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!
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
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
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 -Â 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:
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!
Chris Mautner from The Comics Journal caught up with Jeff during the SPX show in Bethesda last month and here is his interview with Jeff and thoughts on RASL–check it out!
This 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 finest 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:
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
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
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 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.
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