We’ve been fans of TEEN BOAT since we saw the first mini comics, and the fact that they’re having a book launch ON a boat is entirely fitting.
Written and illustrated by New York cartoonists Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) and John Green (Phineas & Ferb),Teen Boat! tells the hilarious story of a boy with the strange ability to transform into a yacht, and the kids at his school (as well as the pirates) who try to exploit his boat powers. Green and Roman began Teen Boat! as a series of photocopied, hand-stapled black and white mini-comics, and brought them to comic conventions across the country. Now it makes the transformation to a full-color, hardcover collection (with over 30 pages of never before seen story!), published by Clarion Books. It’s the first graphic novel to truly combine the angst of being a teen with the thrill of being a boat!
The book launch will be held on the Waterfront Barge Museum (check out the photo attached!), a 100-year-old, flat-bottomed wooden boat that will be docked at Hudson River Park, surrounded by historic tugboats. A “living museum”, the barge will also feature a boat art exhibit, in addition to showcasing original pages and drawings from the Teen Boat! graphic novel! 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!
Teen Boat! Book Launch
Friday, May 11
Waterfront Barge Museum
Docked at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25
at West Street and N. Moore Street
(718) 624-4719 ext 11
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.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.