First look at BONE: CODA
Cartoon Books releases nine page preview of new BONE story

Columbus, Ohio – May 4, 2016

Cartoon Books is releasing a nine page sneak peek of the new BONE story by creator Jeff Smith. The story, titled BONE: CODA, appears in a new BONE volume of the same name and will ship in July. Click here to read the preview:

The new story will be 32-pages long in black & white, followed by librarian & comics historian Stephen Weiner’s BONE Companion. The BONE Companion is an independent look at the art & world of BONE. The volume concludes with a thank you letter from Smith to the readers, comic shops, and the comics community. Both sections are heavily illustrated with comics and photos.

The first black & white issue of the self-published comic book BONE appeared on comic shop shelves in July 1991, 25 years ago.

BONE: CODA, 120 page trade paperback published by Cartoon Books, will be sold in comic book shops, bookstores and online in July. You may pre-order from your local comic retailer using Diamond Item Code: MAY161334 F

About Jeff Smith: Jeff Smith is the New York Times bestselling author/cartoonist of the BONE and RASL graphic novels. BONE won numerous awards around the world, including multiple American Eisners and Harveys, and the French Alph Art. In 2005, BONE was chosen to launch Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Books. Smith was guest editor of BEST AMERICAN COMICS in 2013.

About Stephen Weiner: Stephen Weiner is an award winning writer about comics and graphic novels. He has been writing about comic art since 1992, and is the most recognized public librarian responsible for promoting graphic novel collections in public libraries. His books include: 100 Graphic Novels for Public Libraries, The 101 Best Graphic Novels, Faster than a Speeding Bullet: the Rise of the Graphic Novel, The 101 Best Graphic Novels: 2nd edition, Faster than a Speeding Bullet: the Rise of the Graphic Novel: 2nd edition and 101 Outstanding Graphic Novels.  He is co-writer of The Will Eisner Companion and Hellboy: the Companion. In addition, he is co-editor of the 7 volume series Critical Survey of Graphic Novels. He is the director of the Maynard Public Library in Maynard, Massachusetts.

For more information, contact Kathleen Glosan
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