Dave Roman at Strawberry Knoll Elementary School
“Cartoonists Unite!” The fourth graders at Strawberry Knoll Elementary School were thrilled to welcome Dave Roman to their school to celebrate the joys of drawing, reading, and making comics. Dave spoke with the students about his journey to becoming a graphic novelist, his published work, and his process for creating comics (including his favorite tools/art supplies). Over the course of the school day, Dave enthusiastically met with three different groups of students. In each of the three classrooms there were a surprising number of young artists who eagerly shared their work with the friendly cartoonist. In addition to urging these young artists to keep drawing, Dave encouraged their classmates and teachers to support them in their artistic pursuits. It was a great day and An Open Book Foundation was very happy to be able to provide each student with their very own copy of Astronaut Academy.