SPX, Brooklyn Book Fest, and More!

Yikes, I've let this blog go to seed! But it's been a busy summer, and I hope you'll forgive me. I've been working on DRAMA non-stop, and I can finally see the light at the end of the work tunnel. Just gotta keep my head down, and stay hard at work! A few fun things are happening this fall, so I want to let you know about that!


This coming weekend, I'll be down in Bethesda, MD for one of my favorite comic shows, Small Press Expo!

You can find me at Table F16. Look for Dave's Astronaut Academy banner, and that's where I'll be! I'll have some books and Smile T-shirts for sale, and an assortment of original art too.


The following weekend, I'll be attending the Brooklyn Book Festival in downtown Brooklyn, NY.

Brooklyn Book Festival

On Sunday, September 18, I'll be participating in two events:

11:00 A.M. Comics Quick-Draw!

Three comic artists face off in this fast-paced contest. Drawing (literally!) from audience suggestions, NYT best-selling and ALA-notable book author/illustrator Raina Telgemeier (Smile), best-selling author/illustrator Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and rising star author/illustrator Laura Lee Gulledge (Page by Paige) will battle with pen and pad. And, everybody wins: finished art will be gifted to some of the lucky young people in attendance! Moderated by Calvin Reid, editor of Publishers Weekly Comics World. Location: YOUTH STOOP.

I'm also leading a Turn-Your-Life-Into-A-Comic workshop, but I don't have the time and place confirmed yet. I'll update this blog post when I do! Book signings will immediately follow each of my events.


October 13 - 16 sees the return of the New York Comic Con. I won't have a table there, but I'm setting up a couple of signings and panels. More info when I have it!


Finally this fall, I'm heading over to France, for the Quai des Bulles festival in Saint Malo, Brittany!

This is France's second-largest comic event, after Angouleme. The festival runs from October 28-30. I'll be signing with Smile's (or technically, Souriez's) French publisher, Akileos, and then heading to Paris for a few more signing events. I don't have all of the times and dates confirmed yet, but you can bet I'll be back with the details soon. If I have any readers in France, I'd love to meet you...even if I don't really speak the language!


Back to work!

Raina Telgemeier