Episode #53 – Smile, it's Raina Telgemeier!

Raina Telgemeier is the author/illustrator of the fabulous tween graphic novel, Smile and the illustrator of the graphic novel version of The Baby-Sitters Club: Claudia and Mean Janine

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In this episode you’ll hear…

and while talking to Raina, you’ll hear…

        • how Smile was colored
        • what Raina’s working on now
        • whether it’s a sequel to Smile
        • how the publisher influences what Raina’s working on
        • insecurities of creative people
        • Raina’s process
        • how long it takes to create a graphic novel
        • how to dump a friend and still stay friendly
        • how her dental team reacted to the book
        • us wonder why fainting is embarrassing
        • how Raina got the The Baby-Sitters Club
        • what it taught her
        • X-men: Misfits 1
        • what happens to a book when you have a New York Times bestseller
        • what a graphic novel script looks like (see below)
        • working with a visit coordinator
        • autobiograstrip.com
        • I mangle the title of the very funny book, Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading, so to make up to the author, Tommy Greenwald, I’m giving him some extra blog love here! I’m sorry, Tommy!



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