SMILE Tops the Chart! And...DRAMA Is In My Hands!

Hi everyone! I'm home from 3 weeks of travel, with many stories and photos to share...unfortunately I'm a little short on time, so I'm just popping in with a quick post for now.

Yesterday I got some amazing news: SMILE, which has been hovering on and around the New York Times graphic books bestseller list for the past half-year or so...has, much to my amazement, hit the NUMBER ONE SPOT!!! I can hardly believe I'm a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author.

This little book of mine wouldn't have gone anywhere without your support, so I really have all of you to thank for this incredible honor. As I've said before, graphic novels don't happen overnight: they take literally years of hard work to produce. It's nice to be rewarded so handsomely for my efforts! Thank you all so much.


Look what arrived at my house yesterday!

Hardcover; softcover

Jacketflaps and endpapers on the hardcover edition

Back covers: softcover; hardcover

I even made a little flip-through video, so you can see what a great job Gurihiru did on the interior colors!

DRAMA will be in stores on September 1. You can pre-order it online, or at your favorite local bookstore or comic shop! I'll be doing a big wave of touring and events this fall, so check my events listing (to the right of this very blog) to see if I'm coming to a town near you!

Raina Telgemeier