The Snowman Parade has begun! I’ve spent the last several days drawing, drawing, drawing snowmen (and women), penguins, snow bears, and more for “The Snowman Parade”–one of the scenes in my upcoming Monster Look-N-Find book. I work full-time as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, so it’s been fun taking breaks from my paying jobs … Read more
HOORAY! We did it! Last weekend we gained over 100 backers and surpassed our funding goal. Thanks to you, the Monster Look-N-Find book is happening! STRETCH GOALS $3000 is the bare minimum needed to make the softcover book, but let’s make this thing in hardcover! Check out these bonus rewards for funding past our goal: $4000: … Read more
THE BOOK Did you know that I’m making a Monster Look-N-Find book? It’s Kickstarter’s first Look-N-Find book, packed with exciting full-color imaginative scenes, characters and surprises! Watch this video to learn more and find the book on Kickstarter. WEEK ONE It’s hard to believe that it’s been a full week since I launched my book … Read more
The wonderfully talented illustrator Emma Reynolds shared with me this blog-it–and-pass-it-along interview for artists and authors to introduce their newest upcoming work. Her timing couldn’t have been any better, as my next book is just around the corner. Now I get to pass the interview along to three of my favorite creators and keep it going. … Read more
A Visit From Nikola Tesla Beginning in 2004, painter Alex Bigney underwent experiences that profoundly impacted his art and changed his life. In a series of uncanny dreams the enigmatic and now largely forgotten scientist, Nikola Tesla, visited him. Ironically, the first of these experiences took place before the artist even knew who Tesla was. … Read more
I read in an interview that you committed to drawing this book in one year’s time and didn’t stop until you were finished. Since this was your first graphic novel, what kind of difficulties did you face in trying to get it done? Read the full interview with About.com here!
Every now and then I like to stop and clarify. For those of you who are new to this blog, or are trying to figure out who I am and what I do: this post is for you. HELLO. MY NAME IS JESS SMART SMILEY & I MAKE RAD PICTURES. Despite what my name might … Read more