First Look: Massive Bone 20th Anniversary Color One Volume Editions (we’re planting a tree for every one we sell!)
Before we start, I want to say that this has been one of the most complicated, difficult, and exciting projects I’ve ever worked on. And one of the things I most want for myself!
At last! For the past five years, the single most requested item at Cartoon Books has been a single volume of BONE in color. Now, to celebrate two decades since the publication of BONE #1, Cartoon Books is pleased to announce a full color One Volume Edition of BONE in a collector’s box and a deluxe slipcase version! There will also be a very limited edition that contains original art by me and Steve!
BONE: 20th Anniversary Full Color One Volume Collector’s Box Set with Signed Art Print – limited to 2000 copies
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- all 1344 full color pages of BONE in a single hardcover volume that measures 9 1/2″ x 7″ x 3″ . The book is adorned with colorful foil stamps and art work and includes a satin ribbon bookmark.
-A new essay by cartoonist Jeff Smith called “Twenty Years with BONE”.
-A signed and numbered 6 ” x 9″ art print of a previously unpublished piece of BONE concept art.
-A 22k gold plated coin with Phoney Bone’s head on one side, and Fone Bone on the reverse giving the dates of BONE #1 July 1991, and the 20th Anniversary July 2011.
-Pewter figures of the three Bone cousins.
-A miniature facsimile of the BONE #1 comic book in black & white as originally published in July 1991.
-An expanded Cover Gallery of the BONE comic books and graphic novels.
-An Illustrated 20 Year Timeline
-Award winning feature length documentary DVD – The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE, and the Changing Face of Comics.
-Comes in a beautiful, 12″ x 12″ x 4″ illustrated red box with a magnetic clasp.
-Limited to 2,000 copies.
-Ships in July 2011.
The Collector’s Box Set will debut in San Diego at the Comic-Con International (it is listed in the May shipping Previews catalog because we needed a caution 3, as well time to get some numbers from retailers, but it will not actually be available until Preview Night at the Comic-Con)
BONE: 20th ANNIVERSARY FULL COLOR ONE VOLUME COLLECTOR’S BOX SET – with original art by Jeff Smith and hand painted by Steve Hamaker – limited to an edition of 50 copies
-All the details are the same as the above collector’s Box Set, but instead of the signed art print, this edition comes with a 6″ x 9″ piece of original art, each one individually penciled and inked by Jeff and hand watercolored by Steve Hamaker.
-Limited to 50 copies.
-Ships in July 2011. (also debuts on Preview night at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
BONE: 20th Anniversary Full Color One Volume Slipcase
-Deluxe Hard Cover & Slipcase 9 1/2″ x 7″ x 3″ with big, chunky close ups of BONE art work on both the Full Color One Volume Edition and the Slipcase with a new 32 page section that includes:
-A new essay by cartoonist Jeff Smith called “Twenty years with Bone”.
-Cover Gallery of BONE comics.
-Illustrated 20 Year Timeline.
-1376 pages total.
Ships this Fall, November 2011. (Just in time for the holidays!).
Information about how to pre-order from our website will be available next week, including an option to avoid shipping by picking your up your pre-paid box at the Cartoon Books booth in San Diego and selected other comic book shows during the year.
You can also pre-order one through your local comic book shop; the Diamond item code is: MAR111015
Next week, we’ll post a complete schedule for comic book shows and conventions that we’ll be at!
And lastly: These are big collector books, and through American Forests.org we’ll plant a tree for every one we sell!