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  • CA – An Evening with Raina

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    Press Release:

    Raina Telgemeier, the best-selling author of Smile, Sisters, and Drama is coming to the San Diego Central Library, in downtown San Diego, on Tuesday, July 7 at 6:00 PM for “An Evening with Raina,” a free event to help you get ready for Comic-Con International! Raina Telgemeier’s all-ages graphic novels have delighted readers of all ages! Come hear her speak about her work, bring your questions, and find out what’s next at this free special event presented by Comic-Con International and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, in conjunction with the San Diego Public Library.

    Raina is a global phenomenon! Her three books, Smile, Drama, and Sisters—along with her four books based on Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-sitters Club—total a staggering 3 million copies in print, placing her at the forefront of the children’s graphic novel boom. Her efforts to champion kids’ right to read include speaking out for Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read. Banned Books Week 2015 celebrates Young Adult books, and the rights of young readers everywhere to read fearlessly!

    This popular comics creator is a special guest at Comic-Con International this year, but you don’t have to have a badge to see her in this special early appearance at the San Diego Central Library! “An Evening with Raina,” co-sponsored by Comic-Con and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, on Tuesday, July 7 at 6:00 PM in the Auditorium, located at 330 Park Blvd., in downtown San Diego. Admission is free, but seating is limited for this special event. CBLDF will have books available for donations.

    About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, & educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation & challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics & the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news & information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project & Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org (link is external)

    About Comic-Con International
    Comic-Con International (CCI) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

    San Diego Public Library
    330 Park Blvd. San Diego CA 92101
    (619) 236-5800

    MI – Kids Read Comics 2015 Signings

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    The Vault of Midnight is proud to host some amazing artists as part of the Kids Read Comics festival!

    SATURDAY JUNE 20th

    12-1pm: Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama)

    1-2pm: Signing with Rafael Rosado (Giants Beware! Dragons Beware!)

    2-3pm: Signing with Ruth McNally Barshaw (Ellie McDoodle Diaries)

    3-4pm: Signing with Zack Giallongo (Star Wars Doodles, Broxo, Stratford Zoo series)

    4-5pm: Signing with Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Rick and Morty)

    5-6pm: Signing with Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Chris Duffy (Nursery Rhyme Comics, Spongebob Comics)

    SUNDAY JUNE 21st

    12-1pm: Signing with Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Rick and Morty)

    1-2pm: Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama)

    3:30-4:30pm: Signing with Kean Soo (Jellaby, March Grand Prix) and Tory Woollcott (Mirror Mind)

    4:30-5:30pm: Signing with Chris Giarruso (G-Man, G-Man Super Journal)

    For more information, please visit the link…

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    The Kids Read Comics Celebration is a totally free event that unites kids, teens, parents, teachers and librarians with professional artists and writers from the comics and animation fields. Our goal is to introduce kids to worlds of imagination while unlocking their creative impulses, and to serve that goal, the convention features:

    – hands-on workshops
    – panels and presentations for kids, families, and educators
    – a chance for kids to meet and chat with comics and animation professionals
    – the opportunity for kids to have their own art portfolios reviewed

    Our celebration will be held at the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor, which will host an artist alley and tons of hands-on workshops!
    We hope to see you there!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Vault of Midnight
    219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    734-998-1413

    CA – Flying Colors Summer Party

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    Raina Telgemeier (Sisters, Smile, Drama) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Teen Boat) appear at Flying Color Comics on Friday July 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm to sign their many comics!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Flying Colors Comics
    2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
    (925) 825-5410

    TCAF Kids Day 2015 Guests & Schedule Announced

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    Press Release:

    The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to announce TCAF KIDS DAY 2015, which will see the addition of TCAF Featured Guests Matt Holm & Jenni Holm, and an exclusive promotional poster by Gurihiru!

    Featuring some of the best and brightest kids-comic creators in the industry, TCAF KIDS DAY is a stand-alone event that takes place on Saturday, May 9th, from 10am to 4:30pm. It takes place just down the street from TCAF, about 10 minutes walk, at St. Paul’s on Bloor, 227 Bloor Street East. TCAF Kids Day is a great place to view large-format presentations by favourite TCAF Guests, and take part in crafts, activities, and storytimes, and purchase books from your favourite authors! Owlkids, Toronto Public Library, and Little Island Comics will be on hand all day to take part in the fun!

    Welcoming Jenni Hom & Matt Holm!
    We’re thrilled to announce that Jenni Holm & Matt Holm, the amazing sister & brother team behind the bestselling Babymouse and Squish book series’ will be returning to TCAF to kick off our day with their popular presentation! Jenni and Matt last visited TCAF in 2012, and they were just so awesome we had to have them back! Our thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for supporting their trip!

    Their presentation will be followed throughout the day by a who’s who of great kid, tween, and teen creators, including Kean Soo (Jellaby), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama, Sisters) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), George O’Connor (Zeus: King of the Gods), and all the way from Japan, Gurihiru (Avatar: The Last Airbender comics).

    TCAF Kids Day Schedule:
    10am-4:30pm: Event opens! Drop-in crafts, projects, and presentations all day!
    10:30am-11:30am: Jenni Holm & Matt Holm present: Get Graphic with Babymouse & Squish!
    11:45am-12:45pm: Kean Soo presents: Making Comics with Kean!
    1pm-2:15pm: Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman present: Comics Dance Party!
    2:30pm-3:15pm: George O’Connor presents: Getting Mythological!
    3:30pm-4:15pm: Gurihiru will be drawing and chatting, live!

    TCAF Kids Day Poster by Gurihiru!
    We have a special treat for everyone too! The amazing creative team Gurihiru (two awesome ladies from Japan, working under one name) have produced a special poster celebrating TCAF Kids Day programming, and really everything that’s fantastic about comic books! We are seriously blown away by this image, and we thank Gurihiru for doing such an amazing job on it! This image will be printed as a poster and made available for purchase at TCAF and TCAF Kids Day.

    CA – Graphic Novel Greats Signing

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    Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and James Burks at Once Upon A Time Bookstore on Thursday March 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

    Graphic novels are a hit with students, astute teachers and savvy librarians, as they know the best of these novels tell engaging stories which captivate kids — and keep them reading! We are very very lucky to have these 3 talented artists come talk shop, draw, doodle, get creative and inspire budding artists! Afterwards, they will sign books. This is a free event & will be very popular. In order to get a priority ticket for the signing line, at least one book must be bought from Once Upon A Time.

    Once Upon A Time Bookstore
    Montrose Shopping Park
    2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
    818-248-9668

    OH – Amulet/Sisters Signing

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    Raina Telgemeier and Kazu Kibuishi appear at Joseph-Beth Booksellers to discuss and sign their new comics Sisters and Amulet: Escape from Lucien on Thursday, October 30 at 4:30 pm!

    The companion to Raina Telgemeier’s #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, SMILE. Raina can’t wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. In AMULET: ESCAPE FROM LUCIEN, by bestselling author/illustrator Kazu Kibuishi (also known for illustrating the new Harry Potter paperback series), Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily heads back into the Void with Max, one of the Elf King’s loyal followers, where she learns his darkest secrets.

    Joseph-Beth Booksellers
    2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208
    (513) 396-8960

    OH – Comic Authors Visit

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    Popular cartoonists Raina Telgemeier, Kazu Kibuishi, and Jeff Smith appear at the Delaware County District Library on Wednesday October 29th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM!

    Delaware County District Library
    84 E. Winter Street, Delaware, OH 43015

    IL – Amulet/Sisters Signing

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    Cartoonists Raina Telgemeier and Kazu Kibuishi appear at the Wentz Concert Hall on Monday, October 27th at 7:00 PM! To receive a ticket for the signing line purchase a copy of Sisters or Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien from  Anderson’s Bookshop.

    Wentz Concert Hall
    171 E Chicago Ave Naperville, IL 60540

    MA – Sisters Signing

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    Cartoonist Raina Telgemeier appears at the Morse Institute Library on Monday October 6th at 7:00 PM to speak about her books, Smile, Drama, and newly released Sisters.

    Raina Telgemeier will be joining us at the Morse Institute Library to sign copies and tell stories about her books. Her new book Sisters came out this August and is the companion to her graphic memoir, Smile. In Sisters, Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile and Drama, both #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies. Her newest graphic novel, Sisters, is a companion to Smile. Raina lives and works in Queens, NY, with her cartoonist husband, Dave Roman.

    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick, MA 01760

    CA – Sisters/Amulet Signing

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    Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier appear at Alameda Free Library to sign their comics on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm! Books available for sale courtesy of Books Inc.

    Press Release:

    Kazu Kibuishi celebrates the latest in his bestselling Amulet series, Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien–Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. And Eisner Award-winner Raina Telgemeier celebrates the follow-up to the wildly popular Smile, Sisters–Raina can’t wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born she realises things won’t be quite what she had expected. Despite Amara’s cuteness, she is a cranky, grouchy baby. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years but when their family starts to change, they realise they must figure out how to get along like real sisters.

    Alameda Free Library
    1550 Oak Street, Alameda CA 94501
    (510) 747-7777

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