Kidsbooks in Vancouver’s DRAMA-tic Holiday Windows!

December 6th, 2012

Oh MAN!! Kidsbooks in Vancouver is known for their amazing window displays…check out their holiday display for 2012! The whole store was decorated to resemble a bookshelf…with a certain familiar book included. ;-) Thanks, Kidsbooks!

If you’re in Vancouver and get a chance to stop by the store, tell them I said hello. They are second to none.

End of the Tour: Party at Bergen Street Comics!

December 6th, 2012

My final event of my tour was a smashing success! Friends and fans packed Bergen Street Comics to the gills, and I had a fabulous time signing books and spending time with everyone who came. Thanks for braving a chilly Saturday evening to hang out with me!


Signing signing signing


Loooong line inside the store


The windows of Bergen Street Comics, foggy with condensation!


The goodie table. Concession candies, “Callie” cupcakes (pink and purple!), note-shaped cookies…


…and heart-shaped cookies! What to do with those?…


Ah, yes. Reenact the cover of DRAMA, of course! Here’s my awesome editor, Cassandra, posing with a cookie.


Some of my readers get in on the action.


It was all the rage.


The crowd patiently awaiting the start of my presentation…


Awash in the light of comics on the screen.

Thank you again to everyone who came to Bergen Street Comics, as well as everyone I met over the last three months. These were some of the best times I’ve ever had, and I appreciate every single one of you!

I’m taking a break from events until March, but I still have some leftover photos, bits of news, and more coming between now and then. Hope to see you around! Here’s to a happy holiday season!

DRAMA Homecoming Party: Saturday, December 1!

November 26th, 2012

My rescheduled DRAMA signing at Bergen Street Comics is happening THIS Saturday,
December 1, at 7pm! Come one, come all.

DRAMA HOMECOMING PARTY & BOOKS SIGNING!
Saturday, December 1
7pm
Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street (near Flatbush Avenue)
Brooklyn, New York 11217
(718) 230-5600

Kids and adults are welcome. Please feel free to bring your friends! There will be snacks, beverages, prizes, live readings, music, and shenanigans! And books, of course. In fact, the store is generously offering a 20% discount on ALL kids’ comics and graphic novels on Saturday!

Bergen Street Comics is accessible by subway, bus, and LIRR. Check the store’s website for transportation info and maps! See you soon!

Happy Holidays! Items in the Store.

November 24th, 2012

With the holiday season officially in gear, I wanted to let you guys know about some neat items in my web store! If you’re looking for a unique gift, may I suggest a page of original comic art from my books–signed, sealed, and ready for framing!

I’ve got hundreds of original pages of artwork from the BSC Graphix series available. Each page is on 11″ x 14″ Bristol board, created with blue colored pencil, graphite pencil, and India ink. Each page will be signed. If you’d like me to write anything extra, like a dedication or a “To…”, please let me know. I ship all pages flat, packed in cardboard, via Ground rate. (And yes, I take international orders!) I only accept PayPal for payments. You must submit your order by December 14, 2012 in order to ship in time for Christmas.

You have two options for page purchases:

OPTION 1:



Specially-priced, NON-REQUEST pages.
You get to choose the book, but I get to choose the page – for a flat rate of $30 USD, plus shipping. These are still full-sized, published, original pages of art. It might not be your favorite page, or the most exciting page. It might not have all of the main characters on it (but I promise it will have at least one!). But since you get to choose which book your page comes from, you get to narrow down your options a tiny bit! Either way, it’s a surprise! These are quick and easy to purchase, using the PayPal button below.

Specially-priced, Non-Request Pages – $30 USD, Plus shipping:


From which book?



OPTION 2:

If you’re interested in a specific page, you can email me directly (goRaina@gmail.com) with your request. Typically, these pages range from $50 – $150 (most are in the $60 – $80 range). If the page is still available, I will let you know the price. Discounts always given if you buy two pages or more! I accept payments via PayPal.

Please note that I am NOT selling pages from Smile or Drama. The only pages available at this time are those included in The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels: Kristy’s Great Idea, The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Day, and Claudia and Mean Janine. Thank you!


For every page of art sold through my website, I will make a $5 donation to First Book, which provides brand new books to children in need. On all page orders made between now and December 14, I will also donate $5 to the Red Cross in support of Hurricane Sandy victims.

And don’t forget, I have SMILE t-shirts available in the store as well!

Hope you all have a happy, healthy, safe and warm holiday season!

Miami Book Fair!

November 9th, 2012

Hi, everyone! How are you? I’m doing great, except for the fact that Hurricane Sandy wiped out the cable in my area…that means I haven’t had TV or internet in over a week. I’m able to see emails and info over my smartphone, but replying and keeping on top of things has been kind of tricky. I’m hopeful things will be back up to speed soon, but in the meantime, here is the info for my upcoming trip to the Miami Book Fair!

Miami Book Fair International

Thursday, November 15
Teacher Fun Day Mini-Conference
I’ll be the keynote speaker at this mini-conference, which you need to register to attend. The registration form and more information are on this page. From the site: this special event at Miami Book Fair International brings together teachers, librarians and educators, including homeschooling parents, for an informative and inspirational day of workshops and special presentations with well-known authors.

Saturday, November 17
Presentation: “Girls Lives”
2:30-4:00 PM
Rm 1164 (Bldg 1, 1st Fl)
Joint presentation with Sonia Manzano & Meg Haston! Book signing to follow.

After that, I’m heading to Las Vegas for ALAN, an all-YA offshoot conference at NCTE. I’ll be on one panel at ALAN, on Tuesday morning–this isn’t open to the public, you need to be registered for the conference to attend. Hoping to see some of my teacher friends in Las Vegas!

ALAN

Tuesday, November 20
ALAN
Las Vegas, NV
8:45-9:20am​
Graphic Novels Panel with Faith Erin Hicks, Mark Siegel, Dave Roman & Raina Telgemeier

And then, I come home in time for Thanksgiving–and my one, final tour event, the re-secheduled Bergen Street Comics DRAMA Homecoming Party! Here’s all the info:

DRAMA HOMECOMING PARTY & BOOKS SIGNING!
Saturday, December 1
7pm
Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street (near Flatbush Avenue)
Brooklyn, New York 11217
(718) 230-5600

Kids and adults are welcome. Please feel free to bring your friends! There will be snacks, beverages, prizes, live readings, music, and shenanigans! And books, of course. In fact, the store is generously offering a 20% discount on ALL kids’ comics and graphic novels on Saturday!

Bergen Street Comics is accessible by subway, bus, and LIRR. Check the store’s website for transportation info and maps! See you then!