Deconstructing Comics #543: Jeff Smith

Bone cousins

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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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 ComicsBeat.com, 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 Marvel.com. 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.

The Very Large Array

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Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 81 – How We Read Comics

The Backroom Comics crew analyze everything related to reading comics: how they read them, what they have been reading, and discuss the review process.

Questions? Comments? Stop by the Backroom Comics Podcast website.

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W.I.P. # 67 – Pop! 77

on this episode:
-picks of the week
-the losers movie review
-free comic day preview
-pop! 77
-one to watch
-scot’s corner “chew and rasl”

Teenage Wasteland Episode 59 – Best of 2009

It’s a marathon episode this week as myself and co-host Joe Aulisio rundown all that was great in comic books throughout the year of 2009. Plenty is discussed as we close out the exciting year and welcome 2010.

best comics

Amazing Spider-Man
Asterios Polyp
Batman And Robin
Beast
Chew
Criminal: The Sinners
Daredevil
Detective Comics
Echo
I Kill Giants
Incognito
Irredeemable
The Nobody
Parker: The Hunter
Phonogram: The Singles Club
Proof
Rasl
Savage Dragon
Scalped
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe
Seaguy: The Slaves Of Mickey Eye
Strange Tales
Stray Bullets “Open the Goddamned Box” in Noir
Stuffed!
Sweet Tooth
The Umbrella Academy: Dallas
The Unwritten
Viking
Young Liars
best writers/artists
David Mazzucchelli
JH Williams III
Frank Quitely
Sean Phillips
Grant Morrison
Mike Carey
Ed Brubaker
best in podcast
11 O’Clock Comics
Comic Geek Speak
Crankcast
Creative Screenwriting Magazine
iFanboy
PKD Media Black Box
SModcast
The Uncanny X-Cast

Music is featured by Morrisey.

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