As 2010 winds down...

...I just want to take the opportunity to say thanks to my readers, friends, fans, and supporters for making this year one of the best I've ever had.

Thanks as well to everyone at Scholastic, for putting their collective power behind Smile and getting it into many thousands of hands.

2011 will be interesting! I've got quite a few trips and events on my calendar (some of which are already listed under "Upcoming Events," on my right-hand sidebar), but most of the year will see me anchored to my drawing desk, working on my next project!

That project, by the way, is still untitled, but it's written and I'm about 50 pages into penciling. It's starting to come to life! I'm on track to finish the artwork at the very end of 2011, and I'm anticipating a mid-2012 release. Scholastic/Graphix will be publishing. Hopefully I'll be able to post some teaser artwork soon!

So thanks again, everyone. My heart is very full. Have a great holiday, and here's to a happy, healthy 2011 for you and your loved ones.

Raina Telgemeier