Media Release — IDW Publishing once again breaks ground in the new world of digital comics, announcing a partnership with Cartoon Books to bring Jeff Smith’s Bone and RASL to Sony’s hot new PSP Digital Comics.
Jeff Smith fans can now follow the adventures of the three Bone cousins on their PSP, starting with the very first issue. In July 1991 and inspired by the work of Carl Barks and Walt Kelly, Jeff Smith started publishing the adventures of three cartoon cousins, Fone, Phoney and Smiley. In 2004, the Bone cousins finally found their destiny, concluding an incredible 1300-page single story. Word of mouth, critical acclaim, and a string of major awards have propelled Bone to the forefront of the comic book industry, including Time Magazine’s Top Ten Graphic Novels of All Time.
Also newly available on the PSP, Jeff Smith’s new adventure series, RASL, is a stark sci-fi series about a dimension-jumping art thief – a man unplugged from the world who races through space and time searching for his next big score and trying to escape his past. RASL is distinctly for mature audiences, showing the breadth of Smith’s creativity.
“We’re very excited to bring Jeff’s work to the PSP and kick off our partnership with Cartoon Books,” said Jeff Webber, Director of ePublishing at IDW. “Bone is the perfect all-ages classic to bring to PSP audience worldwide. RASL is for more mature audiences and brings out a whole new side of Jeff’s creativity. The PSP’s wonderful comic reader is an excellent way to introduce new readers to these epic stories.”
Originally released in black and white, PSP customers can enjoy the full-colored version of Bone, first introduced in 2004.
Bone: Out of Boneville Chapter #1 is now available through the PlayStation®Store.
RASL #1 is now available through the PlayStation®Store.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.
IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.
About Cartoon Books
Cartoon Books is the publisher of Jeff Smith’s best selling classic BONE and other award winning titles including RASL. Published in 25 countries and winner of over 41 awards worldwide, BONE is a perennial best seller highly recommended by TIME Magazine and the ALA. Visit boneville.com to learn more!”