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March 25th, 2013

12:12 pm - Transforming an old Commodore 64 game into a modern board game
Here's an article I wrote about developing Xalvage, my board game based on a Commodore 64 game I made in 1994:

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March 24th, 2013

07:30 pm - Xalvage Board Game
Here is a preview of a board game I've been working on, Xalvage:

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February 13th, 2013

05:06 pm - Seattle, Montlake Library
Originally posted by yaytime at Seattle, Montlake Library

Teen Boat workshop

Seattle-ites! Dave Roman and John Green will be giving a cartooning workshop at the Montlake Library on Monday, March 4th, from 6:30 to 7:30pm! We’ll talk about and demonstrate our processes behind creating characters for TEEN BOAT! and Astronaut Academy, and maybe even draw a SpongeBob or Phineas & Ferb while we’re at it. Kids will learn how to develop their own characters and comics. Registration is required, more info can be found here:

Montlake Library Events

Montlake Branch

2401 24th Ave. E.

Seattle, WA 98112


(The Montlake Branch is located on the northwest corner of 24th Avenue East and East McGraw Street.)

(the time of the event is indeed 6:30-7:30pm, in case the calendar states otherwise.)

Seattle library

Metro Bus Information:

Served by Metro Bus Routes: 25, 43, 48


Mirrored from it's yaytime!.

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January 1st, 2013

04:11 pm - TEEN BOAT! book 2
I have not posted on here in FOREVER, but figured I might as well start of 2013 with a mention that the script and thumbnails for the second TEEN BOAT! graphic novel have been sent off to the editor.

Woo! Happy New Year, and all that.

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October 13th, 2012

10:01 am - NEW YORK COMIC CON 2012
I'll be wandering the floor of New York Comic Con this weekend, and tonight I'll be on the COMICS QUICKFIRE:

5:15PM – 6:15PM Comics Quickfire! on the Variant Stage
A fast-paced game show where volunteers are paired off with (or against) professional cartoonists in a series of fun-filled drawing challenges! Audience members will provide suggestions and add to the creation of totally improvised epic drawings! Featuring hosts Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Gregg Schigiel (Spongebob Comics), with Ryan Sias (Zoe & Robot), Mark Siegel (Sailor Twain), John Green (Teen Boat), Laura Lee Gulledge (Page By Paige) & more! Great for all ages!

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July 5th, 2012

10:09 am - San Diego Comic Con 2012!

CCI logo

I will pretty much be wandering around the San Diego Comic Con the entire time, but here are some guaranteed places and times to find me doing sketches and/or signing TEEN BOAT! and the like:


3:00-4:00 Cartoon Art Museum Sketch-A-Thon, Table #1930

Drawings on request in exchange for donations to the San Francisco museum.


3:00-4:00 Cartoon Art Museum Sketch-A-Thon, Table #1930

Again, doing drawings on request in exchange for donations to the San Francisco museum. TEEN BOAT! collaborator Dave Roman will also be there!


12:00-1:00 Kids Draw! – How do comics get made? Come find out in this interactive program where kids will create their own characters that four great graphic novelists will integrate into a story. With authors Zack Giallongo (Broxo), Dave Roman and John Green (Teen Boat!), and Rafael Rosado (Giants Beware!) moderated by Cecil Castellucci (LA Review of Books). Room 11AB

3:00-4:00 – Signing in Autograph Area AA04
I'll be signing copies of TEEN BOAT! for Mysterious Galaxy.

I'll also be around the PHINEAS & FERB panels and signings, hanging out with friends in the Small Press area, or ogling the LEGO booth. You may also be able to find copies of TEEN BOAT! at the Bolt City booth, Table #2235, where Dave Roman will be signing copies of The Mystery Boxes.

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May 10th, 2012

01:33 pm - TEEN BOAT! Book Launch, Friday May 11th!

pier 25 photo

The Teen Boat! book launch will be held on the Waterfront Barge Museum, a 100-year-old, flat-bottomed wooden boat that will be docked at Pier 25 at Hudson River Park, surrounded by historic tugboats.

The barge will be docked for the entire event, so you can get on & off it at any time. We’ll be docked right next to the beautiful new park on Pier 25 and it’s supposed to be a lovely evening, weather wise!

The celebration will include books available from Mobile Libris, a live reading with visual presentation, and signings by the authors! Nautical themed snacks and refreshments! Live performances of original songs about Teen Boat! by Abby Denson and Jordan Cooper! Plus, several door prizes and other activities!

This all-ages event will be open to the public. Costumes and nautical attire are encouraged!


So…come aboard, we’re expecting you!


You can RSVP at the Facebook Event Page

Teen Boat! Book Launch

Friday, May 11

7 PM

Waterfront Barge Museum

Docked at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25

at West Street and N. Moore Street




1 train to Franklin Street

A/C/E to Canal Street (exit at Walker Street)

N. Moore Street is one block north of Franklin Street, or a block south of Walker Street. Walk west on N. Moore to the pier.


Teen Boat! website & book trailer

Waterfront Museum

Hudson River Park

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April 6th, 2011

09:25 am - TEEN BOAT collection
I suppose I should mention on LiveJournal that a full-color collection of TEEN BOAT with over 30 new pages will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Clarion.

Some more details here:



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October 21st, 2010

Demon Gourd... From Hell! from Hatchback Studios, Inc. on Vimeo.

What I've been working on the past month or so has finally been revealed! It's another event for PlayStation Home, but this time a lot more of my creative made it into the final product. I co-designed the narrative, did the concept art for the pumpkin game and costume rewards, and did t...he storyboards and carved jack-o-lanterns (4 identical ones) for the promotional video--which was filmed at my parents' house!

Here's the link to the official Sony announcement: http://tinyurl.com/367nmza

The video was originally going to include actual screen capture of the game, but they opted for the cool animated sequence. I've seen screenshots, and I'd love to post them along with my concept art so everyone can see how it went from start to finish, but that will probably have to wait until sometime after the event.

If you have a PS3, check it out in Home starting today and going until Halloween.

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February 22nd, 2010

06:41 pm - Website update!
It's been a long time since I actually put any new content on my website, but I finally added screen shots and videos of some of the games and stuff I've been working on. Not a redesign, just some new stuff.


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