Wicked Comics organisers of the Malta Comic Convention and promoters of the comic culture world wide are proud to announce that Jess Smart Smiley’s first graphic novel; Upside Down: A Vampire Tale will be released this coming September through Top Shelf Productions.

This all ages graphic novel Upside Down: A Vampire Tale will be the first in a series of comic books published by Top Shelf Production. Book one will focus on Harold, a friendly vampire that loves candy. He lives a happy life inside a professor’s piano, but things start to go wrong when he loses his teeth. To make matters worse, Vermillion just discovered that she’s the last witch on earth–and she hates vampires! Upside Down promises to be a spooky-fun tale for all-ages, coloured in black, white, and Halloween green.

Jess Smart Smiley is known for making rad pictures with his bare hands, for cooking incredibly delicious meals, and for writing fantastic stories in comics form. His work has been published in books, magazines, and websites all around the world, and is now available in mobile formats! Publications include comics and drawings for Top Shelf Comics, C’est Bon Kultur, Anorak Magazine, Emanata (iPad app), and Comics Grab Bag.

On Emanata which is a comics reader application for the iPad Jess created an 11 page long comic tutorial and has made several short comics which can be downloaded for free!

Jess and fellow illustrator Julia Green will soon launch their next project called the Tattoo Club. They’ve assembled some of the world’s finest illustrators and comic creators to make a collectible pack of limited-edition temporary monster tattoos! The project will be launched on Kickstarter on Friday 13th July. More info on this shortly.

Keep in touch with the wicked world of Jess Smart Smiley by visiting his;

Blog: http://jesssmartsmiley.wordpress.com

Website: http://cargocollective.com/jesssmartsmiley

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