Sisters Kicks Off Strong!

Launch party photo by Patty Chang Anker

Well, it has been a pretty good week!

First of all, I found out that Sisters debuted on several bestseller lists: the New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller List (#6 on the list before the book was even technically released, and #1 the week it officially hit shelves); the Indie Books Bestseller List (#15 and #6, following the same pattern as the NYT); and the USA Today Bestseller List (#43) -- which is especially cool because that list is for ALL books published, and does not do specialized lists for children vs adults. Needless to say: I am thrilled! Thank you for rocketing Sisters to the top of the charts!

My events in DC and NYC were fantastic, packed to the gills with cool people. A hearty thanks to everyone who came! Here are some photos:

Presenting at Politics & Prose! Photo from their tumblr.

Themed snacks at Book Court: Twizzlers, Dr. Pepper, Pringles, Goldfish (not dead ones), plus a plethora of pythons!

The crowd glows under the skylight at Book Court. Photo by Sheila Marie Everett.

Me and Sophie, who has been coming to my book events in Brooklyn since she was a second-grader...

Here's us in 2008!

It's really neat watching my readers grow up into amazing young adults. I'm a little weepy just thinking about it. (Meanwhile, I look almost exactly the same?!)

Next up: Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD on September 13 and 14! Separate post coming for that in a day or two!

Raina Telgemeier