Jeff Smith documentary and studio video
Submitted by natebramble on August 8, 2009 - 09:42
Last week I had the opportunity to see the new documentary The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, Bone and the Changing Face of Comics. I believe it debuted just before Comic Con International this year. My friend and fellow cartoonist Grant Sutherland ordered it off the internet and we watched it over beers and cigars. I can't recommend this film highly enough. It was such an inspiration to see all the details behind the creation of Bone, Smith's amazing graphic novel. The film itself is well made and interesting and has lot's of great interviews, convention footage and information on Smith's early career. As soon as it was over I just wanted to get back to my desk and keep drawing.
In addition to the trailer for the documentary I also came across another short video that has some more technical details about Smith's studio and his work process that folks might also find interesting.