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July 1, 2016


The Beat: Raina Telgemeier’s Ghosts To Have 500,000 First Printing

imageHeidi MacDonald notes from promotional materials that Raina Telgemeier's Ghosts will have a 500,000 first printing, and that this is likely the most copies on a first printing on any North American graphic novel. I don't have any reason to disbelieve her. That's an amazing accomplishment. It should once again help reset a bunch of folks' thinking about what's possible and what comics looks like (for their sake, not hers). I also think there are specific kudos due Scholastic for investing not just in Telgemeier's groundbreaking Smile, as I think some companies might have, but in Telgemeier as a cartooning talent, period. That Fall tour should be something.
 
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