Monthly Archives: August 2010

Mr. Smith goes to Washington!

Blog entry by Tom

Jeff will be a guest of the National Book Festival in our nations capital later this month! The 10th annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 3rd and 7th streets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event. The festival, a celebration of the joy of reading for all ages, is free and open to the public.

Details on Jeff’s schedule will be posted here soon.

Scott Pilgrim vs. me!

Blog entry by Jeff

For two weeks straight, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim books have dominated the NY Times bestsellers list. I haven’t seen this written about anywhere, but it strikes me as a big deal. All six books in the top ten at once? Two weeks running! (I’m a little late in posting this, so a new list may be up by the time you read this)  That’s almost an Elvis or Beatles-like feat! Congratulations, Bryan! Enjoy it, man. I love the Scott Pilgrim books and I loved the movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, which I’ve seen twice.

Retailers: Fish N Chips V. 1 Offered in this Month’s Previews

Blog entry by admin

Fish N Chips Vol 1 Cover

Just a quick post to remind our retailer friends that Fish N Chips Volume 1 is available in the August Previews.  Orders are due soon and the item code is: AUG100915F

Click here if you are registered with Diamond’s online retailer section!

Thanks very much!  Below are 2 pin-ups that appear in this graphic novel, created by my friends Kazu Kibuishi(Amulet) and David Petersen(Mouse Guard)!

FNC Pin-Up by Kazu Kibuishi

FNC Pin-Up by David Petersen

BONE 2011 Wall Calendar! UPDATE

Blog entry by Tom

WOW! I guess it’s time to look forward to next year, with the brand new BONE 2011 Calendar. These are available now at most places where they sell calendars!

The calendar is big and gorgeous! Enjoy every month with great moments from the BONE series. Universe Publishing (A division of Rizzoli International) did a great job at putting this calendar together. Its been a long time (2001, I think) since a BONE calendar has been done.

Relive some of your favorite moments with Fone, Smiley, Phoney and the rest of the gang, as the year goes by! You can get yours by clicking here and going to Amazon.

Demand was higher than expected, and Universe Publishing sent all the calendars out to retail shops and forgot to leave any for us!  That means our boneville store will only have a limited amount of copies, and they are available now!

Comic Con interviews with Jeff and Tom Sniegoski (updated)

Blog entry by Tom

Hey everybody! Tom G. again.

BONE: Tall Tales, the new full color BONE graphic novel shipped this week! Tall Tales is just what it sounds like, Smiley Bone telling Boneville tall tales to three Bone Scouts named Ringo, Bingo, and Todd.  It has new stories, and a couple of older ones that have never been published in glorious Steve Hamaker color. We had a few copies with us in San Diego at Comic-Con, and it seemed like everybody loved them. Above is a picture of the signing Tom & Jeff  had on Friday morning of the show – - it was slammed!

Here’s a link to a CBR interview with Tom Sniegoski that was posted last night. Tom talks about working with Jeff and Vijaya on both Tall Tales and the upcoming prose books BONE: Quest for the Spark. It’s a fun interview that had me laughing.  It sheds light on a lot of Tom & Jeff’s working habits – - even for Jeff!

Comic Book Resources also covered Jeff’s spotlight panel at Comic Con. You can read that here.

Thanks to Garrett Chin and Steve for some great shots of Tom and Jeff at their booth signing on Friday, July 23rd.

A third interview featuring colorist, Steve Hamaker, will be up later this week.

The Cartoonist wins an EMMY!

Blog entry by Jeff

Last weekend The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE, and the Changing Face of Comics won a regional EMMY for best documentary. Congratulations to Mills/James, Director Ken Mills, and producers Martin Fuller & Mike Myer, all of whom picked up statues!

Marty took these photos and sent them to me.

Vijaya and I have been amazed throughout this entire process… starting with the fact that Ken wanted to make the film in the first place, then when all our friends and family across the country began calling us after seeing the documentary on PBS – - and now this!

Congratulations again. Well deserved!

Very cool, guys! I’m still amazed.

RASL 8 Preview

Blog entry by Tom

RASL 8 hit stores while we were in San Diego attending Comic-Con. Jeff asked me to post a few pages from the “spooky girl” issue! So here they are! Click on the images to enlarge.

Want to read more? Of course you do! So head on over to your local comic book store or here, to go to ours!