Calling all Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends

I created some new art for the Imaginary Friends show at Gallery Nucleus. It’s in conjunction with the new book by Dan Santat called “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend.” There’s an amazing lineup of people so if you are in the LA area you should definitely check it out!

More info HERE!

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Litworks 2014 photos

I had a wonderful time at LitWorks in Norridge, Il. Huge thanks to organizers for inviting me out!

Joy Yee noodles
Whenever I’m in the Chicago area, I must have at least one meal at Joy Yee! They have the best pan fried noodles in the world…and the biggest smoothie assortment I’ve ever seen. Love the Strawberry-Pineapple-Banana-Coconut. I also tried the pineapple fried rice which was delicious. It was a shame that I couldn’t finish it all and had to leave it in my hotel fridge.

Litworks authors
The best part of any literary festival is getting to know the other authors. Marie Lu (Legend), Antony John (Elemental), Kody Keplinger (Shut Out), Jennifer E. Smith (The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight) and Jack Gantos (Dead End in Norvelt) are all amazing people that I hope I get to see lots more of in the future.

Litworks helpers
At LitWorks each of the authors is assigned their own entourage of helpers! They each took turns carrying around my severed head, perhaps as a homage to Game of Thrones (debuting it’s 4th season later that weekend).

Dave Roman headshot
Even I was excited to meet Dave Roman! I totally fanboyed him.

Jack Gantos talk
Seriously, if you ever have a chance to see Jack Gantos give a presentation, DO IT! I’ve been fortunate to see him a few times now, and he always leaves me winded from laughter. Not to mention totally inspired to go out make great things.

Litworks team
During my breakout sessions I had some teens collaborate on improvised comics, which is always a ton of fun. This one involved Humpback Whales attending a Metallica Concert.

Dave Roman button
Everyone got free lunch and tons of swag!

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LitWorks, in Norridge, IL

Litworks banner

I’m excited to be a part of the 2014 LitWorks Teen Book Fest!

Saturday April 5th 9am-4am
Norridge, IL
Eisenhower Public Library & Ridgewood H.S. present a FREE event for Teens to meet six exciting authors, to celebrate teen reading, and to have fun!!!
LitWorks begins with an Open Author Panel in the auditorium of Ridgewood High School. This panel is an opportunity for you to meet all six authors. You can then sign up for break out sessions for each of the authors.

Books will be for sale, courtesy of Anderson’s Bookshop, throughout the event and you will be able to get items signed by authors at the Author Autograph Party. Music, snacks, and give-aways will be available throughout the day.

Free Admission for Teens — $5 for Adults.

Full schedule.

Litworks Authors

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Agnes Quill website

Agnes Quill preview page

The Agnes Quill website has been updating on semi-regular basis with new pages from “Left Behind,” my latest collaboration with Jason Ho. He’s been doing an amazing job with the pages! And I’ve been having fun posting previews on my Instagram account.

Agnes Quill instagram

I hope you’ll check it out and help spread the word about Agnes Quill so we can continue to make new stories!

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Meltdown! This weekend!

Meltdown fest

Raina Telgemeier and I will be part of the Meltdown Family Music and Book Festival! Along with Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady) & other awesome authors and musicians.

Here’s a radio interview we did with 93.9 The River.

Here is the full schedule:

10:40 a.m. – Tanya Lee Stone
11:40 a.m. – Bob Shea
12:40 p.m. – Jarrett Krosoczka Drawing Party
1:40 p.m. – Dave Roman
2:40 p.m. – Raina Telgemeier

MELTDOWN Family Music & Book Fest
Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School
80 Locust St.
Northampton, MA
Saturday, March 29
10am – 4pm
FREE!!

More info about the authors HERE!

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Take Me To Your Mother

George O’Connor (author of the Olympians series) and I recently appeared on the NickMom TV show Take Me To Your Mother with Andrea Rosen. The episode is called “Andrea Geeks Out” and can been seen online (at least for now). Here’s some screen pics.

Dave Roman George O'Connor on Take Me To Your Mother
George and I get to play ourselves.

Astronaut Academy NickMom
My book Astronaut Academy makes a cameo in the opening segment.

Andrea Rosen cartoon
An original drawing made for the show.

Watch the episode HERE. (We appear in segment 5)

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Black-Eyed Susan Award Nomination!

Astronaut Academy :Zero Gravity has been nominated for a Black-Eyed Susan Book Award in the Graphic Novel: Grades 4-6 category for the 2014-2015 school year. The award seeks to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality contemporary literature. The award is librarian nominated and student selected. Each year more than 70,000 students across the state vote for their favorite nominated book in five categories: Picture Book, Grades 4-6, Graphic Novels: Grades 4-6, Grades 6-9, and High School.

This is my first state book award nomination and I couldn’t be more excited! I drew this original piece as thanks to the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) and all the students who have supported Astronaut Academy!

Black-Eyed Susan Book Award

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MELTDOWN: Family Music & Book Fest

Meltdown fest

Raina Telgemeier and I will be part of the Meltdown Family Music and Book Festival! Along with Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady) & other awesome authors and musicians.

Here is the full schedule of the book events:

10:40 a.m. – Tanya Lee Stone
11:40 a.m. – Bob Shea
12:40 p.m. – Jarrett Krosoczka Drawing Party
1:40 p.m. – Dave Roman
2:40 p.m. – Raina Telgemeier

MELTDOWN Family Music & Book Fest
Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School
80 Locust St.
Northampton, MA
Saturday, March 29
10am – 4pm
FREE!!

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Winter update

Dave Roman graphic novel author

I’ve spent most of the winter at my drawing desk working on new comics. But which ones? Stay tuned for more info!

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Great times once again at Bergen Street Comics!

Thanks to all the awesome people who came out to our Drawing Party at Bergen Street Comics!

Kids Comics graphic novel readers

graphic novel kids

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