Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 9, 2011 - 23:42
Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity by Dave Roman is a collection of Roman's webcomic Astronaut Elementary. It's a wonderfully produced book with a great cover featuring Roman's art set off by a metallic silver cover. The book doesn't change the structure of the webcomic -- a series of short stories, each told from the perspective of different characters at Astronaut Academy. The stories build together to form an overarching plot for the book yet still retain their own element of closure.
Roman has a cheerfully cartoonish style of art with just a touch of manga influence. Just the character designs in this book alone are fun but Roman crafts a number of interesting personalities to round out the cast -- from the former space hero turned student Hakata Soy to introspective space walker Doug Hiro to new teacher Senor Panda (still not extinct!).
You've got two people who draw comics and put them on-line. They meet, fall in love, and get married. It happens more often than you think.
I've always been interested in the subject of married comics creators (being married to another comic creator myself), so I've asked a few questions to a few other couples. Our first interview is with Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier.
Introduce yourselves - who are you, what comics do you do?