Jeff Smith (cartoonist)

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Jeff Smith (cartoonist) : biography

February 27, 1960 –

Jeff Smith (born February 27, 1960) is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the self-published comic book series Bone. His most recent series, RASL, focused on an art thief who hops through dimensional barriers, hiding out on various parallel worlds.Burns, Ian. The Comics Journal; April 29, 2010 He is currently working on a webcomic series, Tüki Save the Humans

Early life

Jeff Smith was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania and grew up in Columbus, Ohio.Smith, Jeff (June 16, 2007). . The Washington Times.

Smith learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and animated TV shows. Smith has cited Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts as a very early influence on his understanding of comicsLucy Shelton Caswell and David Filipi, Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond (Columbus, O.: The Ohio State University, Wexner Center for the Arts, 2008), ISBN 978-1-881390-46-6, pp. 7, 17. He has also named Walt Kelly’s Pogo, which he discovered at the age of nine when a classmate brought a collection of the comics to school,, Interview from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, original airdate July 21, 2008 (retrieved January 27, 2009). as his "biggest influence in writing comics". Smith began to create comics with the "Bone" characters as early as 1970, when he was about 10 years old.Jeff Smith, The Art of Bone (Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Books, 2007), ISBN 978-1-59307-441-8, p.19.

Smith graduated in 1978 from Worthington High School in Worthington, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, where he was a classmate of Jim Kammerud; later on, in 1986, Smith and Kammerud would co-found Character Builders, an animation studio in Columbus where Smith worked until 1992.Worthington City Schools, (retrieved January 27, 2009).

After high school, Smith attended the Ohio State University, and while there he created a comic strip called "Thorn" for the student newspaper, The Lantern, which included some of the characters who later featured in the Bone series.Kristin M. French, , The Lantern, October 2, 2001 (retrieved January 27, 2009).. Columbus Dispatch, May 4, 2008.

Awards

For his work on Bone, Smith has received numerous awards, among them ten Eisner Awards and eleven Harvey Awards. In 1995 and 1996 he won the National Cartoonists Society’s award for Comic Books. at National Cartoonists Society website.

Eisner Awards

  • 1993 Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication. Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  • 1994 Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story (for "The Great Cow Race"; Bone #7-11). Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  • 1994 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series
  • 1994 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist
  • 1994 Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication
  • 1995 Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication. Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  • 1995 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist: Humor
  • 1995 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series
  • 1998 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist: Humor. Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  • 2005 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: Reprint (for Bone One Volume Edition). Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved December 28, 2011.

Harvey Awards

  • 1994 Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist). Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  • 1994 Harvey Award Special Award for Humor
  • 1994 Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work (for The Complete Bone Adventures. Reissued in color as Bone: Out from Boneville; [Scholastic Corporation])
  • 1995 Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist). Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  • 1996 Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist). Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  • 1997 Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist). Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  • 1999 Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist), for his body of work in 1998, including Bone
  • 2000 Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist). Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  • 2003 Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist). Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  • 2005 Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist). Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  • 2005 Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work: Bone: One Volume Edition