RASL: Book One: The Drift, Full Color Paperback Edition

RASL: Book One: The Drift, Full Color Paperback Edition

by Jeff Smith


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For the FIRST TIME in full color, the winner of the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album is available in three trade paperback volumes complete and unabridged! A New York Times Bestseller, RASL is Jeff Smith's follow up to his epic fantasy BONE. A tightly wound mixture of science fiction, noir and conspiracy theories, RASL 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.

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 great personal price. In this twisting tale of intrigue and betrayal, Rasl finds himself in possession of humankind's deepest, most dangerous secret.

Originally serialized in black & white comic books and graphic novels, the Eisner award-winning completed novel is embellished with muted, smoky color by Steve Hamaker and Jeff Smith. Praised by The Village Voice, USA Today, NPR, Physics Today, Booklist, The Onion/AV Club, Paste, Publishers Weekly and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781888963663
Publisher: Cartoon Books
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: RASL , #1
Edition description: New
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 753,360
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jeff Smith is The New York Times bestselling author/cartoonist of the BONE and RASL graphic novels. BONE won numerous awards around the world, including multiple American Eisners and Harveys, and the French Alph Art. In 2005, Smith’s work was chosen to launch Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Books. Smith was guest editor of Best American Comics in 2013. Smith’s web-comic about the first human to leave Africa 2,000,000 years ago called Tuki Save the Humans at Boneville.com, won the 2014 Reuben Award for Best Online Comic and is currently being prepared for release as a graphic novel.

What People are Saying About This

Jeff Smith

  • Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her
    “RASL is like nothing you’ve ever read—it’s electric, eerie and riveting;and as close as you get to a masterpiece. Smith is simply peerless.
    “Smith is a unique talent in the world of comics who’s not afraid to take risks and knows how to pull them off...fascinating.
  • Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
    “Stunning visual narrative that impresses with its originality, sophistication, and complexity.

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