Category Archives: World Tour

Next up: Headed back to New England!

Blog entry by Kathleen

Jeff will be making quite a few appearances in Massachusetts next weekend–hope you can make it out to one or all of them!


Thursday October 17 – 7:00pm-9:00pm : Signing at Modern Myths
34 Bridge St #4
Northampton, MA 01060

Friday October 18 – 10:00am-12:00pm: “A Conversation with Jeff Smith” at Hampshire College
“A conversation with Jeff Smith,” a relaxed discussion about comics, storytelling, art, etc. for students interested in careers related to comics, animation, and visual narrative.  Hosted by Chris Perry, animator & professor. At Bill Brand Screening Room, Jerome Liebling Center for Film, Photography, and Video, Hampshire College.

Friday October 18 – 2:00pm-4:00pm: UMass Amherst Lecture on Will Eisner’s ‘A Contract with God’, followed by signing, Bartlett Hall Auditorium, Room 65. Open to the public.

Saturday October 19 – 1:00pm-3:00pm: Maynard Public Library Appearance and Signing. Open to the public but tickets required. Tickets can be picked up at the Library. Seating is limited.
Maynard Public Library
77 Nason St.,
Maynard, MA 01754


Saturday October 19 – 5:00pm-7:00pm: Signing at Million Year Picnic
99 Mt. Auburn St. Downstairs
Cambridge MA 02138


RASL debuts at #7 on The New York Times Graphics Bestseller List!

Blog entry by Kathleen

BEstSeller list 10_6_13

THE NEW YORK TIMES! We couldn’t be more ecstatic–all of our efforts are finally paying off! RASL has been so well received since the beginning of our book tour-thank you to our fans, the press and everyone who has embraced this book and brought it the attention it deserves! Jeff is now a New York Time Bestselling author two times over. Congrats!!!




Blog entry by Kathleen

Just a heads up that the CCAD Rasl Exhibit will be coming to a close this Friday October 4th. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to visit, I strongly encourage you to see it before its gone! LAST CHANCE! To whet your appetite, here are a few shots we took during Jeff’s Keynote at the Mix Event this past Friday evening:


Jeff and moderator Tom Spurgeon relaxing before the Keynote



In discussion….


Jeff’s HUGE line during the post Keynote signing. This line seemed to regenerate at least 3 times!




Original RASL art


wait-could that be a life-size RASL statue?









Next stop: Chicago!

Blog entry by Kathleen

This weekend, Jeff is heading back to Chicago for a couple of events at the Heartland Fall Forum as well as a store signing at the great Chicago Comics!

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On Friday October 4th, Jeff will be attending the Heartland Fall Forum. The Forum is a gathering of publishers, booksellers, teachers, librarians, authors and more to celebrate all things book-related! All events will be taking place at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center in Rosemont. Jeff will be attending the Authors Feast portion of the forum from 7:30pm-9:30pm. For more about this, please click here

On Saturday October 5th, Jeff will be signing at the Scholastic booth from 2:30-3:30pm. For more information about the schedule of events, please go here


And rounding out Saturday will be a store signing at the beloved Chicago Comics from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Chicago Comics is located at 3244 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657. For additional information, please go here



CCAD Mix 2013 is this weekend!

Blog entry by Kathleen



The Columbus College of Art and Design’s 2nd annual Comics Mix kicks off on Friday September 27th and runs through Saturday September 28th featuring a weekend of panels, workshops, film screenings and all things comics! Jeff has been invited to present the Keynote address Friday evening at 7pm at the Canzani Auditorium which will be moderated by Tom Spurgeon.

You can find Jeff on Friday at these other events:

3:30pm-5:00pm: Panel-Alternatives to the Mainstream-Independent, Digital and Artisan Comics.
Location: Canzani Multipurpose Room

7:00pm-8:00pm: Keynote Event- In Conversation with Jeff Smith, moderated by Tom Spurgeon.
Location: Canzani Auditorium

*A signing will follow the Keynote in the Canzani Lobby near the MixStore.
Copies of RASL and BONE will be available for purchase.

For a complete listing of the Mix events, click here.

See you Friday!


Boing Boing loves RASL!

Blog entry by Jacob Robinson

The good reviews keep on coming! After a wildly successful debut at SPX in Bethesda last weekend, the RASL colored hardcover collection continues to impress (despite some of the humor-LESS fan comments following the review). This time, from our friends over at Boing Boing. Order your copy from Boneville today!



New York, Ohio, Italy and Belgium. The final leg of the BONE 20th Anniversary Tour begins next week!

Blog entry by Tom

OCTOBER 14, 15, 16, 2011

Next week, we leave for New York City and the New York Comic Con. The show will take place October 14th thru the 16th. The layout of the show floor is below, so you can find us easily. Cartoon Books will set up in booth 1245. You can click on the floor plan to make it bigger! Here is a link to the interactive map on the NYCC website, if you’d like to create a show planner for yourself.


As you can see from the close up below, we will be across from DC Comics and Graphitti Designs. We will be sharing booth space again with our best buds, Robyn and Terry Moore (Rachel Rising) of Abstract Studios.


Jeff’s NYCC Signing Schedule*

All signings will take place at the Cartoon Books Booth #1245 *Signing times are subject to change, so check with the Cartoon Books staff daily.

Friday, October 14
Booth Signing-check booth for times

Saturday, October 15
Booth Signing-check booth for times

Jeff’s NYCC PANEL Schedule:

Saturday, October 15
3:45pm-4:45pm Room 1A23:
Celebrating 20 Years of BONE with Jeff Smith! Speakers include: Cassandra Pelham, David Saylor, Dr. Katie Monnin, Jeff Smith and Tom Sniegoski

OCTOBER 22,2011 DEBUT of the Full Color One Volume SLIPCASE EDITION!



We head to our own backyard for Mid Ohio Con in Columbus, Ohio. The show will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Jeff will be signing “exclusively” at the Laughing Ogre booth on Saturday, October 22nd ONLY! The signing will be from 2:00pm-4:00pm! Here are floor plans for Mid Ohio.

BONE and RASL colorist, Steve Hamaker, will be set up at the show all weekend to sell his creation, Fish-n-Chips.

OCTOBER 28, thru November 1st, 2011


October 28th thru November 1st, Jeff and Vijaya will be flying to Italy to attend the Lucca Comics and Games show. Bao (our Italian publisher) will be premiering the Italian language black and white version of the Bone One Volume Edition. Jeff will be signing daily at the Bao publishing’s booth. Below is an illustration Jeff did for Bao’s company mascot.

Jeff will be on a panel on October 29th, called Ascent and decline of the Indie Comics Scene with mostly Italian authors. October 30th, he will be on a panel with French author Baru, David Lloyd, Jiro Taniguchi and Craig Thompson.

November 3rd, 2011

November 3, Jeff will attend the Antwerp Book Festival in Belgium. The Antwerp Book Fair is a large trade fair for books, held annually at the beginning of November at Antwerp Expo in Antwerp, Belgium. It is organized by All Flemish and Dutch publishers, and several foreign language distributors present their newest books at the fair.

Hope to see you at any of the conventions, as we continue to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of BONE!

Better Late than NEVER…part 1

Blog entry by Tom

Jeff is working hard on the next issue of RASL. So, I figured I would pass along some fun videos and pictures from the first half of the conventions we’ve been attending.

Here is an interview Jeff did with the Stumptown Trader Review in San Diego.

And here is their Comic Con 2011 Highlight Reel. Jeff makes a cameo about the 1:55 mark.

Publishers Weekly had some fun pics and information on the kid’s books at the show. You can read that by clicking here!

Baltimore Comic Con was fun as Jeff, Steve and I continued the party with Robyn and Terry Moore. This photo courtesy of the Baltimore Comic Con Facebook page!

Fan Expo Canada was the highlight of the BONE tour for me thus far. The screen capture below is from the video of where I was “punked” by a girl from MTV Live, who was cutting in line to get an autograph. After she told me, and I saw the camera, this moment will go down as the most embarrassing of my life, so far! You can see the whole video here!

We will have more pics and stories soon, and Jeff should be back to blogging next week!

Next up on the 20th Anniversary BONE Tour…New York Comic Con! Hope to see you there!



Fan Expo Canada schedule and booth location!!!

Blog entry by Tom

The BONE 20th Anniversary Tour continues this week as we visit our neighbors to the north.

We want everybody to be able to find us easily at our booth #129, so here is the floorplan of the convention center. You can click on it to make it bigger.

This is a more magnified version of where you can find us. You can also go to FanExpo Canada’s website and download a pdf for yourself here!

Jeff will be doing two (2) signings a day.

The first will occur in the morning at the Cartoon Books booth #129. This signing will not require a ticket, but may get capped quickly if the line is huge. The autograph area signings in the evenings will be ticketed. Tickets for the evening signings are only available at The Cartoon Books Booth. You must receive a ticket from a Cartoon Books staff member (no purchase necessary) and there will only be a limited number of tickets available per day.

The schedule will be:

Thursday August 25th.
Show Hours 2pm-9pm

2pm – 4pm Cartoon Books Booth Signing at booth 129
7:30pm – 900pm in the Autograph Area “CC”

Friday August 26th.
Show Hours 10am-8pm

11am – 1pm Cartoon Books Booth Signing at booth 129
2:30 – 3:30pm Creating the Worlds of BONE & RASL Panel Rm 716
5:30 – 700pm in the Autograph Area “CC”

Saturday Show Hours 10am-8pm
11am – 1pm Cartoon Books Booth Signing at booth 129
2:30 – 3:30pm Conversational panel with Mark Askwith Rm 718
5:30 – 700pm in the Autograph Area “CC”

Sunday Show Hours 10am-6pm
11am – 1pm Cartoon Books Booth Signing at booth 129
4:30 – 600pm in the Autograph Area “CC”

And don’t forget, we’re rolling into town with our limited edition BONE 20th Anniversary Box Sets!

The Full Color One Volume Editions with lots of whistles and bells! For details, click here.

Toronto. Here we come!!!


Baltimore Comic Con this weekend!

Blog entry by Tom

The next stop on the 20th Anniversary BONE tour is this weekend in Baltimore, Maryland!

The schedule on Saturday August 20th:

11:00 am -1:00pm: Jeff and Steve will be signing at the Cartoon Books booth 1304

2:00pm – 3:00: ROOM 301-303; A Conversation with Jeff Smith & Stan Sakai. Jeff Smith’s Bone celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo will soon reach its 200th issue. Now, these two talented creators sit down to discuss their work; from their beginnings to future plans. Join Jeff & Stan for what is sure to be a lively and fun look at the world of comics.!

4:30pm – 6:30pm Jeff and Steve will be signing at the Cartoon Books booth 1304

The schedule on Sunday August 21st:

10:00 am -11:00am Jeff and Steve will be signing at the Cartoon Books booth 1304

11:00-12:00PM Comics Jukebox: All-Ages Comics in the Digital Age. Digital, web, & downloadable comics are a growing trend in the medium, but where do kids comics stand in this arena? Creators John Gallagher and Steve Conley moderate over a panel of experts, including Dan Parent (Archie), Steve Hamaker (Bone, Fish & Chips), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space!), Rich Faber (Roboy Red!) and Todd DeZago (Perhapanauts, Superhero Squad). Those in attendance will get a special card allowing them to download a FREE Exclusive BUZZBOY story from John Gallagher, and one person will win the opportunity to make a cameo appearance in Leon, Protector of the Playground,the new all-ages graphic novel by Jamar Nicholas.

1:00-2:00PM Going Digital: Day and Date, and what you need to know. With Marvel announcing their same-day-strategy and DC distributing their entire line starting August 31st to provide you with their acclaimed line of comics the same day digitally as they come out in print, you need to make sure you are prepared. With almost everything you want on demand or deliverable to your door, why should your comics be any different? Marvel and DC, with the help of comiXology have created a digital comics experience that puts the power back in your hands to enjoy your favorite comics on demand. Your comics, when you want them, where you want them. Come join John D. Roberts, Co-founder of comiXology, who will lead our panel as we explore the new digital horizons together.

3:00-5:00pm Jeff and Steve will be signing at the Cartoon Books booth 1304

So come out and say Hi to us! You can still get your tickets by clicking here!