July 19, 2011 | 4:10 p.m.

‘Bone’: Jeff Smith says early Hollywood footage was ‘mind-blowing’

COMIC-CON 2011: SPOTLIGHT ON JEFF SMITH (Friday, Room 5AB, 12:30 p.m.) It’s been 20 years since Jeff Smith was repeatedly rejected by newspaper syndicates declining his comic, “Bone.” Today that same comic has been serialized in graphic novels published in 28 countries with sales of more than 6 million copies in North America alone. Now the slapstick tale of the three Bone cousins getting lost in a Black Forest fairy tale is being turned into a screenplay for Warner Bros., and is celebrating its anniversary by throwing a party as part of this weekend’s Comic-Con International. (Smith is also featured on four panels and at multiple signings over the long weekend.) Not bad for a guy who started publishing “Bone” as an underground comic out of his garage in Columbus, Ohio. “I feel really lucky,” said Smith, who spent 13 years […]
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