Monthly Archives: July 2012

SDCC merchandise available now!

Blog entry by Tom

Hi everybody! The new items we introduced in San Diego for comic con have finally been added to our store! The lovable Rat Creature shirts come in brown for Adults (Small, Medium, Large and X large) and in purple for children’s sizes Small (8), Medium (10) and Large (12). Please measure your child before you order.

The final trade in the RASL series, The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla, with the San Diego cover are goin fast! As I type this, there are only 9 left. They are signed and numbered.

First come first served. The regular cover is also available.

The BONE “pie gag” was such a big hit last year on the 20th Anniversary tour, that we’ve made some prints. These are printed on 13×19 white watercolor paper and are ready for framing.

It’s never to early to get your holiday shopping started!


RASL in new issue of Ghettoblaster

Blog entry by Jeff

The latest issue of Ghettoblaster magazine hits the stands this week and features Aesop Rock on the cover. It also has a review of RASL (you can see RASL there on the cover under BOOKS), and carries an interview I did with them about the adventures of making comics.

Here’s Ghettoblaster’s webpage, and their facebook link.

Just a reminder, RASL ends on Aug. 1 when issue #15 hits the shelves of comic book stores all across the country. It’s a 48 page blow out.

The final collection, RASL volume 4: The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla follows shortly after that.

Hope you enjoy it!

San Diego Comic Con 2012

Blog entry by Tom

Hi everybody! Comic Con is upon us again! As we get ready, I wanted to share a few “new” items that we’ll be bringing to the show! As you already know, the final graphic novel (with a special cover) of the RASL series will be debuting at Comic-Con, and here are a few other goodies to whet your appetite! Below is the cover art for the third Quest book that will be out next year, and will be displayed as a backdrop in our booth.

If you attended any of the shows on the 20th Anniversary tour last year, you saw our 10 foot tall cutout of the Bone cousins reaching for some delicious pie. A signed, Limited Edition 13×19 full color print will be available.

The t-shirt offering this year is none other than our lovable rat creatures! Adult shirts will be in brown and the kids sizes will be in purple.

And last but certainly not least, we’ll have the highly anticipated BONE Full Color One Volume Slipcase Edition signed by Jeff Smith! Get yours while supplies last!

Hope to see you there!



Really coulda used Tesla to help finish the END of RASL…

Blog entry by Tom

Hi everybody. Tom here. I know, I know, it’s been awhile…

This past month we’ve all been busy with the final chapter of RASL. Jeff finished 5 pages (after staying up all night) last Friday morning, June 29th. I took Jeff and Vijaya to the airport for their much deserved vacation to Italy, and returned to the office to finish my part on the books. That afternoon, a major thunderstorm with 80mph winds, took out power lines that affected over 200,000 homes, us included. After setting up a Cartoon Books satellite office at a friends house, Kathleen and I were able to layout and proof the comic and Trade book 4, and get to the printers by late Sunday night.

Power was finally restored to the Cartoon Books office this afternoon, and now it’s time to get ready for San Diego Comic Con next week.

Above is the cover art for the Limited Edition (only 200 printed) signed and numbered RASL Book 4, that will be available at Comic Con. I will have some set aside to sell on the boneville store site after the show.

Jeff will not be attending Comic Con this year, but we will have some pre-signed books and prints for purchase. Look on the bright side…No waiting in long lines.

I’ll blog more about San Diego on Thursday!

HAPPY 4th of JULY, everybody!!!