Deconstructing Comics #543: Jeff Smith

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Jeff Smith wanted to do a newspaper comic strip, but he couldn’t sell his idea, so he ended up self-publishing it. Bone eventually caught on, and now it has a color edition from GRAPHIX and it might become a movie!

Jeff Smith joins Tim in this episode to talk about how he got started with self-publishing, why he decided to have Grandma Ben raise cows, why Bone became less funny in the later volumes, and more; plus, answers to some lingering questions from our review of his book RASL!

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The Grawlix Podcast #42: John Everyman’s Bone

The Grawlix Podcast discusses Jeff Smith’s ‘Bone Vol. 1: Out From Boneville‘ and more! Enjoy!

Show Notes and Links
00:00:00 – Intro/Greetings
00:03:02 – Jesse and Randy on The Doctor Who Show
00:06:39 – Jesse on The Two-Headed Nerd
00:07:13 – More Format Changes?
00:13:59 – Next Month’s Pick – Superman: Secret Identity
00:16:22 – Bone Vol. 1: Out From Boneville
00:48:52 – Letters Page (Contact Us!), Next Episode Topic
00:53:18 – Outro

Links Mentioned
The Doctor Who Show: The Night of the Doctor’s Music
AM Audio Media (Doctor Who Dark Journey)
The Two-Headed Nerd: THN Cover to Cover 3/26/17
Roman Pod and Cast

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Comic News Insider Episode 737 – Talkin’ Turkey w/ Rebecca Soler!


Comic News Insider: Episode 737 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Comic Book History of Comics #1, Ether #1, Slam #1, Yakuza Demon Killers, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Finally! Jimmy is joined in studio with a co-host! Returning to the rotating co-host chair is the always awesome Emily Edwards, beatboxer extraordinaire! You’ll also hear a great interview that Jimmy did with super talented voice over actress/all around amazing lady Rebecca Soler. She talks about her voice over work in audio books, animation, video games and more. News includes: March Book 3 wins a National Book Award, Archaia is publishing a Dark Crystal sequel comic, an animated feature based on Jeff Smith’s Bone comic is coming, the Archie Comics live action adaptation Riverdale will debut on January 26th, Emilia Clarke has been cast in the upcoming Han Solo film, Angela Bassett has been cast in the Black Panther film, the Justice League Action animated series will debut on December 16th and more! Everyone go be thankful and love and have a Happy Turkey Time! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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#501The Billy Ireland Museum

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, on the campus of Ohio State University, houses the world’s largest collection of comic strip tear sheets and clippings, and also archives original art, manuscript materials, and other comics-related items. This week Caitlin McGurk, Associate Curator at the museum, talks to Tim about Milton Canniff’s connection to the museum, the challenges of art preservation, some highlights of the museum’s holdings, and more.

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More To Come 60: Jeff Smith Interview Special

More to come

Recorded by the Comics World division of Publishers Weekly Magazine, it’s More To Come! Your biweekly dose of insider comics publishing news, discussion and controversy.  Starring Heidi MacDonald, the Eisner-nominated blogger of, Calvin Reid, Senior News Editor of Publishers Weekly and Kate Fitzsimons, More To Come’s intrepid producer!

In a More To Come interview special, Heidi talks with acclaimed indie comics creator Jeff Smith about his Eisner-winning fantasy epic Bone, his adult sci-fi tale RASL, the advantages and difficulties of being your own publisher, his new Paleolithic webcomic Tuki Save The Humans and much, much more on this episode of Publishers Weekly’s graphic novel podcast.

Stay tuned for our next regularly scheduled episode – there will definitely be More To Come!


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Deconstructing Comics #363: The Science of “RASL”… sort of

RASLAfter Jeff Smith finished his fantastic all-ages series Bone, he went a completely different direction with his next series: a noir/sci-fi hybrid called RASL. It’s a great story on a human level, but it also gets into quantum physics, the lost journals of Nikola Tesla, and and some real-life pseudo-science conspiracy theories like the Tunguska Event and the Philadelphia Experiment.

Helping us dig more deeply into these elements of the story is a guest co-reviewer with solid footings in both comics and science: Ryan Haupt, an earth scientist in his own right and host of the podcast Science…Sort Of, but also a contributor to iFanboy and Tim and Ryan also look at RASL as a comic, examining the many story points that Smith leaves vague, and the philosophical questions the story raises.

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No Apologies ep 121 Where did my digital go?

On this episode we wish Rafael a Happy Birthday and while hes off celebrating we get into the JManga digital service shutdown, guilty comic runs we own but have not read, Bone, Batman 18, Batman and Robin 18, SEX 1, Transformers Autocracy, Young Avengers 1, and Revival We are now on Stitcher Radio This podcast is sponsored by Friendly Neighborhood Comics Discount Comic Book Services Instock Trades Join us on the forums at You can also join us on the Facebook group TaylorNetwork of podcasts Also we ask that if you have some time leave us a rating and or Itunes review because that helps us greatly to promote the show.


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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #83: The Best Independent Comic Books. Ever.

Episode #83This week on Super Podcasto Magnifico!

With the return of Valiant Comics and the slew of upcoming comics from Image, we decided to each pick five of the best independent comic books ever. Surprisingly, there are a lot to choose from. Listen in!

Do you agree or disagree with our picks? Head over to our podcast Facebook page and let us know.

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Holiday Gift Suggestions 2011

In this special episode, Cammy the elf once again helps you with some gift suggestions for that special geek in your life. New this year; I highlight Kids / Young Adult comics!

The Next Issue 62: The Red Wing Takes Flight

Hey!! Welcome to a big Issue 62!! Our special guest Nick Pitarra, artist of the Red Wing!

In this show, we talk about the shameful death of Amy Winehouse and our further adventures with soccer…

IN the news we discuss the price hike of Netflix and it’s probably not as bad as you think it is. We also take a look at some of the highlights of the San Diego Comic Con and what caught our eye. Nick also tells us a little bit about the Manhattan Project which he is working on. And of course we give you our impressions of the leaked trailers!

Speaking of 1st Impressions we talk about Alphas the new SyFy series and we discuss Harry Potter as well as Captain America

In Comic reviews we look at Moon Girl series, Lady Mechanica series, Bone, Azteca #2, The Red Wing and Officer Downe.

Sitck around for our upcoming pull list picks which includes, Spider-Man 666, Brilliant, and much more!

We have a NEW e mail address at and also don’t forget to find us at and join in on the conversation!

Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 70 – Father’s Day Special

The Backroom Comics crew dedicates an entire episode to fathers: first they talk to Brian Meredith about working on a comic with his daughter, next James Callan discusses how he introduced his daughter to comics, and finally Ed Peterson tells about sharing his love of the comics world with his son.

Questions/Comments? Please stop by the Backroom Comics Podcast website.

This episode is available on iTunes and Zune. Additionally, we have a RSS feed and it is available on Miro.

F BombCast 43: Yank Dave’s Doodle

FBC Shirt3With the fearless leader unable to participate due to a dead hard drive, an old co-host steps up to the plate and hits it out of the park. TJ is rather unhappy to have missed this one though as cocks were talked about in the first twelve minutes. It’s time to talk about current reads and you will not be disappointed as The Nobody and Bone are discussed. Transformers, Green Lantern, and Thor movie news is in there somewhere and lastly we Jam pack this monster of a show with an awesome Dune discussion.

CCL Podcast #162 – Jeff Smith and his Monster Society of Evil Deluxe Edition

smith_shazam.jpgCollected Comics Library Podcast #162

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We got about 5 inches or so here in Detroit overnight and they closed the schools. This makes it the third snow day this year. Our school system budgets in three for the entire year, if we get anymore, they will tack it on to the end of the year, which really won’t work out for me because the last day of school just happens to coincide with the first day (Friday) of Wizard World Chicago.

Today on the podcast I have a ton of news from DC Comics regarding their programs of Archives, Absolutes, Omnibuses, Deluxe Editions and something new call DC Comics Classics Library.

And speaking of Deluxe Editions, today’s feature is on Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil by Jeff Smith. This is the first of the new line of books that DC will be putting out. The story is OK, however the extras and make-up of the book is fantastic, which makes it a very enjoyable experience. I also go over Smith’s new monthly title RASL.

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