Drawing Party! Brooklyn, NY, March 1st!
February 17th, 2014 | Permalink
Join me, Dave Roman, and Laura Lee Gulledge for a DRAWING PARTY at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn, on Saturday, March 1! 3-5pm will be a drawing party for kids, and at 7pm we’ll have a party for our adult friends (although kids can come to that too, if they want).
Looking forward to it, see you there!
The SISTERS COVER!!!
February 5th, 2014 | Permalink
Here it is! The cover of my upcoming graphic novel, SISTERS!!!
The companion to Raina Telgemeier’s #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, SMILE.
Raina can’t wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she’s also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, something doesn’t seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.
Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.
SISTERS will be in stores August 26, 2014.
Pre-order a copy now!
Add it to your to-read shelf on Goodreads!
Hourly Comic Day 2014
February 1st, 2014 | Permalink
It’s February 1, which means today was Hourly Comic Day. You draw a comic for every hour that you’re awake!
Click the image below to read about my whole day:
This was kind of a lame year! I’m still sick, and was stuck in the house all day. There were a few bright spots, but the day ended on a dud note, too. Let’s hope tomorrow is much better!
Years past are linked to here.
More SISTERS info…
January 26th, 2014 | Permalink
Hey everyone! How are you guys doing? Me, I’ve got the flu, which is lousy, but I wanted to share this tiny little bit of info about SISTERS:
Amazon has updated the book’s page! Which means you can read the story synopsis there. I’ve also learned that my release date has been pushed up; now it’s August 26, 2014! Mark your calendars, and stay tuned for book release events!
Back to bed with me!
Comics Squad: Recess! Pre-Order Now!
January 17th, 2014 | Permalink
Happy New Year!
Kinda quiet around here, I know. As it should be; January is usually when I hide away and think and read and work on stuff. This year is no different. I’ll have some Sisters news for you soon, but in the meantime, there’s this:
I’m part of a brand-new anthology called COMICS SQUAD! The first volume, Recess, comes out on July 8, 2014. My story is 14 pages long, and features superheroes, fire-breathing dinosaurs, soccer players, and the President, among others!
The other artists featured are my pals Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, and Gene Yang, ALL of whom are cartooning superstars! You can pre-order a copy now.
A Bookish Christmas Post
December 24th, 2013 | Permalink
Just a couple of book-related videos to share with you guys.
Dave and I were guests on the Comics Are Great video podcast, talking about some of our favorite comics from 2013 and beyond. I know it’s probably too late to do any Christmas shopping, but if you get a giftcard to a bookstore, here are some suggestions of what to read.
And, here’s a video Dave made around our home, featuring some of our favorite graphic novels among the decorations!
Hope you have a very happy holiday, with something good to read!
Event: Tuesday 12/17, Astoria, Queens, NY!
December 13th, 2013 | Permalink
Hey guys! Just added another gift-wrapping event to my December calendar. This one’s in my very own neighborhood: Astoria, Queens!
Dave and I will both be wrapping books and hanging out from 5-7pm on Tuesday, December 17 at the brand-new local independent bookstore, Astoria Bookshop! We’re super thrilled that the owners decided to open shop here, as our literary community is happy to have a nice place to meet and shop. They have a great graphic novel section, too!
So, come down and say hello, buy some books for people on your list, and get them wrapped by your favorite local author! All wrapping tips will be donated to charity.
31-29 31st Street
between Broadway and 31st Ave, a short walk from the Broadway stop on the N/Q train.
(718) 278-2665 (718-AST-BOOK)
Tuesday, December 17
December 10th, 2013 | Permalink
Just a note to remind you that I have original pages from my Baby-sitters Club graphic novels for sale! You can grab a page from any of the four books for a mere $30 plus shipping. Be sure to place your order by Monday, December 16 if you want them in time for Christmas. $5 for every page sold to will be donated to First Book.
What else is new? I went to Orlando over Thanksgiving for me and Dave’s 7-year anniversary!
We went to Universal and had a great time at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, AND Cartoon Lagoon, which is great–so many of my favorite comic strips represented, like Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller, which I don’t talk nearly enough about but had a HUGE impact on my comics, in its simplicity of art and storytelling.
And here we have Dave, during our time at Disney World, paying homage to one of our favorite cartoons of all time, Pluto’s Christmas Tree:
So much fun!
I’m still doing behind-the-scenes work on Sisters, and am looking forward to showing you more from the book in the new year. In the meantime: stay warm, enjoy the holidays, and here’s to a fantastic 2014!
December Signings: Long Island & Brooklyn!
November 21st, 2013 | Permalink
I’ll be signing at two stores in the greater New York area in December! Each store will be celebrating the holidays in style, so come down, get a book signed, and join in the festivities!
Grasshopper’s Comics 22nd annual Holiday Party & Charity Raffle!
Saturday, December 7
76 Hillside Ave.
Williston Park, Long Island, NY 11596
Bring a new, unwrapped toy for our Charity Raffle to the afternoon signing with artists and writers, as well as appearances by Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, and members of the Justice League of America!
Saturday’s guest authors include: Jacob Chabot, Chris Giarrusso, Dave Roman, and Raina Telgemeier.
Holiday Open House at WORD in Brooklyn
Sunday, December 15
126 Franklin St,
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Stop by for recommendations, donuts and hot chocolate, holiday movies, and more! We’ll also have authors on hand to help wrap presents, recommend books, and sign! All tips for wrapping will be donated to the Greenpoint Food Pantry.
Sunday’s guest authors include: Jami Attenberg, Dave Roman, Jeff Salane, and Raina Telgemeier.
Museums! Art! Video!
November 20th, 2013 | Permalink
I’m part of a graphic novel exhibit called Drawing On Character at the Allentown Art Museum, going on until December 29! Here’s some video we shot there a couple of weeks ago. See some of my original art from Smile, plus work by Dave Roman, Eric Wight, and Matt Phelan!
Pages from Smile are ALSO on display at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, in Abiline Texas, as part of the BAM! It’s a Picture Book! exhibit. This show also features art by Matt Holm, Mark Crilley, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Lincoln Peirce–it’s there until February 28!