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Two things [Feb. 2nd, 2010|11:53 am]
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Guys, SMILE is officially in stores today!!! I've had rove reporters all over the US and Canada telling me they've seen it in book stores, and it will be in comic shops tomorrow. I've been anticipating this day for almost a year, and of course the only thing I have planned is to work a bunch, and then watch LOST tonight. ;)

Anyway, excitement! The best thing you guys can do, other than purchasing a copy for a young person in your life, is to leave some feedback on the Amazon or B&N pages, or on Goodreads. Everything and anything is appreciated!

Also, I participated in this year's Hourly Comic Day! That's where you draw a short comic for every hour you're awake. It was fun, but I was tired of drawing myself sitting on the couch writing or typing on my laptop, by the end of it. Anyway, here's my comic, under a cut...


[User Picture]From: redknot
2010-02-02 05:18 pm (UTC)
These are adorable! Also, I wish the words "Research time!" would appear over my head every time I was working :)
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[User Picture]From: nenimo
2010-02-02 05:30 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see the book!
I'm going to go out today and buy it!
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[User Picture]From: goraina
2010-02-02 06:20 pm (UTC)
Awwww, thanks, Craig!!
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[User Picture]From: teaberryblue
2010-02-02 05:35 pm (UTC)

And my hourlies are more crappy than yours!

Hooray for book! I will get a copy soon!
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[User Picture]From: goraina
2010-02-02 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'm actually REEEEALLY sensitive to eggs--egg yolks being the worst culprit. So, I skip 'em. :)
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[User Picture]From: teaberryblue
2010-02-02 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I am sorry! Next time you can send your egg to me :-D
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[User Picture]From: goraina
2010-02-02 06:17 pm (UTC)
Scanlations? Bi bim bap? Writing? Emails from Judy? Yeah, seriously. /:)
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[User Picture]From: anaaki_mlb
2010-02-02 05:41 pm (UTC)
Your drawings are so cute!

I think I mentioned this on Facebook, but I'm in art ed, and I'm creating a unit plan on comics, and one of the projects is to do hourlies. Is it okay if I use yours as an example? It's hard not finding one with swearing...
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[User Picture]From: goraina
2010-02-02 06:16 pm (UTC)
Of course! :)
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[User Picture]From: wanderingfrog
2010-02-02 06:34 pm (UTC)
I saw SMILE in the wild on Sunday, so presumably it was in the store since at least Friday. I can't afford to buy it for another few weeks, though.
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[User Picture]From: kyubikitsy
2010-02-02 08:26 pm (UTC)
These are wonderful! :D

We're waiting for our order of SMILE! to come in~ HOPEFULLY it will be in on Wednesday when we pick up the rest of our comics! >_<~!

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[User Picture]From: daltonnw
2010-02-02 10:22 pm (UTC)
These are great! I like the smeared pencil textures. ;)

I am currently at 5 o'clock. Writing IS hard!
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[User Picture]From: marionv
2010-02-02 10:46 pm (UTC)
These are super!
I'm taking today to ink mine... is that against the rules? I forgot to read the rules. Now I kinda don't want to. ;)
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[User Picture]From: steve_dash_o
2010-02-02 10:48 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited for the book! I can't wait to pick it up at the comic store tomorrow!

Looking at these, I feel like your style's been evolving since I last saw "new" comics from you. More detail, maybe? I'm not sure what it is. The faces are getting even more expressive, too, and that was already one of my favorite parts of your art. :)
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[User Picture]From: buzzingbuzz
2010-02-03 12:32 am (UTC)
I want to go and buy it...
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[User Picture]From: abrassea
2010-02-03 01:22 am (UTC)
good stuff!
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[User Picture]From: jbacardi
2010-02-03 01:24 am (UTC)
Hey, I've been to St. Mark's Comics! Big deal, I know, but I'm from Kentucky...

I requested a review copy of Smile from Scholastic today...hopefully they can hook me up so I can read and review it for Popdose.

Congrats on getting this out there...I thought it was great years ago when you'd post excerpts here on your LJ. You've come a long way, young lady! (and I can say that because I'm old)
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[User Picture]From: rumrug
2010-02-03 04:31 am (UTC)
I like your day better than mine!
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[User Picture]From: finkenstein
2010-02-03 05:51 am (UTC)
congratulations Raina!!!!!! I cant wait to pick up a copy!! Excellent hourlies as well!
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-02-08 09:35 am (UTC)

You should update the Smile RSS

I went to look if the book had come out today, because a friend of mines daughter is getting braces, and saw it came out just a couple of days ago. That's great!

But, the last post in the SMILE RSS feed is from October or something. You need to ping people in that RSS to say that the book is available now. We've been waiting for *ages*. :)
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[User Picture]From: goraina
2010-02-09 03:02 am (UTC)

Re: You should update the Smile RSS

I updated it! Thanks for reminding me!
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