Monthly Archives: September 2010

National Book Festival 2010

Blog entry by Jeff

Lots of pics from the National Book Festival last weekend. The top one is of the Library of Congress where the opening reception was held. The sixth pic is Jules Feiffer and me.It was a big show, free to the public, and I heard a record-breaking 150,000 people came out to the National Mall to hear authors speak and get books signed.

Which is amazing enough, but considering it was close to 100 degrees with almost no shade, it blows my mind. All the author talks were full houses, and I had something like 900+ people lined up to get an autograph. I couldn’t draw doodles in the books like I normally do, because we wanted to get to everybody in line – - before they had heatstroke!

It was really great, and I’ll continue to post photos for the next few days.

Here’s a link about the cartoonists who were at the event in the Washington City Paper.

Here are some photos of other authors over at the Huffington Post.

Mr. Smith goes to Washington pt. 2… Come see Jeff on the Mall!

Blog entry by Tom

If you are in the DC area this Saturday, September 25th come on out to the National Book Festival.

Jeff’s Presentation will be held in the Teens and Children Pavilion from 2:55pm to 3:25pm, followed by a brief Q&A.

The National Book Festival runs from 10:00am – 5:30pm on The National Mall near 3rd Street and Jefferson Drive in Washington, D.C.

Bone: Tall Tales #1 in Canada

Blog entry by Tom

For the second week in a row, BONE: Tall Tales is #1 on the Canadian Comics Bestsellers List! This is a list compiled by BookManager of actual graphic novel and manga sales at independent bookstores and comic shops across the country. For some reason, the list refers to Tall Tales as “Bone Prequel.”

The list for Sept. 1 is here, and Aug. 23 here.