Boning up on Bone

bone-7729941.jpg Jeff Smith’s Bone is one of those rare treats in fiction whose personal story of success is almost as good as the story between the pages. Smith’s smart, all-ages fantasy comic went from self-published indie darling to Scholastic’s marketing powerhouse. I don’t think that it would be an overstatement to say that Bone legitimized the graphic novel form for a lot of Young Adult publishing houses.

Which is why I’m thrilled to be moderating a discussion with Jeff at New York’s Symphony Space in a couple of weeks. Besides being a venue for live performances, Symphony Space is the home of NPR’s literary program Selected Shorts. Jeff will be appearing as part of their Thalia Kid’s Bookclub series to discuss his latest full-color Bone graphic novel – Ghost Circles. I’ll be onstage with him doing my best Charlie Rose.

If you’re going to be in the New York area on February 10th, check out program and ticket pricing info HERE:


2 Responses to “Boning up on Bone”

  1. Wish I were there! Have a great time. Graphic novels…I’ve started seeing a lot of them around, including regular novels graphicized (? not graphed, anyway).

  2. Brian J. Heck Says:

    Matt Cody + Bone = Party!!

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