Last week I introduced my new print, The Kiss, and now I’m happy to announce that I’m offering FREE SHIPPING! The offer is only good via this link through June 16–so order now!
LEARN HOW TO MAKE COMICS | JUNE 10-14 Just a quick reminder that I’ll be teaching a 5 day comics workshop next week for children ages 13-18. Classes will be held at Higher Ground Learning in Salt Lake City, June 10-14, and will cover everything from generating and filtering story ideas to developing characters and story arcs, … Read more
For all of you doodlers out there: the good folks at Doodler’s Anonymous are offering a Tom Bihn designer backpack ($160 value)! Check out the submission guidelines here and let me know when you win.
“The SMART exhibition is a collection of clever, thoughtful, and whimsical artwork made by 35 international artists. SMART showcases the artist’s quick wit and subtle sense of humor through their use visual puns, ingenuity, guile, and seamless presentations of ideas.” The exhibit opens Friday, May 17 and those of you in Minneapolis, MN can RSVP via the SMART Facebook event page! My … Read more
Today is Free Comic Book Day! Be sure to stop by your local comic shop and get your free comics! Not sure where your local comic book shop is? Use this fancy comic shop locator to find out. Did I mention that my vampire character, Harold, has his own four-page story in Top Shelf’s free … Read more
SLC Nerd is happening tomorrow! SLC Nerd is a community festival focused on promoting as many types of nerds and geeks as possible, including live music, games, panel discussions, authors, artists, filmmakers and more! I’ve been invited to speak on creativity and on the comics industry, starting at 12:40 (see the full schedule of events here). … Read more
RUMPUS ON THE RUN To celebrate this last week of my kickstarter project, Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-N-Find Book, I thought we could try something fun. Pick an avatar that works for you and upload it to your Facebook & Twitter account with the caption: Help! It’s Where’s Waldo with Monsters! http://kck.st/15toJi5 via @jess_smiley … Read more
Aside from making my own Monster Look-N-Find book on Kickstarter, I’ll be making a special community look-n-find with YOUR monster drawings! Email your colored monster drawing to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, so that I can include your monster in the picture. Files should be a 300ppi jpg in rgb. (If this frightens you, then get … Read more
Yesterday I posted a pretty audacious challenge for the weekend: to rally 100 backers for my Monster Look-N-Find book on kickstarter. I asked you to share the news by tweeting about the project and by sharing it with your friends on Facebook. The results are in. Not only did we bring 100 backers into our … Read more