HI. MY NAME IS JESS & I MAKE RAD PICTURES

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 … Continue reading

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HAPPY FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Today is Free Comic Book Day! Be sure to stop by your local comic shop and get your free comics! Not sure where your local comic book shop is? Use this fancy comic shop locator to find out. Did I mention that my vampire character, Harold, has his own four-page story in Top Shelf’s free … Continue reading

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GET FREE COMICS THIS SATURDAY!

FREE COMICS This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day! It’s just what it sounds like: comic shops all across the U.S. are handing out comics for free. It’s practically a holiday for comics-lovers! What? You don’t believe me? Just ask Hugh Jackman: See? I told you it was a real event. Anyway… GET MY COMIC … Continue reading

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In Conversation With Jess Smart Smiley (Graphic Novelist, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale)

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 … Continue reading

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Upside Down: Where to Get It

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 … Continue reading

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Don’t Read My Graphic Novel

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: … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Mail Order Interview with Jess Smart Smiley

A couple of weeks ago I received a package from illustrator Nicole Daddona (creator of Hairphabet, an alphabetical catalog of illustrated hairstyles). Not only did Nicole send me a copy of her fun Halloween zine, Ghost’s Night Out, but she included what she calls a “mail order interview” – a hand-written form for me to fill out and … Continue reading

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Praise for Upside Down: A Vampire Tale

UPSIDE DOWN IS ON THE GO! Upside Down: A Vampire Tale has already made its way into homes all across the U.S.! It’s really exciting to hear from friends and new readers that have enjoyed the book, and it’s especially rewarding to see photos of readers with their books. This is my first book and it’s … Continue reading

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FREE HALLOWEEN COMIC!

Meet Johnny Boo & Harold in TRICKY TREATERS: Free at Your Comic Shop! This Halloween, Top Shelf’s spookiest and silliest all-ages characters are teaming up for a FREE mini-comic of all-new stories by James Kochalka and Jess Smart Smiley! We’re joining Diamond Comic Distributors’ Halloween ComicFest to bring you Tricky Treaters, a 12-page full-color comic book available at your local comic … Continue reading

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