Dave and Raina

Where to find us at Comic Con!

July 4th, 2015

Comic Con guests

This year Raina and Dave are official guests of Comic-Con International!

They will have a table in the ARTIST ALLEY section table # HH15. Look for the Sisters & Teen Boat banners! And here are their SPOTLIGHT PANELS & SIGNING TIMES:

FRIDAY, July 10th

11AM-12PM Sci-Fi Comics Theater: Dave Roman & Tom Angleberger
A visual conversation between author Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda) and cartoonist Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Teen Boat!) about self-publishing, dream jobs, graphic novels for kids, school misfits, and robot doppelgangers. Hosted by Noelene Clark (LA Times Hero Complex), this fun-filled panel will include interactive readings, improv drawing games, and surprise guests! ROOM 4

2PM-3PM Dave Roman Signing at the :01 First Second Booth #1323
Dave will be signing copies of the Astronaut Academy books at his publisher’s booth.

SUNDAY, July 12th

1:45pm – 2:45pm Spotlight on Raina Telgemeier
Big Announcement! Raina will be revealing the title and a teaser image and description of her next book at this spotlight panel!!
Room 5AB

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Summer Events

June 15th, 2015

Kids Read Comics

Dave and Raina will be a ton of events this summer! We hope to see you!

June 20-21
Kids Read Comics
Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI
Free and open to the public!

June 26-29
ALA Annual Conference
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

Find us in the Graphic Novel Pavilion, Artist Alley Table 116 (Hall D).

Wednesday, July 1
Green Apple Books on the Park event & book signing
1231 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 742-5833

Friday, July 3
Flying Colors Comics event & book signing
Oak Grove Plaza Shopping Center, 2980 Treat Blvd
Concord, CA 94518
(925) 825-5410

Tuesday, July 7
An Evening with Raina at the San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA
Free and open to the public!

July 8-12
San Diego Comic-Con International
Special Guest!
San Diego, CA
Dave and Raina will have a table in Artist Alley! Look for the Teen Boat and Sisters banners. They will also each have a spotlight panel.

Friday 11:00 – 12:00pm
Spotlight on Dave Roman (moderated by Tom Angleberger)
Room 4

Sunday 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Spotlight on Raina Telgemeier (moderated by Jenni Holm)
Room 5AB

**Check Dave and Raina’s individual sites for info about additional panels and appearances.


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T-shirts in stock

March 1st, 2015


Show off your passion for reading graphic novels with these Smile and Astronaut Academy t-shirts. Each one is silk-screened with love!


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SPX + Bookstore event!

September 12th, 2014

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

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

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

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Politics & Prose Graphic Novel Afternoon

September 5th, 2014

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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Photos from Comic Con!

September 5th, 2014

Luna Lovegood cosplay

Rescue Rangers Cosplay

Here is a link to Dave’s blog post with a ton of photos from our adventures at the San Diego Comic-Con!

2014 San Diego Photo Roundup

Can you tell how much fun we had?

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Astoria Bookshop photos

July 21st, 2014

Here are some photos from our Comics Squad: Recess release party at The Astoria Bookshop in Queens, NY.

Astoria Bookshop 1

Astoria Bookshop event

Astoria Bookshop crowd

Comic Squad event


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Comic Squad Release Party!

July 9th, 2014

Astoria Bookshop

Drawing Party + Book Signing at Astoria Bookshop!
Celebrate the new graphic novel anthology COMIC SQUAD: Recess and support Astoria’s awesome independent bookstore! There will be snacks!
All ages welcome!
July 9th, 6:30PM at Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st St, New York, NY 11106
(718) 278-2665

Watch the trailer for Comic Squad: Recess! here…

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VIDEO of Dave & Raina presentation

July 9th, 2014

If you weren’t able to make it to our presentation at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, it was captured on film and you can watch the full thing HERE!

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Gaithersburg Book Festival

May 15th, 2014

Gaithersburg Book Fest

Just back from Toronto (and Japan the week prior) & now Dave and Raina are heading down to Maryland for the Gaithersburg Book Festival! They will be joined by Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), so you won’t want to miss it.

Gaithersburg Book Festival
Saturday May 17th 10AM-6PM
Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds


Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) & Raina Telgemeier (Smile)
Time: 1:15 P.M. – 2:05 P.M.
Location: Willa Cather Pavilion

Dave Roman & Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl)
Time: 3:15 P.M. – 4:05 P.M.
Location: Edgar Allan Poe Pavilion


Time: 2:15 P.M. – 3:05 P.M.
Location: Politics and Prose signing area

Time: 4:15 P.M. – 5:05 P.M.
Location: Politics and Prose signing area