Click here to download a printable PDF of our pamphlet, “How to Make Comics — the Smash Way!”

Winner of the 2013 Oregon Spirit Book Award.

2014 Children’s Choices Book Award winner — the only national child-chosen awards program in the country.

Junior Library Guild selection for Fall 2013.

2014 Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee (Maryland Association of School Librarians)

2014 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens nominee

Smash: Trial by Fire was listed as a “Book to Note” for Fall 2013 by the 100 Scope Notes blog.

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The 2013 SMASH Blog Tour kicked off with the guest post “How a Webcomic Becomes a Graphic Novel” for the Random Chalk Talk blog.

Smash writer Chris A. Bolton wrote a Guest Post for the Powells.com Book Blog on the birth of Smash, featuring the scandalous true story how we designed and created the character.

Who R U Blog — Q&A with Kyle and Chris talking about what it’s like to work together as brothers, their favorite childhood superheroes, and other titillating tales.

Book Bitch — exclusive interview with Smash himself! (Plus a surprise guest.)

Cynsations — Guest Post on how the Smash team made the graphic novel.

Green Bean Teen Queen — Guest Post about the magic of libraries and how they helped create a certain pint-sized superhero.

Charlotte’s Library — “The True Origin of the Brothers Bolton,” a comic written by Chris and illustrated by Kyle, all about growing up together. (Yes, it’s all true!)

Hooked On Books — the Smash Playlist, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the book!

Bildungsroman — Q&A with Kyle and Chris.