Home! And a little announcement...

Before I get to the amazingness that was my trip to Vancouver and Seattle, I have a little bit of an announcement that will disappoint some people, but make others happy. First, the less-good news... I'm not going to be attending the MoCCA Art Fest this year. I'm pretty saddened by this--MoCCA has always been one of my favorite comic shows, and I have never missed it before. I'm also going to miss Drink and Draw Like a Lady, easily one of the highlights of my MoCCA weekends these past couple of years.

But the reason I won't be there is actually good news:

I'm going to be a guest at Teen Book Con, in Houston, TX, that weekend!

It's a small event with a big impact: A full day spent with kids and teens from the Houston area! After that, I'll be doing some local events before heading to Austin for the Texas Library Association Annual Conference. I've never been to Texas before, so I'm really looking forward to meeting readers and budding writers there, not to mention librarians, booksellers, and parents!

For those of you attending the MoCCA Art Fest: the rest of the Comics Bakery will be there in full force, with some special guests and a full table of awesomeness! There will be a few copies of SMILE for sale too, if you'd like to pick one up. Please visit my fellow Comics Bakers and tell them hello!

And ladies, you should definitely attend DDLL if you're in NYC the evening of Friday, April 8. It's a wonderful opportunity for women in the comics industry to chat, draw, and connect! Artists, writers, editors, publishers, students, bloggers, librarians, booksellers, and teachers are encouraged to join the party. All ages are welcome!

So, that's that. I'm working my way through the hundreds of photos from my trip to the Pacific Northwest, and hope to have another blog post up by tonight or tomorrow!

Raina Telgemeier