San Francisco, CA
A critically acclaimed comics artist, Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco, then moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. She is the creator of Smile, a graphic memoir based on her childhood, which was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens. She received her BFA in 2002, and has worked as a freelance artist ever since. She is the adapter and illustrator of four Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels, the co-author of X-Men: Misfits, and the author-illustrator of the bestselling dental memoir graphic novel Smile, which won the Eisner Award for Best Publication for a Teen Audience. Smile was also an ALA Notable Book, a Kirkus Best Book of 2010, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Honor title.
Raina lives in Queens, NY, with her cartoonist husband, Dave Roman.
For more information about Raina, please visit www.goraina.com.