Category Archives: Self-Publishing

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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BONE in…Israel!

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson



Earlier this year, The Israeli Museum of Comics and Caricature worked with our Israeli publisher, Kinneret Zmora, to arrange a series of exhibitions that explore the ‘behind the scenes’ activity surrounding comics in Israel. Their first exhibit opened in March with BONE being prominently featured! The exhibits display the work and production processes involved: translation, adaptation to the Hebrew language and culture, anecdotes from the publishing houses, production and everything in between!

Take a look at Kinneret’s Facebook page to see the very cool display!

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.






Tuki #1 in FULL COLOR coming in July

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson

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Jeff’s first online comic will be making its print debut in a few short weeks! Tuki #1 is 32 pages, in FULL COLOR, and has the very affordable black and white price point of $3.99. Did I mention its in FULL COLOR? Issues of Bone #1 now sell for up to $5,000! That’s a 45% average annual return on your investment! Can you afford NOT to acquire a copy of Tuki #1?

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

2014 tour

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!




Tuki WINS The National Cartoonists Society Silver Reuben Award!

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson

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 Jeff’s first online comic has been earning rave reviews from our fans and industry colleagues since its debut, and honoring the strip with this award is the icing on the cake. Thank you NCS! For a full list of winners, please visit

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!