Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fan Expo Canada schedule and booth location!!!

Blog entry by Tom

The BONE 20th Anniversary Tour continues this week as we visit our neighbors to the north.

We want everybody to be able to find us easily at our booth #129, so here is the floorplan of the convention center. You can click on it to make it bigger.

This is a more magnified version of where you can find us. You can also go to FanExpo Canada’s website and download a pdf for yourself here!

Jeff will be doing two (2) signings a day.

The first will occur in the morning at the Cartoon Books booth #129. This signing will not require a ticket, but may get capped quickly if the line is huge. The autograph area signings in the evenings will be ticketed. Tickets for the evening signings are only available at The Cartoon Books Booth. You must receive a ticket from a Cartoon Books staff member (no purchase necessary) and there will only be a limited number of tickets available per day.

The schedule will be:

Thursday August 25th.
Show Hours 2pm-9pm

2pm – 4pm Cartoon Books Booth Signing at booth 129
7:30pm – 900pm in the Autograph Area “CC”

Friday August 26th.
Show Hours 10am-8pm

11am – 1pm Cartoon Books Booth Signing at booth 129
2:30 – 3:30pm Creating the Worlds of BONE & RASL Panel Rm 716
5:30 – 700pm in the Autograph Area “CC”

Saturday Show Hours 10am-8pm
11am – 1pm Cartoon Books Booth Signing at booth 129
2:30 – 3:30pm Conversational panel with Mark Askwith Rm 718
5:30 – 700pm in the Autograph Area “CC”

Sunday Show Hours 10am-6pm
11am – 1pm Cartoon Books Booth Signing at booth 129
4:30 – 600pm in the Autograph Area “CC”

And don’t forget, we’re rolling into town with our limited edition BONE 20th Anniversary Box Sets!

The Full Color One Volume Editions with lots of whistles and bells! For details, click here.

Toronto. Here we come!!!


Baltimore Comic Con this weekend!

Blog entry by Tom

The next stop on the 20th Anniversary BONE tour is this weekend in Baltimore, Maryland!

The schedule on Saturday August 20th:

11:00 am -1:00pm: Jeff and Steve will be signing at the Cartoon Books booth 1304

2:00pm – 3:00: ROOM 301-303; A Conversation with Jeff Smith & Stan Sakai. Jeff Smith’s Bone celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo will soon reach its 200th issue. Now, these two talented creators sit down to discuss their work; from their beginnings to future plans. Join Jeff & Stan for what is sure to be a lively and fun look at the world of comics.!

4:30pm – 6:30pm Jeff and Steve will be signing at the Cartoon Books booth 1304

The schedule on Sunday August 21st:

10:00 am -11:00am Jeff and Steve will be signing at the Cartoon Books booth 1304

11:00-12:00PM Comics Jukebox: All-Ages Comics in the Digital Age. Digital, web, & downloadable comics are a growing trend in the medium, but where do kids comics stand in this arena? Creators John Gallagher and Steve Conley moderate over a panel of experts, including Dan Parent (Archie), Steve Hamaker (Bone, Fish & Chips), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space!), Rich Faber (Roboy Red!) and Todd DeZago (Perhapanauts, Superhero Squad). Those in attendance will get a special card allowing them to download a FREE Exclusive BUZZBOY story from John Gallagher, and one person will win the opportunity to make a cameo appearance in Leon, Protector of the Playground,the new all-ages graphic novel by Jamar Nicholas.

1:00-2:00PM Going Digital: Day and Date, and what you need to know. With Marvel announcing their same-day-strategy and DC distributing their entire line starting August 31st to provide you with their acclaimed line of comics the same day digitally as they come out in print, you need to make sure you are prepared. With almost everything you want on demand or deliverable to your door, why should your comics be any different? Marvel and DC, with the help of comiXology have created a digital comics experience that puts the power back in your hands to enjoy your favorite comics on demand. Your comics, when you want them, where you want them. Come join John D. Roberts, Co-founder of comiXology, who will lead our panel as we explore the new digital horizons together.

3:00-5:00pm Jeff and Steve will be signing at the Cartoon Books booth 1304

So come out and say Hi to us! You can still get your tickets by clicking here!

Harvey Awards ballots due 8/6/11!

Blog entry by Tom

Hi everybody, Tom here!

The Harvey Awards ballots are due tomorrow, August, 6th.

Jeff, as well as some of our close friends, Terry Moore (ECHO), Raina Telgemeier (SMILE), and Kazu Kibuishi (AMULET) are nominated this year.

Please take a moment to vote for your favorites. Voting is open to anyone professionally involved in a creative capacity within the comics field. You can get your ballot by going here and then emailing to

The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. The Harvey’s recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories, ranging from Best Artist to the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. They are the only industry awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

Hope to see you in Baltimore in two weeks! For more information visit their website here!