Cartoon Books has released a sneak peek of the upcoming BONE: CODA stand alone book from creator Jeff Smith.
Every so often, I re-examine the idea of trade paperbacks versus individual issues. Now that I’m helping out behind the scenes on a comic series (the aforementioned Stabbity Bunny), I’m encountering new questions regarding the unending question of trade paperbacks versus individual issues in a series.
Press Release IDW Publishing and Cartoon Books are pleased to announce Jeff Smith’s Bone Artist’s Edition, to be released this fall and featuring one of Smith’s most beloved stories: The Great Cow Race! Featuring Fone, Smiley and Phoney bone, Gran’ma Ben, the radiant Thorn, and, of course, those stupid, stupid Rat Creatures!
This week on the show: The Complete Bone! Reviews! Odin does something to Iron Man! All this, plus Matthew, too, in this installment of the Major Spoilers Podcast. [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp360.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU SPIT COFFEE ALL OVER YOUR COMPUTER IF YOU LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE AT WORK. Show Notes after the Jump!
This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the team celebrates the holiday by taking a super-sized helping of Jeff Smith’s Bone. Bone: The Complete Volume Art and Words by Jeff Smith The series centers around the Bone cousins, white, bald cartoon caricatures. In the opening pages of Bone: Out from Boneville the three Bone cousins—avaricious Phoncible P. “Phoney” Bone, goofy cigar-smoking Smiley Bone, and everyman character Fone Bone—are run out of their hometown of Boneville after Phoney decides to run for mayor and built a balloon on top the head of a statue of Boneville’s founder. A strong wind made
If you haven’t already heard, Jeff Smith’s BONE is getting the big screen treatment from Warner Bros. Reports from around the Intardwebz have the studio prepping the comic series into a three movie trilogy. Smith spoke to the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex and said he’s seen some early work on the computer animated 3-D movie. “Fone Bone was falling in the water and going through cliffs and canyons. The dragon moved in from off camera in the shadows with smoke around him, all in 3-D. It was pretty mind-blowing,” said Smith, who estimates that the earliest a “Bone” film
Here’s an interesting bit of news via Collider in which Sherlock Holmes producer Dan Lin mentions a multi-part Bone movie based on Jeff Smith’s work. Lin said Justin Monjo is writing the script and they already did a test with Animalogic (who did Happy Feet and Guardians of Gaâ€™Hoole). He went on to say â€œit really looks like a mix of Shrek as far as the three Bone characters and their comedy, their Looney Tunes or Marx Brothers comedy set in a Lord of the Rings world. Weâ€™ve met with several directors and we hope to come to a director
Press Release Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, is delighted to announce the acquisition of US, Canada, Philippines, and English Language rights to new titles by Jeff Smith featuring characters from his bestselling BONE series of graphic novels. First to be published will be “BONE: Tall Tales,” coming in Summer 2010, written by Jeff Smith and Tom Sniegoski, and illustrated by Jeff Smith, featuring new art and stories with favorite BONE characters. In addition, Scholastic will publish a highly-anticipated expansion of the BONE world-the Quest for the Spark Trilogy. Overseen by Smith, the trilogy will be written
Ohio State University has a new Jeff Smith exhibit going on that features Jeff’s work for the college newspaper.Â The strips, called Thorn, is being collected into a tome that has been signed by Jeff. If you want all things Smith, you better hurry; the collection is limited to 500 signed copies, and with a $25 cover price, will go fast.Â If you want your Jeff Smith: Before Bone collection, head over to the Cartoon Research Library before they are all gone. via Boneville
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to produce a Bone movie based on Jeff Smith’s indie title. Smith will executive produce the movie, but the big question is what format the flick will take. An animated version was in development at Nickelodeon Films but fell through, partly because Smith was displeased that the studio was aiming it for kids and wanted the film to include pop songs. I say get PIXAR to do it, make it a stunning 3D movie and make millions.Â The big drawback is PIXAR is owned by Disney/Apple and Warner
uClick has announced it signed Jeff Smith’s Bone series to the company’s GoComics service for mobile phones. GoComics offers a wide variety of exciting comic books optimized for mobile phone screens. Their star- studded lineup includes Virgin Comics, the sci-fi fantasy hits GØDLAND and Elephantmen, the webcomic-turned-comic-book PvP, the manga and anime horror import Guilstein, high-flying martial arts fun starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many more. The Mobile Comic Book Reader is available on all major carriers, including Cingular, Verizon and Sprint. The first installment of Bone on your phone launched July 26, with news chapters released weekly.