TUKI is Featured in Kickstarter’s ‘Projects We Love’ Newsletter!

TUKI is Featured in Kickstarter’s ‘Projects We Love’ Newsletter!

“This week’s projects help us broaden our horizons. TUKI: Fight for Fire takes its reader on an otherworldly adventure at the dawn of humankind…”

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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The Creative Independent Interview

The Creative Independent Interview

On letting your imagination roam free…

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https://thecreativeindependent.com/people/cartoonist-jeff-smith-on-letting-your-imagination-roam-free/

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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TUKI Special Edition Covers!

TUKI Special Edition Covers!

The TUKI kickstarter includes the first two graphic novels of the series: Book One: Fight for Fire, and Book Two: Fight for Family. We are offering both regular covers and special edition covers – here are the inkwashed special edition covers!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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Another Stretch Goal Met! Bonus Material Unlocked!

Another Stretch Goal Met! Bonus Material Unlocked!

Thank you once again! Yesterday we smashed the $160,000 level and the 16 page BONUS Behind-the-Scenes/Process section in both books is UNLEASHED! I’m a fan of stuff like this, so I look forward to sharing what it was like bringing TUKI to fruition. A tale two million years in the making!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

I also want to say how grateful and frankly overwhelmed we are by the messages of happiness and support. Thank you!

Here are two campaigns I am supporting right now and you should definitely look at:

KOKOU – The World’s First BONZO Graphic Novel! This looks very interesting! A lone African warrior battling ancient Gods and demons in the ancient world! That’s right up my alley! Only 6 days left! Hurry! The art is amazing! 

Eric Powell & Harold Schechter’s Ed Gein Graphic Novel
“DID YOU HEAR WHAT EDDIE GEIN DONE?” Signed Special Edition! Eric Powell is one the best comics makers out there! His art is super meaty! And him doing the true-crime story that inspired Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Sign me up! 

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Women Write About Comics Interview

Women Write About Comics Interview

Women Write About Comics Interview
Jeff Smith & Vijaya Iyer on Kickstarting TUKI, Loving the Industry and Having Fun

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https://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2021/05/interview-jeff-smith-vijaya-iyer-on-kickstarting-tuki-loving-the-industry-and-having-fun/

Click here to view the kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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Women Write About Comics Interview

TUKI is a Featured Project on Kickstarter!

TUKI is a featured project on Kickstarter again this week! We are nearing the end of week two of our campaign, so please check us out if you haven’t yet had the chance to! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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New Tiers on Kickstarter! Going FAST!

New Tiers on Kickstarter! Going FAST!

New tiers on our Kickstarter campaign including original art! Limited to 30. Going fast!
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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Newsarama Interview Part 1

Newsarama Interview Part 1

Inside BONE Author Jeff Smith’s Exploration of the Secret Origin of the Human Race in TUKI
PART 1 OF 3
Click here to read the interview
https://www.gamesradar.com/inside-bone-author-jeff-smiths-exploration-of-the-secret-origin-of-the-human-race-in-tuki/

Click here to check out the kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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Geek Vibes Nation Interview

Geek Vibes Nation Interview

GVN Talking Comics Interview with Jeff Smith!
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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/geek-vibes-nation/id1264098965?i=1000521125913

Click here to check out our kickstarter!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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Behind the Scenes: TUKI Pencils

Behind the Scenes: TUKI Pencils

A pencil sketch from Jeff’s Graphic Novel series, TUKI: Fight for Fire. Available now though Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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AIPT Interview

AIPT Interview

A Story 2 million years in the making: Jeff Smith on creating TUKI
Click here to read the interview!
https://aiptcomics.com/2021/05/07/jeff-smith-interview-tuki-kickstarter/

Click here to check out our kickstarter!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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Kickstarter Stretch Goals Announced!

Kickstarter Stretch Goals Announced!

As we enter week 2 of our Kickstarter, we’re excited to announce our stretch goals – 3 of which were already met when the campaign blew up! What stretch goals would you like to see?
Let’s keep it going!

Click here to check out our kickstarter!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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Screenrant Interview

Screenrant Interview

Screenrant Interview

TUKI: Fight for Fire Returned to Save Humanity

Click here to read the interview
https://screenrant.com/tuki-comic-kickstarter-fight-fire-family/

Click here to check out the kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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ComicsXF Interview

ComicsXF Interview

Jeff Smith talks TUKI, 2 Million BC and the Wine Line at the Eisners

Click here to read the interview!
https://www.comicsxf.com/2021/05/06/jeff-smith-talks-tuki-2-million-bc-and-the-wine-line-at-the-eisners/

Click here to check out our Kickstarter!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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Women Write About Comics Interview

Comics Beat Interview

Jeff was recently interviewed by The Comics Beat about our first Kickstarter  and the new Tuki graphic novels! Check it out!

Click here to read the interview. https://www.comicsbeat.com/jeff-smith-tuki-kickstarter-interview/
Click here to check out our Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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Women Write About Comics Interview

CBR Interview

Jeff sat down with Sam from Comic Book Resources for a look into TUKI and our first Kickstarter campaign!

Click here to read the interview: https://www.cbr.com/jeff-smith-tuki-kickstarter-interview/

Click here to check out our Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire?ref=afnjiz

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Tonight! Live at 9pm EST: Jeff on PopXP!

Tonight! Live at 9pm EST: Jeff on PopXP!

Tonight! Live at 9pmEST, join in as Jeff chats with fellow indie pioneer Billy Tucci about crowdfunding comics and how his first launch day is going! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHN-yUI1nRE

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Comics Cube Interview

Comics Cube Interview

Jeff recently chatted with Duy Tano of the Comics Cube podcast and talked about the 30th anniversary of self publishing, details of our first Kickstarter and more! Have a listen here! https://youtu.be/XNGizjGnSkY

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Today’s the Day!

Today’s the Day!

Today is LAUNCH DAY! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire

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Women Write About Comics Interview

Jeff Smith’s TUKI: Fight for Fire Makes Debut on Kickstarter!

For Immediate Release

Jeff Smith’s TUKI: Fight for Fire Makes Debut on Kickstarter!
Creator of BONE and RASL Launches Third Self-Published Comic Series During 30th Anniversary Celebrations

Key West, FL – May 3, 2021:  Jeff Smith’s third creator owned and self-published comics project, TUKI, is making its graphic novel debut on Kickstarter on May the 4th! TUKI, some may remember, was a short-lived online comic experiment in color, but now Smith has completely rebuilt the world of two million BCE into two full blown original black & white graphic novels set to ship this Summer and Fall. This Summer also marks the 30th anniversary of the first issue of BONE #1. View the Kickstarter campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire

The story takes place at the dawn of the human race, and pits Tuki against a rival species of humans, the Habiline, who view the making of fire as a dangerous blasphemy and hunt those found using it.

“I’ve always been fascinated with human evolution, especially the point two million years ago when more than one species of human existed at the same time,” said cartoonist Smith, “this was also the moment we conquered fire. Definitely our best party trick!”

“I started to play around with TUKI before COVID hit,” he continued, “but once the lockdown happened, I decided to dive in and focus on straightening out the story. I ended up with enough material for two books! It was friends from the old self-publishing days, the Tucci’s and the Pulido’s, who turned my wife Vijaya on to Kickstarter and persuaded us to give it a go. If all goes well, this could be the beginning of a new series! Come check us out! We have rewards that are super high on the neat-o scale!”

The Kickstarter campaign covers both graphic novels. The first book, TUKI: Fight for Fire, if the campaign is successful, will ship to supporters in July, 30 years to the month the first issue of BONE was released. The second book, TUKI: Fight for Family, will ship in October.

Both volumes will be oversized, and landscape formatted (11.375” x 8.875”) with approximately 144 pages each with a bonus material stretch goal. The return to black & white line art is in keeping with the initial runs of both BONE and RASL. The first book is 100% complete and ready to go to the printer.

About TUKI: At the dawn of humanity, during a period of tremendous change and drought, three lost children meet a mysterious traveler named Tuki. Together, their search for the Motherherd of all Buffalo leads them far north through the dangerous territory of a rival species called the Habiline. The Habiline hunt and kill anyone found using fire. Tuki’s reputation precedes them and soon they find themselves at the center of unwanted attention not only from Habiline warriors, but of gods and giants!

About Jeff Smith: Jeff Smith is the writer & artist of comics and graphic novels like BONE, RASL, SHAZAM: The Monster Society of Evil, ROSE and Tall Tales. Both BONE and RASL were self-published and are New York Times Bestsellers. BONE won 41 national and international awards including 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harvey Awards, and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. RASL won an Eisner for Best Graphic Novel. The short lived webcomic version of TUKI won the National Cartoonists Award for Best Online Comic in 2014.

For more information or if you would like hi res images, contact
Kathleen Glosan
 e-mail:  kathleen@boneville.com
 phone:  +1.614.224.4487

How Does New Version of TUKI Differ From Previous Version?

How Does New Version of TUKI Differ From Previous Version?

Quite a few fans have been asking how this new version of TUKI differs from the previous comics. Jeff explains:

“The webcomic version of TUKI, later reprinted in four comic book issues, was set aside for various reasons. For one I was busy co-founding the comics festival CXC with Vijaya, Lucy Shelton Caswell and Tom Spurgeon. But mostly I felt TUKI needed to be reworked to flow better. I was trying at the time to replicate the feeling of classic Sunday pages like Flash Gordon or Prince Valiant, and while it seemed to work on the web, when collected, the one-page-a-week format had a start and stop feeling that didn’t allow the story to come to life in way that satisfied me. Also, when the children showed up in the strip, I realized this is a story about family, and I needed to start over from the beginning. Which I did! This is essentially a new piece of work.”

There you have it! TUKI Kickstarter launches on May 4th, and you can get in line on the prelaunch page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire

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TUKI Alternate Cover in Progress

TUKI Alternate Cover in Progress

TUKI alternate cover inks in progress

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TUKI Kickstarter Alternate Cover 1

TUKI Kickstarter Alternate Cover 1

From rough to pencil to ink – One of the TUKI alternate covers! Ink wash and color to follow soon! Visit the pre-launch page for updates! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire

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AIPT Interview

Kickstarter Launch Day is One Week Away!

Cartoon Books’ first Kickstarter is launching a week from today! Celebrating the release of TUKI, Jeff’s third self-published project, as well as the 30th anniversary of BONE! TUKI Book 1: Fight for Fire ships July, TUKI Book 2: Fight for Family ships October.  Join us! Sign up for prelaunch here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tuki/tuki-fight-for-fire