Photos from Bergen Street + Upcoming Events!

March 9th, 2014

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
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
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
Questions? Contact or 212-592-2370.

An Evening with Raina Telgemeier
Austin Peay State University

Sundquist 106a
Clarksville, TN
Wednesday, April 16

Hope to see you there!

Drawing Party! Brooklyn, NY, March 1st!

February 17th, 2014

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!


February 5th, 2014

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!

Hourly Comic Day 2014

February 1st, 2014

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.

More SISTERS info…

January 26th, 2014

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!