics and graphic novels!   

3:30-4PM Dave Roman book signing
Room: JMKAC Book Signing Area

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MICE

MICE poster

Raina Telgemeier and I are special guests at this year’s MICE! The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo is a weekend event showcasing the best in local comics! This year, MICE will hold its fifth annual exposition, October 4 – 5 at Lesley University’s Porter Square campus.

University Hall at Lesley University
1815 Massachusetts Ave (Porter Sq.)

Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-4pm

All panels, workshops and exhibition are free and open to the public.

MORE INFO

MICE comic guests

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New look!

Dave Roman photo
I thought it would be fun to I dye my hair purple.

Jellaby face
Maybe it was because I was excited about the new editions of Jellaby? Have you checked them out? You should!

But in less than two weeks most of the red started falling out, and now it’s mostly blue.
Dave Roman author

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SPX + Bookstore event!

SPX banner

It’s already time for another amazing Small Press Expo! It’s one of the best events of the year, and you should be a part of it!

September 13th & 14th
Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road.
North Bethesda, MD 20852
301-822-9200

Admission is $15 on Saturday & $10 Sunday. $20 for both days.
MORE INFO HERE

SPX Poster

The following Monday…

September 15th
Because we love DC area bookstores so very much, Raina and I’ll be speaking and signing at One More Page Books in Arlington on Monday afternoon at 4:30pm. Join us for some interactive drawing, Q&A, and fun times!

One More Page Books
2200 N Westmoreland Street #101
Arlington, VA 22213
info@onemorepagebooks.com
703.300.9746

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International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day poster

Today is #InternationalLiteracyDay & I designed the official poster! Check out the International Reading Association’s twitter @IRAToday & website www.reading.org/ild for more info about this great initiative.

There are downloadable bookmarks and more!

Literacy Day bookmarks

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Politics & Prose Graphic Novel Afternoon

Poltics and Prose graphic novels

Sepember 6th 2014 3:30pm at Politics & Prose in Washington, DC.

Jimmy Gownley – The Dumbest Idea Ever!
Dave Roman – Astronaut Academy: Re-entry
Raina Telgemeier – Sisters

Three graphic novels for younger teens focus on the struggles and relationships of school and family. The long-awaited companion to Telgemeier’s perpetually bestselling, Eisner Award winning graphic memoir Smile focuses on Raina’s relationship with her sister. The kids (and cyborgs) are back for another school year at Roman’s Astronaut Academy, playing fireball (go Chibi Sesame Seeds!) and giving their hearts away to their crushes (although sometimes the hearts get eaten). Gownley, creator of the Amelia Rules series, shares the tensions and triumphs of his own teen years, when he began self-publishing comics and met with a brief flush of fame, in his graphic memoir. Ages 11 – 14

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

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