Born and raised in the American mid-west, Jeff Smith learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and watching animation on TV. In 1991, he launched a company called Cartoon Books to publish his comic book Bone, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from Boneville. Against all odds, the small company flourished, building a reputation for quality stories and artwork. In 2005 Scholastic entered the graphic novel market by launching a new imprint, Graphix, with a full color version of Bone: Out From Boneville, bringing the underground comic to an entirely new audience and a new generation. In 2007, DC Comics will release Smith’s first non-creator owned work, SHAZAM! Monster Society of Evil, a four-part mini-series recreating a classic serial from comic’s Golden Age. Between his many projects, Smith spends much of his time on the international guest circuit promoting comics and the art of graphic novels.
Date of Birth: 1960 Birthplace: McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, USA