Monthly Archives: June 2009

“The Cartoonist” screening in San Diego

Blog entry by Tom

Hey everybody, Tom again. I just want to let you know about this upcoming screening of the documentary that tells the story behind Jeff’s efforts to self-publish Bone, the 1300 page graphic novel that he carried in his head since he was 9!

This is a big deal – - The Cartoonist will be shown Friday night at 7:30 at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA on Friday, July 24th in Room 5AB

Ken Mills, who wrote and directed the film, and who is a co-founder of Mills/James Productions will be there to host the screening.

We will have copies of the dvd for sale at our booth in San Diego! I will post information about where you can order copies very soon.  Looking forward to hear all your comments once you’ve had a chance to see it.

BONE continues to please…

Blog entry by Tom

BONE Volume 9: Crown of Horns was released by Scholastic back in early spring. The book market trade journal, Publishers Weekly, has listed volume nine of the BONE saga on its top 10 Bestsellers list for the last sixteen weeks!

And on the ICV2 website, BONE is listed as The Top Humor Property for the first quarter of 2009!

Jeff’s Heroes Con schedule update, includes screening of The Cartoonist

Blog entry by Tom

Jeff is a guest at HeroesCon in Charlotte, North Carolina being held on Friday, June 19 thru Sunday, June 21st. Here is his schedule so far:

Friday, June 19th: Panel at 3:00pm in Room 217A: Jeff Smith and Alec Longstreth in Conversation
Friday, June 19th: Signing from 4:30-5:30pm at the Cartoon Books Booth

Saturday, June 20th: Panel at 12:30pm in Room 217A: All ages panel with Jeff Smith, David Petersen, Roger Langridge & more
Saturday, June 20th: Signing from 1:30-3:00pm at the CBLDF (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) Booth
Saturday, June 20th: Signing from 5:00-6:00pm at the Cartoon Books Booth

NEW! Sunday, June 21st: Panel at 1:00pm in Room 217BCD:  Screening of the documentary The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, Bone, and the Changing Face of Comics, co-hosted by Jeff Smith & Colleen Doran
Sunday, June 21st: Signing from 3:00-4:00pm at the Cartoon Books Booth


RASL Limited Edition Hardcover coming soon!

Blog entry by Tom

RASL: The Drift, Collector’s Edition Hard Cover will be debuting in San Diego at Comicon and in comic book stores July 22, 2009. This hardcover version of the critically acclaimed series will only be available in comic book stores. 

This edition is 128 pages which includes 16 new pages of concept sketches, script pages and bonus art (seen here).

Each book will be signed and numbered by Jeff and is limited to just 2,000 books. Don’t forget that RASL is for mature audiences. Be sure to order with Diamond solicitation number May090756. Orders will need to be placed with your comic shop this Friday, June 5th

posted by Tom