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King Con!

This Sunday, November 8, I'll be appearing on a panel at King Con, at the Lyceum in Brooklyn! Here is the info:


Remember that old cliche, "comics aren’t just for kids anymore?" In the era of grownup graphic novels and gritty anti-heroes, are comics for kids at all anymore? Join a new generation of cartoonists creating work with a youth-centric focus as they discuss the past, present, and future of comics for kids. Moderated by Brian Heater, the panel will feature Matt Loux, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, Sara Varon, and more!

I'm not sure exactly where in the building the panel will be located, but it should be clear when you arrive. I won't have a table, but I might have a few galleys of SMILE in my backpack. If you're a librarian, educator, or journalist, come see me after the panel and I'll hook you up!

Ponyo and Sosuke

Ponyo and Sosuke
Originally uploaded by daveandraina

Happy Halloween!

Want to bid

Want to bid on my final X-Men drawing, after I sold the others at SPX? Well, at least go to eBay and look! It's Gambit! You know you love Gambit.

This is my first foray into selling on eBay. I've been planning to auction off some of the more recognizable BSC art (covers, etc) there, but I figured I'd try things out with this first.


Hey, SPX was a great success!

Thiiiiis weekend!

It's almost time for my other favorite small press comics show (I have a lot of them): SPX!

BangPop! is almost here!

This weekend, Dave and I will be at the BangPop! Comic Book & Pop Culture Convention, in Bangor, Maine!

September 19 & 20, 2009
Bangor Civic Center
Bangor, Maine

Weekend Pass $15
Day Pass $10
Full-time teachers & librarians are free with current work ID!
Kids 12 & under are free with paying adult!

BBF tomorrow!

Just a quick reminder: the Brooklyn Book Festival is tomorrow, September 13!

Come see my panel at 3 PM, Love, War and Adventures in Babysitting…Transforming Stories into Comics, (at the Youth Stoop, Borough Hall Plaza), with George O'Connor and Danica Novgorodoff. Dave is also on a panel at 12 PM: Sci Fi and Fantasy in NYC. He'll be in the NYCC programming area!

SMILE page 5

SMILE page 5
Originally uploaded by daveandraina

Color page preview from SMILE? Don't mind if I do!

Click to view larger.

Oh, September. You are one busy month.

Upcoming events!

Sunday, September 13, I will be at the The Brooklyn Book Festival! This will be my first time attending the BBF, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. It's a huge, free event taking over much of downtown Brooklyn. You can find me at the Youth Stoop in Borough Hall Plaza--the Youth Stoop provides day-long literary activities for youth ages 10-18. This is the panel I'm speaking on:

New Fans!

New Fans!
Originally uploaded by daveandraina

These were my favorite fans from the NYC Japan Street Fair last weekend. We had a blast at the fair, sold all of our books, saw some friends, and I ate an anpan. Mmmmm!