Toronto Comic Arts Fest, 5/10-5/11 – UPDATED!!

May 6th, 2014

I’m re-posting this because some of the info has changed! (And please 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! I’ll be at my table all times except during my programming events (listed below), and I’m happy to sign anything you bring.

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 on the first floor, B4–here’s a floor map! Look for the Astronaut Academy banner to find my table.

Programming:

Friday, May 9

9:45am
Librarian & Educator Day (registration required)
Panel: Great Creator Visits!
What makes an author or artist visit to your library awesome? What can you do to get the most out of the time comics creators spend with kids? Renowned cartoonists Raina Telgemeier and Lynn Johnston have been guests at dozens of libraries throughout their careers. Join them as they discuss the dos and don’ts of hosting comics creators in your school or library!

7:30pm
Lynn Johnston and Kate Beaton in Conversation
Guest Moderator: Raina Telgemeier
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor
Doors at 7pm. Presentation at 7:30pm.
Rush line admittance at 7:20pm (event is sold out but standby tickets may be available)
Two of Canada’s most beloved strip cartoonists join together to discuss their careers and officially open the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014! Lynn Johnston and Kate Beaton have each garnered enormous followings with their unique voices and atypical cartooning beginnings. Moderated by cartoonist Raina Telgemeier.

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

11:30am-12:30pm
Comics Quickfire!
Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Auditorium, 1st Floor
A fast-paced game show where volunteers are paired off with (or against) professional cartoonists in a series of fun-filled drawing challenges! Audience members will provide suggestions and add to the creation of totally improvised epic drawings! Featuring hosts Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Alec Longstreth (Phase 7), Jason Caffoe (Explorer: Lost Islands), John Green (Teen Boat!), Frank Cammuso (Misadventures of Salem Hyde) and Raina Telgemeier (Drama)! Great for all ages!

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

Event in Clarksville, TN, 4/16!

April 8th, 2014

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!

SVA Panel Event in NYC, 4/1!

March 31st, 2014

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.

Sisters ARCS are here…

March 24th, 2014

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

The book will be in stores on August 26!

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

March 24th, 2014

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!