I wasn't in the hall on Preview night (my first signing was Friday morning), but it looks like RASL did very well. This might be a good year for Sci-Fi. Here is what Publishers Weekly said:
"Two of the biggest stories of Preview Night were the announcement that Roaring Brook's First Second imprint will publish a graphic novel collection of Paul Pope's cult sci-fi series THB; and Bone creator Jeff Smith will self-publish a new series called Rasl, a stark, sci-fi series about a dimension-jumping art thief with personal problems. The series will start as a b&w periodical next year, published in an oversized edition and sold initially through comics shops before it's collected at a smaller trade book trim-size in full color. "I'm trying to mix the old comic book market with the new book market," said Smith."
A dimension-jumping art thief with personal problems. I'm going to use that!
For more RASL coverage, you can check out Heidi's blog at The Beat, read an interview I did with News-a-rama, or ponder Tom Spurgeon's Comics Reporter list of Day One Observations – always worth reading!
On Thursday, I signed once at Cartoon Books booth (#2207) and then at Dark Horse.
The stuffed Fone Bone finds some friends…
For more signing & panel times, click here.