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. 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. 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.