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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Drawing Party at Bergen Street Comics

Bergen Street Drawing Party

Saturday March 1st at Bergen Street Comics
Join Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and Laura Lee Gulledge for two fun filled events!

3:00-5:00 Drawing Party Games for kids & teens
7:00-9:00 Comics Party w/Presentation

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Read it here first!

I made valentine’s day fan art for some of my :01 First Second friends, Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl) and Zack Giallongo (Broxo).

First Second Books characters

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Real Men Read event

Real Men Read Delaware

I will be a guest at the 6th Annual Real Men Read! event in Delaware.
February 4th at Alfred G. Waters Middle School.
Doors Open at 6:00pm
FREE!
Keynote Address by legendary author, Jack Gantos!
Books will be sold at the event. Hope to see you there!

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Merry Christmas

I thought it would be fun to make a seasonal commercial for graphic novels, the perfect gift for the holidays! Inspired by the Kraft cheese commercials that used to play between holiday specials when I was growing up. Why not pick up a comic book for someone you love?

I have a vast love of holiday movies: old, new, and random. And since people often ask me for recommendations, I figured I’d make a few lists of personal favorites. These are 100% sincere, not ironic endorsements.

My favorite Holiday Specials and Christmas Movies…

Holiday Specials collection

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Order books for the holidays

signed books

For a limited time only, I’m offering signed/personalized copies of the Astronaut Academy books.
For $12 each (shipping included). If you’d like the books to arrive before Christmas definitely place your order by December 17th!

Paypal to thecomicsbakery@gmail.com
(be sure to include the names you’d like the books personalized to.)

books as gifts

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VIDEO: Book recommendations for the holidays

Watch Raina Telgemeier and I in our winter sweaters as we join Jerzy Drozd and librarian superstar, Sharon Iverson (AADL) for a festive talk about fantastic graphic novels & comic books to give as gifts for the holidays. Lots of readers advisors and a lightning round! Bonus discussion about why I love snowmen, a video montage at the end, and a cameo by our Christmas tree.

Comics Are Great!

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