Every now and then I like to stop and give an overview for all of our new followers–and there are a lot of you! 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 … Read more
I recently got to talk with Marty Mulrooney of Alternative Magazine Online about my graphic novel, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale. I’ve been following AMO for a while now, and it was great chatting with Marty about writing, style, inspiration, and what’s next. Read the full interview here. Related articles Upside Down: A Vampire Tale Preview (comicsworthreading.com) Free … Read more
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Where Can I Get It? Happy holidays, everyone! I’ve been getting a bunch of emails asking how to get hold of a copy of my graphic novel, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale, so I thought I’d post some options. Bookstores and Comic Shops Check your local Barnes and Noble bookseller, or a nearby comic shop. If … Read more
Don’t Read My Graphic Novel That’s pretty much what the following review says about my new graphic novel, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale (Top Shelf Productions, 2012). A concerned friend sent me the link to the review and, rather than defend the book, I thought I would just share the review here: Review of Upside Down: … 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!
If you haven’t already read Upside Down: A Vampire Tale, then check out this four-page exclusive teaser at Comics Worth Reading! It makes a perfect gift for a little one, by the way (wink, wink). If you have read the book: how did you like it? Online reviews (especially at Amazon.com) are really helpful for readers who … Read more
It’s pretty cool to know that Good Comics for Kids took some time away from reviewing Star Wars, Wimpy Kid and Smurfs comics to read my new graphic novel, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale. Even better to know that they like it! Check out the Good Comics for Kids review here, and read about monsters, vampires and … Read more
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
Enjoy this printable doorknob for the kids, party, or school class! Scroll down to find more Halloween-themed activity pages, starring characters from my recently released graphic novel, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale. To print: simply click on the image to view it at full-size, and then print it out for your family, party, or class.