New! Enamel Pins

                These 3 limited-edition collectible enamel pins are part of a new comic I made called “Fantasy Quest“. “Fantasy Quest” is an interactive adventure comic about a little redheaded girl named Sofi, who is awakened by a magical frog. The comic features mazes for the reader to complete, … Continue reading

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2018: Year of the Comic

2018: YEAR OF THE COMIC Thank you for being a part of my storytelling journey! For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to write and illustrate my own stories. Thanks to the encouragement and support of family and friends, I’ve been able to create 15 books for young readers over the last … Continue reading

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Alt Press Fest Today!

“The City Library’s seventh annual Alt Press Fest celebrates zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Visit with dozens of local artists and writers as they exhibit their wares, take part in our Sumi Ink workshop, and see steamroller printmaking in action. An exhibition featuring … Continue reading

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Get Free Comics – This Saturday!

The first Saturday in May is upon us, which means…FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Swing by Dragons Keep this Saturday for free comics. I will be drawing pictures and selling books at the Provo location from 10am-Noon. See you there! Click for a complete list of Free Comic Book Titles.

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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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NEW BOOKS 40% OFF!

For this week only, Familius is offering 40% off my two new books, 10 Little Monsters Visit Oregon and Rude Dude’s Book of Food. Both books are great for children and make wonderful gifts (I’m just sayin’)!   

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NEW “BOOKS” & “EVENTS” PAGES!

I’ve just added a BOOKS page to my site, where you can find all six of the books I’ve written and/or illustrated. I’ve also added an EVENTS page to keep track of my upcoming events this fall to celebrate the release of three new books, including: 10 Little Monsters Visit Oregon, Rude Dude’s Book of Food, … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE A GRAPHIC NOVEL @ COMIC CON

Day 2 of Salt Lake Comic Con! Come say hi to me at my table at Green 1 in Artist Alley and be sure to catch my presentation, How To Make a Graphic Novel, today at 2pm in room 255F. I’m also on a panel at 4pm called Dealing With Rejection: An Artist’s Survival Guide in … Continue reading

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LAST DAY TO SEND YOUR PHOTOS!

THANK YOU to all of you that have sent me your photos! It’s really amazing to see so many people enjoying the things I’ve had so much fun making. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Send in Your Photos Today! If you don’t know what I’m talking about…I’m working on a new project and I want … Continue reading

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HELLO. MY NAME IS JESS SMART SMILEY & I MAKE RAD PICTURES.

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. Drawing and writing have always been my biggest passions. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to … Continue reading

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