September Events! Bethesda, Princeton, and Brooklyn x2!

It's September, and the fall event circuit is gearing up. Here's where you can find me this month: September 14-15 Small Press Expo Bethesda, MD I'm a special guest at this year's SPX! You can find me at table #K1-2 both days with copies of all my books, original art, and a few t-shirts. I'll also be on the following panel:

Raina Telgemeier and Gene Yang in Conversation Saturday, September 14 3:00 – 4:00 The rise of comics for younger readers has been among the most striking developments in comics publishing of the past decade. Raina Telgemeier’s YA graphic novels Smile and Drama have both been New York Times Graphics Books #1 Bestsellers; Gene Yang’s YA book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award, among other honors. These two artists join us for a unique conversation about their work, moderated by journalist Chris Mautner. Location: White Oak Room

If you've never been to SPX before, it's one of the most welcoming small press comics events in the country. From SPX's tumblr, here's a list of first-time-attendee questions and answers!


Saturday, September 21 JUST ADDED! Princeton Children's Book Festival Princeton, NJ Check back for program and signing schedule soon!


Sunday, September 22 Brooklyn Book Festival Brooklyn, NY

Comics Quick Draw! 11:00am Three cartoonists face off in this fast-paced battle of the sharpies. Drawing from audience suggestions, the award-winning and reader-adored Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Platypus Police Squad: the Frog who Croaked), Eisner Award-winner Raina Telgemeier (Drama), and Printz Award and National Book Award-winner, Gene Yang (Boxers & Saints) 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 (Publishers Weekly Comics World). Location: Youth Stoop (Borough Hall Plaza/Columbus Park) Book signing immediately to follow.


Sunday, September 29 Fairy Tale Comics Event and Signing Community Bookstore Brooklyn, NY 11:00am Meet three of the talented cartoonist contributors to the new comic anthology Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists: Raina Telgemeier, Charise Mericle Harper, and Brett Helquist! Each cartoonist will introduce their fairy tale adaptation and kids will have the opportunity to participate in a brief drawing workshop. Ages four and up.


Hope to see you! I've got more events coming in October, and I'll post about those closer to the fact. Enjoy your fall...the best season of all!

Raina Telgemeier