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 The next issue of Jeff Smith’s latest ongoing comic book, TUKI SAVE THE HUMANS #4 will be cancelled, and re-solicited in the October Previews for December shipping. Cartoon Books made the difficult decision to delay the release of TUKI#4, originally planned for a May 2015 release, to allow for Jeff to properly heal a previous arm injury that has resurfaced.
Press Release Jeff Smith’s new ongoing comic, TUKI, is coming to your local comic shop in full color. TUKI Save the Humans was originally solicited to be a black & white comic book, in keeping with Smith’s previous comics, BONE and RASL. But since TUKI has appeared in color on boneville.com, comics fans are overwhelmingly supportive of a full color print version.
Press Release Jeff Smith explores the ice age in this all new mythological fiction of the first human to leave Africa. With the completion of his science fiction noir thriller RASL, Jeff Smith returns to his cartoony roots with TUKI, which will be accessible by all ages.
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 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
While news that RASL (and BONE) is getting the digital comics treatment from comiXology is really cool, I couldn’t help but see this little bit of information from creator Jeff Smith that has me quite down. In fact, RASL will probably be my last serialized comic book…RASL #15 will be the last issue. If you haven’t read the book, then you are missing out on a fascinating story. Of course the every other month (or later) release schedule probably hurt ongoing sales. On the plus side, the collected edition should be an awesome read. “I think the RASL collection will
Options can be had a dime a dozen, and there’s no guarantee that once a film is optioned that it will be made into a movie. According to Variety, Producer Lionel Wigram has picked up the rights to Jeff Smith’s RASL series. The title character is a former military scientist who’s become an art thief with the ability to hide out in parallel worlds. Wigram is the producer of the Sherlock Holmes movies, and he does have experience with comic book to movie adaptations, so here’s hoping RASL gets made, and is a huge success. via Variety