Socks

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!?!

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!

Interview

interview

Emma and I are leaving Victoria. We moved to the island in the summer of 2016 so I could focus on comics and Emma could attend art school. The time has flown by!

I won't reveal where we are moving to yet, but I CAN tell you where to find us this weekend!

Emma will be joining me for two comic cons this week: On Saturday May 6th (Free Comic Book Day!) you can find us at the Curious Comicon in Nanaimo, BC. Sunday, May 7th, we will be back in Victoria at Cherry Bomb Toys' Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair. Come by and say hi, and get some comics

Matt's Best Friend

The cats used to just ignore us after returning from vacations , but Thor has gotten really needy since we moved to Canada. This isn't the first time I've written about our family's toilet habits

This comic originally appeared in Camosun College's Nexus Newspaper's January 4th issue.

If you're in Victoria, BC, keep an eye out for issues of the Nexus to see Smith vs Smith comics several weeks earlier than they appear online! 

And if you're an University of Victoria student, keep an eye out this Thursday for Smith vs Smith in the UVic Martlet! 9 years ago (holy crap!), Smith vs Smith first appeared in the Martlet and I'm so excited to be back! 2017 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for Smith vs Smith and I can't wait to share more good news as it happens. Stay tuned! 

Dinner & a Movie

Make sure you check out the amazing Comic Chameleon App where you can now read every published Smith vs Smith comic! So cool being featured on the app with some of my webcomic heroes like the Perry Bible FellowshipNedroid and Nhoj

This is the second time I've played around with shadows. It's an old gag I remember from Mad Magazine by Sergio Aragonés. 

I try to avoid serialization in the webcomic, especially with Smith vs Smith being published every other week in the Camosun College Nexus paper (if you're in Victoria, grab your copy tomorrow to get an extra does of Smith vs Smith this week!), but this week's comic is undeniably a direct sequel to last week's Vegan LasagnaThis really continues a storyline that started a few weeks ago with Hungry. This storyline will wrap up next week with a comic I actually drew weeks ago, but I keep adding more pages before the finale. 

This week's comic was originally created for my upcoming graphic novel, You're Stuck With Me Now, but I didn't have an organic place for it. See the original below: 

 

 

Catchoo

I never thought I'd have a cat, let alone two cats. Mostly they are adorable, but sometimes they can be... less than adorable. Since September, I've been in Camosun's Comics and Graphic Novels program and so far we've done all our comics with pen and paper. To shake things up, I decided to draw a comic totally digitally for the first time in a while. Let me know if you have a preference between digital or analogue comics in the comments section! 
If you know a cat person who would enjoy this week's comic, please share Smith vs Smith with them!

Have a great week, 

Matt Smith!

Cats and Dog

The last few comics have been about Emma and my summer in Scotland, but this week I felt it was time to show what the cats have been up to. Usually, Neo and Thor spend their summer in a (shockingly expensive) cat hotel, but as Emma and I are moving to Canada, this summer they get to travel. We were worried about their first plane ride, but they handled their British Airways flight quite well (Emma and I had to settle for a KLM flight, but I'm glad the cats were comfy...). 

Our main concern with bringing the cats to Emma's parents' house was the family dog, Maisie. Neo is skittish, but Thor, the smallest pet in the house, is now in charge. The three of them seem to be getting along, which was a huge relief. 

This comic is a bit of a spiritual sequel to the wordless cat comics "Late Night Feeding" and "Thor's Yawn."


This week's comic took much longer than the normal weekly comics take. I really wanted to improve my animal drawing, and since it is a (mostly) silent panel, I wanted to draw the pets in some really animated and exaggerated poses. I originally intended to do more with the backgrounds, letting the pets run across the background through multiple panels, but I could only use two panels in each row because the action is so horizontal. I'm trying to use more black in my comics, but when one of your main characters is a black shaggy cockapoo, the pets got lost in the backgrounds. After staring at the comic for a while, I decided to go back and lighten the background to let the pets POP more. Let me know what you think of the experiments in the comments. And if this comic amused you at all, please share with your friends. Have a great week, 

Matt Smith!