Astronaut Academy
Thanks Maryland Librarians!

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!

Thanks Maryland Librarians!

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!

Upcoming Drawing Parties at Bergen Street Comics! March 1st. Dave Roman with Raina Telgemeier and Laura Lee Gulledge! Join us!

Upcoming Drawing Parties at Bergen Street Comics! March 1st. Dave Roman with Raina Telgemeier and Laura Lee Gulledge! Join us!

Read it here first!
Fan art of Zita the Spacegirl and Broxo hanging out with Hakata Soy in the library. 

Zita (c) Ben Hatke. Broxo (Zack Giallongo)

Read it here first!
Fan art of Zita the Spacegirl and Broxo hanging out with Hakata Soy in the library.

Zita (c) Ben Hatke. Broxo (Zack Giallongo)

This Valentine’s Day: Protect Your Hearts!
A PSA from Astronaut Academy

This Valentine’s Day: Protect Your Hearts!
A PSA from Astronaut Academy

Hakata Soy: Book Collector

Drawing for an Astronaut Academy video game some friends and I were working on.

Hakata Soy: Book Collector

Drawing for an Astronaut Academy video game some friends and I were working on.

Cybert vs. Doug.
Drawn in someone’s sketchbook at a convention one time. 

Cybert vs. Doug.

Drawn in someone’s sketchbook at a convention one time. 

Cybert fan art drawn at WORD book release party. 

Cybert fan art drawn at WORD book release party. 

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The Weekly WORD

  • On Tuesday, May 21st, at 7 p.m., Alexandra Penfold and Siobhan Wallace will cruise into Greenpoint for a celebration of New York á la Cart. Stop in for a look inside some of the best street food in the city — and for treats from Coolhaus NYC
  • Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m., the witty Dave Roman swings by the store for the release of his latest graphic novel, Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry. Get thirsty, ‘cause there will be party refreshments. Oh, and there will be drawing, so bring a pen.
  • Thursday, May 23rd, might mark our zombie-est, literature-iest in-store event yet. Get here by 7 p.m. for a reading from A Questionable Shape, the debut novel from Bennett Sims. Following that, Sims will be in conversation with Electric Literature’s Halimah Marcus. Lastly, test your knowledge of the undead with some Zombie Trivia. Winner gets a free book! Don’t miss this!
  • On Sunday, May 26th, at 2 p.m., screenwriter and prose writer Pete Jensen will be hosting a Gotham Writers Workshop in fiction. Join the group to share some of your works-in-progress, hear those of others, get some tips, and generate some new ideas.

That’s it for May, everyone. May was cool! Next up, as you know is JUNE. We kick things off with the WORD Book Group, the Romance Book Group, a launch party for The Lullaby of Polish Girls, a night devoted to HER KIND, a literary community dedicated to women in the arts, and David Samuel Levinson. And that’s just the beginning.

Love this #astronautacademyday image of Team Feety Pajamas planning one of their nefarious schemes! Great job Jake Fisher! I totally want to print this on a t-shirt! 

Love this #astronautacademyday image of Team Feety Pajamas planning one of their nefarious schemes! Great job Jake Fisher! I totally want to print this on a t-shirt! 

Wonderful Doug Hiro art by Honoel A. Ibardolaza author of the super rad comic By Moon Alone!  A total honor to see their take on one of my characters! 

Wonderful Doug Hiro art by Honoel A. Ibardolaza author of the super rad comic By Moon Alone!  A total honor to see their take on one of my characters!