France Photos!

I'm way behind on updating my site, I know, I know...we've been busy around here! A ton of travel during October, and then the past two weeks I've been finishing up the Sisters interior art. Now the book is in production (which I explained in detail over here), and I'm tying up all the loose ends of the project! I've got a couple of New York-area signing events coming up in December, and will post about them just as soon as I have the details confirmed. In the meantime, here are some photos from my trip to France!

Hiking the Alps in Annecy with our comics pals Flora and Bannister!

Signing copies of Souriez and En Scene! at the Quai des Bulles festival in Saint Malo.

Saint Malo is home to my favorite pastry, the kouign-amann!

It's also a sweet seafaring town.

A fan who used her birthday money to buy my book!

I've never had better croissants in my life.

We braved the wind and the chill to visit Mont Saint-Michel, an impressive landmark that looks like a Harry Potter movie set. Our travel companion in France was Ted Naifeh, creator of the Courtney Crumrin series!

Next we took a train to the town of Le Mans, home to the coolest comic book store in the WORLD: Bulle! Three floors of amazingness.

There, Ted and I signed for several hours!

With the store's owners, Samuel and Jean-Philippe, and Samuel's mom, Jeanette! Can you see how the store's shelves are made to look like comic book pages?

Finally, we spent a couple of days in Paris. There were museums and ice cream, and two more comic shop signings! This one is from Bulle de Salon! Thanks to everyone who came out to say hello!

Thanks a ton to my French publisher, Akileos, and all the wonderful people we met this year. You can see all of my photos over on Flickr. I had an amazing time and hope to be back again soon! à bientôt!

Raina Telgemeier