NYC – Drama Signing

Raina Telgemeier signs at Bergen Street Comics on Saturday, November 3, December 1, 2012 at 7:00pm!

Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

OR – Drama Release Party

Raina Telgemeier signs at Bridge City Comics on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 6pm – 8pm!

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Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Drama Release Party on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 6pm – 8pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be Drama writer/artist Raina Telgemeier. Copies of the book will be available for sale ($10.99) during the event, as well as copies of her other works.

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi, she’s a terrible singer. Instead she’s the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen, and when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier! Following the success of SMILE, Raina Telgemeier brings us another graphic novel featuring a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!

About the Authors:
Telgemeier was born May 26, 1977 in San Francisco. In her pre-teen years, Telgemeier suffered a serious mouth injury that required several years of dental and orthodontic surgery, (which is described in her 2010 graphic novel Smile). She was viciously teased by her friends because of this medical treatment, prompting her to partially withdraw into her love of drawing until she lost her patience with the abuse when they publicly humiliated her. She eventually found new friends of better character in high school who appreciated her artistic talent, increasing her confidence. With that encouragement, she studied illustration at New York’s School of Visual Arts, and currently lives in Queens, New York. Telgemeier’s works include a series of self-published mini-comics called Take-Out, a short story in Bizarro World for DC Comics, a short story in Volume 4 of the Flight anthology,and four graphic novel adaptations of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-sitters Club series for Scholastic/Graphix: Kristy’s Great Idea, The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Da,y and Claudia and Mean Janine.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227

OR – Drama Signing

Raina Telgemeier signs at A Children’s Place Bookstore on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2:00pm!

A Children’s Place Bookstore
4807 NE Fremont Street, Portland, OR

ME – Drama Signing

New York Times bestselling creator Raina Telgemeier, author and artist of Smile and Drama, appears at Casablanca Comics on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 11:00am until 2:00pm. Raina will meet fans and sign copies of her books. Last year her book Smile was the winner of the Maine Student Book Award.

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Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101

MO – Drama Signing

Raina Telgemeier signs at Left Bank Books on Monday October 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

Press Release:

Raina Telgemeier, the New York Times best-selling author of the Eisner Award winner Smile, presents her next full-color graphic novel set in the world of a middle school theater production of “Moon Over Mississippi.” Drama features a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama. The author will discuss her stories and artwork in this multi-media presentation.

Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108

PA – Drama Signing

September 10, 2012 by  
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Raina Telgemeier signs at Children’s Book World on Monday September 24, 2012 at 4:30pm.

Children’s Book World
17 Haverford Station Road, Haverford, PA 19041

CA – Graphic Novel Palooza

September 6, 2012 by  
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Press Release:

A Great Good Place for Books invites you GRAPHIC NOVEL PALOOZA on Sunday, September 9th at 11:30 a.m. You’ll meet Raina Telgemeier, author of Drama; Doug TenNapel, author of Cardboard; and James Burks, author of Bird & Squirrel.
Raina Telgemeier author of Smile and Drama

Raina Telgemeier, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Eisner Award winner, SMILE, brings us her next full-color graphic novel . . . DRAMA!

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi, she’s a terrible singer. Instead she’s the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen, and when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!

Following the success of SMILE, Raina Telgemeier brings us another graphic novel featuring a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!
Doug TenApel author of Cardboard

When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.

Cam’s down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it’s the worst present ever. So to make the best of a bad situation, they bend the cardboard into a man-and to their astonishment, it comes magically to life. But the neighborhood bully, Marcus, warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all!
James Burks author of Bird and Squirrel On the Run

Bird and Squirrel outwit Cat and become best friends in this zany adventure.

Squirrel is afraid of his own shadow. Bird doesn’t have a care in the world. And Cat wants to eat Bird and Squirrel. Of course, he’ll have to catch them first, and that’s not going to be easy.

Join this trio as they head south for the winter in a hilarious road trip. But watch out! Cat is waiting around every bend, and he’s one pesky feline.

A Great Good Place for Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

CA – Graphic Novel Night

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James Burks, Doug Tennapel, and Raina Telegemeier on Friday September 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm.

Press Release:

This is your chance to meet 3 graphic novel writers in one big night!

Here’s the line-up…

Raina Telegemeier with her much anticipated book, DRAMA (also the author of the best-selling SMILE)

James Burks with one of our new favorites BIRD & SQUIRREL (we like this one as a read-aloud as well)

Doug Tennapel with CARDBOARD (a very funny story for all ages!)

Join us for tons of fun, refreshments, giveaways and more!

Recommended for ages 6-13

The Reading Bug
785 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113

 

SF – Graphix Signing

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Doug TenNapel, James Burks, and Raina Telgemeier sign at Green Apple Books on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm.

Press Release:

Green Apple is thrilled to welcome back graphic novelist Raina Telegemier and to host for the first time Doug Tennapel and James Burks in a kid-friendly artistic extravaganzza taking place on our mezzanine on Saturday, September 8th. These three talented artists and writers (authors of such popular graphic novels as Smile, Ghostpololis and Bird and Squirrel) will talk about their books, give some demonstrations, sign their books and take questions from fans. This event is sure to be a fun Saturday afternoon destination (hint: steer the kids toward the mezzanine and browse nearby). Call or place an order online today to reserve copies of any of these books in advance — we’ll see you there!

Green Apple Books
506 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118-2324