Jeff Smith, creator of the award-winning comic book series Bone, will speak about his work and sign books as part of the Museum’s 15th anniversary celebration. Like Charles Schulz did for the comic strip, Smith redefined the graphic novel format when he released The Complete Bone Adventures Volume One: Out From Boneville, which sold an unprecedented 50,000 copies in its first year. Bone won numerous awards including 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harveys. In 2005, Bone was chosen to launch the first graphic novel series for children from a major publishing house, Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Books. Smith’s other works include Rasl and Tuki. Smith will headline a celebration of cartooning that will include:
11:00 am: Jarrett Krosoczka, New York Times best-selling creator of Star Wars: Jedi Academy and the Lunch Lady series will speak about his work.
Noon - 2:00 pm: Meet, watch, and talk to a variety of current professional cartoonists including Narbonic’s Shaenon Garrity; Tobe Daranouvong, co-creator of the graphic novel Villain, plus Justin Thompson, Nathan Hale, Frank Roberson, Donna Almendrala, Andrew Farago, Svetlana Chmakova, Emily Martin, Maia Kobabe, Brian Kolm, Brian Fies, Scott Jeralds, Jeff Schinkel, Donna Almandrala, Denis St. John, Tom Beland, Jaimel Hemphill, and Haley Martin.
2:00 pm: In conversation with Jeff Smith, led by Paige Braddock of Jane’s World and Lex Fajardo of Kid Beowulf. Jeff Smith, creator of the award-winning graphic novel series Bone, will discuss his work and the influence of Charles Schulz on his art and cartooning in general. Smith will sign books after this talk.
All Museum visitors will receive a FREE exclusive 15th anniversary key chain on the day of the event!