Our official press release:
Jeff Smith, creator of the indy title BONE, announces the first leg of a year long Bone World Tour to promote the release of the color BONE volumes across Europe and North America. Smith's company Cartoon Books, which licensed the color rights in the US to Scholastic Books in 2005, has now found publishing partners in Greece, Spain, France, U.K, Norway, Italy and French Canada. There will be tour stops in all countries.
The tour begins at Frankfurt Book Fair, which will feature a 40 piece Bone exhibit in the comics pavilion. Then moves to the Babel Festival in Athens, which will host a 30 piece exhibit of all original art. Smith will continue to criss-cross Europe until the first leg of the World Tour will ends Feb. 23 at the New York Comic Convention in time for the release of Scholastic’s newest color edition of Bone, ‘Rockjaw, Master of the Eastern Border’.
Scholastic, under the imprint Graphix, has sold over 1, 000,000 copies of the color Bone edition to date.
The tour so far:
Oct 3-10 – Germany Frankfurt Book Fair and book tour including Berlin, Cologne and Hamburg 40 piece exhibition at Frankfurt Book Fair's Comics Center visit German publisher Tokyopop
Oct 12-15 – Greece Babel Fest in Athens with 30 piece Bone original art exhibition visit Greek publisher Jemma
October 16-21 – Spain Spanish Book Tour including Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao visit Spanish publisher Astiberri
Oct 21-24 – France and Belgium French book tour including Paris and Brussels visit French publisher Editions Delcourt
Oct 25-26 – U.K. English book tour including London visit U.K. publisher Harper Collins
Oct 27-29 – Norway Bok i Sentrum festival in Oslo visit Norwegian publisher Egmont
November 3-5 – Italy Lucca Comics Festival visit Italian publisher Panini
November 18-20 – Canada Montreal Book Fair visit French Canadian publisher Modus Vivendi
February 23-25 (2007) – USA New York Comicon visit the New York Comicon Website
For detailed information about stops in each country, visit Jeff's Studio. Dates are still being added at this time.