Comics Squad: Recess! Pre-Order Now!

January 17th, 2014

Happy New Year!

Kinda quiet around here, I know. As it should be; January is usually when I hide away and think and read and work on stuff. This year is no different. I’ll have some Sisters news for you soon, but in the meantime, there’s this:

I’m part of a brand-new anthology called COMICS SQUAD! The first volume, Recess, comes out on July 8, 2014. My story is 14 pages long, and features superheroes, fire-breathing dinosaurs, soccer players, and the President, among others!

The other artists featured are my pals Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, and Gene Yang, ALL of whom are cartooning superstars! You can pre-order a copy now.

A Bookish Christmas Post

December 24th, 2013

Just a couple of book-related videos to share with you guys.

Dave and I were guests on the Comics Are Great video podcast, talking about some of our favorite comics from 2013 and beyond. I know it’s probably too late to do any Christmas shopping, but if you get a giftcard to a bookstore, here are some suggestions of what to read.

And, here’s a video Dave made around our home, featuring some of our favorite graphic novels among the decorations!

Hope you have a very happy holiday, with something good to read!

~raina

Event: Tuesday 12/17, Astoria, Queens, NY!

December 13th, 2013

Hey guys! Just added another gift-wrapping event to my December calendar. This one’s in my very own neighborhood: Astoria, Queens!

Dave and I will both be wrapping books and hanging out from 5-7pm on Tuesday, December 17 at the brand-new local independent bookstore, Astoria Bookshop! We’re super thrilled that the owners decided to open shop here, as our literary community is happy to have a nice place to meet and shop. They have a great graphic novel section, too!

So, come down and say hello, buy some books for people on your list, and get them wrapped by your favorite local author! All wrapping tips will be donated to charity.

ASTORIA BOOKSHOP
31-29 31st Street
Astoria, NY
between Broadway and 31st Ave, a short walk from the Broadway stop on the N/Q train.
(718) 278-2665 (718-AST-BOOK)
astoriabookshop.com
Tuesday, December 17
5-7pm

Holidays!

December 10th, 2013

Hello everyone!

Just a note to remind you that I have original pages from my Baby-sitters Club graphic novels for sale! You can grab a page from any of the four books for a mere $30 plus shipping. Be sure to place your order by Monday, December 16 if you want them in time for Christmas. $5 for every page sold to will be donated to First Book.

What else is new? I went to Orlando over Thanksgiving for me and Dave’s 7-year anniversary!

We went to Universal and had a great time at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, AND Cartoon Lagoon, which is great–so many of my favorite comic strips represented, like Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller, which I don’t talk nearly enough about but had a HUGE impact on my comics, in its simplicity of art and storytelling.

And here we have Dave, during our time at Disney World, paying homage to one of our favorite cartoons of all time, Pluto’s Christmas Tree:

So much fun!

I’m still doing behind-the-scenes work on Sisters, and am looking forward to showing you more from the book in the new year. In the meantime: stay warm, enjoy the holidays, and here’s to a fantastic 2014!

December Signings: Long Island & Brooklyn!

November 21st, 2013

I’ll be signing at two stores in the greater New York area in December! Each store will be celebrating the holidays in style, so come down, get a book signed, and join in the festivities!

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Grasshopper’s Comics 22nd annual Holiday Party & Charity Raffle!
Saturday, December 7
12pm
Grasshopper’s Comics
76 Hillside Ave.
Williston Park, Long Island, NY 11596
(516) 741-5724

Bring a new, unwrapped toy for our Charity Raffle to the afternoon signing with artists and writers, as well as appearances by Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, and members of the Justice League of America!

Saturday’s guest authors include: Jacob Chabot, Chris Giarrusso, Dave Roman, and Raina Telgemeier.

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Holiday Open House at WORD in Brooklyn
Sunday, December 15
1:30-2:30pm
WORD
126 Franklin St,
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 383-0096

Stop by for recommendations, donuts and hot chocolate, holiday movies, and more! We’ll also have authors on hand to help wrap presents, recommend books, and sign! All tips for wrapping will be donated to the Greenpoint Food Pantry.

Sunday’s guest authors include: Jami Attenberg, Dave Roman, Jeff Salane, and Raina Telgemeier.