San Diego Comic-con 2016!

July 18th, 2016

Hey guys! Sorry it’s been so quiet around here. I’ve been super busy working on the details for my upcoming Ghosts book tour, writing a script for my next book, and just enjoying summer!

I’ll be at San Diego Comic-con this weekend, and if you’ve got tickets, I hope to see you there! Here are all the places to find me over the course of the show:

THURSDAY JULY 21

3:00pm-4:00pm
We Need Diverse Comics
Room 9
Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack), Nilah Magruder (M.F.K.), Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), and Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats) discuss the current state of diversity in the comics industry; what’s changed over the past decade, and what changes still need to happen.

FRIDAY JULY 22

11:00am-12:00pm
Author Autographing Session
Autographing Area 21
Ru Xu, Raina Telgemeier
Free GHOSTS ARC with book purchase while supplies last!

12:30pm-1:30pm
You Can be the Next Scholastic Graphix Artist
Room: 24ABC
Find out how to get published by Scholastic, the #1 graphic novel publisher for children! What does it take to be published by Scholastic’s Graphix imprint? Join Graphix editors David Saylor, Cassandra Pelham, and Adam Rau alongside authors Jeff Smith, Raina Telgemeier, and Ru Xu to find out how. And stay tuned for a special announcement!

4:00pm-5:00pm
Behind the Curtain: Creating Heroes in all Formats
Room: 25ABC
From secret hero societies to mystery-solving kids, graphic novels prove a picture’s worth a thousand words. Join artists Kate Beaton, Raina Telgemeier, Dustin Nyugen, Derek Fridolfs, Mike Wu, Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom as they discuss the creation of their new work.

5:30pm-6:30pm
Author Autographing Session
Autographing Area 20
Free GHOSTS ARC with book purchase while supplies last!!

SATURDAY, JULY 23

1:00pm-2:00pm
Author Autographing Session
Autographing Area 21
Free GHOSTS ARC with book purchase while supplies last!

3:00-4:00pm
Cartoon Art Museum signing
Booth #1930

SUNDAY JULY 24

12:00pm-1:00pm
How (And Why) Kids Started Reading Comics Again
Room 25ABC
How (and why) did comics and graphic novels for kids go from a sliver of the market to dominating the sales charts? And what’s next for the category? New York Times bestselling cartoonist Raina Telgemeier (Drama, Sisters) and children’s librarian Eva Volin are joined by comic industry insiders Gina Gagliano (marketing manager, First Second Books), Adam Staffaroni (senior editor, ROAR Comics), and Sarah Gaydos (editor, IDW) to discuss their theories. Moderated by Josh Elder (executive director, Reading With Pictures).

1:00pm-2:00pm
YA? Why Not? The Importance of Teen and Young Adult Comics
Room: 24ABC
Once the fastest growing genres in literature, YA books have grown beyond
babysitting and first loves. BOOM! Studios senior editor Sierra Hahn and creators Hope Larson (Goldie Vance,Compass South), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama), Cecil Castellucci(Shade, The Changing Girl, Moving Target: Princess Leia) and Brenden Fletcher (Gotham Academy) discuss the significance of these emerging categories of comics and what they mean for modern literacy.