Dave and Raina

TCAF photos & video!

May 15th, 2014

We had a lot of fun at the Toronto Comic Arts Fest this year!

Raina Telgemeier Lynn Johnston Kate Beaton

Graphic Novel readers theater

Rainbow Rowell

Here’s an awesome video clip from the Comics Quickfire! in which Frank Cammuso takes one for the team drawing his least favorite thing…SNAKES!

For more in depth TCAF goodness, check out Raina’s convention wrap up and Dave’s convention wrap up!

Dave and Raina

Toronto Comic Arts Festival

May 6th, 2014


Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier and John Green will be returning to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival! this weekend! The guest list includes hundreds of other amazing artists from all over the world! And best of all, the event is totally FREE!

Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)
@ Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON, Canada
May 10, 9am-5pm
May 11, 11am-5pm

We’ll be at TABLE B4 (on the first floor), and Dave will be debuting his new mini-comic called Starbunny, Inc. and giving out free stickers with each purchase!
Starbunny sticker

Dave, Raina & John will be involved in tons of cool programming you will want to check out!
Programming is spread out amongst several separate buildings, so be sure to double check the address for each!

FRIDAY, May 9th

Great Creator Visits!
9:45am Librarian & Educator Day (registration required)
What makes an author or artist visit to your library awesome? What can you do to get the most out of the time comics creators spend with kids? Renowned cartoonists Raina Telgemeier and Lynn Johnston have been guests at dozens of libraries throughout their careers. Join them as they discuss the dos and don’ts of hosting comics creators in your school or library!

Lynn Johnston and Kate Beaton in Conversation
Hosted by Raina Telgemeier
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor
Doors at 7pm. Presentation at 7:30pm.
Rush line admittance at 7:20pm (event is sold out but standby tickets may be available)
Two of Canada’s most beloved strip cartoonists join together to discuss their careers and officially open the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014! Lynn Johnston and Kate Beaton have each garnered enormous followings with their unique voices and atypical cartooning beginnings. Moderated by cartoonist Raina Telgemeier.


SATURDAY, May 10th

Dave Roman’s Astronaut Academy, and Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl!
12:30 – 1:30pm
@St. Paul’s Church, 227 Bloor Street East
On the occasion of the much-anticipated release of The Return of Zita the Spacegirl, join creator Ben Hatke to welcome her back! Ben will be joined by author and artist Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and they will both present from their newest works.

Getting Real with Raina Telgemeier and Jimmy Gownley!
@St Pauls Church, 227 Bloor St East
Join Raina and Jimmy for live performances from their real-life graphic novels, Smile and The Dumbest Idea Ever! Audience participation will be encouraged, so bring your best voice-acting talent! Signing to follow!

SUNDAY, May 11th

Comics Quickfire!
@Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Auditorium, 1st Floor
A fast-paced game show where volunteers are paired off with (or against) professional cartoonists in a series of fun-filled drawing challenges! Audience members will provide suggestions and add to the creation of totally improvised epic drawings! Featuring hosts Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Alec Longstreth (Phase 7), Jason Caffoe (Explorer: Lost Islands), John Green (Teen Boat!), Frank Cammuso (Misadventures of Salem Hyde) and Raina Telgemeier (Drama)! Great for all ages!

Graphic Novel Readers Theater!
Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Auditorium, 1st Floor
@ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Beeton Auditorium, 1st Floor
A live performance involving lots of audience participation and silliness. Raina Telgemeier (Drama), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) and John Green (Teen Boat!) will perform chapters from their all-ages comics including one from the soon to be released anthology, Comic Squad!

Kids Fall GN Preview
@Marriott on Bloor/Yorkville Rm 400
With Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier, Britt Wilson, John Martz, Paul Pope, and moderator Scott Robins! This is your chance to win a rare advance preview copy of SISTERS!! You must be in the audience of this panel in order to qualify!

Dave and Raina

New website!

May 6th, 2014

Welcome to the new website for The Comics Bakery!

We plan to expand the site with lots more content in the coming weeks, so check back soon!

Happy Holidays!

December 1st, 2011

Check out our Store page for our Holiday T-shirt Sale!



Small Press Expo 2011

September 9th, 2011


Dave Roman, John Green and Raina Telgemeier will be at be at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD September 10th & 11th.

You can find them at Table F16 in front of their new Astronaut Academy banner!


MoCCA Art Fest 2011

March 16th, 2011

Was it really a whole year since our last post? Well, we have been busy! Lots of new stuff and appearances on the horizon. For instance…

Dave Roman and John Green will be attending the MoCCA Art Fest.

They’ll be sharing a table with their buddies Zack Giallongo and Travis Nichols.

Meanwhile, Raina Telgemeier will be a guest at Teen Book Con in Texas!

So if you can make it to either event, please do!

Dave and Raina will also be at the Texas Library Association conference the following week in Austin Texas partying with librarians and educators.

Marion Vitus

MoCCA Artfest 2010!

April 7th, 2010


Here is where the Comics Bakery will be for MoCCA Artfest 2010, coming up this weekend, April 10-11!

For more info on MoCCA Artfest: MoCCA NY.

MoCCA Artfest 2009

June 1st, 2009

bakery_insoc_mocca09John Green, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier and Marion Vitus will be at the MoCCA Art Fest June 6th and 7th.

NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR: 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets (not far from SVA!)

We won’t have any new books debuting at this show but we will have lots of our CLASSIC stuff plus assorted snacks and extra goodies. Free X-Men manga key chains to one and all.

We also have a panel on Saturday at Noon-12:50 pm!
Comics Bakery Roundtable
A discussion on the “benefits” of collaboration with two sets of comic-making couples, who combine to form a giant robot.

Hope to see you there

Kids Comic Con 2009

April 24th, 2009

Kids Comic ConTomorrow (Saturday April 24th) is the Kids’ Comic Con at the Bronx Community College in NY. It is free to anyone 17 or younger (over-17s, it’s only $5 for you to get in). Look for the flyers around campus to lead you to the event!

The Comics Bakery won’t have a booth or be selling any books, but Raina and Dave will be doing a drawing workshop…

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM: Youth Workshop D – Creating Comic Characters and Art With Style. 
Dave Roman (Nickelodeon Magazine) and Raina Telgemeier (Baby-sitters Club) lead a drawing workshop that focuses on how the comics we grow up reading can affect how each of us draws. They’ll help young artists break down drawings into basic shapes and use them to create fun new characters!

And Raina is doing another panel earlier in the day…

Professional Workshop – Careers In Comics! 
NOTE: It starts at either noon, or 1:00…Check local listings!
Join professional writers, illustrators, editors, and designers as they share how they got started in their careers and how their jobs have changed over time. They’ll also offer tips for young people interested in breaking into comics. There will be plenty of time for Q&A with the audience. (Panelists: Colleen Venable (designer, First Second Books; and self-published artist); Raina Telgemeier (artist, The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, and co-author of Del Rey’s X-Men: Misfits and online comic SMILE); Peter Gutierrez (writer and educator specializing in media literacy); Jonathan Bresman (senior editor, Mad Magazine). Moderated by Janna Morishima (director, Diamond Kids Group)

Raina Telgemeier

Comics Bakery on Etsy!

November 5th, 2008

The Comics Bakery now has an Etsy shop! We’ll list more items for sale soon; for now we have some sets of hand-made Christmas cards by Raina. Check it out!