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Raina Telgemeier follows Smile with Drama

Raina Telgemeier has been busy — it seemed like she made it to every single comic convention in the United States and several in Canada over the past year — and last weekend she capped it off by picking up the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens for her graphic novel Smile. Despite all that traveling, she has managed to start work on her next graphic novel, and she announced it over the weekend: It will be called Drama, and, she says, “It’s about middle school theater geeks, stage crew, putting on a play, love and hate and friendship, and that’s all I can talk about for now.” The book is due out in fall 2012 from Scholastic/Graphix.

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It didn’t have a name yet, but her new book has been in the works since at least last March. See the response to the last question here: http://www.playbackstl.com/profiles/9582-why-not-smile-raina-telgemeier

I, for one, can’t wait to read it. “Smile” was fantastic.

Sounds great! SMILE deserved its Eisner.

Oh, yes, I’m totally looking forward to DRAMA. And not only did Raina attend so many comics conventions, she also attended ALA in 2010 and 2011, and the Miami Book Fair International.

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