October & November Events!

September 30th, 2013

Quite a few more events coming up in the next couple of months, PLUS I’m finishing up the artwork for Sisters–so I’ll keep this brief!

October 12-13
Alternative Press Expo, aka APE
San Francisco, CA
I’m a special guest! Find Dave and I at table 321. Here are the panels I’ll be part of:

CBLDF: Raising a Reader

Saturday, October 12
12:00–1:00

Spotlight on Raina Telgemeier
Saturday, October 12
3:45–4:30PM

Love & Comics: Working with a Spouse
Sunday, October 13
12:30–1:30PM

Keeping Comics Alive: Comics for a New Generation (How did they get into comics and how they inspire new readers)
Sunday, October 13
4:30–5:30PM

Saturday, October 19
Books for the Beast
Baltimore, MD
Adults and teens must register in advance

October 25-27
Quai des Bulles
St. Malo, France
I’ll be signing with my French publisher, Akileos, all weekend! Come get a copy of Souriez or En Scene! and I’ll draw in it for you!

Tuesday, October 29
Signing at Bulle with Ted Naifeh
6 Rue Saint-Honoré
Le Mans, France
16:00

Wednesday, October 30
Signing at Bulles de Salon with Ted Naifeh
39 rue Letellier
75015 Paris
16:00

Thursday, October 31
Signing at BDNet
26 rue Charonne
75011 Paris, France
16:00

Sunday, November 3
Allentown Art Museum
Allentown, PA
Fall Festival: Worlds of Wonder
12-4 pm
I’ll be signing and presenting! More info soon!

Sunday, November 17
AASL National Conference
If you’re a school librarian coming to this conference, I look forward to seeing you!

Fairy Tale Comics: Out Now!

September 23rd, 2013


Fairy Tale Comics is in stores TODAY!

I wrote and drew an 8-page Rapunzel story. Here’s a short interview about my story I did with the librarian book blog, Stacked. The other stories in this book are really good, and the cartoonists who drew them are amazing! You should seek out their other work if you like what you see!


Here’s a panel from my story.

Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists
Various authors; edited by Chris Duffy
Published by First Second
Hardcover; 128 pages
ISBN: 9781596438231

Book Fests! Princeton, NJ and Brooklyn, NY!

September 16th, 2013

This weekend you can find me at TWO book festivals!

Princeton Children’s Book Festival
Saturday, September 21
Signing in the Purple Tent from 11am-4pm
Presenting my work from 2:20-2:30pm
Books for sale via JaZams of Princeton!

Brooklyn Book Festival
Sunday, September 22
Event: Comics Quick Draw!
11:00am
Three cartoonists face off in this fast-paced battle of the sharpies. Drawing from audience suggestions, the award-winning and reader-adored Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Platypus Police Squad: the Frog who Croaked), Eisner Award-winner Raina Telgemeier (Drama), and Printz Award and National Book Award-winner, Gene Yang (Boxers & Saints) will battle with pen and pad. And, everybody wins; finished art will be gifted to some of the lucky young people in attendance. Moderated by Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly Comics World).
Location: Youth Stoop (Borough Hall Plaza/Columbus Park)
Book signing immediately to follow.

Small Press Expo: 9/14-9/15 in Bethesda, MD!

September 9th, 2013

This weekend is the Small Press Expo (aka SPX) in Bethesda, MD! I’m a special guest this year. You can find me at table #K1-2 both days with copies of all my books, original art, and a few t-shirts. I’ll also be on the following panel:

Raina Telgemeier and Gene Yang in Conversation
Saturday, September 14
3:00 – 4:00
The rise of comics for younger readers has been among the most striking developments in comics publishing of the past decade. Raina Telgemeier’s YA graphic novels Smile and Drama have both been New York Times Graphics Books #1 Bestsellers; Gene Yang’s YA book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award, among other honors. These two artists join us for a unique conversation about their work, moderated by journalist Chris Mautner.
Location: White Oak Room

If you’ve never been to SPX before, it’s one of the most welcoming small press comics events in the country. From SPX’s tumblr, here’s a list of first-time-attendee questions and answers!

See you there!

September Events! Bethesda, Princeton, and Brooklyn x2!

September 4th, 2013

It’s September, and the fall event circuit is gearing up. Here’s where you can find me this month:

September 14-15
Small Press Expo
Bethesda, MD
I’m a special guest at this year’s SPX! You can find me at table #K1-2 both days with copies of all my books, original art, and a few t-shirts. I’ll also be on the following panel:

Raina Telgemeier and Gene Yang in Conversation
Saturday, September 14
3:00 – 4:00
The rise of comics for younger readers has been among the most striking developments in comics publishing of the past decade. Raina Telgemeier’s YA graphic novels Smile and Drama have both been New York Times Graphics Books #1 Bestsellers; Gene Yang’s YA book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award, among other honors. These two artists join us for a unique conversation about their work, moderated by journalist Chris Mautner.
Location: White Oak Room

If you’ve never been to SPX before, it’s one of the most welcoming small press comics events in the country. From SPX’s tumblr, here’s a list of first-time-attendee questions and answers!

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Saturday, September 21
JUST ADDED! Princeton Children’s Book Festival
Princeton, NJ
Check back for program and signing schedule soon!

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Sunday, September 22
Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn, NY

Comics Quick Draw!
11:00am
Three cartoonists face off in this fast-paced battle of the sharpies. Drawing from audience suggestions, the award-winning and reader-adored Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Platypus Police Squad: the Frog who Croaked), Eisner Award-winner Raina Telgemeier (Drama), and Printz Award and National Book Award-winner, Gene Yang (Boxers & Saints) will battle with pen and pad. And, everybody wins; finished art will be gifted to some of the lucky young people in attendance. Moderated by Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly Comics World).
Location: Youth Stoop (Borough Hall Plaza/Columbus Park)
Book signing immediately to follow.

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Sunday, September 29
Fairy Tale Comics Event and Signing
Community Bookstore
Brooklyn, NY
11:00am
Meet three of the talented cartoonist contributors to the new comic anthology Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists: Raina Telgemeier, Charise Mericle Harper, and Brett Helquist! Each cartoonist will introduce their fairy tale adaptation and kids will have the opportunity to participate in a brief drawing workshop. Ages four and up.

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Hope to see you! I’ve got more events coming in October, and I’ll post about those closer to the fact. Enjoy your fall…the best season of all!