Raina Telgemeier’s new graphic novel, Ghosts, is out today. I created this piece to celebrate her book birthday because I love her work and particularly love Ghosts. Raina creates masterful, accessible graphic novels and has introduced comics to a generation of girls. I not only admire her work as an artist and writer, but I commend her for taking a step out of her own voice into a new, diverse voice and creating Cat and Maya and their mixed race family. I cannot wait to read this with my daughter in a few years.

If you don’t know Raina’s work – get a copy of ghosts, smile, drama or sisters at your local bookstore or library. You will not regret it.

Happy, happy book birthday, Raina!





I had this thought the other day that I couldn’t shake… that our worries follow and haunt us. I started to sketch and ended up with a comic where love destroys the worries. The hubbahubba looked at it and said “But it wouldn’t happen so quickly.” And I agree, some worries we can fight with love and some we carry with us.

Anyway, I hope you have a great weekend ^_^