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Upcoming Events

2014 will be full of events, but mostly in the second half of the year. I'll be adding lots of things to this space in the coming months, so keep checking back!

Public Lecture at
Austin Peay State Univ.

Clarksville, TN
Wednesday, April 16
7pm
Sundquist 106a

TCAF
Toronto, ON
May 10-11

Gaithersburg Book Festival
Gaithersburg, MD
Saturday, May 17
Presenting at 1:15pm!

Book Expo America (BEA)
New York, NY
May 29-31

ALA Annual
Las Vegas, NV
June 26-July 1

San Diego Comic-Con
San Diego, CA
July 23-27

SISTERS is in stores!!
August 26, 2014

Small Press Expo
Bethesda, MD
September 13-14

Sheboygan Children's Book Fest
Sheboygan, WI
October 11-12

NCTE
Washington, DC
November 20-23

TCAF: Toronto, ON, May 10-11!

April 23rd, 2014 | Permalink

Hey everyone! I’m traveling at the moment but wanted to make sure I put up a post about my next event (and read all the way to the bottom of this post to find out how to win a SISTERS advance preview copy!):

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival!

TCAF is one of my favorite events, and I’ll be there again this year with books and art and some swanky new bookmarks to promote SISTERS! And I’ll be sharing my table with Dave, who will have the minicomic debut of his new project, StarBunny, Inc!

TCAF is free to attend, so Canadians: I hope you’ll drop by at some point during the weekend and say hello!

Toronto Comic Arts Festival
May 10-11
Toronto Reference Library
Bloor & Younge
Toronto, ON

My table is in the Owlkids area, on the second floor near the bathrooms. Look for the Astronaut Academy banner!

Programming:

Saturday, May 10

2:30pm
Getting Real with Raina Telgemeier and Jimmy Gownley!
St Pauls Church (offsite KidsDay program space–see map)
227 Bloor St E
Join Raina and Jimmy for live performances from their real-life graphic novels, Smile and The Dumbest Idea Ever! Audience participation will be encouraged, so bring your best voice-acting talent!
Signing to follow!

Sunday, May 11

2:45pm-3:45pm
Kids Fall GN Preview
With Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier, Britt Wilson, John Martz, Paul Pope, and moderator Scott Robins! This is your chance to win a rare advance preview copy of SISTERS!! You must be in the audience of this panel in order to qualify!
Marriott Rm 400

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Event in Clarksville, TN, 4/16!

April 8th, 2014 | Permalink

Hey, Tennessee! I’ve never done an event in your state before but that’s about to change…

Raina Telgemeier: Visiting Artist Lecture
Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN
Sundquist 106a
Wednesday, April 16
7pm
The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

Please note that books will NOT be for sale, but I am happy to sign any books you bring, so plan ahead! See you soon, Volunteer State!

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SVA Panel Event in NYC, 4/1!

March 31st, 2014 | Permalink

SVA Presents:
STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONISTS: A Panel Discussion Featuring Women in Comics

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
7:00PM
3rd Floor Amphitheatre
209 East 23rd Street, New York City

This event brings together a diverse group of internationally recognized creators and editors for a discussion of the history and dynamics of women working in American comics. Panelists include women creators and editors of different generations including Raina Telgemeier, creator of Smile and Drama; Diane Noomin, creator of Glitz-2-Go and editor of the Twisted Sisters anthologies; Shelly Bond, Executive Editor of Vertigo comics; Alitha Martinez, a penciller and inker who has worked on Marvel’s Iron Man, X-men, Black Son, Fantastic Four, and the Black Panther and currently WWE Superstars for Papercutz. They will discuss the role of women in comic narratives, career advice, and personal history, followed by Q&A.

Registration is required and space is limited. RSVP at http://womenincomics.eventbrite.com
Questions? Contact cd@sva.edu or 212-592-2370.

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Sisters ARCS are here…

March 24th, 2014 | Permalink

…and I made you guys a little video preview!!

The book will be in stores on August 26!

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MELTDOWN: Saturday, 3/29 in Northampton, MA!

March 24th, 2014 | Permalink

If you’re in or near Northampton, MA, this weekend, you should come see me at MELTDOWN Family Music & Book Fest!

Location: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School
80 Locust St.
Northampton, MA
Saturday, March 29
10am – 4pm
FREE!!
I’m presenting at 2:40pm, followed immediately by a book singing!

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Photos from Bergen Street + Upcoming Events!

March 9th, 2014 | Permalink

We had a packed house last weekend at Bergen Street Comics for our DRAWING PARTY! Thanks to all the enthusiastic families who joined us Saturday afternoon, and to the much more relaxed (but amazing nonetheless) crowd at our grown-up party in the evening. It was a blast!

And now, a few upcoming events:

MELTDOWN Family Music & Book Fest
Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School

80 Locust St.
Northampton, MA
Saturday, March 29
10am – 4pm
FREE!!
I’m presenting at 2:40pm, followed immediately by a book singing!

SVA Presents:
STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONISTS: A Panel Discussion Featuring Women in Comics

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
7:00PM
3rd Floor Amphitheatre
209 East 23rd Street, New York City

This event brings together a diverse group of internationally recognized creators and editors for a discussion of the history and dynamics of women working in American comics. Panelists include women creators and editors of different generations including Raina Telgemeier, creator of Smile and Drama; Diane Noomin, creator of Glitz-2-Go and editor of the Twisted Sisters anthologies; Shelly Bond, Executive Editor of Vertigo comics; Alitha Martinez, a penciller and inker who has worked on Marvel’s Iron Man, X-men, Black Son, Fantastic Four, and the Black Panther and currently WWE Superstars for Papercutz. They will discuss the role of women in comic narratives, career advice, and personal history, followed by Q&A.
Registration is required and space is limited. RSVP at http://womenincomics.eventbrite.com
Questions? Contact cd@sva.edu or 212-592-2370.

An Evening with Raina Telgemeier
Austin Peay State University

Sundquist 106a
Clarksville, TN
Wednesday, April 16
7pm
FREE!

Hope to see you there!

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Drawing Party! Brooklyn, NY, March 1st!

February 17th, 2014 | Permalink

Event, event!

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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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