Off to France!

I’ll be hanging out with Raina in France at the Quai des Bulles in Saint Malo. When I’m not out discovering new pastries I’ll be hanging around the Akileos booth, so if you are in town be sure to say Bonjour!

Quai Des Bulles

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Explorer: The Lost Islands

Explorer Lost Islands

I’m super excited about the release of Explorer: The Lost Islands!

This book is beautiful! You have to see a copy of the hardcover in person! I wrote a 16-page story for this anthology called “Desert Island Playlist”, which was illustrated by my wife Raina Telgemeier and colored by Braden Lamb (who is also coloring her new book Sisters!).

Explorer: The Lost Islands is edited by Kazu Kibuishi and features new full-color stories by , Jason Caffoe (the Flight series), Jake Parker (the Missile Mouse series), Michel Gagne (“The Saga of Rex”), Katie and Steven Shanahan (the Flight series), and up-and-coming new artist Chrystin Garland.

Explorer Lost Islands page1

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Halloween Music Mix 2

Halloween mix 2

Three years after my last halloween music mix, I’ve finally compiled a new one for friends and family to enjoy. It’s a fun mix of music old and new and clips from some of my favorite cartoons.

Yaytime Halloween Mix 2

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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 Continue reading

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Going APE in San Francisco

APE

October 12th & 13th I will be exhibiting at Alternative Press Expo, in San Francisco, California. Find Raina Telgemeier and I at table #321

Here are the panels I’ll be part of:

CBLDF: Raising a Reader
Saturday, October 12
12:00–1:00 in Programming Room
An all-star panel of kids comics creators and educators discuss ways to get children excited about reading, encourage creativity, and cultivate a love of literature using great graphic novels and comics. Panelists include Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Alexis Fajardo (Kid Beowulf, Peanuts), and Jack Baur (Teen Services Librarian at the Berkeley Public Library). Moderated by Betsy Gomez (CBLDF) with a Q&A to follow.

Comics Quickfire
Saturday, October 12
5:00-6:00pm on the Mezzanine
A fast-paced game show where volunteers are paired off with (or against) professional cartoonists in a series of fun-filled drawing challenges! Audience members provide suggestions and add to the creation of totally improvised epic drawings! Competing cartoonists include Debbie Huey, Stu Livingston, Katie Shanahan, and more!

Love & Comics: Working with a Spouse
Sunday, October 13
12:30–1:30PM in Programming Room
All’s fair in love and…comics? If love has its challenges and so does making comics, what is it like for those who create comics with a romantic partner? Join moderators Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) and Shaenon Garrity (Skin Horse), Thien Pham (Sumo), and comics couples Colleen Coover (Bandette) and Paul Tobin (Bandette), Raina Telgemeier (Drama) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Jackie Estrada (Exhibit A Press) and Batton Lash (Supernatural Law) for this discussion of all things love and comics!

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An Open Book

I recently got to team up with An Open Book, a fantastic non-profit organization to visit Burroughs Education Campus in Washington, DC. They took some really wonderful photos!

Dave Roman school visit

Kid with Astronaut Academy

There are a bunch more photos on their facebook page.

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Austin, Texas Oct 4th

Dragons Lair store

Friday Oct 4th from 1-3pm Come hang out, geek out, get books signed, eat barbecue, with me & Cynthia Leitich Smith in Austin Texas at:

Dragon’s Lair
2438 West Anderson Lane
Suite B-1
Austin, Texas
(512) 454-2399

And there may still be time to sign up for the SCBWI Graphic Novel Workshop on Saturday October 5th. It features me and my First Second editor, Calista Brill! A can’t miss opportunity for anyone interested in taking their comics making lifestyle to the next level!

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Autumn Events

I’ll be at a bunch of cool events this fall and hope to see you at some of them too!

September 21st Appearing at Princeton Children’s Book Festival, Princeton, NJ

September 28th Appearing at Wildcat Comic-Con, Willamsport, PA

October 4th Signing at Dragon’s Lair in Austin, TX

October 5th Speaking at SCBWI Graphic Novel Workshop, Austin TX

October 12th & 13th Exhibiting at Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco, CA

October 26th & 27th Wanderings around the Quai Des Bulles festival, Saint Malo, France

November 3rd Participating in the Fall Family Festival at the Allentown Art Museum in Lehigh Valley, PA

Princeton bookfest

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Small Press Expo + Cupcake Helicopter

Small Press Expo is this weekend (September 14 and 15th) and is totally one of my favorite comic shows of all time! It’s the place where John Green and I created Teen Boat! and it continually provides much fuel to the creative fires.

This year, I’ll be debuting my brand new mini-comic called Cupcake Helicopter!

Small Press Expo:
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road.
North Bethesda, MD 20852

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Baltimore Comic-Con Saturday

Baltimore Comic Con

I will be at the Baltimore Comic Con (SATURDAY ONLY) on September 7th.

Look for me with the Kids Love Comics group of tables. Here’s a complete list of all the kid-friendly creators who will be there.

At the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore Maryland.
Kids 10 and under get in free!

Baltimore Comic Con Kids Area

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