SF – Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier Art Exhibition

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Raina Telgemeier for a special meet and greet event with her fans on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Advance tickets are available at the link…

Raina will discuss the Cartoon Art Museum’s retrospective exhibition Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier at 4:00pm, and following her presentation, she will conduct a Q&A session with attendees. An informal meet and greet session will follow, and Raina will be available to chat with fans, pose for photographs, and answer questions about her exhibition and her comics.

Pre-signed copies of Raina’s books, including Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts, and The Baby-sitters Club will be available for purchase in advance at the Cartoon Art Museum on March 10. Please note that Raina will not be signing or personalizing books during this event.

Raina’s visit is part of the Cartoon Art Museum’s celebration of Will Eisner Week, an annual series of events dedicated to promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of the late cartoonist and graphic novelist Will Eisner. Eisner was recognized internationally as one of the giants in the field of sequential art.

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, Sisters, and Ghosts, all #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. Raina’s accolades include three Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best-of and Notables lists. Raina lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

MA – Raina Telgemeier Lecture

Cartoonist Raina Telgemeier appears at the Cambridge Public Library on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 6:30 PM.

Press Release:

The Cambridge Public Library names the acclaimed children’s author, artist, and graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier the speaker for the second annual Margret and H. A. Rey Curious George Lecture Series. The event will take place on March 15, 2018, at the Main Library, 449 Broadway. This event connects children and their families to the magic of reading through a personal experience with an author or illustrator.

“I’m thrilled that the Library is continuing the tradition of hosting celebrated and beloved authors and illustrators with Raina Telgemeier,” said Julie Roach, Youth Services Manager. “This series connects all children in our community to creators of books that are truly meaningful to them.”

The lecture series—developed in partnership with the Margret and H. A. Rey Curious George Fund—creates a community celebration around outstanding, engaging books for young readers. Speakers are chosen in honor of Margret and H. A. Rey, Cambridge residents who created many beloved children’s books, including Curious George.

“We are so pleased to have the support of the Margret and H. A. Rey Curious George Fund to continue our important work supporting early literacy in Cambridge,” said Maria McCauley, Director of Libraries. “Raina Telgemeier is the perfect addition to this much-anticipated annual event.”

Titles from Telgemeier’s catalog include the #1 bestsellers; Smile, Drama, Sisters, and most recently Ghosts. Telgemeier’s accolades include two Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many “Best of” and “Notable” lists.

The Margret and H. A. Rey Lecture Series will take place on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 6:30 PM in the Main Library Lecture Hall.

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Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4040

2017 Ringo Awards Final Ballot Announced

Press Release:

The 2017 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are to be presented on the evening of Saturday, September 23, 2017 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, the Baltimore Comic-Con. The Ringo Awards has completed the 2017 nomination process, which was inclusive of fans and comic book professionals alike, and both communities showed strong support, both in talking about us on their websites, blogs, and social media feeds, and by submitting their nominations.

With the nomination deadline looming, we continued to see significant volume each day, and determined we needed to extend our original voting deadline to accommodate as many interested participants as we reasonably could without adversely impacting our ability to release and provide sufficient voting time for the final ballot. The augmentation in participation during the nomination extension ended up being significant.

Voting on the 2017 Final Ballot is restricted to comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally. We now present the inaugural Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards Final Ballot.

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

* Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

  • Daniel Clowes
  • Steve Conley
  • Hernandez Brothers
  • Aydin Anh Huynh (Snailords)
  • Kaitlyn Narvaza (instantmiso)
  • Skottie Young

* Best Writer

  • PJ Haarsma & Alan Tudyk
  • Jody Houser
  • Tom King
  • Robert Kirkman
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Alan Moore
  • Mark Waid
  • David Walker
  • Gerard Way

* Best Artist or Penciller

  • Kaare Andrews
  • Cliff Chiang
  • Rafael de Latorre
  • Mitch Gerards
  • Jason Johnson
  • Jason Latour
  • Dustin Nguyen
  • Fiona Staples

* Best Inker

  • Mark Brooks
  • Jeremy Freeman
  • Jonathan Glapion
  • Jason Latour
  • Jae Lee
  • Danny Miki
  • Sean Murphy
  • Victor Olazaba

* Best Letterer

  • Clayton Cowles
  • Taylor Esposito
  • Todd Klein
  • Troy Peteri
  • John Workman

* Best Colorist

  • Jordie Bellaire
  • Tamra Bonvillain
  • Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • Laura Martin
  • Rico Renzi
  • Sarah Stone
  • Matt Wilson

* Best Cover Artist

  • Frank Cho
  • Mike Del Mundo
  • JG Jones
  • Phil Noto
  • Ryan Sook
  • Fiona Staples
  • Sana Takeda

* Best Series

  • Faith, Valiant Entertainment
  • Paper Girls, Image Comics
  • Saga, Image Comics
  • Spectrum, Automatic Pictures
  • Vision, Marvel Comics

* Best Single Issue or Story

  • Deadly Hands of Criminal, Image Comics
  • DC Universe Rebirth #1, DC Comics
  • Emancipation Day, Redistrictedcomics.com
  • Faith #1, Valiant Entertainment
  • Locke & Key: Small World, IDW Publishing

* Best Original Graphic Novel

  • Ghosts, Scholastic/Graphix
  • March: Book III, Top Shelf Productions
  • Patience, Daniel Clowes, Fantagraphics
  • Tetris: The Games People Play, First Second
  • Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, DC Comics

* Best Anthology

  • Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics
  • Island, Image Comics
  • Love is Love, DC Comics/IDW Publishing
  • ReDistrictedComics.com
  • Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special, DC Comics

* Best Humor Comic

  • Adventures of God, Line Webtoons
  • Blue Chair, Line Webtoons
  • Giant Days, BOOM! Studios
  • I Hate Fairyland, Image Comics
  • Jughead, Archie Comics
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Marvel Comics

* Best Comic Strip or Panel

  • Bloom County, Berkeley Breathed, Universal Uclick
  • Dick Tracy, Joe Staton & Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
  • Foxtrot, Bill Amend, Universal Press Syndicate
  • Mutts, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
  • Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis, Universal Uclick

* Best Webcomic

* Best Non-fiction Comic Work

  • Cooking Comically
  • Dark Night, A True Batman Story, DC Comics
  • March: Book Three, Top Shelf Productions
  • ReDistrictedComics.com
  • Rolling Blackouts, Drawn and Quarterly
  • Tetris: The Games People Play, First Second

* Best Presentation in Design

  • Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comic Series, Dark Horse Comics
  • Al Williamson’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Artist Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Britannia, Valiant Entertainment
  • Legacy of Luther Strode, Image Comics
  • Mike Mignola’s Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects: Artist’s Edition Hardcover, IDW Publishing
  • Moebius Library: The World of Edena, Dark Horse Books
  • The ODY-C: Cycle One Hardcover, Image Comics
  • Spectrum, Automatic Pictures

Comic pros can navigate to the website to submit their vote.

In addition to Final Ballot categories, both Fan-Only Favorites from the nomination ballot and Hero Initiative Awards (The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award and The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award) will be presented at the Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards ceremony the evening of September 23, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SF – Comics in the City Lecture

Cartoonist Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama, Ghosts) speaks on Friday July 7th at 6:00 PM at Timken Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In celebration of the CCA MFA in Comics graduate students making their return to San Francisco, California College of the Arts will host its fifth annual summer guest speaker series featuring three of comics’ most celebrated creators and a special reading by our graduating students. Each Friday during the month of July, the Comics in the City speaker series will highlight various aspects of the comics medium from independent publishing to the craft of writing and the future of digital comics. Featuring best-selling graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts, Smile), dynamic cartoonist Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin, Heroines), critically-acclaimed memoirist Nicole J. Georges (Fetch), and our very own graduate cartoonists, this public lecture series will take place on CCA’s San Francisco campus.

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, and Sisters, all #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. Raina’s accolades include two Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best Of and Notable lists. Her newest graphic novel is Ghosts. Raina lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

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California College of the Arts
1111 8th St, San Francisco, California 94107
(415) 703-9500

SF – The Stone Heart Signing

Faith Erin Hicks appears in conversation with Raina Telgemeier  (Smile, Sisters, Drama) at the Central Park Library on Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00 PM in celebration of the release of the highly anticipated second book in her Nameless City series, The Stone Heart! After their talk, they will be signing books. Priority in the signing line will be given to those with a Books Inc. receipt for Faith and Raina’s titles; Raina Telgemeier will sign a maximum of 2 books per person; Flash free photos will be permitted with both authors.

Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Santa Clara City Library – Central Park Branch
2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA 95051

NYC – I’m Drawn This Way: Cartoonists on Cartooning

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Join the Strand on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a conversation about how these diverse cartoonists draw their lives and those of other women, taking risks in their art and storytelling to challenge mainstream representation of bodies, with wit, horror, and much more!

We’re holding this panel for the launch of CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ by Pénélope Bagieu (a nonfiction graphic biography of Mama Cass) and featuring the following amazing panelists: Natalie Andrewson (Adventure Time, The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper), Katie Skelly (Operation Margarine), Julia Gfrörer (Laid Waste), and Whit Taylor (Ghosts). The panel discussion will be moderated by Meg Lemke of the Brooklyn Book Festival, PEN America, and MUTHA Magazine.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

CA – Ghosts Signing

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Raina Telgemeier (creator of SMILE and SISTERS) appears at Willow Glen Middle School on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM to celebrate her latest book, GHOSTS! Books and tickets sold via Hicklebee’s Bookstore.

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Willow Glen Middle School
2105 Cottle Ave. San Jose, CA 95125

NY – Ghosts Signing

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Raina Telgemeier (creator of SMILE and SISTERS) appears at the Bethesda Episcopal Church on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM to celebrate her latest book, GHOSTS! Tickets and details available here… 

Bethesda Episcopal Church
41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

SF – Ghosts Signing

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Raina Telgemeier (creator of SMILE and SISTERS) signs at Comix Experience on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to celebrate her latest book, GHOSTS!

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

NH – Ghosts Signing

000000000000000-GHOSTS-rainaWater Street Books hosts Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama) for a signing at the haunted Three Chimneys Inn in Durham, NH on Thursday, October 20th at 5:00 PM.

Ticket info is at the link!

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends for Bahia de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahia de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister’s sake — and her own.

Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.

Raina Telgemeier is the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award winning creator of Smile and Sisters, which are both graphic memoirs based on her childhood. She is also the creator of Drama, which was named a Stonewall Honor Book and was selected for YALSA’s Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Raina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, visit her online at www.goRaina.com.

Three Chimneys Inn
17 Newmarket Road, Durham, NH 03824

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