Astronaut Academy Day!

Astronaut Academy Day!

Let’s make the book launch of Dave Roman’s Astronaut Academy a worldwide event! Post some art, write a review, and be entered to win this cool stuff!

Prize #1:

One lucky participant will get a chance to co-host my Comics Are Great! show and interview Dave Roman, the author of Astronaut Academy! Check out the episode where the winner of last year’s #dramaday contest got to interview Raina Telgemeier!

Prize #2:

One winner will receive an original drawing of the characters from Amulet by the book’s author, Kazu Kibuishi!



Prize #3:

One winner will receive a massive collection of tablet-ready digital comics! Over 900 pages of stories including:

Prize #4:

Two winners will receive a signed copy of Chris Giarusso’s G-Man vol. 1 Learning to Fly and vol. 2 Cape Crisis! The greatest superhero comic for kids (and kids at heart).

Prize #5:

One winner will receive an original drawing of Astronaut Academy‘s Thalia Thistle by G-Man‘s Chris Giarusso!

Prize #6:

One winner will receive a black and white inkwash portrait by Raina Telgemeier of Smile and Drama!

Special Prizes for Educators/Librarians:

One classroom or library will win a free comics workshop (held over Skype) by Jerzy Drozd! Check out a video preview of what Jerzy’s workshops feel like here. And here’s an example of what his Skype visits look like! (Includes a bonus 64-page PDF workbook for educators and librarians on how to create your own comics workshop, even if you don’t know how to draw!)

One classroom will receive a video collection of Jerzy’s Comics Fundamentals workshop series. 4 hours of video content that walks through making a comic from scratch, from designing characters to building worlds to putting it all together on the page!

Prize #8:

One winner will receive an original sketch by Rafael Rosado of the amazing graphic novel, Giants, Beware!

Scroll down to find out how to win!




Astronaut Academy is one of the best kids’ books to come along in some time (don’t believe me? Read the webcomic here!), and a bunch of awesome cartoonists are lending a hand to help spread the word. You can join in the fun and win some prizes along the way!

How to participate in the weeks leading up to release day:

  • Post some Astronaut Academy fan art on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or your favorite social site
  • Write a review of the book on Amazon or Goodreads (haven’t read it yet? Read the webcomic here!)
  • Link to the Astronaut Academy webcomic on your blog or social site of choice, and say why others should read it
  • Share the links on Twitter or Facebook, and use the #astronautacademyday tag
  • Post these ready-to-use banner files on your site or Facebook feed


Use this for your Facebook cover photo! Just right- or control-click the image to download.

Use this for your Facebook cover photo! Just right- or control-click the image to download.

Website Banner 01

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How to participate on release day (May 14):

  • Take a picture of yourself (and your friends) with the book at a local bookstore and post it with the #astronautacademyday tag
  • Bonus points for cosplay!

And more prizes to be announced!

Winners will be drawn at random and announced on May 21, 2013! Let’s all join the celebration spread the word about a truly excellent comic.

May 14 is #astronautacademyday! Don’t forget to use the hashtag!