Author and illustrator, Dave Roman, visited Amity Regional High School on January 10, 2018, to offer workshops to Amity’s Art and English Language Arts classes. Mr. Roman is the creator of Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity, which won Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Book Award. Mr. Roman has also written Teen Boat!, which was honored as a Junior Library Guild Selection, and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He is the co-author of two New York Times best-selling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story.
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts (New York), Mr. Roman worked as a comics editor for Nickelodeon Magazine from 1998 to 2009. He currently lives in New York.
Mr. Roman’s visit was a lively and visually engaging discussion about comics and how they have served as inspiration throughout his life, fostering a love for reading and a passion to make his own books.
The event was hosted by Amity librarians, Robert Musco and Victoria Hulse, and made possible by the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation. More information about the Foundation’s mission and work can be found at: www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org.