Today's comic originally appeared in the Camosun College Nexus Newspaper. This was my 18th and last comic to be published in the Nexus. My first comic they published was the instant classic Trust. Huge thanks to publisher Greg Pratt for giving Smith vs Smith a home in the paper for this past year.

If you're living in Victoria, you can still read Smith vs Smith in the University of Victoria's Martlet and you can always read Smith vs Smith right here or follow on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr

Emma and I are in the process of relocating to the Middle East. Once we are settled and my office is all set up, expect comics to be released more frequently. In the meantime, why not go back and re-read all 130 Smith vs Smith comics from the start!?!

Renovations 2

This week's comic is a sequel to last week's Renovations 1. After being on the road for six comic conventions across British Columbia, Emma and I were excited to relax at my parents' house in Courtenay, BC, but they had other ideas. Make sure you scroll back to read all about it!

See you in a week for another comic! Emma and I are in the processing of moving back to the Middle East and once we are settled, expect comics to be published with more frequency!

Renovations 1

This comic takes place immediately following our last comic convention appearance this summer. Make sure you back and read Small Time Con 1 & 2 and Comfort Zone!

And make sure you come back next week for the sequel to this week's comic! Emma and I are in the processing of moving back to the Middle East and once we are settled, expect comics to be published with more frequency!

Small Time Con 2

This week's comic is a sequel to last week's Small Time Con 1. I previously made comics about my convention experiences back in Victoria Comic Book Expo 1 and 2

Emma and I had a great time at the Vancouver Comics Art Festival, the Curious Comicon in Nanaimo, the Camosun Comic Arts Festival, Cherry Bomb Toys' Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair, Courtenay's In-Con and the previously mentioned Victoria Comic Book Expo.

As you can see in panel 2, I do have loads of Smith vs Smith social network profiles! Be sure to follow me on your favorite social network, whether it's Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr

We are in the process of moving back to the Middle East, but I am determined to keep Smith vs Smith going. Come back next Thursday for a sequel to this comic!

Movie Night

Today's Smith vs Smith comic originally appeared in the University of Victoria's Marlet student newspaper. If you live in Victoria, keep an eye out for issues of the Martlet to see Smith vs Smith comics early!

Update: I STILL haven't seen Walk the Line, but funnily enough: it played a crucial role in the Smith vs Smith Superior Sibling Challenge Cup

Lion Cut

Because we used to live in Kuwait, we had to get Thor regular haircuts. I was pretty shocked the first time Emma brought him home with a "lion cut" (you can read all about it in my upcoming graphic novel, You're Stuck With Me Now! Join my newsletter below for more info). Since we moved to Canada, it's been too darn cold to need a hair cut. Thankfully, it looks like summer is finally here! 

What do you guys think of the colour and the odd layout of this week's comic? Any feedback? Is it something I should try again in the future? Let me know!

By the Book

Emma and I are taking two classes at the Vancouver Island School of Art this semester (Drawing II and Principles and Elements of Design). Both classes are going well so far. I've been posting some of the assignments on Instagram.

This week's comic originally appeared in the UVic Martlet, where Smith vs Smith was originally published in 2008. See the first every published Smith vs Smith comic below:

Since this first Smith vs Smith ran in the Martlet back in 2008, Andrew and Ash have gotten married and are actually expecting their first kid this summer (I'm gonna be an uncle!).

Tomorrow is Hourly Comics Day, where myself and other cartoonists attempt to draw a comic for every hour we are awake. Make sure you're following along on Instagram and Twitter!


Big thanks to everyone who has purchased a copy of "Three Crushes" my 24 Hour Comic! If you haven't read it yet, you can get your copy now! I created the whole 24 page comic in (less than) 24 hours a few weekends ago. It's chock full of gut-wrenching stories of middle school heart break. Fun for everyone!

This week's page was originally an assignment from my life drawing teaching, cartoonist Joan Steacy. Joan tasked us with taking a pose from life drawing and turning it into a "splash page" (one image for a full comic page). I love turning assignments into Smith vs Smith comics, so while my classmates created scenes of samurais fighting monsters, I drew a scene featuring Emma and the cats!

Let me know what you think of the single panel splash page experiment in the comments!

- Matt Smith!