October: California!

I will be all over California October 16-31! I wanted to spend a bunch of time in the Bay Area, as that's where Smile takes place, and it's where I'm from. Here's information about where you can find me and what I'll be doing. ALL of these events will be family-friendly, so feel free to bring your kids, your friends, and yourself!


October 16-17 Alternative Press Expo The Concourse San Francisco, CA Find me at the Comics Bakery table, 202

I'll be conducting a short workshop on Saturday the 16th at 1 PM, called Smile! Drawing Facial Expressions, with Raina Telgemeier. It will run about 30 minutes.

Monday, October 18 Green Apple Books: Book signing & presentation 506 Clement Street (@6th Ave) San Francisco, CA 7 PM

Wednesday, October 20 Milpitas Public Library: Presentation 160 North Main Street Milpitas, CA 3-4 PM

Wednesday, October 20 Comic Relief: Book signing & presentation With special guest, Dave Roman! 2026 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 7 PM

Thursday, October 21 Alameda Free Library: Presentation & Workshop 1550 Oak Street Alameda, CA 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Friday, October 22 Pleasanton Public Library: Presentation 400 Old Bernal Ave Pleasanton, CA 4 - 5 PM My books will be for sale at this event!

Friday, October 22 Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts: Signing/Reading 2904 College Ave Berkeley, CA 7 PM

Saturday, October 23 STORYTIME! Activity Day at the Cartoon Art Museum 655 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 1 - 3 PM Come hang out with me and a bunch of the creators in the museum's STORYTIME! exhibit, where you can see a bunch of original pages from Smile on display! My books will be for sale at this event!

Monday, October 25 Santa Clara City Library: Presentation 2635 Homestead Road Santa Clara, CA 6:30 PM My books will be for sale at this event!

October 29 - 31 Long Beach Comic Con Long Beach Convention Center Long Beach, CA Find me at the Comics Bakery booth in Artist Alley!


Whew! I'm also doing several school visits, a signing at my old orthodontist's office, and a private library event, but those are invite-only. However, as you can see, there are so many public events, you can surely find a time to come out and see me! Feel free to bring a book you'd like signed, and I'll have original art for sale if you're interested.

When we get back to New York, the fun continues with an event in Brooklyn, and then it'll be off to Miami for the Miami Book Fair. I'm seriously busy until Thanksgiving, but I wouldn't want it any other way.

Happy Haunting, and I hope to see you this month!

Raina Telgemeier