Scholastic To Publish BONE Tribute Edition With New Art From Creator Jeff Smith, Plus More Than 15 Top Artists

  Scholastic To Publish BONE Tribute Edition With New Art From Creator Jeff
                     Smith, Plus More Than 15 Top Artists

To Be Released in February 2015

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic, the global children's
publishing, education and media company, will publish BONE #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 10^th 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.

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"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."

About Graphix

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).

About Jeff Smith and BONE

Jeff Smith is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the comic
book series BONE. After four years of drawing comic strips for The Ohio State
University's student newspaper and starting his own animation studio,
Character Builders, in 1986, Smith launched the self-published comic book BONE
in 1991. As BONE's popularity grew he became known as a co-founder of the
Self-Publishing Movement of the 1990s and an early adopter of the graphic
novel format.

BONE is now a New York Times bestselling series and has won numerous awards
and honors including 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harvey Awards, as well as
European awards from Italy, Germany, and the French Alph Art. There have been
exhibitions of his work, and Smith was the subject of a 2009 documentary
called The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE, and the Changing Face of Comics. He
is also a board member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. In 2013, Smith
guest edited The Best American Comics anthology, and he is the creator of TUKI
and RASL. His other books include Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil and
Little Mouse Gets Ready,which received a 2009 Geisel Honor. Visit Jeff Smith
online at www.boneville.com.

About Scholastic

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and
distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology and
related services and children's media. Scholastic creates quality books and
ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines,
multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at
home. The Company distributes its products and services worldwide through a
variety of channels, including school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail
stores, schools, libraries, on-air, and online at www.scholastic.com.

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Contact: Sheila Marie Everett, Associate Director, Publicity, Scholastic,
212-389-3786, severett@scholastic.com; Tracy van Straaten, VP, Publicity,
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