Who: Celebrated graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier.
What: Discussing her work -- especially her new book The Baby-Sitters' Club #4 -- and signing books for fans. Bring your questions and your enthusiam!
When: Tuesday, 9 February 2015 at 7 PM.
How much: This a free event. Please make your reservations through our ticketing parther Eventbrite.
Where: This event will takes place at Rakestraw Books.
Why you should care: Here's what Raina has to say about her marvelous graphic adapations of the beloved "The Baby-Sitters' Club" series: "
Like most YA novels from the 1980s, the covers of the original books were realistic paintings of realistic-looking kids. So, I think there were people who heard “Baby-sitters Club graphic novels” and expected them to be full-length, realistically-painted (or drawn) books. And what they got was my super-cartoony style. For the readers who are also fans of comics or cartoons, this was easy to swallow, and most of them loved the adaptations. But some of them claimed to “hate” cartoons, and they hated that I was “ruining” their favorite characters by turning them into cartoons, I guess because they felt it undermined the stories somehow. I got actual hate-mail about this! I don’t see how anyone could NOT love cartoons!
So, I think it really depends what you’re into. Everyone has different tastes. I can confirm that it works with kids, though. Kids dig the art and they dig the stories. I’m not surprised, since I liked the stories so much myself, when I was a kid."
Please join us in welcoming this extraordinary artist to Rakestraw Books.