February 3, 2010

EXCLUSIVE Smile Comic from Raina Telgemeier

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Raina_stacks_130Raina Telgemeier Smile Exclusive

Do I have something for you! Raina Telgemeier, author and illustrator of the new graphic novel Smile, drew a new comic just for Ink Splot 26 readers!

Smile is the true story of how Raina tripped and fell, severely injuring her two front teeth in sixth grade. What follows is a frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth to fix it! But, life doesn't stop in the meantime. . . Raina still has to deal with middle school, a major earthquake, friend drama, and boys. Read the full review here.

There is one thing Raina left out of the book. . . Novocaine. But, now you can see that right here in Raina Telgemeier's exclusive comic strip:

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UPDATE: Also see Raina Telgemeier's newest book, Drama.

—Carly H., STACKS Staffer

Copyright 2010 Raina Telgemeier

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  1. maira

    Raina you are my hero your book was so cool feel sorry for the earthquake are you writing any other books?

  2. Sydny

    You’re right! Raina Telegmeir did draw Kristy for the Baby-Sitters Club comix. Cool comic. I love the book soooooo much!

  3. lilyiskool

    that is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Josephine

    That’s really funny! I have braces and before I put them I went to the dentist a gazillion times and felt as if my lip grew 10 feet! But now I have them on I feel PAIN so I wish that I could get that Novocaine back!