Scholastic to Publish BONE #1: OUT FROM BONEVILLE, THE TRIBUTE EDITION, 2/24
Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, will publishBONE #1: Out from Boneville, The Tribute Edition on February 24, 2015. This special edition of the first book in Jeff Smith's award-winning and bestselling graphic novel series will kick off the 10th anniversary celebration of the Scholastic Graphix imprint in 2015. The Graphix imprint launched in 2005 with the color edition of BONE #1: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith. Aimed at readers ages 8 to 12, and to be published simultaneously in the United States and Canada, the full-color special edition will contain a brand-new illustrated poem from creator Jeff Smith plus original BONE tribute art from sixteen additional top artists in the form of mini-comics and full-page artwork. The contributors include major artists working in comics and illustration today, such as Kate Beaton, Jeffrey Brown, Kazu Kibuishi, Dav Pilkey, Raina Telgemeier, and Craig Thompson.
"BONE continues to be the cornerstone of the Graphix list and has inspired us to publish creator-driven books with exceptional storytelling and artwork," said David Saylor, Vice President Creative Director, Trade Publishing, and founder and Editorial Director of Graphix. "Jeff Smith has been an essential guiding spirit for Graphix and I'm thrilled to be celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Graphix list with this wonderful tribute edition of Out from Boneville."
In 2005 Scholastic launched Graphix with the publication of the full-color edition of BONE #1: Out from Boneville. Graphix is dedicated to publishing engaging, age-appropriate graphic novels for children and teens. Supported by librarians, teachers, and most important, kids, Graphix titles have become bestsellers around the globe and continue to receive awards and critical acclaim including multiple Eisner Award wins and nominations, a Stonewall Book Award (Drama), a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor (Smile), an Edgar Allan Poe nomination (The Lost Boy), and seven New York Times bestsellers to date (Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi; BONE #1: Out from Boneville, by Jeff Smith; Dogs of War, by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox; Drama, by Raina Telgemeier; The Lost Boy, by Greg Ruth; Rose, by Jeff Smith and Charles Vess; and Smile, by Raina Telgemeier).