MoCCA Art Fest, NYC April 11-12

April 1st, 2015

Hey guys!

I know it’s been a few weeks since I updated my site…since getting back from California, I’ve started penciling the actual, real, final art for my next book! I’m having a great time, but there’s not much to talk about at this point. I’ve been posting a lot of sketches and process stuff over on my Instagram, so if you want more frequent art updates, that’s the best place to find me!

I’ll be attending the MoCCA Art Festival as a special guest on April 11 and 12…which is neat, since MoCCA was the very first comic convention I ever had a table and sold minicomics at, starting way back in 2002! I haven’t tabled there in a while, but since I’m a guest this year, I’ll be signing books and doing a couple of panels! Here’s where you can find me that weekend:

MoCCA Art Festival
Location: Center 548
West 22nd Street Between 10th & 11th Avenues
New York, NY
April 11-12
Tickets: $5/Day

Please note: Signings and panels are at different locations, approximately a two-block walk from one another. Below is a map. Please plan accordingly!



1-2 pm
Book Signing

Center 548 (main festival venue)
Bergen Street Comics Booth, #220-221
You may bring books from home or purchase them onsite!

Raina Telgemeier Q+A

High Line Hotel
The Matthews Room
Reservations required, GET A FREE TICKET HERE


1-2 pm
Book Signing

Center 548 (main festival venue)
Bergen Street Comics Booth, #220-221
You may bring books from home or purchase them onsite!


High Line Hotel
The Matthews Room
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak brings a special KIDS’ edition of CAROUSEL, his series of live comics readings and other projected pictures, to the MoCCA stage. Stories, gags, audience participation, and more, for kids of all ages.


Also, please be sure to check out my updated event listings! You can always find those on the right-hand site of my home page. I’ll be adding more events in the near future, but as you can see, I’m going to be appearing in Astoria, NY in May; Ann Arbor Michigan in June; and the San Francisco Bay Area in July!

VOTE for SISTERS in the Children’s Choice Book Awards!

March 16th, 2015

I’m pleased to announce that SISTERS has been shortlisted for a 2015 Children’s Choice Book Award…and YOU can vote!

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Go to THIS PAGE, and vote for SISTERS in the 2nd Grade to 3rd Grade category. You can vote in all the other categories, too. Then, the winners will be announced during Children’s Book Week in May!

Voting goes until May 3, so please encourage your friends and THEIR friends to participate!

Thanks & happy voting!

SoCal Event! March 12, Montrose, CA!

March 2nd, 2015


On Thursday, March 12, join me, Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and James Burks (Bird & Squirrel) for an evening of fun and comics at Once Upon A Time Bookstore in Montrose, CA! We’ll all be presenting and signing, and it’s free to attend!

Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, & James Burks!
Thursday, March 12
Once Upon A Time Bookstore

2207 Honolulu Ave
Montrose Shopping Park
Montrose, CA 91020 (Where the 2 and 210 freeways intersect)
phone: 818-248-9668

Pre-Order the New, FULL-COLOR BSC Graphic Novel!

February 27th, 2015


I mentioned a few months ago that Scholastic was releasing full-color editions of my Baby-sitters Club graphic novels…and now, you can pre-order a copy!

If you’d like a signed copy, my local indie bookstore Astoria Bookshop would be happy to arrange it! Just go to their order page, scroll down to BSC Graphix #1, Kristy’s Great Idea, and be sure to specify who you’d like your copy signed to! I’ll also be doing an event at the store in May, so stay tuned for more info.

The book’s release date is April 28. Hope you guys like it!

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Hourly Comic Day 2015 + ALAYMAs!

February 2nd, 2015

My 2015 Hourly Comic Day comics. Some of these were done in a moving car. All were done straight-to-Sharpie in a notebook given to me by a Naperville middle school last fall with a parade of elephants along the bottom page trim.

Yesterday I was anticipating this morning’s ALA Youth Media Awards announcements, and while I was sure that SISTERS wasn’t going to win anything, I was holding out hope for some of my friends’ books, specifically EL DEAFO by Cece Bell. And we woke up today to learn that it did indeed receive a Newbery Honor Award — the most distinguished award in the children’s book industry, and the first time a graphic novel has ever done so. I didn’t want to name-drop in the hourly comic for fear of jinxing it, but that’s the book I was thinking about at 9:50pm last night. El Deafo is one of the most important books to come along in a long time, graphic novel or otherwise, and Cece deserves every ounce of recognition she is getting.

Today also happens to be the 5-year anniversary of SMILE in print. I was too busy making noise about El Deafo on Twitter to give it much thought, but Cece herself has told me that it was only after she read Smile that she decided to tell her story in graphic novel format. I could not be more proud or happy for her, and if I have contributed in some small way to moving both the worlds of comics and children’s literature forward, that’s all the honor I need.

Many congrats to my other friends who were bestowed with medals today, but especially Dan Santat, who took home Caldecott gold for Beekle, and Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki, who collected both a Caldecott Honor and a Printz Honor for their graphic novel This One Summer.