It’s a book! Introducing our new baby to the world!
Two years in the making… Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry, my latest full-length graphic novel, is on store shelves now!
Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry was a labor of love, and I couldn’t have made it without the support of all my friends and family! I know how lucky I am, and hope that I can continue to keep making offbeat comics for kids for years to come!
Help spread the word (and win cool stuff in the process):
Use the hashtag #AstronautAcademyDay on social media sites like twitter, google+, tumblr, & instagram. Tell people on Goodreads, Amazon, & Facebook why you think they might like the Astronaut Academy series.
You will be entered to win awesome prizes like original art, books, skype visits for schools, and more!
KIDS’ COMICS REVOLUTION! INVITES KIDS TO PICK THEIR FAVORITE
GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMICBOOKS, WEBCOMICS, AND MORE WITH THE
KCR! COMICS AWARDS!
Kids vote online or by ballot from now through June 23rd, 2013
May 8th, 2013 – Kids’ Comics Revolution!, a podcast dedicated to spotlighting the expanding worlds of kids comics and kid lit, announces the first annual KCR! Comics Awards, honoring the best comic books and graphic novels for kids published across the U.S and Canada. From now through June 23rd, 2013, kids vote online at http://www.kidscomicsrevolution.com or by filling out the paper ballot at the Toronto Comics Art Festival or the Kids Read Comics celebration. Voting will be filmed and posted online. Results will be announced June 23rd at a special ceremony during the Kids Read Comics celebration at the Ann Arbor District Library.
Kids’ Comics Revolution! hosts Dave Roman and Jerzy Drozd collaborated with editor Chris Duffy (Nickelodeon Magazine, Nursery Rhyme Comics, SpongeBob Comics) and the Ann Arbor District Library on the KCR! Comics Awards to fill the void left by the Nick Magazine Comics Awards, which ran only one year before the popular kids’ magazine ceased publication. Nominees were selected by a council of educators and retailers.
The KCR! Comics Awards offers kids the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for comics of various styles and format. Kids cast a vote for their favorite comics and characters across eight categories both serious and silly.
Check out the complete list of nominees and online ballot form HERE!
A PRINTABLE PDF ballot for distributing at your school or library! Just be sure to send them in before June 10, 2013!
(click the image to download the PDF)
I’ve teamed up with my local bookstore, WORD, for a super cool Astronaut Academy Pre-Order special! From now till May 9th, I will sign, personalize, and draw in every copy (of either book 1 or 2) ordered through WORD, you’ll get a free bookmark, and you’ll be entered into WORD’s exclusive contest. One lucky person will win an Astronaut Academy style portrait of themselves (or whoever the book is a gift for), hanging out with the character of their choice!
We talk with Alexis Fajardo about the new Peanuts comic books published by Boom Studios. He explains how he and his team combine creative sweat and exhaustive research to live up to the responsibility of making new stories featuring Charlie Brown and all of Charles Schultz’s iconic characters.
Hosted by Colby Sharp and Mr. Schu, role-models in literacy enthusiasm, their twitter book club is a fun chance to hang out with fellow book enthusiasts. The main topic will be our graphic novels Smile,Drama, and Astronaut Academy, but we’ll happily answer any and all questions you might have.
At 8PM: Just log in using your own twitter handle at TweetChat.com and enter the hashtag #SharpSchu to join the conversation or just read along in real time!
Here is the official schedule:
8:00-8:20 P.M. EST: Discuss Raina Telgemeier’s SMILE
8:20-8:40 P.M. EST: Dave Roman’s Astronaut Academy
8:40-9:00: Q and A with Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier.