Hourly Comic Day 2017!

February 2nd, 2017

Yesterday was Hourly Comic Day! Where you draw a comic about every hour you’re awake, from midnight to midnight. Some people post theirs as the day goes along, but I always wait until the next day to post them all.

This is a weird year and a weird time. There’s a lot of stressful stuff going on. And I’m still coming down from the craziness of my book tour last fall, while working on my next book! It keeps me busy, but I’ve also tried to make room for friends, family, and self care. I hope you’re all doing the same.

Below are my hourlies, typos and all. I did these without penciling or planning–just jumped right into the sketchbook with a Sharpie. Thanks to everyone who was a part of my day.

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Happy New Year (and Thanks)!

January 18th, 2017

Thank you so much to everyone who played a role in the GHOSTS TOUR!!! I had an unforgettable time touring the United States and Canada, meeting so many of my amazing readers!

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Special thanks to the bookstores, libraries, churches, nature preserves, schools, and concert halls that hosted me.

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And extra-special thanks to my readers — we sold out nearly every event from Vancouver, BC to Austin TX! It was a joy to meet you all!

 

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While I’ll be doing a very limited number of appearances in 2017, I am mostly on an event-break for the year as I begin work on my next book project. For info about where to find me next, check out the right-hand sidebar on my homepage!

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I’m still offering signed (non-personalized) copies of my books through my local indie bookseller, Green Apple Books! Order here!

GHOSTS Tour: Final Leg!! (CA & TX)

October 25th, 2016

Saturday, October 29
San Francisco, CA
Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
11:00 AM public signing
INFO

Saturday October 30
San Jose, CA
Willow Glen Middle School
22105 Cottle Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Hosted by Hicklebee’s
2:00 PM
Presentation is sold out, but you can still attend the book signing! Click for info.

Tuesday November 1
Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz County Veteran’s Memorial Building
846 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA
6:00pm
Hosted by Bookshop Santa Cruz
sold out, sorry!

Wednesday November 3
Dallas, TX
Half Price Books – Dallas Flagship
5803 E Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX
7:00pm
INFO

November 5
Austin, TX
Texas Book Festival

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Panel: Catching Curveballs
LOCATION: CAP E1.026
Life, loss, friendship and everything in between – how do we navigate the big stuff? In their new middle grade novels, award-winning authors Paul Griffin (When Friendship Followed Me Home), John David Anderson (Mrs. Bixby’s Last Day), and Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts) show us characters who do their best, even when life throws more than a few curveballs.

12:15 PM
Signing
Main Signing Tent

And that’s it!!! Thanks to everyone who has helped make the launch of Ghosts so incredible, so far. I’ll be back on the road again before you know it!

If I’m not coming to your region but you’d still like a signed book, fear not!! My local indie bookstore, Green Apple Books, will be happy to send you a signed copy. Order here!

GHOSTS TOUR: October – November!

October 3rd, 2016

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WOW!!! The first leg of the Ghosts Tour was AMAZING. I spent two weeks visiting a bunch of cities on the west coast, midwest, and midcentral east coast! For the photo hightlights, visit my Instagram!

Next up, I’ll be concentrating on the northeastern United States and Canada, and a few dates and details have been added to my schedule. Like before, each event has its own set of rules and regulations for tickets and information, so please see the individual websites linked to for full info. I’m afraid several events are also sold out, but I’m looking forward to seeing those of you who already got tickets!

Finally, you’ll see that there’s still some info ‘coming soon!’ for my time in Texas. Please hold on, and I’ll provide that info as soon as I have it!!

Without further ado, here are the stops I’ll be making over the next month and change:

Thursday, October 6
New York City

Book Con @ NYCC
Hudson Mercantile Building
500 W. 36th Street, NY, NY

6:45-7:45 PM
Panel: #WeAreComics: How Women Keep Changing the Game
Location: 1st Floor

8:00-9:00 PM
Book Signing
Location: 6th Floor signing area
Books sold by WORD Bookstore
150 wristbands will be given out for this signing

Saturday, October 8
New York City

Books of Wonder
18 W. 18th Street, New York, NY
11:00 AM
Open Stock Signing — open to the public!

New York Comic Con at Javits Center
655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

4:00-5:00 PM
Panel: You Can Be the Next Scholastic Graphix Artist
Location: 1A18
Panelists include: David Saylor, Cassandra Pelham, Adam Rau, Mike Maihack, and Norm Feuti

5:15-6:15 PM
Book Signing
Location: Hall 1B Autographing Area, Table 22
Books sold by WORD Bookstore

Sunday, October 9
New York City

New York Comic Con at Javits Center
655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

2:00-3:00 PM
Panel: My First Comic
Location: TK
Panelists: Sara Varon, Nathan Hale, and Jon Chad. Moderator: Maria Russo

A panel discussion between kids creators, for kids, about the first comics that they read and wrote and drew, and how they got from reading comics to creating them, with advice for the kids.

Monday, October 10
Montreal, Quebec
Rialto Theater, 5723 Av du Parc, Montreal, QB, Canada
4:00pm
Hosted by Librairie D+Q
TICKETS

Wednesday, October 12
Mississauga, ON
Chapters Vega (Indigo)
3050 Vega Boulevard
6:45 PM
Signing Only Event

Saturday, October 15
Columbus, Ohio
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC)
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Downtown Branch
96 S Grant Ave
Columbus, OH

1:00-2:00 PM Spotlight Presentation
Location: Auditorium

2:15-4:00 PM Ticketed Signing
Location: First Floor Autograph Space
Books available courtesy of Laughing Ogre

Sunday, October 16
Columbus, Ohio
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC)
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Downtown Branch
96 S Grant Ave
Columbus, OH

12:30-1:30 PM Raina Telgemeier in Conversation with Jeff Smith
Location: Auditorium

1:45-3:45 PM Ticketed Signing
Location: First Floor Autograph Space
Books available courtesy of Laughing Ogre

Monday, October 17
Madison, CT
First Congregational Church
26 Meeting House Ln, Madison, CT 06443
Hosted by RJ Julia Booksellers
7:00 PM
TICKETS

Tuesday, October 18
Mystic, CT
Denison Pequtsepos Nature Center, Coogan Farm
162 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355
Hosted by Bank Square Books
5:00PM
Sold out, sorry!

Thursday, October 20
Durham, NH
Three Chimneys Inn
17 Newmarket Road, Durham, NH 03824
5:00 PM Presentation and Q&A
Hosted by Water Street Books
TICKETS

Friday, October 21
Saratoga Springs, NY
Bethesda Episcopal Church
41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
6:00PM
Hosted by Northshire Bookstore
TICKETS

Sunday, October 23
New York City
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025
1:00 PM
Sold out, sorry!

Saturday, October 29
San Francisco, CA
Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
11:00 AM public signing
INFO

Saturday October 30
San Jose, CA
Willow Glen Middle School
22105 Cottle Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Hosted by Hicklebee’s
2:00 PM
Please contact store for ticket info!

Tuesday November 1
Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz County Veteran’s Memorial Building
846 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA
6:00pm
Hosted by Bookshop Santa Cruz
sold out, sorry!

November 3-4: Texas events, details soon!!

November 5-6
Austin, TX
Texas Book Festival
More details soon!

If I’m not coming to your region but you’d still like a signed book, fear not!! My local indie bookstore, Green Apple Books, will be happy to send you a signed copy. Order here!

GHOSTS is Here!!!

September 13th, 2016

And here’s the animated video trailer Scholastic made!!

Thank you for ALL of the enthusiasm and excitement leading up to today. I will of course be heading out on a nation-wide book tour this week, and if you’d like to purchase a signed copy of Ghosts but can’t make it to one of my events, you can do so from my local independent bookstore, Green Apple Books!

I’ve already gotten a fair amount of questions and interest in Ghosts, so to satisfy people’s curiosity, I’ve added some content to my FAQ page. I’ve done some press and interviews, too, so here are links to those!

**NYT Book Review Podcast

**NPR’s Weekend Edition

**Interview: Washington Post

**Interview: School Library Journal

There are plenty more to come!

And of course, if you want to follow me on my tour, you can check out my Instagram!

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