Jeff Smith's next project to be more humorous

With Jeff Smith’s first post-BONE project, RASL, wrapping up after a four-year run, he’s doing a bunch of interviews, and here’s a good one from Paste Magazine. HUGE SPOILER WARNING: If you haven’t read all of RASL, this is definitely one to save for afterwards as it discusses plot twists and turns in depth.

He does drop a few hints about his next project however:

Paste: So do you have any concrete ideas for your next project?
Smith: I do. I’m working on it right now. I have some props on my desk, that are staring at me getting ready. But I’m going to be mum about it before I get a little bit more to show.

Paste: Can I pry out any details at all?
Smith: I’m not ready to say the title or anything, but I think it will be humor. It’ll be closer to Bone than it is to RASL.

Smith also notes that the BONE movie is still moving along very slowly, while a RASL film seems to be chugging right along, with a new script turned in. However, “it’s becoming apparent to me that I write comics that are just incredibly hard to adapt into movies.” No shame there, Jeff, no shame at all.



  1. Chris Hero says:

    Jeff Smith is my hero and my absolute favorite all time cartoonist. He’s mastered everything and all of his work is phenomenal. I can’t wait to see what’s next!

  2. Well, his first creator-owned post-Bone project. I thought Shazam: Monster Society of Evil was pretty fantastic.

  3. Kat Kan says:

    He also did a super-cute little book for the youngest readers, LITTLE MOUSE GETS READY, for TOON Books. That book won a Theodore Geisel Honor from the American Library Association.

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