I had an amazing time traveling through France, visiting Saint-Malo, LeMans, Mont Saint-Michel. Tons of photos on our FLICKR page.
Saint-Malo is one of our favorite places in the world!
Our traveling companion was Ted Naifeh, the amazing creator of Courtney Crumrin!
So many Kouign-Amann so little time! These local Bretagne desserts are pure butter and sugar perfection!
I hope to have a video up soon too.
I’ll be doing a signing at the First Second Books booth, 1-2pm at the Comics Arts Brooklyn festival on Saturday November 9th, 2013
Mt. Carmel Church
275 N. 8th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Fall Festival: Worlds of Wonder
Sunday, November 3
Allentown Art Museum
31 North 5th Street
Allentown, PA 18101
NY Times bestselling authors Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Last Airbender) will deliver a lively, visual discussion on comics & graphic novels, and how reading them as kids served as inspiration throughout their lives, fostering a love for reading and a passion to make their own books. They will share insight into working for companies like Nickelodeon, and Scholastic as well as what it’s like being a full-time cartoonist. The presentations will include a visual slideshow, live drawing demonstration, Q&A, book signing & more!
Also appearing: Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle) and Matt Phelan (Storm in the Barn)!
Admission to the festival is free!!
This event is part of the museum exhibit “Drawing on Character: The Art of Children’s Graphic Novels” a selection of original artworks by illustrators Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle, Simon and Schuster), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Scholastic), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, First Second), and Matt Phelan (The Storm in the Barn, Candlewick) details the process of creating successful graphic novels, from pencil sketch to the finished page. The museum exhibit is on display till Sun, December 29th, 2013
I’ll be hanging out with Raina in France at the Quai des Bulles in Saint Malo. When I’m not out discovering new pastries I’ll be hanging around the Akileos booth, so if you are in town be sure to say Bonjour!
I’m super excited about the release of Explorer: The Lost Islands!
This book is beautiful! You have to see a copy of the hardcover in person! I wrote a 16-page story for this anthology called “Desert Island Playlist”, which was illustrated by my wife Raina Telgemeier and colored by Braden Lamb (who is also coloring her new book Sisters!).
Explorer: The Lost Islands is edited by Kazu Kibuishi and features new full-color stories by , Jason Caffoe (the Flight series), Jake Parker (the Missile Mouse series), Michel Gagne (“The Saga of Rex”), Katie and Steven Shanahan (the Flight series), and up-and-coming new artist Chrystin Garland.
Three years after my last halloween music mix, I’ve finally compiled a new one for friends and family to enjoy. It’s a fun mix of music old and new and clips from some of my favorite cartoons.
Yaytime Halloween Mix 2
I had a fantastic time at the Alternative Press Expo this year!
This kid dressed as the 11th Doctor was nice enough to recommend Astronaut Academy to another kid checking it out.
This was APE’s final year at the beautiful Concourse Exhibition Center (supposedly it’s getting torn down to make room for condos?).
Lots more photos from the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco, October 2013 Continue reading
October 12th & 13th I will be exhibiting at Alternative Press Expo, in San Francisco, California. Find Raina Telgemeier and I at table #321
Here are the panels I’ll be part of:
CBLDF: Raising a Reader
Saturday, October 12
12:00–1:00 in Programming Room
An all-star panel of kids comics creators and educators discuss ways to get children excited about reading, encourage creativity, and cultivate a love of literature using great graphic novels and comics. Panelists include Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Alexis Fajardo (Kid Beowulf, Peanuts), and Jack Baur (Teen Services Librarian at the Berkeley Public Library). Moderated by Betsy Gomez (CBLDF) with a Q&A to follow.
Saturday, October 12
5:00-6:00pm on the Mezzanine
A fast-paced game show where volunteers are paired off with (or against) professional cartoonists in a series of fun-filled drawing challenges! Audience members provide suggestions and add to the creation of totally improvised epic drawings! Competing cartoonists include Debbie Huey, Stu Livingston, Katie Shanahan, and more!
Love & Comics: Working with a Spouse
Sunday, October 13
12:30–1:30PM in Programming Room
All’s fair in love and…comics? If love has its challenges and so does making comics, what is it like for those who create comics with a romantic partner? Join moderators Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) and Shaenon Garrity (Skin Horse), Thien Pham (Sumo), and comics couples Colleen Coover (Bandette) and Paul Tobin (Bandette), Raina Telgemeier (Drama) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Jackie Estrada (Exhibit A Press) and Batton Lash (Supernatural Law) for this discussion of all things love and comics!
I recently got to team up with An Open Book, a fantastic non-profit organization to visit Burroughs Education Campus in Washington, DC. They took some really wonderful photos!
There are a bunch more photos on their facebook page.
Friday Oct 4th from 1-3pm Come hang out, geek out, get books signed, eat barbecue, with me & Cynthia Leitich Smith in Austin Texas at:
2438 West Anderson Lane
And there may still be time to sign up for the SCBWI Graphic Novel Workshop on Saturday October 5th. It features me and my First Second editor, Calista Brill! A can’t miss opportunity for anyone interested in taking their comics making lifestyle to the next level!