Bestselling comic book creator Raina Telgemeier wowed New York Comic Con audiences by revealing her next two books: Guts, a graphic memoir set before Smile, and Share Your Smile, a book teaching kids how to tell their own stories. Bird-themed pop culture website Vulture revealed the covers for both books in an EX-X-XCLUSIVE interview with Telgemeier, and a news release from Telgemeier on her website revealed more details about each book:
More Than Just Tummy Trouble . . .
A True Story
Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it’s probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she’s dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina’s tummy trouble isn’t going away . . . and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What’s going on?
Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face — and eventually conquer — her fears.
Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story
Get ready to journal and make comics with Raina Telgemeier, master storyteller and creator of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!
Have you ever thought about telling your own story, whether it be true or imagined? Are you interested in writing, drawing, or both? If the answer is yes, this fun, colorful, and interactive journal is for you! With guidance from Raina herself, brainstorm ideas, make lists, paste in personal photos, and use your imagination like never before to create your own stories.
For additional inspiration, special behind-the-scenes info from Raina’s own comics-making adventures is featured inside!
Look for both books in 2019, with Share Your Smile hitting stores on April 30th.