Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier Has Over 3.5 Million Graphic Novels in Print

With ‘Sisters’ Hitting Big Numbers Fast
Published: 01/02/2015 02:24am

Raina Telgemeier, whose new graphic novel Sisters just shipped last August, now has over 3.5 million copies of her three graphic novels in print, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Printings onSisters have rocketed to 1.4 million, after an initial planned run of only 200,000 copies (see “Telgemeier’s ‘Sisters’ Gets 200K Print Run“), according to the report.

Smile, Telgemeier’s first original graphic novel, has 1.5 million copies in print, andDrama, a fictional story about a middle school drama production, has 650,000.

While these may not be the biggest sales ever (by a U.S. publisher) on graphic novel volumes, they are probably the biggest sales ever on graphic novels directed at kids.