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  • Jeff Smith: 2014 National Book Festival


  • Jeff Smith appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Event Date

  • August 30, 2014


  • -  Cartoonist Jeff Smith is best known for creating the comic book and graphic novel series "Bone," a publication characterized by both light-hearted comedy and dark fantasy. The idea for the Bone cousins, lead characters in the series, began to formulate when Smith was just a kid, inspired by the cartoons and comics he read; these characters stuck with him throughout his adult life and led to his lifelong career as a cartoonist. Smith successfully self-published the "Bone" series through his own company, Cartoon Books, before it was picked up years later by major publishing house Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Books. For his work on "Bone," Smith has received various awards, including 10 Eisner awards and 11 Harveys. Two of his most recent series are "RASL" and "Tuki Save the Humans."

Running Time

  • 43 minutes 19 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text





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