July 27, 2016

For immediate release 

BONE: CODA in Stores Today!
Columbus, Ohio – July 27, 2016

The wait is over! For the first time in 12 years, Cartoon Books has released a new BONE story by creator Jeff Smith. This unique tale picks up right where the original saga left off and appears in a new BONE volume called BONE: CODA.

“We’re celebrating 25 years since the first black & white issue of the BONE comic book was released to comic book shops,” said Smith, “It’s my way of saying thank you to the readers who have supported BONE over the years, as well as an excuse to spend some more time with the Bone boys!”

The new story is 36-pages long in black & white, and is accompanied by an essay from Smith to the readers, comic shops, and the comics community covering the ups and downs of two and half decades in the comics biz called COMIC LIFE, A Movable Pizza Party. Also included as a bonus is librarian & comics historian Stephen Weiner’s A BONE Companion. A BONE Companion is an independently published look at the art & world of BONE, and is presented here fully illustrated for the first time. Both sections are rich with comics and photos.

 The first black & white issue of the self-published comic book BONE appeared on comic shop shelves in July 1991, 25 years ago.

BONE: CODA, 132 page trade paperback published by Cartoon Books is available in comic book shops, bookstores and online.

About Jeff Smith: Jeff Smith is the New York Times bestselling author/cartoonist of the BONE and RASL graphic novels. BONE won numerous awards around the world, including multiple American Eisner’s and Harvey’s, and the French Alph Art. In 2005, BONE was chosen to launch Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Books, whose wildly popular color versions of BONE continue to sell in the millions. Smith was guest editor of BEST AMERICAN COMICS in 2013.

About Cartoon Books: Cartoon Books was founded in 1991, and was the original publishing house for Jeff Smith’s award-winning, self-published black & white series BONE, as well as his other self-published titles including RASL and TUKI Save the Humans. Cartoon Books also publishes the 1350 page black & white BONE: One Volume Edition. Located in Columbus, OH, Cartoon Books continues to publish, promote and license Smith’s works around the world.

#BONE25 #CODA #jeffsmith #bonecomics #boneville #fonebone #phoneybone #smileybone #rasl #tukisavethehumans


July 26, 2016

“A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume” checks in with Jeff to discuss the 25th Anniversary of Bone and the new trade CODA, and Jeff’s other works, RASL and Tuki! Enjoy!

http://asitecalledfred.com/2016/07/18/jeff-smith-ken-plume-chat-2/

#BONE25
#CODA
#bonecomics
#boneville
#jeffsmith
#fonebone
#phoneybone
#smileybone
#rasl
#tukisavethehumans


July 25, 2016

Sequential Heart, Paste Magazine’s comics podcast feature, chats with Jeff about CODA, the status of the Bone movie and the 2nd year of the CXC comics festival. Have a listen!

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/07/sequential-heart-jeff-smith-cartoonist-of-bone-tuki-save-the-humans.html


#BONE25
#CODA
#bonecomics
#boneville
#jeffsmith
#fonebone
#phoneybone
#smileybone
#rasl
#tukisavethehumans


July 23, 2016

NEW at Comic-Con from Cryptozoic!! Fone Bone Vinyl Figure in display-worthy window box packaging! Cartoon Books will have a limited supply of these delightful vinyl figures. Retail price $25. Booth#2109 #BONE25 #SDCC2016

 #BONE25
#CODA
#bonecomics
#boneville
#jeffsmith
#fonebone
#phoneybone
#smileybone
#rasl
#tukisavethehumans
#SDCC2016
#cryptozoic


July 23, 2016

New items galore! BONE CODA trade paperback with special bookplate, 25th Anniversary keychain, T-Shirt and Anniversary Print. Be one of the first to own these Anniversary items! Booth#2109. #BONE25 #SDCC2016

#BONE25
#CODA
#bonecomics
#boneville
#jeffsmith
#fonebone
#phoneybone
#smileybone
#rasl
#tukisavethehumans
#SDCC2016


July 23, 2016

Jeff was invited to contribute to The Guardian’s ‘Comic Con Election’ edition: Ink Different: Donald Trump gets drawn and quartered for Comic-Con

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2016/jul/21/donald-trump-drawn-for-comic-con-election-2016


July 23, 2016

Here’s where you can find Jeff today at Comic-Con!

Saturday July 23

10:00am Signing at Cartoon Books Booth#2109
**THIS WILL BE A TICKETED EVENT

12:30pm Panel: Jeff Smith Spotlight Room 8

4:00pm Signing at Cartoon Books Booth#2109

#BONE25
#CODA
#SDCC2016
#bonecomics
#boneville
#jeffsmith
#fonebone
#phoneybone

#smileybone

#rasl
#tukisavethehumans


July 22, 2016

DAILY FREEBIES! Bone Bookmarks and Fone and Smiley Temp. Tatts! Get yours at  Booth#2109

#BONE25
#CODA
#SDCC2016
#bonecomics
#boneville
#jeffsmith
#fonebone
#phoneybone
#smileybone
#rasl
#tukisavethehumans


July 22, 2016

Here’s where you can find Jeff today at Comic-Con!

 Friday July 22

12:30pm Panel: You Can Be the Next Scholastic Graphix Artist Room 24ABC

3:00pm Signing at Cartoon Books Booth#2109

#BONE25
#CODA
#SDCC2016
#bonecomics
#boneville
#jeffsmith
#fonebone
#phoneybone
#smileybone
#rasl
#tukisavethehumans


July 21, 2016

Makin’ it rain all day everyday with Phoney Bone Silver Gazillion Dollar Bills. Booth#2109

 #BONE25
#CODA
#SDCC2016
#bonecomics
#boneville
#jeffsmith
#fonebone
#phoneybone
#smileybone
#rasl
#tukisavethehumans


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