Raina Telgemeier Quotes & Sayings

14 most famous Raina Telgemeier quotes and sayings (cartoonist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“When I was doing 'Smile,' I was looking back at pictures of myself and going, 'Thank goodness I couldn't do the sprayed-bangs thing! Everybody's so embarrassed by that hairstyle now, but I was never cool enough to pull it off!'”
Raina Telgemeier Quotes
“I used to rely on black-and-white, and while I was working on 'Smile,' I learned to adapt to color on my end.”
Raina Telgemeier Quotes
“I've always believed in working hard, and I'm grateful that people seem to connect with the kinds of stories I'm passionate about telling.”
Raina Telgemeier Quotes
“New York is great for busy creative types. The city has a pulse that races, and you either keep up with it or you leave.”
“I wanted to be into fashion, but I was never the kind of person who could keep up with fashion trends, and I could never style my hair the way everyone else's was - my hair was very thin, so I couldn't do, like, the sprayed bangs everyone else was into.”
“All of the narration in 'Smile' is first-person. Most of the books that I grew up reading had first-person narrators for some reason. My diaries were written in this voice, and since this story is autobiographical, it just felt like a natural extension.”
Raina Telgemeier Quotes
“Going to so many book events keeps me connected with my readership while constantly reminding me that all the long hours at the drawing desk are worthwhile.”
Raina Telgemeier Quotes
“I did keep detailed journals from about fifth grade on, and every so often as I was growing up, I would re-read them and reflect on the previous years of my life.”
Raina Telgemeier Quotes
“I know how long it takes me to draw a page, how long it takes me to complete a project, how long I can work before my hand gives out, that sort of thing.”
“I prefer drawing the things I've written to handing them off to another artist. Turns out I'm a huge control freak - and because I write in thumbnails, the art is already happening by the time I start writing!”

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