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Get ready World…Here comes Tuki!

Blog entry by Tom

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NY TIMES BESTSELLING CARTOONIST JEFF SMITH LAUNCHES ALL NEW FREE WEBCOMIC
TUKI SAVE THE HUMANS” TODAY!

Click here! TO READ IT NOW!

Columbus, Ohio November 25, 2013:  Jeff Smith explores the ice age in this all new mythological fiction of the first human to leave Africa. With the completion of his science fiction noir thriller RASL, Jeff Smith returns to his cartoony roots with Tuki, which will be accessible by all ages.

Tuki will be released in Seasons. A page from Season One will be uploaded Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon for the next 8 weeks. Season Two will begin April 14, 2014.

About TUKI: Almost 2,000,000 years ago, a great ice age gripped the earth, trapping all moisture in the polar icecaps, causing drought and upheaval in the rest of the world. Vast tropical jungles gave way to dusty grasslands, and all living creatures struggled to survive, including the many species of hominids. To avoid extinction, something had to be done.

This is the story of the first human to leave Africa.

About Jeff Smith: Jeff Smith is the New York Times bestselling author/cartoonist of the BONE and RASL graphic novels. RASL has been selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the “Best Books of 2013″. BONE won numerous awards around the world, including multiple American Eisners and Harveys, and the French Alph Art. In 2005, Smith’s work was chosen to launch Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Books. Smith is the guest editor for BEST AMERICAN COMICS 2013.

Bleeding Cool Spotlights Jeff’s Appearance at C.A.B

Blog entry by Kathleen

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Jeff was invited as a Special Guest of the Comic Arts Brooklyn show, which was held earlier this month in Brooklyn, New York. Jeff participated in a spotlight panel – Jeff Smith: Pulled Apart -  in which he not only discussed his lifelong love of comics, but also his process and experience in getting to where he is today. BONE and RASL were obvious topics of discussion, but one of the main highlights for fans was hearing and seeing a bit more about Jeff’s newest project: TUKI Save the Humans, which will be Jeff’s first web-comic, set to debut this month.

The panel concluded with an exciting, live-inking illustration of BONE! The piece was auctioned off on behalf of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, of which Jeff is now a board member. To read the article in full, go here.

Here is the piece from the live-inking demonstration:

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Reminder: Billy Ireland Museum Opening this weekend!

Blog entry by Kathleen

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The Billy Ireland Museum at The Ohio State University is slated to open to the public on Friday November 15th! Jeff and Paul Pope will be participating in a event at the Wexner Center: “ In Conversation: Paul Pope and Jeff Smith on Friday evening at 7:30pm in Mershon Auditorium. This event is listed on the Wexner Center website and tickets are now on sale

On Sunday, join us for an afternoon of Looney Tunes at The Wexner Center Film/Video Theater at 4:00pm. Jeff hand picked his favorites to help celebrate the 75th Birthday of Bugs Bunny! Tickets are $5, but seating is extremely limited, so be sure to check the Wexner Center for the Arts ticket office early that day! Immediately following the program, Jeff will be signing at the Wexner Center Bookstore at 5:30pm! Hope to see you there!

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Jeff Smith Hosts World Premiere of TUKI at CBLDF Benefit Brunch on November 10 At Society of Illustrators in NYC

Blog entry by Kathleen

TUKI with logosThis Sunday, November 10th, Jeff will be unveiling his newest project: Tuki Save the Humans! at the Society of Illustrators during the benefit brunch for the Comic Book Legal Defense Funds ‘Right to Read’ program! Jeff recently joined the Fund’s Board of Directors and will host this lively afternoon event, where attendees will also enjoy brunch with the most outstanding authors in contemporary graphic novels and an auction of original art by today’s finest cartoonists. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m., Brunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the performance will begin at 12:30 p.m., to be followed by Q&A, auction, and viewing time in the Society’s galleries.

There are two levels of admission to this special event:

General Admission Tickets are available for a $100 donation to CBLDF and includes admission to the exhibits, brunch and a souvenir print signed by Jeff Smith.  $40 of this contribution is tax-deductible.

Dine With Jeff Smith VIP Admission tickets are available for a $250 donation to the CBLDF.  This includes dining with Jeff Smith, and also includes admission to the exhibits, brunch, and a souvenir print signed by Jeff Smith. $190 of this contribution is tax-deductible.

More information can be found here:

 

UPDATE: Comic Arts Brooklyn is this weekend!

Blog entry by Kathleen

 

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Saturday November 9th is the annual Comic Arts Brooklyn show, where Jeff will be appearing as a Featured Guest. C.A.B will be held at two locations: Mt. Carmel Church 275 N. 8th St in Brooklyn (book signings, publishers and artists will be in this location) and The Knitting Factory 361 Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn (talks and lectures to be held in this location). All events are free and open to the public! The show runs from 11:00am-7:00pm
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Jeff will be appearing on one panel and two signings:

11:30am-12:30pm Signing at Desert Island (check programs for booth#)
2:00pm-3:30pm Panel: Jeff Smith-Pulled Apart
4:30pm-6:00pm Signing at CBLDF Booth#D11

 

 

Billy Ireland Museum Opening November 15!

Blog entry by Kathleen

FestivalPostcardWebThe Billy Ireland Museum at The Ohio State University is slated to open to the public on Friday November 15th! Jeff and Paul Pope will be participating in an event at Mershon Auditorium – ‘In Conversation: Paul Pope and Jeff Smith’ on Friday evening at 7:30pm. Tickets are now on sale at Wexner Center for the Arts

More from the Wexner Center: Join us for a conversation between internationally acclaimed cartoonists and Ohio State University alumni Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL) and Paul Pope (THB, Heavy Liquid, Batman Year 100) as they discuss their extraordinary careers and reflect on the importance of comics history. Jeff Smith’s collected, full-color RASL debuted this fall, and he is currently working on a new webcomic series Tuki: Save the Humans. Paul Pope’s latest sci-fi graphic novel Battling Boy also recently hit shelves. In 2008 Smith was the subject of a Wexner Center exhibition, Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond, and a companion exhibition at the Cartoon Library, Jeff Smith: Before Bone. Moderated by the Wexner Center’s Director of Film/Video David Filipi.

 

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Jeff’s got 2 titles on the New York Times Graphics Bestsellers List!

Blog entry by Kathleen

RASL DUSTJKT AA Jeff Smith first! Last week saw the debut of Best American Comics on the New York Times Graphics Bestsellers list at the #6 position, with Rasl re-appearing at #10. This week, Best American Comics moves up to the #5 position, with Rasl holding steady at #10! Jeff is the Guest Editor for this years edition of the Best American Comics series. This is the first time Jeff’s had two titles on the list! Congratulations!

http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/hardcover-graphic-books/list.html

 

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Heading to Detroit this weekend!

Blog entry by Kathleen

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This week, our Book Tour takes us to the Detroit Fanfare show! We haven’t been to Detroit in over a decade, so we are thrilled to come back and see our fans! The show is being held at the Adoba Hotel Dearborn and runs Saturday and Sunday with a Preview Night on Friday! Hope to see you!

Cartoon Books’ Booth#’s are 34,35, and 36. Here’s where Jeff will be during the show:

Friday October 25:
In Booth Signing 6:00pm

Saturday October 26:
Panel Q&A with Jeff Smith Marquis Ballroom 12:00pm-1:00pm
In Booth Signing 2:00pm
In Booth Signing 6:00pm

Sunday October 27:
In Booth Signing 12:00pm
In Booth Signing 4:00pm

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