September 20, 2017

Jeff will be promoting CXC on CD102.5 live this morning at 9am. Tune in!

September 20, 2017

The Spanish edition of BONE: CODA has been released by our publisher, Astiberri. Beautiful job!

September 19, 2017

Tom Spurgeon, Jeff and Tom Gaadt working hard on the finishing touches of the CXC program!

September 19, 2017

Something for everyone! See you next weekend!

September 18, 2017

The CXC 2017 Programming schedule is now live! Take a look at the many exciting events we’ve got in store for you:

September 18, 2017

Check out the book trailer for the final chapter of Bryan Talbot’s forthcoming “GRANDVILLE Force Majeure”!

September 16, 2017

Frederick Aldama, head of SOL CON (and partnering with CXC) has launched his illustrated series, Latinographix, which was recently highlighted in the Columbus Dispatch!

September 15, 2017

Cartoon Books is proud to donate materials to this worthwhile cause, partnering with publishers: Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Drawn&Quarterly and others!

Washington, DC; September 12, 2017 - The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Free Library is the 2017 recipient of the Small Press Expo Graphic Novel Gift Program.
This program, the first of its kind in the United States, is an outright gift of graphic novels to the library as selected by the library’s collections specialists, who this year selected 87 titles comprising 310 individual books.

To date, the Small Press Expo Graphic Novel Gift Program has given away over 1800 graphic novels and comics to library systems from Virginia to Pennsylvania.
There was a formal presentation of the books to the Philadelphia Free Library by Small Press Expo Graphic Novel Gift Program Director Catherine Fraas on Saturday, September 9.
The books were selected by the library’s collection staff from the offerings of publishers FantagraphicsTop ShelfDrawn & QuarterlyCartoon BooksAdhouse Books and Koyama Press, all of whom support this program.

SPX’s Graphic Novel Gift Program is an expansion of the philanthropic and charitable endeavors that are part of its corporate charter, and is in addition to SPX’s annual support to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The targets of this program are public and academic library systems in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area as selected by the Small Press Expo.

The goals of this program are:
- to facilitate the availability of graphic novels to readers of all ages utilizing public and school libraries,
- to promote learning and literacy through the availability of graphic novels at local libraries, and
- to provide library systems with additional resources by which they can purchase graphic novels and comics.

September 15, 2017

Jeff was a guest on Fox 28’s Good Day Columbus Marketplace segment promoting comics and the upcoming CXC Festival!


Here’s the link to the video of the segment:

September 14, 2017

614 Now: Cartoons are X’ing the road this September


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!