#Sistour Recap!

November 3rd, 2014

Whew!!!!! My book tour has (mostly) come to an end. I had the best time!

I tried to use the hashtag #sistour across social media, so if you want to see pictures and posts from the past several weeks, look it up on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And, for the events I did with Kazu Kibuishi, we used #therainakazupowertour. (And Jeff Smith joined us for our Columbus event, so we added JEFF to the hashtag…)

THANK YOU DC, Arlington, Bethesda, Princeton, Rhinebeck, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Boston, New York, Sheboygan, Las Vegas, La Jolla, Los Angeles, Alameda, Pleasanton, San Carlos, Naperville, Delaware, and Cincinnati! And all of the schools we visited in nearby towns and territories. I really do have the best fans. I wish I could visit every town in America and Canada!


This was the scene that greeted us at basically EVERY stop on the tour!

In a few weeks I’ll be at the Miami Book Fair and NCTE in DC, but will make another post about that later. For now, here are just a couple of photos from the road. At the moment, I’m back in Queens, working on a new script and enjoying fall in the northeast…

Thanks again, everyone! Talk to you soon!

~raina

California Events!

October 20th, 2014

Hi from the road! I had a nice time at the Vegas Valley Book Fest and visiting schools in Las Vegas — so, this leg of my tour is off to a great start! I’ve now landed in the GOLDEN STATE, and will be making my way up the coast to the following places:

Monday, October 20
Warwick’s Event (with Kazu Kibuishi)
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA
4:00pm

Tuesday, October 21
Children’s Book World Event (with Kazu Kibuishi)
10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
4:00pm

Wednesday, October 22
Alameda Free Library Event (with Kazu Kibuishi)
Alameda, CA
6:30pm

Friday, October 24
Pleasanton Public Library Event (with Kazu Kibuishi)
400 Old Bernal Ave
Pleasanton, CA
7pm

Saturday, October 25
Reading Bug Event (with Kazu Kibuishi)
San Carlos, CA
2pm

Hope to see you! Yes, YOU.


Fans at the VVBF!

The #sistour continues: Nevada, California, Illinois, Ohio!

October 12th, 2014

I’ve added a couple of new dates to my calendar, including stops in Southern California!!

Here’s where I’ll be over the next couple of weeks:

Saturday, October 18
Vegas Valley Book Festival
Las Vegas, NV

**BAM! It’s a Picture Book Panel Discussion
Fifth Street School, Auditorium
401 S. Fourth St.
10am

**Raina Telgemeier Presents!
Fifth Street School, Storytelling Tent
401 S. Fourth St.
1:55 PM

**Book Signing: 2:15-2:45pm


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EVENTS!

Monday, October 20
Warwick’s Event (with Kazu Kibuishi)
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA
4:00pm

Tuesday, October 21
Children’s Book World Event (with Kazu Kibuishi)
10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
4:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA EVENTS!

Wednesday, October 22
Alameda Free Library Event (with Kazu Kibuishi)
Alameda, CA
6:30pm

Friday, October 24
Pleasanton Public Library Event (with Kazu Kibuishi)
400 Old Bernal Ave
Pleasanton, CA
7pm

Saturday, October 25
Reading Bug Event (with Kazu Kibuishi)
San Carlos, CA
2pm

CHICAGO EVENT!

Monday, October 27
Anderson’s Event at Wentz Hall (with Kazu Kibuishi)
171 E. Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL
7pm

OHIO EVENTS!

Wednesday, October 29
Fundamentals at Delaware Cty District Library (with Kazu Kibuishi)
83 East Winter Street
Delaware, OH
7pm

Thursday, October 30
Joseph-Beth Booksellers Event (with Kazu Kibuishi)
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH
4:30pm

Can’t wait to see you all!

Announcing…Baby-sitters Club GNs in COLOR!!!

October 9th, 2014

Oh yes…you read that right! This is a long time in the making, and I can finally reveal the news: in 2015, Scholastic/Graphix is re-releasing the first two of my Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adaptations in full color! Here are the covers:

The interiors are being colored by Braden Lamb, whom you might recognize as the colorist of SISTERS! I’ve seen the first round of pages from the first book and they are gorgeous. More details coming soon. I can’t wait to share the final product with you all!

New York City! Sheboygan, WI! (And a few notes and photos)

October 7th, 2014

The #sistour continues! Here are my events coming up this week.

Wednesday, October 8
Best American Comics Event :: BUY TICKETS
The Strand Bookstore, NYC
7pm

Thursday, October 9
Graphic Novelists PICTIONARY
with Jarrett Krosoczka, Sara Varon, Kazu Kibuishi and Frank Cammuso
McNally Jackson Booksellers
52 Prince Street, NYC
7pm

Saturday, October 11
Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival
Sheboygan, WI
Here are four places/times to find me on Saturday!

**COMIC INSPIRATION with Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier
Mead Public Library, Maas Teen Learning Center
11-11:45am
Ages 7+. Snacks provided!

**BOOK SIGNING
Mead Public Library, Book Signing Area
11:45-12:15pm

**SISTERS, SMILE AND ME: Raina Telgemeier
Mead Public Library, Maas Teen Learning Center
1:00-1:45pm
Ages 8+. Snacks provided!

**BOOK SIGNING
Mead Public Library, Book Signing Area
1:45-2:15pm


Me and 200 of my friends at Chapters Brampton in Ontario!

Anyway you guys, I just got home from Boston (by way of Seattle, Vancouver, and Toronto) and so far this tour has been craaaazy. I had a great time with Kazu on the west coast, and continued seeing capacity crowds as I headed east!

My wrist is holding up after signing literally thousands of books over the last two weeks, and I am not done yet! Stay tuned for details on my next round of west coast and midwest dates–including some new events in southern California!!…