Lane Smith





Lane Smith

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in Tulsa, The United States
August 25, 1955

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Smith was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but moved to Corona, California at a young age. He spent summers in Tulsa, however, and cites experiences there as inspirations for his work, saying that "[o]nce you've seen a 100-foot cement buffalo on top of a donut-stand (sic) in the middle of nowhere, you're never the same."

He studied art in college at the encouragement of his high school art teacher, helping to pay for it by working as a janitor at Disneyland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration, and moved to New York City, where he was hired to do illustrations for various publications including Time, Mother Jones, and Ms..

Smith is married to Molly Leach, who is a book designer and designed the Smith/Scieszka collaboration.

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Author appearance, May 09, 2015 01:00PM
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Lane Smith reads from his new book Return to Augie Hobble.

Lane Smith at Books of Wonder
Author appearance, June 06, 2015 01:00PM
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“It's a book, jackass.”
Lane Smith, It's a Book

“How do you scroll down?"
"I don't, I turn the page. It's a book."
"Do you blog with it?"
"No, it's a book.”
Lane Smith, It's a Book

“He that reads, be it on yon Kindle or on yon book made from pulp, is he who shall not be called a jackass.”
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