August 18, 2018

Don’t forget to tune in at 9:15am! Jeff will be a guest on Fox28 Columbus this morning to talk about Smiley’s Dream Book!


August 17, 2018

Jeff will be a guest on Fox28 Columbus tomorrow morning to talk about Smiley’s Dream Book! Tune in at 9:15am. For those outside of the viewing area, we’ll post a link to the video when it’s available.


August 16, 2018

Did you know? Jeff and Vijaya’s Great Dane Euclid, was the inspiration for one of young Gran’ma Ben’s dogs in Rose?


August 15, 2018

RASL Book Two (ISBN 9781888963670) is shipping in September! Reserve your copy with your favorite comics shop using preorder code SEP181683. Order forms will be included in PREVIEWS on August 29th!


August 14, 2018

Tesla invented alternating current, which is used in every home, and business in the world!


August 13, 2018

School Library Journal gives a lovely review for Smiley’s Dream Book!

PreS-Gr 1–This crisply illustrated picture book stars a character from Smith’s award-winning series of graphic novels. Strolling through the woods on a beautiful day, Smiley, a blobby white cartoon character, decides to count the birds he hears singing (each bird tweets a musical note colored to match its feathers). By the time he gets to numbers seven and eight, Smiley is flapping his arms and flying along with the flock. After reaching 12, he gives up on enumerating and focuses on soaring through the blue sky surrounded by feathered friends. The mood changes when a raptor arrives and harries the frightened birds with sharp-looking talons and beak. Smiley confronts the predator, scaring the poop out of it (literally). Surrounded by the thankful birds, he counts down from 10, before gently descending to the ground and settling under a tree, sound asleep. Awakening, he realizes that it was all a dream, acknowledging, “Sometimes dreams are scary, but the good ones make it worth it.” Full-page illustrations, some wordless and some sprinkled with dialogue balloons, convey the plot in a simple graphic novel–style format, and the bright cartoon artwork has an engaging fluidity and energy. VERDICT Youngsters already acquainted with Smiley and the “Bone” universe will get the most of this adventure, but the book’s positive message and exuberant presentation has broad appeal.–Joy Fleishhacker, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs


August 10, 2018

Roger Ash of Westfield Comics recently toured The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and shared the delightful experience on his blog! It really is a treasure. A must-see when you visit Columbus! http://www.westfieldcomics.com/blog/interviews-and-columns/rogers-comic-ramblings-my-visit-to-the-billy-ireland-cartoon-library-museum/


August 09, 2018


August 08, 2018

What’s in your pull box this week?


August 07, 2018

Scholastic Reads podcast with Jeff Smith, hosted by Suzanne McCabe. Have a listen!

http://oomscholasticblog.com/podcast/jeff-smith-bone-cousins-first-picture-book


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