Monthly Archives: April 2009

Cartoonist documentaries at Wexner Center in May

Blog entry by Jeff

Just got a pile of these postcards from the Wexner Center. They are showing two documentaries about cartoonists next month, Night Music: The Art of P. Craig Russel on May 12, and The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, Bone, and The Changing Face of Comics on May 22.

The documentary about me and Bone has been in the works by filmmaker Ken Mills for over a year and half now. It has some great  interviews with  fellow cartoonists including Harvey Pekar, Terry Moore, Paul Pope, Colleen Doran, and Scott McCloud. I’ll post more information about the film over the next few weeks.

I don’t know much about the Craig Russel movie, but I’m big fan of his and I will be at the showing. I’ll be there for the screening of The Cartoonist, too.

You can read about the events and buy tickets here for The Cartoonist and here for P. Craig Russell’s Night Music. Hope to see you all there.

Stumptown this weekend, April 18 & 19!

Blog entry by Jeff

I’ll have some news and a preview of RASL #4 very soon. For now, here’s the official poster of the 2009 Stumptown Comics Festival (where I am this year’s special guest) drawn by Farel Dalrymple. This image is a little small, but it was the only one I could find on the web. If anyone has a larger one, please hook me up!

I’m a big fan of Farel’s art, so I was really happy to find out he was drawing my characters. It’s kind of trippy to see Rasl standing next to Thorn. There are some really great color images on Dalrymple’s live journal page, so check them out if you can.

Stumptown is held in Portland, Oregon, and it seems like the whole town is chock full of comics realated events. You can see a schedule here. The official Stumptown site is here, and info on the impressive Friday night CBLDF dinner is here, via The Beat.

This is my first visit to the festival and I’m looking forward to it!

2009 Eisner nomination for BONE colorist extraordinaire, Steve Hamaker!!!

Blog entry by Tom

Steve has received an Eisner nomination for "Best Coloring" for his work on Ghost Circles and Treasure Hunters.

This is Steve’s 3rd nomination for best colorist! We’re really hoping this year is the year he brings one home! We don’t want him becoming the "Susan Lucci" of the colorists in comics. Congratulations Steve! For a complete list of all the nominations, click here.