Zach Weiner

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Zach Weiner
Zach Weiner.jpg
Zach Weiner with a sketch at San Diego Comic-Con, in 2011
BornZachary Alexander Weiner
(1982-03-05) March 5, 1982 (age 32)
ResidenceCalifornia
NationalityAmerican
Other namesZachary Weinersmith
OccupationWebcomic writer and illustrator
Known forWriter/illustrator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
ReligionNone, Atheist
Spouse(s)Kelly Weinersmith
ChildrenAda Marie Weinersmith
Website
http://www.smbc-comics.com/
http://snowflakescomic.com/
http://smbc-theater.com/
http://www.theweinerworks.com/
 
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This article is about the comic artist. For the advertising executive, see Zachary Weiner.
Zach Weiner
Zach Weiner.jpg
Zach Weiner with a sketch at San Diego Comic-Con, in 2011
BornZachary Alexander Weiner
(1982-03-05) March 5, 1982 (age 32)
ResidenceCalifornia
NationalityAmerican
Other namesZachary Weinersmith
OccupationWebcomic writer and illustrator
Known forWriter/illustrator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
ReligionNone, Atheist
Spouse(s)Kelly Weinersmith
ChildrenAda Marie Weinersmith
Website
http://www.smbc-comics.com/
http://snowflakescomic.com/
http://smbc-theater.com/
http://www.theweinerworks.com/
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic #1127, published on 25 March 2008

Zachary "Zach" Alexander Weinersmith (born March 5, 1982 as Zachary Alexander Weiner and still using his birth name professionally) is the author and illustrator of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC), currently residing in California. He is the writer of two other webcomics, the completed Captain Excelsior with artist Chris Jones, and Snowflakes, co-written by James Ashby and also illustrated by Jones. He also founded the sketch comedy group SMBC Theater with James Ashby and Marty Weiner in 2009. Weiner has been involved in writing and drawing comics since his high school years, but he premiered on the internet in around 2000. His early comics usually have three or more panels, but after 2002, he switched to drawing predominantly one panel comics.[1] He stated in an interview that he is glad to have decided to draw one panel comics because he feels three panel webcomics have become a cliche and there are almost no decent one panel comics on the internet.[1] More recently, he draws a mixture of single and multi panel comics for SMBC.

Weiner's webcomic was recognized in 2006,[2] and 2007 with the Web Cartoonists' Choice Award for Outstanding Single Panel Comic,[3] and received nominations in 2003,[4] and 2008.[5]

He also cohosts the science podcast "The Weekly Weinersmith" along with his wife Kelly, a parasitologist, the first episode of which was released on October 5, 2011.[6] As of October 2013 the podcast is on hiatus.[7]

Personal[edit]

Weiner has a daughter with his wife Kelly named Ada Marie Weinersmith, who was born on March 14, 2014.[8]

Education[edit]

Weiner's first degree was in literature from Pitzer College, where he graduated in 2003.[9][10] With the success of his web strip, Weiner decided to go back to university to study science at San Jose State, in order to satisfy his personal interests while also creating topics and creative ideas for his comics; initially planning on biochemistry, he opted to pursue physics.[1]

Other projects[edit]

While the mainstay of the Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic is the archive of over 3000 strips, Weiner has also branched into numerous side projects, often related to the comic. Some of these are available on the SMBC website's bonus section,[11] and movies section.[12]

Filmography[edit]

YearWorkRoleDirector
2005IntermedioProduction assistant; Actor (Intermedio)Andrew Lauer
Way of the VampireActor (Vampire)Sarah Nean Bruce, Eduardo Durão
War of the WorldsActor (Garysville Policeman/Townsperson)David Michael Latt
2006Girl with GunSet production assistantRuss Emanuel
2007Foul ShotProduction assistantDanilo Mancinelli
2009-2012SMBC TheaterWriter, ActorJason Axinn
2010-2012SMBC TheaterDirectorDirected episodes: "Orientation", "Working from Home", "The Tale of James", "Just Friendship" and "Heaven"
2012The Ghastly Love of Johnny XProduction assistantPaul Bunnell

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardWorkCategoryResult
2003Web Cartoonists' Choice AwardsSaturday Morning Breakfast CerealOutstanding Short Form ComicNominated[4]
2006Web Cartoonists' Choice AwardsSaturday Morning Breakfast CerealOutstanding Single Panel ComicWon[2]
2007Web Cartoonists' Choice AwardsSaturday Morning Breakfast CerealOutstanding Single Panel ComicWon[3]
2008Web Cartoonists' Choice AwardsSaturday Morning Breakfast CerealOutstanding Single Panel ComicNominated[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mason, Tom (January 18, 2009). "Q&A: Zach Weiner and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal". Gearlive.com (comics.gearlive.com). Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards; Presenter: Josh Rosen (2006). "Outstanding Single Panel Comic by Josh Rosen of Edwitch". 2006 Ceremony. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards (2007). "The 2007 Cartoonist's Choice Awards". 2007 Ceremony. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards (2003). "The 2003 Cartoonist's Awards". 2003 Ceremony. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards (2003). "The Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards - 2008 List of Winners & Finalists". 2008 Ceremony. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Episode 1: Manuscripts, mushrooms, and methylation". WeeklyWeinersmith.com. October 5, 2011. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Twitter / TheWeinersmiths: Weekly Weinersmith is on hiatus ...". Twitter. October 13, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ Weiner, Zach. "Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Blog". SMBC. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Shrum, Glenn. "Author and illustrator shows Penn students they aren't too old for cartoons". The Daily Pennsylvanian. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  10. ^ McKeegan, Dave (July 18, 2009). "Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal – an interview with Zach Weiner". The Freethinker (freethinker.co.uk). Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ Weiner, Zach (2012). "Bonus". Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (www.smbc-comics.com). Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ Weiner, Zach (2012). "Movies". Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (www.smbc-comics.com). Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  13. ^ Weiner, Zach (September 26, 2003). "Vince Invincible". Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (www.smbc-comics.com). Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  14. ^ Weiner, Zach (2012). "Baby Moloch". Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (www.smbc-comics.com). Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  15. ^ Weiner, Zach (September 9, 2005). "Chason!". Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (www.smbc-comics.com). Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  16. ^ Weiner, Zach; Chris Jones (2010). "Captain Stupendous". Captain Excelsior (www.captainexcelsior.com). Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  17. ^ Jones, Chris (2012). "About". Grumps (www.grumps.ca). Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  18. ^ a b Jones, Chris (2011). "About". SMBC-Theater (www.smbc-theater.com). Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  19. ^ Weiner, Zach; James Ashby; Chris Jones (2011). "The Creators". Snowflakes (www.SnowflakesComic.com). Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  20. ^ Armitage, Hugh. "Boulet, Zach Weiner launch illustrated kids book Kickstarter". Digital Spy. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Augie and the Green Knight: A Children's Adventure Book". Kickstarter. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 

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