How much do you NOT want to be Captain America, riding toward this guy? Let's just hope the Winter Soldier feels like taking a long break from fighting...
Now we have a Patreon page where you can help us make more SMASH comics!
"What's Patreon?" you ask? It's a crowdfunding website (somewhat like Kickstarter) that lets you support creators as they make music, videos, or -- in our case -- comics!
It takes a lot of time, effort, and money to make an online comic. People have bills they need to pay, which means we need to pay our colorist, web host, and ourselves so we can keep living while we produce more new material.
By pledging monthly support on Patreon, you enable us to make more SMASH and share all the superhuman excitement with you through our revived webcomic.
If you'd like to contribute, please visit our Patreon page and select a monthly amount. And thank you for your support!
Here's some more info about Patreon:
We started SMASH in 2009 as a webcomic. Then, in 2013, it was published as a graphic novel, Smash: Trial by Fire, by Candlewick Press. The book has earned rave reviews and a bunch of awards, not to mention a legion of devoted fans, young and old alike.
Right now we're in the process of making Book 2 for Candlewick. And now we've relaunched the SMASH webcomic to keep our fans (and ourselves!) entertained during the long process of bringing a graphic novel to publication.
The new webcomic will feature internet-only "side" stories that fit alongside and in-between the books. You'll see Smash battling brand-new villains in fun, action-packed, fast-paced comics that are ideal for online reading -- and for all ages!
The webcomic updates every Tuesday on our Tumblr page, for a total of 4 pages per month, and is completely free to read. Come back each week for more Smashing excitement!
We were thrilled to receive this gorgeous SMASH fan art from Barend Brink. Thanks, Barend -- Smash is lookin' good in your capable hands!
We love posting fan art! Please email your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMASH artist Kyle Bolton paid a visit to the students of Thornton Creek Elementary in Seattle, where he read from Smash Book One: Trial by Fire, talked about drawing comics, and answered questions from lots of 3rd through 5th-grade fans.
Huge thanks to Ginny Allemann and everyone at Thornton Creek for such a great reception!
Today's warm-up sketch: Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy!
Here is Kyle's version of Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star Lord, from Guardians of the Galaxy.
It's all about those details. (Coming Soon!)