ANDY SMITH - DRAWING DYNAMIC COMICS, 1STMAN
ANDY SMITH is an American comic book author and graphic novelist.
Out of college, Smith's first job was as a production assistant on season one of American Idol. His first entry into the comic book world came in 2004 when Smith and Dan Hipp were picked up by Image Comics. Image Comics would go on to publish their work, The Amazing Joy Buzzards. Smith is also the co-creator and editor of the Popgun Comics anthology.
Smith wrote the original graphic novel Aqua Leung, published in April 2008. Aqua Leung was nominated for a Yalsa award for best graphic novel for teens. Also in 2008 Smith wrote Kill All Parents, a 38 page one shot about superheroes whose parents are killed by a secret government program, drawn by Marcelo Di Chiara, also for Image Comics.
In 2009 Smith released The New Brighton Archeological Society stemming from a series of short stories in Popgun with artist Matthew Weldon. The New Brighton Archeological Society follows a group of children whose parents are the greatest archeologists in the world. When their parents are lost on an expedition, the children must finish their parents' work, collect the books of magic, and defeat their parents' nemesis. The New Brighton Archeological Society was selected as "Best All-Ages Comic" of 2009 by MTV Splash Page. The New Brighton Archeological Society received two Harvey Award Nominations in 2010.