⚡TAKE THE COLORING CHALLENGE!⚡

COLORING CHALLENGE Think You Can Color All 10 Scenes? Last week I launched my Look & Find Coloring Book, which features 10 colorable look & find scenes. With over 100 drawings on each page, the Look & Find Coloring Book makes a fun challenge for both children and adults. Check out the Look & Find … Continue reading

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

2014 has been my busiest year yet, and there’s still plenty to be done over the next week! Thanks for sticking with me and for supporting me and my work. It means so much to me to know that all the hours I’ve spent in my sketchbook and on the computer mean something to someone … Continue reading

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SPOOKY BOOK PARTY TONIGHT!

ATTENTION UTAH SPOOKSTERS: Come celebrate the release of SPOOKY SLEEPOVER by making comics, playing games, and meeting The Rumpus! TONIGHT from 6-8pm at Dragons Keep in Provo, UT. See you tonight! (Click for more info)

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LOOKING BACK AT 2013

YEAR IN REVIEW 2013 has been quite a year! I’m so grateful for the opportunity I have to work in a field that I love and to put more of my favorite pictures and ideas into the world. Here are a few project highlights from the year: Life, the Universe and Everything This was my … Continue reading

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CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW: RUMPUS ON THE RUN

“Illustrator and writer Jess Smart Smiley has come up with a special mission for your monster aficionados. The terribly troublesome Rumpus is on the move through each of Jess’s crazily colorful spreads. It’s your young reader’s job to find Rumpus and his eggs, as well as other cleverly hidden objects, before he can cause complete chaos. It’s not an … Continue reading

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OCTOBER BOOK GIVEAWAY!

WIN A SIGNED COPY Happy October, everyone! To celebrate Halloween and the upcoming release of my newest children’s book, Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-n-Find Book, I’ll be giving away 3 signed copies and 3 PDFs of the book! The book is filled with spooky-fun and cutesy-quirky monsters in 10 full-color imaginative scenes. (You … Continue reading

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THE SUMMER OF FREE!

CELEBRATE THE SUMMER OF FREE! 2013 has been a busy year for me – I moved into a new studio, finished two books for children, made a t-shirt for DisneyPixar’s Toy Story, and taught a 5-day workshop on making comics for teens. Phew! I thought I’d take just a minute to breathe in some of that … Continue reading

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MONSTER WALLPAPER DOWNLOAD

You asked for it. Download the Rumpus pattern for your computer, phone or tablet here. Happy weekend, everyone!

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WEEKEND WALLPAPER DOWNLOAD

Ha! You like how I titled this, as though I have some free wallpaper download every weekend? Hey, maybe that should be a new thing…Anyway, we’re getting closer to finishing Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-n-Find Book, so here’s a wallpaper to celebrate! DOWNLOAD HERE.

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MEET MY NEW BOOK COVER (YOU VOTED FOR IT!)

Last week, over 100 of you voted on the new cover for Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-n-Find Book on my blog, Facebook and on Kickstarter, and now the results are in! Meet the cover for Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-n-Find Book! THE VOTES While reading through all your votes and comments, I noticed … Continue reading

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