Jess Smart Smiley

Jess Smart Smiley is a joke—seriously.

He makes rad pictures with his bare hands and has helped thousands of children, teens, and adults around the world to create their first comics.

Jess is the #1 bestselling creator of more than 20 books, including Let’s Make Comics and the What Happens Next
series of interactive graphic novels.

Jess is the recipient of the 2023 Krider Prize for Creativity, was named a “Top 40” by Utah Valley Magazine, and was nominated for a Ringo Award. He loves sharing his passion for writing, drawing, and storytelling with schools, libraries, bookstores, and students of all ages and skill levels.

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