Announcing . . . GUTS!!! (And Share Your Smile!)

Hi readers! I’m so thrilled to finally share with you not one, but TWO new projects coming from me in 2019!

The first is Share Your Smile, a how-to-make-comics journal and guidebook, featuring tips, tricks, and story prompts! That will be released on April 30th! The second is my long-anticipated new graphic novel, GUTS. It’s a true story, just like Smile and Sisters, and comes out in September! 

Below you’ll find the covers, plus a bit of info about each book. Keep an eye on my website for further updates about order info, sneak peeks, book tour dates, and more as I anticipate the exciting year ahead!


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More Than Just Tummy Trouble . . .

A True Story

Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it’s probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she’s dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina’s tummy trouble isn’t going away . . . and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What’s going on?

Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face — and eventually conquer — her fears.

Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story


Get ready to journal and make comics with Raina Telgemeier, master storyteller and creator of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!

Have you ever thought about telling your own story, whether it be true or imagined? Are you interested in writing, drawing, or both? If the answer is yes, this fun, colorful, and interactive journal is for you! With guidance from Raina herself, brainstorm ideas, make lists, paste in personal photos, and use your imagination like never before to create your own stories.

For additional inspiration, special behind-the-scenes info from Raina’s own comics-making adventures is featured inside!

Raina Telgemeier