Category Archives: RASL

Comic-Con International is Right Around the Corner

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson


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It seems like Comic-Con just sneaks up on us every year-where does the time go?! We’re making the annual trek to San Diego with a few tricks up our collective sleeve! What to share first? We’ve got a couple of exciting items making their debut this year: TUKI#1 in full color with special Convention Cover and the completed RASL omnibus in color hardcover. Our booth is getting a little makeover too—we are bringing a life-size RASL statue! In October 2013, The Columbus College of Art and Design hosted a RASL gallery exhibition in conjunction with Jeff giving the Keynote for the Art Schools MIX event. The school generously gifted us with this amazing statue, so we’re lugging him around for the fans to enjoy too!

Jeff will be doing a handful of panels during the Con and Cartoon Books will be hosting several signings in our booth daily. As we get closer to the show, I’ll be posting specific details for panels and signings then. More to come!

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Society of Professional Journalists Regional Conference-Jeff invited to give Keynote!

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson


The Society of Professional Journalists recently held their regional conference at Ohio State on April 4th, and invited Jeff to give the Keynote address. The event took place at the Billy Ireland Museum, in the Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall, where Jeff engaged the audience (Conference attendees, Educators and Journalism students) on the merits and similarities of cartooning and journalism. Introduced by his mentor, and respected former museum curator, Lucy Caswell, the conference ended with an enthusiastic start to the weekend! The Regional Chapter posted some additional photos on their Facebook page, which you can find here

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As a ‘thank you’ for the evenings festivities, the Conference gifted Lucy and Jeff with bricks from the over 100 year old original Journalism Building! There are only a few of these left, which makes them all the more treasured.






Emerald City Con March 28-30, Seattle WA

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson


It’s been a long time coming, but we are finally making it out to the Emerald City Con! Below is the schedule of when Jeff will be signing at Cartoon Books booth #301 as well as what panels he is taking part in. Come say hello!

Friday March 28 Show Hours 10am-7pm
Booth Signing 11am-1pm
Booth Signing 3pm-4pm
Booth Signing 6pm-7pm

Saturday March 29 Show Hours 10am-7pm
Booth Signing 11am-1pm
Panel “Jeff Smith Spotlight” Room 604 320pm-405pm
Panel “Why Eisner Matters” Hall D Room 602-603 440pm-540pm
Panel “Self Publish or Perish” Hall D Room 602-603 540pm-640pm

Sunday March 30 Show Hours 10am-5pm
Booth Signing 11am-12pm
Panel “Graphic Novels Empowering Readers” Room TCC302 1pm-2pm
Booth Signing 3pm-5pm

Jeff Smith Book Tour 2014

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson

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Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since I last stopped by, but I’ve got some great news to share! Here is where our travels will be taking us this year. Hope to see you there!

March 28-31 Emerald City Con, Seattle, WA: Special Guest

April 4 Society of Professional Journalists, Columbus, OH: Opening Reception Talk

May 9-12 TCAF, Toronto, CAN: Special Guest

June 20-23 Heroes Con, Charlotte, NC: Special Guest

July 23-28 Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA: Special Guest

August 8-11 Boston Comic Con: Special Guest

October 17-19 Lakes Comics Festival, Kendal, UK: Special Guest

Heroes Con Official Schedule

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson



Hit the Road!

The van is packed and we’re ready to go! Wonder how many times Jeff will peel out in the minivan? Which, if you’ve never done it, is one of the funniest things ever! Seriously. Ok onto the important stuff: Cartoon Books will be setting up in the Artists Alley section, taking over booth numbers 1301-1304 and 1316.

Jeff’s Panel and Booth Signing Details:

Friday June 20th:
Booth Signing: 11:30am-1:00pm
Panel: 2:30pm-3:30pm: ‘Transition from Print to On Line Comics’ in Room 207CD on the 2nd Floor
Booth Signing: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday June 21st:
Panel: 12:00pm-1:00pm: ‘Dealing with the Trappings of a Famous Franchise’ in Room 207AB on the 2nd Floor
Booth Signing: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Booth Signing: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Sunday June 22nd:
Booth Signing: 11:00am-1:00pm
Booth Signing: 4:00pm-6:00pm

For the complete show schedule, click here. See you soon!




Getting Ready for Heroes Con!

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson


Heroes Con is taking place June 20th through June 22 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. This show has become a perennial favorite of ours, and we are very excited to come back and see our fans! Cartoon Books will once again be exhibiting and Jeff will be making a few panel appearances as well as doing a few signings at our booth. Further information on panel times and locations as well as the signing schedule will be updated next week. See you soon!

Fan Art from Heroes Con!

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson


Not only did we have an incredibly fun and successful visit to Heroes Con, but we were gifted this super fun sketch of Jeff. The artist is our friend Chris Schweizer! The other piece is from Rybo, who unfortunately didn’t get to meet Jeff in person but is getting introduced here!






Emerald City Comic Con Wrap Up Blog

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson

Cartoon Books had a total blast while out in Seattle attending the Emerald City Comic Con the last weekend of March! This was Jeff’s first time attending the show, and Cartoon Books’ first time exhibiting –  and it couldn’t have been better! Our fans were so incredibly welcoming and enthusiastic, and as for the show itself–we. sold. out. of. everything!! Take a stroll with us down memory lane –  and enjoy!























Comic-Con International Official Schedule

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson

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Comic-Con International kicks off in just a little over 2 weeks from now! Cartoon Books will be setting up at Booth 2109, where we will be debuting Jeff’s newest series – Tuki#1, a convention exclusive(!), as well as the colored hardcover collected RASL! We’ll have new merchandise in support of Tuki, including a new T-shirt and lithograph. Jeff will be hosting daily signings at our booth, stop by for times! Jeff will also be on a few panels this year, details below. See you soon!

Thursday July 24 12:00pm-1:00pm Room 7AB – Digital Comics
Friday July 25 3:30pm-4:30pm Room 8 – Pogo
Saturday July 26 1:00pm-2:00pm Room 30CDE – Banned Books
Saturday July 26 4:00pm-5:00pm Room 9 – Spotlight on Jeff Smith

For more information on Comic-Con, please click here

Cartoon Books headed to TCAF

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson

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Cartoon Books is headed to Toronto this week to attend TCAF: the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, which takes place this weekend at the Toronto Reference Library located at 789 Yonge Street. Jeff has been invited as a Guest of the show in years past, but this time around we decided to exhibit as well! TCAF is hosted by the great folks at the Toronto Public Library and The Beguiling Comic Shop and admission is free! Cartoon Books will be set up at table #150 near the Digital Innovation Hub located on the 1st floor. And here is where you can find Jeff during the show:

Saturday Show Hours 9:00am-5:00pm
Panel: Jeff Smith Bone and Beyond. Part of TCAF Kids Day. Location: St. Paul’s at 227 Bloor Street East. 9:45am-11:00am.
Post Panel Signing immediately after in the same location 11:15am-12:30pm
Cartoon Books Booth Signing: Table #150 first floor from approx 1:30pm-5:00pm

Sunday Show Hours 11:00am-5:00pmPanel: Jeff Smith Spotlight. Location: Marriott Bloor Yorkville, High Park Ballroom 400. 12:15pm-1:15pm
Post Panel Signing immediately after in the same location 1:30pm-2:30pm
Cartoon Books Booth Signing: Table #150 first floor from approx 3:30pm-5:00pm

For more information visit the official TCAF website: