San Diego Comic-Con Schedule!

July 14th, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con International is coming right up! Here’s where you can find me during the show.

Saturday, July 26

11am-12pm Cartoon Art Museum Booth signing #1930
Sketches are $10 suggested donation. (Please note that books are not for sale at this signing. The main purpose is to raise funds for San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum – one of my favorites!)

Sunday, July 27

12pm – 1pm Panels & Pictures – A Graphic Novel Panel (Kids/YA) Room 32AB

1:30pm – 2:30pm Raina Telgemeier signing at Sails Pavilion, AA09 (Books will be for sale at this event!)

COMICS SQUAD Event! 7/9 at the Astoria Bookshop!

July 2nd, 2014

YES! Comics Squad: Recess comes out next week, and Dave and I are doing an event to celebrate!

Join us on Wednesday, July 9 from 6:30-8pm at the ASTORIA BOOKSHOP – a lovely, new independent bookstore right here in our own neighborhood! New Yorkers not in Astoria, fear not: the shop is very close to the N/Q’s Broadway stop (just a couple of minutes out of midtown), and there is also plenty of parking nearby. Make an evening of it – there are tons of really great restaurants on the intersecting avenues!

We’ll be doing a live reading, some Q&A, and a drawing game–audience participation is totally encouraged! There will be snacks. And, we’ll be signing copies of Comics Squad and our other books!

Drawing Party with Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman

31-29 31st Street (between Broadway and 31st Avenue)
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 278-2665

RSVP on Astoria Bookshop’s Facebook Page!


ALA Annual: Las Vegas

June 24th, 2014

Hey, Librarians!

I’m excited to be attending the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, June 27-30!

You can find me at the following events and programs:

Friday, June 27
6:00pm Graphic Novel Stage – Comics Quickfire!
Interactive drawing game show where two audience members will team up with artists Jake Parker (Missile Mouse), Raina Telegemeier (Smile) and Nathan Hale (Hazardous Tales). Hosted by Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) and Gregg Schigiel (Pix).

Saturday, June 28
4:00-5:00pm Random House Signing for COMICS SQUAD: RECESS!, Booth #543

Sunday, June 29
10:30-noon Scholastic Literary Event (ticketed)
3:00-4:00pm Follett Signing, Booth #1117
4:00-5:00pm Scholastic Signing for SISTERS ARCS, Booth #430-431

Monday, June 30
10:00-11:00am Graphic Novel Stage with Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell
A conversation between Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda), Cece Bell (El Deafo) and Raina Telgemeier (Sisters)!

12:00-1:00pm Graphic Novel Stage – Comics Bakery
A live performance graphic novel theater involving lots of audience participation and silliness. Raina Telgemeier (Drama), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Jerzy Drozd (Cap’n Cat) will perform chapters from some of their latest comics.

AND, I’ll be tabling with Dave at Artist Alley Booth #2120! This is where you can find me anytime I’m not scheduled to be somewhere else. (Although I might have a sandwich in my face.) Come to our AA table for signed copies of Smile and Drama, original art, and Smile t-shirts (which will be back in the site store in July when we’re back from the conference)! Dave will have new Astronaut Academy t-shirts, and copies of his brand-new webseries, Starbunny, Inc. too – come get one and get in on the ground floor!

Smile t-shirts are back at booth #2120!

7-page SISTERS PREVIEW on Panel Mania!!!

June 18th, 2014

YEAH! Publishers Weekly’s Panel Mania has an exclusive, 7-page preview of SISTERS that you can read right now! Check it out on their site!!

SMILE is Kind of Popular, Still

June 3rd, 2014

This boggles my mind: SMILE just hit the two-year mark on the New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller list. Two years!!! Without a movie tie-in, without being part of a series, and while competing with books like Batman and The Walking Dead. This would not have happened without the support and enthusiasm of booksellers, librarians, teachers, bloggers, and most of all, readers. So thank you, readers! You’ve made my day/week/month/year!


I had a nice time at Book Expo America and Book Con this past week and weekend. It’s exciting to see so much support for Sisters, before it’s even published. Here are a couple of photos:

The enormous, lit-up Sisters banner at the Scholastic booth!

Signing books before my Book Con panel.


So a couple of weeks ago, I got a neat surprise: Mark Tatulli, who is best known as the creator of the syndicated comic strips Lio and Heart of the City, decided to write a week’s worth of HotC basically celebrating Smile and the awesomeness of graphic novels in general. Here are the strips:

To say I was flattered was a huge understatement!!

I got a chance to meet Mark at Book Expo, and he is just as nice as can be. Thanks again to Mark for this incredible shout-out! I hope some of my readers will check out his comics in return.