October 24, 2016

A few years ago, Publishers Weekly ran a story: “From Print to Pumpkin”, which featured a school project librarian Esther Frazee asked of her fourth grade students. The assignment was to decorate a pumpkin that represented their favorite character from their summer reading, and look who made the cut! The Fone Bone pumpkin won the award for ‘most creative use of materials’. WE LOVE IT!


October 21, 2016

AHHHH! It’s Friday!

October 20, 2016

#TBT (L to R) Master fantasy painter Charles Vess, Joe Ferrara of Atlantis Fantasyworld comic shop in Santa Cruz, CA, and Jeff in San Diego circa 2000.

October 19, 2016

If you’re watching the final debate tonight, keep an eye out for this guy: Ken ‘Fone’ Bone!

October 19, 2016

Jeff was recently a guest on The Ohio Channel’s ‘Book Notes’ where he talked about how he got into cartooning, the things that inspired him and his career today!


October 18, 2016

Jeff was selected as one of the artists for the ‘Art Makes Columbus’ campaign last month: Jeff Smith: Cartooning is My Art


October 17, 2016

Publishers Weekly reviews BONE CODA!

Twenty-five years after Smith began his now-classic fantasy series, this epilogue picks up after the end of the saga as the Bone cousins make their way back home with the usual mishaps and trouble. Phoney Bone’s carelessness and braggadocio lead them into one last adventure. The new tale only spans 36 pages and is in black and white like the original comics, which may disappoint the many fans of Scholastic’s beautifully colored editions. The remainder of the book reprints Weiner’s critical and historical essays and a Smith biography and interview. This version includes spot illustrations of panels from the series. The articles do an excellent job of giving Bone its due but will have the avid reader impatiently flipping through the book to see whether there are any more comics. The new Bone story is slight in scale and short in length, less a saga than an anecdote. But Smith still delights with witty, sharp dialogue and fluid, vivid art that bring three of comic literature’s most beloved characters to life once more. (Aug.)

October 16, 2016

Hosted by Julia Gfrörer and Sean T. Collins

Need to beat those post-show blues? Join us on Sunday night after the final day of CXC to kick back, share your stories from the weekend, and toast another year of the festival.

The Dead Dog Party (always held on the last day of a con) is a great last chance to catch up with old and new friends from the show. It will be held at St James Tavern, 1057 N 4th St. No dogs will be harmed in the process (it’s just a weird name).

Party flier designed by Julia Gfrörer


October 16, 2016

CXC: From Campus to Downtown, Cartoons Take Over Columbus!

This map will help you get around to all of the events that CXC has to offer from Thursday through Sunday!

NOTE: The Comics Expo on Saturday and Sunday is being held at the Columbus Metropolitan Library DOWNTOWN (96 S. Grant Ave) NOT at Driving Park branch, as was incorrectly stated in the Columbus Dispatch.

October 16, 2016


Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) is taking place this weekend at the Columbus Metropolitan Library in downtown Columbus. Join us for a family friendly cartoon festival that is free and open to the public! Comics’ brightest stars will be on hand exhibiting, presenting panels, workshops and signings from 12pm-5pm (Sunday). See you there!




After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one they find their way into a deep forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. Click to read!

Almost 2,000,000 years ago, a great ice age gripped the earth, trapping all moisture in the polar icecaps, causing drought and upheaval in the rest of the world. Vast tropical jungles gave way to dusty grasslands, and all living creatures struggled to survive, including the many species of hominids. To avoid extinction, something had to be done. This is the story of the first human to leave Africa… TukiClick to read!

When Rasl, a thief and ex-military engineer, discovers the lost journals of Nikola Tesla, he bridges the gap between modern physics and history’s most notorious scientist. But his breakthrough comes at a price. In this twisting tale of violence, intrigue, and betrayal, Rasl finds himself in possession of humankinds greatest and most dangerous secret. Click to read!