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Interview: Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier

On Sunday, October 10, while attending New York Comic Con, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions.  Keep in mind, conventions are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise.  Let me know in the comments if you have trouble hearing anything and I’ll translate for you.

Has it really been just a week or so since Raina accepted the Horn Book Honor for her book Smile?  Is the publication of Dave’s newest book Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity really only a few months away? Sheesh.  A little busy, maybe?  Things have been crazy for these two lately, so I was particularly pleased to see them both in the same place at the same time so I could ask them my six questions.

Eva Volin About Eva Volin

Eva Volin is the Supervising Children's Librarian for the Alameda Free Library in California. She has written about graphic novels for such publications as Booklist, Library Journal, ICv2, Graphic Novel Reporter, and Children & Libraries. She has served on several awards committees including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. She served on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee for three years and is currently serving on ALSC's Notable Books for Children committee.


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