Jeff Smith (cartoonist)
Infobox Comics creator
name = Jeff Smith
caption = Smith at a book signing in
Hamburg, Germany, on October 10, 2006, during his 2006–2007 Bone World Tour.
birthdate = birth date and age|1960|02|27
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
nationality = American
area = Writer, penciller, inker, publisher
notable works = "Bone", "Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil"
National Cartoonists SocietyComic Book Awards (four), Harvey Awards (nine)
Jeff Smith (born 1960) is an American
cartoonist, best known as the creator of the self-published comic bookseries "Bone". He has also worked for Character Builders Animation as an art director. He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.
Jeff Smith was born on
February 27, 1960in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. His family moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he displayed an interest in cartoons dating back to as early as kindergarten. Smith made his mind up to become a cartoonist at nine years of age after a classmate brought a copy of some of Walt Kelly's " Pogo" comics to school.
While attending the
Ohio State University, Smith created a daily four-panel strip for the student newspaper, " The Lantern". That strip, called "Thorn", introduced the characters that would later populate his comic book series "Bone".
Smith ultimately published 55 issues of "Bone" between 1991 and 2004, blending influences from artists and writers such as Walt Kelly,
Carl Barks, and J.R.R. Tolkien. The black and white comic book proved very successful, and has been collected in a number of trade paperback and hardback collections.
In 2003, Smith began work for
DC Comicson a miniseries starring Captain Marvel, a superhero character Smith is a fan of. [cite web|url=http://www.comicon.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=36;t=005004;p=1 |title=Jeff Smith: Bone comics, games & Shazam |author=Jennifer M. Contino] The series, entitled "Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil", was published in four prestige formatissues in 2007, and later collected into a hardcover edition.
Fantagraphics Booksnamed Smith as the designer for an upcoming series of books collecting the complete run of Walt Kelly's " Pogo". He also designed the cover art for Say Anything's album " In Defense of the Genre".
Smith released the first issue of "
RASL", "a stark, sci-fi series about a dimension-jumping art thief with personal problems", in February, 2008. A six page preview was shown on the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con. Smith self-publishes "RASL" in oversized black and white comic books.
Smith's art was featured in a pair of museum shows in Columbus during summer 2008: "Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond" at the
Wexner Center for the Arts, and "Jeff Smith: Before Bone" at the Cartoon Research Libraryof The Ohio State University. [ [http://www.wexarts.org/ex/?eventid=2371 Exhibitions: Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond] at Wexner Center website.] The exhibits were featured in a segment on the PBSnews program " The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" on July 21, 2008.
Smith has won several awards, including the 1995, 1996, 1998, and 2000
National Cartoonists SocietyComic Book Awards (for "Bone"), and nine Harvey Awards: Best Cartoonist in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2003, Special Award for Humor in 1994, and Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Works (for The Complete Bone Adventures) in 1994.
* [http://www.comixology.com/podcasts/20/RASL-with-Jeff-Smith Jeff Smith podcast interview] on "It Came Out on Wednesday" from [http://comixology.com ComiXology]
* [http://www.boneville.com/jeffs-studio/ short bio from Boneville.com]
* [http://www.comicscommunity.com/boards/jeffsmith/ Jeff Smith's Official Boneville Message Board] - from World Famous Comics Community
* [http://www.avclub.com/content/node/22860 The Onion AV Club Interview]
* [http://www.a3upodcast.com/node/143 A3UPodcast.com Interview]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Jeff Smith — can refer to:*Jeff Smith (baseball) is a coach in the Minnesota Twins organization. *Jeff Smith (British politician), councillor in Manchester *Jeff Smith (cartoonist), creator of the comic book Bone *Jeff Smith (footballer), footballer with… … Wikipedia
Jeff Smith — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Smith. Jeff Smith en train de dédicacer à Hambourg, Allemagne, le 10 octobre 2006, durant le « 2006–2007 Bone World Tour » Jeff Smith est un auteur de Bande de … Wikipédia en Français
Al Smith (cartoonist) — Al Smith (March 2, 1902 November 24, 1986) was an American cartoonist whose work included a run on the comic strip Mutt and Jeff . Born in Brooklyn, New York, Smith was the art editor for the syndicate department of the New York World from 1920… … Wikipedia
Smith (Familienname) — Smith [smɪθ] (englisch smith „Schmied“) ist ein englischsprachiger Familienname. Zur Herkunft siehe Schmidt. Smith ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Bekannte Namensträger Inhaltsverzeichnis A B C D E F G H I J K L M N … Deutsch Wikipedia
Al Smith (disambiguation) — Al Smith is the name of:*Al Smith (1873 ndash;1944), U.S. politician *Al Smith (cartoonist), cartoonist whose work includes Mutt and Jeff *Al Smith (football player), former linebacker in the National Football League *Al Smith (hockey), former… … Wikipedia
Mutt and Jeff — For other uses, see Mutt and Jeff (disambiguation). Overland Monthly ad (January 1916) Mutt and Jeff was a long popular American newspaper comic strip created by cartoonist Bud Fisher … Wikipedia
Don Wright (cartoonist) — Born January 23, 1934(1934 01 23) Area(s) Editorial cartoonist Donald Conway Don Wright (born January 23, 1934 … Wikipedia
Geoff "Jeff" Hook — (born in Tasmania on December 27, 1928) is a retired Australian cartoonist. Geoff is married to Pauline since 1961 and has five children. CareerStarting as a cadet press artist on the Hobart Mercury, he completed a course in Graphic arts at the… … Wikipedia
Rob Smith, Jr. — Rob Smith, Jr. is an American editorial cartoonist and caricaturist.BackgroundBorn in Orlando, Florida in 1963, Smith started drawing caricatures at theme parks while still in high school. He attended the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota,… … Wikipedia
Al Smith — ist der Name folgender Personen: Al Smith (Zeichner) (1902–1986), US amerikanischer Zeichner und Cartoonist (Mutt and Jeff) Al Smith (Eishockeyspieler) (1945–2002), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler Siehe auch: Alfred E. Smith (meist Al Smith genannt … Deutsch Wikipedia