What do you draw with?

Micron Pens, Pentalic graphite, Wacom Intuos 4 tablet, Akashiya brush pens.

What books have you made?

The Adventures of William Worm (Piggy Press, 2013), Upside Down: A Vampire Tale (Top Shelf, 2012), The Comics Grab Bag (self-published, 2012), The Monster Coloring Book (self-published, 2011), A Map in the Dirt (self-published, 2010)

Are you a professional?

Yep! I graduated with a BFA in Illustration and Design in 2008, and my work has been published in over 20 books and magazines across the globe.

Do you suffer from arthritis, rotting teeth, heart disease, or cabin fever?

Not that I know of.

How do you get published?

Most publishers have a “submission” section on their website, where you can find their submission guidelines. Some want complete manuscripts, others want a writing sample and synopsis, while others just want a selection of finished pages. Know the publishers of similar books and get in touch with them. Self-publishing is also an option.

What are you working on now?

Right now I’m drawing myself crazy, making a monster look-n-find book on kickstarter. Check it out here!

2 Responses to “FAQ”
  1. Dianna Carroll says:

    How do we sign up for the Comics Workshop this summer?

    • Jess Smart Smiley says:

      Hi Dianna! Registration for the Comics Workshop is now available via the Higher Ground website (https://continue.utah.edu/youth/class/yeart_319_a_graphic_novel_this_way_comes_age_13_18). The fun begins on June 9! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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