Sing Along / Play Along

I started a bunch of songs and want YOU to add to them. Sing over the top, warp what I’ve made, or add instruments and beats. Get the songs and/or GarageBand projects here. Share with your musical friends and family and let’s make some music together!

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GIVEAWAY!

I’m excited to share this Build Your Own Valentine Kit I illustrated for McNeil Printing. The kit comes with 4 blank cards, 4 blank envelopes, and 4 sheets of removable vinyl stickers.  I’m giving away 2 Build Your Own Valentine Kits: 1 on Facebook and 1 on Instagram. ENTER TO WIN by commenting on my…

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LAST CHANCE to Read My Next Graphic Novel—FREE!

This is your LAST CHANCE to be the FIRST to read my next graphic novel—for free! There’s no catch. This is not a gimmick. I just want to hear your thoughts on my book before I send it to print. Sign up for my First Readers Club here or read on to learn more.  NOTE: NEW READERS MUST APPLY…

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Free Audiobook Downloads

I’m always on the hunt for another great book to read or to listen to while I work. Thank Heaven for these 1,000 free audio books via Open Culture, featuring books by Margaret Atwood, Isaac Asimov, L Frank Baum, Ray Bradbury, William S Burroughs, and more!

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Read My Next Graphic Novel—FREE!

This is your invitation to be the FIRST to read my next graphic novel—for free! There’s no catch. This is not a gimmick. I just want to hear your thoughts on my book before I send it to print. Sign up for my First Readers Club here or read on to learn more. NOTE: NEW READERS…

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Making & Revising My Graphic Novel (3/3)

Read part 1 here, read part 2 here, or read on to find out how I used the feedback I collected from beta readers and used reader suggestions to improve my all-ages graphic novel. Getting Feedback From Readers I started getting reader feedback on the same day I sent out the link to the rough…

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Making & Revising My Graphic Novel (1/3)

Read on to learn more about: Creating my 224-page rough draft in 3 weeks while stuck in bed Finding beta readers to proofread my graphic novel Setting up surveys and forms to gather feedback from beta readers Using reader feedback to revise my graphic novel Hi! My name is Jess Smart Smiley. I’m an author/illustrator…

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New Comics Magazine from PEOW

Over the last 4 or 5 years, PEOW has quickly become one of my favorite indie comics publishers. Founded by Elliot Alfredius, Olle Forsslöf and Patrick Crotty, in Stockholm, Sweden, PEOW publishes a unique brand of beautifully-produced risograph comics from around the world. While the heavy shipping costs to the US have been cost-prohibitive for…

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Make & Keep Your Goals with My Instagram Story Templates

Excited for the new year, but nervous about keeping the goals you’ve made? Maybe this will help… I’ve created a set of free templates for you to use in your Instagram Stories and help you achieve your goals! Download the full set here and start sharing with friends and family today. Jess Smart Smiley

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