Raina Telgemeier is an eminent cartoonist from the USA. She is best known for her autobiographical webcomic ‘Smile’ as well as its follow-up ‘Sisters’. She is also famous for writing the graphic fiction novel titled ‘Drama’. Her other popular works include graphic novel adaptations of ‘The Baby-sitters Club’ series, ‘Take-Out’ and ‘X‑Men: Misfits’. Telgemeier has received tons of awards, honors, and nominations for her work. She received the 2003 Friends of Lulu's Kimberly Yale Award under the category ‘Best New Talent’. She earned the 2015 Eisner Award for the Best Writer/Artist. The skilled cartoonist has been nominated twice for Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards. Not just this! She was once nominated for an Ignatz Award as well. Telgemeier’s books have also won several titles. Her graphic novel ‘Smile,’ based on her webcomic of the same name, won the 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award as well as the 2010 Kirkus Reviews Best Book title. It also earned the title of the 2011 ALA Notable Children's Book and even won the 2011 Eisner Award for the Best Publication for Teens. Her fiction novel ‘Drama’ was selected for the title of the 2013 Stonewall Book Award. Her second autobiographical novel ‘Sisters’ became New York Times Editor's Choice for the year 2014.
San Francisco, California, United States
School of Visual Arts
Eisner : 2011 ( Smile ), 2015 ( Sisters ), 2017 ( Ghosts ), Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids' Comics : 2017 ( Ghosts )
Amara Telgemeier (sister), Will Telgemeier (brother)