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April 2006: CulturePulp interviews "Bone" cartoonist Jeff Smith -- with Smith drawing his answers.

Endnotes and Digressions:

"Bone" is, of course, © Jeff Smith (and Captain Marvel is © DC Comics). I'm unbelievably grateful for the time he invested in this interview.

2. Grey-tones for this installment by Chad Essley.

3. Would you like to know more? Jeff Smith maintains an official “Bone” Web site at (He’s great about answering reader questions on the message boards.)

Meanwhile, the official Scholastic Web site for the color re-release of the book can be found at It’s a kid-friendly Flash site full of interviews and games.

4. You can learn more about the interactive-adventure “Bone” video games at The first two games are out now, with more in the works.

5. Here are links to some longer, meatier Jeff Smith interviews:

• An epic, candid, three-part 2003 interview with Jeff for Ain't It Cool News -- conducted a few issues before he ended the saga. It covers "the final issues; Smith's upcoming work on 'Captain Marvel'; exactly why the movie deal went to poo; Charles M. Schulz in a tux; the boxing-match feud with 'Cerebus' creator Dave Sim; 'Bone''s brief association with Image; Frank Miller; living up to 'The Two Towers'; his background; self-publishing; his apparently quite awesome wife; and much, much, much, much more." Contains mild spoilers about the final issues of the series, plus one or two naughty cusses. [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ]

The Onion AV Club interview (May 2000)

The Comics Reporter interview with Tom Spurgeon (December 2002) interview -- in which he discusses Telltale's games. (April 2006)

Video interview with Jeff at the Telltale Games site. You can see some new "Captain Marvel" art on his table.

Silver Bullet Comic Books interview

"10 Questions: Jeff Smith" -- IGN interview. (December 2002)

"5 Questions with Jeff Smith" in Wizard Magazine (February 2003)


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