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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
Sundquist 106a

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

Washington, DC
November 20-23

The #DRAMADAY Contest!

August 15th, 2012 | Permalink

Since the DRAMA release date is quickly approaching, I’d like to give everyone a chance to get in on the fun–not just buying the book, but making it into a celebration. So: I’m announcing a CONTEST!

DRAMADAY Contest Rules:

1. Take a photo of yourself (or you and your friends) buying a copy of DRAMA on or near the release date. If you want to dress up as the main character, Callie, or any of the other characters…even better.

2. Post it somewhere! Your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr…anywhere!

3. “Like” my Facebook page, Raina Telgemeier’s Comics.

4. Post a link to your photo/blog post/tweet/tumbl/etc on my Facebook page. Be sure to include the word #DRAMADAY (including the # symbol) in the post!

That’s it! You have until Saturday, September 8 at midnight EST to enter.


I will pick three entries at random from the posts on my Facebook page! I’m going to award three (3) prizes:

1. Original art of the DRAMA characters, by me!

2. A chance to “meet” me over Skype! You and I will both appear as guests on a future episode of the Comics Are Great live broadcast, and we can talk about whatever you like on the air!

3. A SMILE t-shirt in your choice of sizes.


Here are some other things you can do if you simply want to participate in #DRAMADAY:

–Write a review on Goodreads, Amazon, Shelfari, B&N, or any other site that lets you review books!

–Draw some fan art! There’s nothing an artist loves more than seeing her characters interpreted by others.

Here are a couple of web banners you can post on your site, to help spread the word about #DRAMADAY!

Thanks to my friend Jerzy, who not only made the banners you see here, but suggested the idea of #DRAMADAY in the first place!

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Smile Giveaway!

January 21st, 2010 | Permalink

Today, I’m pleased to announce the first SMILE GIVEAWAY CONTEST!

Little Willow, over at, wants to hear your most embarrassing dental story! You can submit the story as an essay, a comic, an illustration, a photo, a web video…anything you like! Best of all, the stories can be true or false, so anyone can enter (even those of you lucky enough to have never had any dental drama in your lives)!

The contest will run until February 28, so you’ve got a bit of time to come up with your entry. Have fun with this! I’m helping to judge at the end, so I’ll get to see all of the entries, too. I can’t wait.

In addition to the contest, LW is also collecting quotes from some of her readers, answering the question, “What makes you smile?” I gave the first answer, and this link will continue to update with more answers throughout the month. Have a look! :)

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