Rasl (Hardcover)

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By Jeff Smith (Illustrator)
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Adult fans of the Bone series will find the same intricate world-building and memorable characters, but in a much more raw setting. This story of a physicist using Tesla's lost journals to discover parallel universes (with potentially disastrous side effects) doesn't pull any punches when it comes to sex, profanity or, well, punches, but at its center is the wonder of discovery, both of new worlds and of the title character. The rough and gritty surface of the story hides a deep moral conviction and compassion that make it transcend mere action-adventure and become truly haunting. -- Sarah H.'s pick


472 page hardcover in full color and 2014 Eisner Award winner for Best Graphic Novel When Rasl, a thief and ex-military engineer, discovers the lost journals of Nikola Tesla, he bridges the gap between modern physics and history's most notorious scientist. But his breakthrough comes at a price. In this twisting tale of violence, intrigue, and betrayal, Rasl finds himself in possession of humankind's greatest and most dangerous secret. New York Times bestselling author Jeff Smith's follow up to his epic fantasy BONE is a gritty, hard-boiled tale of an inter-dimensional art thief caught between dark government forces and the mysterious powers of the universe itself.

About the Author

Jeff Smith is the author/cartoonist of the BONE graphic novels which won numerous awards around the world, including 11 Eisner Awards & 9 Harvey Awards, the Alph Art for Best Foreign Book in France, as well as awards in Spain, Germany, and Italy before being chosen to launch the first graphic novel imprint for children by Scholastic in 2005. In 2009 Smith was the subject of an Emmy Award winning documentary called The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE, and the Changing Face of Comics. Most recently, Smith was Guest Editor of The Best American Comics 2013.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781888963373
ISBN-10: 1888963379
Publisher: Cartoon Books
Publication Date: September 17th, 2013
Pages: 472
Language: English
Series: RASL