Cartoonist Jeff Smith photographed in his studio for "The Artist Within"

Happy Birthday to Cartoonist/Illustrator Jeff Smith!!!

Happy Thursday Guys! I just wanted to add my voice in wishing a very Happy Birthday to Cartoonist/ Illustrator Jeff Smith, one of the nicest guys in comics! Of course Jeff is the creator of the self-published comic book series "Bone".

A few years back I had the chance to make a trip out to Ohio, with my friend David Scroggy, and Dave was incredibly gracious in setting us up with a place to stay at his dads house and spending a few days driving us around his home state so that I could make a few portraits for my "Artist Within" project. And one of those was Jeff, It was an incredible trip.

You probably know that "In 1993, Jeff Smith breathed new life into the Graphic Novel format with The Complete BONE Adventures Volume One: Out From Boneville, which sold an unprecedented 50,000 copies in its first year. BONE won numerous American awards including 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harveys. In 2005, BONE was chosen to launch the first graphic novel series for children from a major publishing house, Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Books."- borrowed from Jeffs website

Here are a couple outtakes from our shoot.

you can and should see more of Jeff Smiths work on his website here:

Both "Artist Within" Books are available from sideshow collectibles here:…/the-artist-within-book-2-sampsel…

art © Jeff Smith

Outtake from "The Artist Within: Book 2 with David Scroggy and Cartoonist Jeff Smith