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Inspiring Futures: Graphic Novelist

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts, and Guts, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-Sitters Club series. Raina’s books have been awarded five Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best-of and Notables lists.

In an upcoming Inspiring Futures on Sept. 20 and Sept. 27, bestselling graphic novelist (and former Girl Scout!) Raina Telgemeier will share an inspirational talk about her childhood love of art and reading and how she learned to express herself through the medium of comics.

“I started reading the funnies in my local newspaper when I was nine. My favorites were Calvin and Hobbes and For Better or For Worse,” says Raina. “I started making my own comic strips around the same time, and realized I liked putting pictures and words together to tell stories.”

Raina’s original graphic novels are all based on her personal life experiences, which millions of young adults have been able to relate to and resonate with. Join us to learn more about the process of creating a graphic novel and see exclusive behind-the-scenes content from her art studio and old sketchbooks.

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