GHOSTS is Here!!!

September 13th, 2016

And here’s the animated video trailer Scholastic made!!

Thank you for ALL of the enthusiasm and excitement leading up to today. I will of course be heading out on a nation-wide book tour this week, and if you’d like to purchase a signed copy of Ghosts but can’t make it to one of my events, you can do so from my local independent bookstore, Green Apple Books!

I’ve already gotten a fair amount of questions and interest in Ghosts, so to satisfy people’s curiosity, I’ve added some content to my FAQ page. I’ve done some press and interviews, too, so here are links to those!

**NYT Book Review Podcast

**NPR’s Weekend Edition

**Interview: Washington Post

**Interview: School Library Journal

There are plenty more to come!

And of course, if you want to follow me on my tour, you can check out my Instagram!


Ghosts Tour!!!

August 31st, 2016


Oh boy…I’m gonna be a little busy this fall, visiting my readers all over North America during my GHOSTS TOUR!!! Check below to find out when I’ll be in a city near YOU!

Please note that with the exception of book festivals, ALL events will require the purchase of a ticket in order to attend and enter the signing lines. Links to purchase tickets are included! Each venue has its own set of rules and regulations, so please check carefully to assure you are aware of all necessary information in advance. Books will be for sale at every event, via the bookseller who is listed as the host.

Check back soon for more information about the regions where I’ve indicated I’ll be visiting but don’t have full details for yet. An up to date list of events will always be available on my homepage’s sidebar, over there to the right.


Tuesday September 13
San Francisco, CA: LAUNCH PARTY!!
St. Anne Catholic Church, Moriarty Hall
850 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Hosted by Green Apple Books

Wednesday September 14
Corte Madera, CA
Hall Middle School
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925
7:00 PM
Hosted by Book Passage

Thursday September 15
Seattle, WA
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
7:00 PM

Saturday September 17
Vancouver, BC
West Point Grey United Church
4595 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1:30 PM
Hosted by KidsBooks

Sunday September 18
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, John Hirsch Mainstage
174 Market Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
12:00 Noon
Hosted by McNally Robinson

Monday September 19
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota, Cowles Auditorium
at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
6:30 PM
Hosted by Red Balloon Bookshop in conjunction with University of Minnesota

Saturday, September 24
Washington, DC
National Book Festival
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
Booksigning from 4:00-5:00PM
Presenting from 5:30-6:30 PM on the Main Stage
Tickets are not required, but signings will not be available outside the times posted, and seating at the presentation will be limited to availability.

Sunday, September 25
Dulles, VA
Books-A-Million Dulles
21100 Dulles Town Center Circle, Dulles, VA, 20101
2:00 PM

Monday, September 26
Philly/Haverford, PA
Children’s Book World
17 Haverford Station Road, Haverford, PA 19041
4:30 PM
Signing event only. No presentation. INFO HERE.

October 6-9
New York City
New York Comic Con and BookCon@NYCC
Javits Convention Center
Details to come

October 10
Montreal, Quebec
Rialto Theater, 5723 Av du Parc, Montreal, QB, Canada
Hosted by Librairie D+Q

October 11-13: More Canadian events, details soon!!

October 15-16
Columbus, Ohio
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC)
Details to come

Monday October 17
Madison, CT
First Congregational Church
26 Meeting House Ln, Madison, CT 06443
Hosted by RJ Julia Booksellers
7:00 PM

Tuesday October 18
Mystic, CT
Denison Pequtsepos Nature Center, Coogan Farm
162 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355
Hosted by Bank Square Books

Friday October 21
Saratoga Springs, NY
Bethesda Episcopal Church
41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Hosted by Northshire Bookstore

Sunday October 23
New York City
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025
1:00 PM

October 28-30: More SF Bay Area events, details soon!!

Saturday October 29
San Francisco, CA
Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
11:00 AM public signing

Tuesday November 1
Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz County Veteran’s Memorial Building
846 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Hosted by Bookshop Santa Cruz

November 3-8: Texas events, details soon!!

If I’m not coming to your region but you’d still like a signed book, fear not!! My local indie bookstore, Green Apple Books, will be happy to send you a signed copy. Order here!

San Diego Comic-con 2016!

July 18th, 2016

Hey guys! Sorry it’s been so quiet around here. I’ve been super busy working on the details for my upcoming Ghosts book tour, writing a script for my next book, and just enjoying summer!

I’ll be at San Diego Comic-con this weekend, and if you’ve got tickets, I hope to see you there! Here are all the places to find me over the course of the show:


We Need Diverse Comics
Room 9
Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack), Nilah Magruder (M.F.K.), Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), and Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats) discuss the current state of diversity in the comics industry; what’s changed over the past decade, and what changes still need to happen.


Author Autographing Session
Autographing Area 21
Ru Xu, Raina Telgemeier
Free GHOSTS ARC with book purchase while supplies last!

You Can be the Next Scholastic Graphix Artist
Room: 24ABC
Find out how to get published by Scholastic, the #1 graphic novel publisher for children! What does it take to be published by Scholastic’s Graphix imprint? Join Graphix editors David Saylor, Cassandra Pelham, and Adam Rau alongside authors Jeff Smith, Raina Telgemeier, and Ru Xu to find out how. And stay tuned for a special announcement!

Behind the Curtain: Creating Heroes in all Formats
Room: 25ABC
From secret hero societies to mystery-solving kids, graphic novels prove a picture’s worth a thousand words. Join artists Kate Beaton, Raina Telgemeier, Dustin Nyugen, Derek Fridolfs, Mike Wu, Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom as they discuss the creation of their new work.

Author Autographing Session
Autographing Area 20
Free GHOSTS ARC with book purchase while supplies last!!


Author Autographing Session
Autographing Area 21
Free GHOSTS ARC with book purchase while supplies last!

Cartoon Art Museum signing
Booth #1930


How (And Why) Kids Started Reading Comics Again
Room 25ABC
How (and why) did comics and graphic novels for kids go from a sliver of the market to dominating the sales charts? And what’s next for the category? New York Times bestselling cartoonist Raina Telgemeier (Drama, Sisters) and children’s librarian Eva Volin are joined by comic industry insiders Gina Gagliano (marketing manager, First Second Books), Adam Staffaroni (senior editor, ROAR Comics), and Sarah Gaydos (editor, IDW) to discuss their theories. Moderated by Josh Elder (executive director, Reading With Pictures).

YA? Why Not? The Importance of Teen and Young Adult Comics
Room: 24ABC
Once the fastest growing genres in literature, YA books have grown beyond
babysitting and first loves. BOOM! Studios senior editor Sierra Hahn and creators Hope Larson (Goldie Vance,Compass South), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama), Cecil Castellucci(Shade, The Changing Girl, Moving Target: Princess Leia) and Brenden Fletcher (Gotham Academy) discuss the significance of these emerging categories of comics and what they mean for modern literacy.

Raina Telgemeier & Gene Yang: San Francisco, 5/7!

May 4th, 2016

I’ll be speaking and signing with Gene Luen Yang this Saturday, May 7, at the SFPL Main Branch in San Francisco! Gene is the creator of some of my favorite graphic novels of all time (American Born Chinese, The Shadow Hero, and Secret Coders, among others), as well as the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature! He’s also my friend, and an all-around amazing person. The event is free — please join us!

Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang in Conversation
Saturday, May 7, 2016
12:00pm to 2:00pm
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA

More info here!

Emerald City Comicon, Seattle, WA!

April 4th, 2016

My yellow brick road leads to Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, this weekend, April 7-10!

I’ll have a table in Artist Alley (Booth 16), but I will only be there at the designated signing times, listed below. Here’s my full panel and signing schedule:

Thursday, April 7

SIGNING at Artist Alley Booth 16

Friday, April 8

My First Year in Comics Panel
Room T302
You’ve gotten your first job in comics but now what? Join up-and-coming creators Tini Howard (Magdalena), Jorge Corona (Feathers), Jody Houser (Faith), Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Raina Telgemeier (Smile; Sisters; Drama), and Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider) as they discuss what they’ve done to go from “Brand New” to “Working Consistently” in the Comics industry. Beyond breaking in, the focus of this panel is to discuss different strategies for getting your SECOND job in comics – and then third, and fourth, and so on. Breaking in is only the first step. Come learn about how to take your second.

1:00pm – 2:00pm
SIGNING at Artist Alley Booth 16

Saturday, April 9

YA, Why Not? Panel
Room T302
Once the fastest growing genre in literature, YA books have grown beyond babysitting and first loves. Now that graphic novels are making award-winning shortlists, comics aimed at middle grade and young adult readers are growing in popularity. Join BOOM! Studios senior editor Sierra Hahn and authors Raina Telgemier (Smile), Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), Hope Larson and Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance), Liz Prince (Tomboy: A Graphic Novel) and Royden Lepp (Rust) in a discussion on the significance of these emerging categories of comics and what that means for modern literacy.

1:00pm – 2:00pm
SIGNING at Artist Alley Booth 16

Sunday, April 10

10:30am – 11:30am
SIGNING at Artist Alley Booth 16

Spotlight on Raina Telgemeier
Room W611
Come hang out with me at my spotlight panel! I’ll be talking about my work, showing old photos and artwork from my early days, doing a live reading and some drawing on stage! PERHAPS there will also be a little sneak peak at my upcoming graphic novel, Ghosts!!

1:15pm – 2:15PM
Signing, Table 26 – 6th Floor Autographing Area
Books sold by University Bookstore