Process Party – Episode 48 – Jeff Smith!

 

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This episode: Jeff Smith!

We had the pleasure of hosting Jeff Smith on the party floor this week. He’s the author of indy comic turned kid’s lit publishing juggernaut Bone, Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil, RASL, and Tuki: Save The Humans (currently in progress). He’s also a co-founder and organizer of the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (aka CXC) festival.

 

We get right into his work on TUKI, including the tough decision to pull the book from both online & print serialization when he realized it wasn’t quite working the way he wanted it to. Jeff’s back hard at work on a revised and refocused version of TUKI, and we talk about the stylistic choices, inspirations, and goals involved along the way.

 

His role as a driving force behind CXC is touched on, and we get the secret origin of the fest itself! Indeed, there’s a lot in the way of history lesson this episode, as Jeff talks about the origin of the species, the genesis of BONE, his experiences with Will Eisner, the Billy Ireland Library, and the comics scene of the 1990s.

 

Plus: RASL! Print! Webcomics! Writing! The Importance of improvisation! Editing! Just when *is* a book “done!” And more!

 

ALSO: Mike and Zack talk convention appearances & Ignatz awards promises!

 

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If the main Process Party podcast is like being in the mix chatting with cartoonists at a convention party, Process Party: Real Talk is the afterparty, when the walls come down and the real talk, advice and gossip flow freely!  Every week we ask our guests to impart a little *extra* bit of wisdom, some nuts & bolts how-to info or philosophy, and of course a heavy dose of every cartoonist’s number one concern: GETTING PAID IN COMICS! These minisodes contain exclusive content not included in the regular podcast!

Our guests come from a variety of backgrounds and places in their careers, and they all have advice for you. From how to mentally balance comics and day-jobs, to nuts and bolts advice about turning comics panels into cold hard cash. Hear exclusive tidbits about the industry, insider stuff that’s 🔥 too hot🔥 to include in the public podcast, and more.

If you really love the pod, you can sign up for the $5/month level and get everything in the lower tiers, but we’ll also do one extra-special Sewing Circle minisode a month where Mike & Zack will review the stuff they are reading or watching at the moment! What did they think of that one movie about the people or places? What cool old/new comics are they digging on this month? If you like the Teenaged Memedream episode, this tier is for you! This is a mainline fix of our patented jibba-jabba.

Episode 12 of Real Talk is with Sammy Harkham! Get in on the ground floor of the Process Party Patreon and make sure you don’t miss an episode of Real Talk! Real Talk updates every Thursday only for Patreon subscribers.

Also: Episode 02 of Process Party Sewing Circle is up! Sewing Circle is our monthly jibba jabba podcast for 5$/month subscribers! The focus may shift slightly here and there, but the idea is basically that we’re gonna get together and talk about the books, movies or comics that we’ve both been reading. Some things we have both seen, and some things we’re recommending to each other (and you!). EPISODE 02:  Eclipse 2017 / Game of Thrones s7e06 / The Leftovers / Revenge of The Nerds / Toxic Masculinity / Something Wild & FilmStruck
Sewing Circle updates every month only for Patreon subscribers.
 

Episode 48 – Jeff Smith!  –  We had the pleasure of hosting Jeff Smith on the party floor this week. He’s the author of indy comic turned kid’s lit publishing juggernaut Bone, Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil, RASL, and Tuki: Save The Humans (currently in progress). He’s also a co-founder and organizer of the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (aka CXC) festival.  We get right into his work on TUKI, including the tough decision to pull the book from both online & print serialization when he realized it wasn’t quite working the way he wanted it to. Jeff’s back hard at work on a revised and refocused version of TUKI, and we talk about the stylistic choices, inspirations, and goals involved along the way. His role as a driving force behind CXC is touched on, and we get the secret origin of the fest itself! Indeed, there’s a lot in the way of history lesson this episode, as Jeff talks about the origin of the species, the genesis of BONE, his experiences with Will Eisner, the Billy Ireland Library, and the comics scene of the 1990s. Plus: RASL! Writing! The Importance of improvisation! Editing! Just when is a book “done!” And more!



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