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Happy Holidays from My Studio + Art Sale!

Hi everyone!!

Things have been busy around here, between working on my next book, traveling, and art shows!

What art shows, you ask? Well, I had a temporary exhibition at the Lucca Comics and Games Fest in Lucca, Italy, and I got to travel there as a guest of the festival. It was a great time! Super thanks to my Italian publisher, Il Castoro, for facilitating!

And, I have a massive exhibit up right here in San Francisco at the newly-reopened Cartoon Art Museum!! SMILE! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier is up until March 19, so be sure to stop by and see their lovely new location in Fisherman’s Wharf if you’re in the City. (I’ll be posting about an in-person appearance at the museum in early 2018 soon. Stay tuned for details!)

As it’s the holidays, I have a few items you guys might be interested in!

One, I’m auctioning off seventeen original pieces of art, with all proceeds being donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. These drawings were all created for the Inktober challenge this year, and you can find them here on eBay! The auction ends on November 29th, and pieces will be shipped no later than December 4th. International orders are welcome! Please see the auction for more details, and happy bidding!

Two, a limited quantity of signed books will be available for the holidays from my local indie, Green Apple Books! They ship anywhere in the United States for 99 cents, and they’ll ship international too. I’m not doing personalized copies this year, but this still makes a great gift.

Happy holidays, everyone!

San Diego 2017!

Here’s where you can find me this year during that madness that is San Diego Comic-Con!

Thursday, July 20

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
SD Central Library
330 Park Blvd
Shiley Special Events Suite
Why Are Libraries Important to You?
This panel will feature Scholastic authors talking about their books and explaining why libraries are important to authors and readers. Featuring Raina Telgemeier, Matt Holm, and Molly Ostertag.

SD Convention Center
Autographing session
Autographing Area 07
Sails Pavilion on the second level

Friday, July 21

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
SD Public Library
330 Park Blvd
Shiley Special Events Suite
Handling Challenges: Bans and Challenges to Comics
Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges and bans, especially comics for teen audiences. Learn about challenged and banned comics and what you can do if they’re challenged in your school or library. (Sponsored by the CBLDF)
Raina Telgemeier, Candice Mack, Gina Gagliano, David Saylor.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
SD Public Library
330 Park Blvd
Shiley Special Events Suite
Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys)
Authors and editors of middle grade graphic fiction discuss graphic novels with strong, positive female characters and the importance of overcoming the lingering perception that comics are for boys. Featuring Brigid Alverson, Nidhi Chanani, Shannon Hale, Jenni Holm, Molly Ostertag, Raina Telgemeier.

Saturday, July 22

SD Convention Center
Room 11
The Great Comic-Con Kids Draw-Off!
Kids rule the world! And on this interactive panel, they get to be in charge! Kids will work with an epic panel of bestselling kids’ comics creators as they compete in the Draw-off to beat all Draw-offs! Bring your pencil (and your parents). Matthew Holm, Jarrett Krosoczka, Nathan Hale, Dana Simpson, Lucas Turnbloom, Victoria Jamieson, me. moderated by Tom Racine.

A2CAF Ann Arbor, June 16-17!

June 17 and 18 I’ll be in Ann Arbor, Michigan for one of my favorite annual events: A2CAF! (Formerly known as Kids Read Comics!) It’s free to attend, and I’ll be at the show both days. Here’s where you can find me!

Saturday, June 17

11:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Kickoff Event – Iron Cartoonist!
Ann Arbor Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room
Watch Ben Hatke, Raina Telgemeier, and even more of your favorite cartoonists battle it out in a series of themed drawing rounds with random elements thrown in by you! Will you help them draw toward victory, or make them squirm? Watch guest cartoonists fight for the title under the watchful eye of your host, Zack Giallongo! Your choices will help determine this year’s Iron Cartoonist!

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Ann Arbor Downtown Library
1st Floor

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main St

Sunday, June 18

12:30 pm – 1:30pm
A2CAF table
Ann Arbor Downtown Library
1st Floor

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main St

Be sure to check out the amazing slate of programming happening both days, and visit the Artist Alley — crammed full of amazing creators!

EVENT! In Conversation with Faith Erin Hicks, Santa Clara CA, 4/5!


Faith Erin Hicks in Conversation with Raina Telgemeier

Wednesday, April 5
Santa Clara Library – Central Park Branch
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA

Sponsored by Books, Inc!

Join us at the Santa Clara Library for a very special event with two Eisner Award-winning graphic novelists! Faith Erin Hicks joins us in celebration of the release of the highly anticipated second book in her Nameless City series, The Stone Heart. Faith Erin Hicks will be in conversation with Raina Telgemeier, New York Times-bestselling author of Ghosts. (Ages 8+)

* Priority in the signing line will be given to those with a Books Inc. receipt for Faith and Raina’s titles
* Raina Telgemeier will sign a maximum of 2 books per person
* Flash free photos will be permitted with both authors

Visit Books, Inc.’s event page for more info! See you there, South Bay!

Hourly Comic Day 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.