Had a pretty rubbish Christmas in some ways, personal stuff, health stuff, parent stuff…. just the general wasn’t the perfect Christmas you ought to have stuff type stuff…. so this blog / webcomic was the perfect pick-me-up.
I’m running so behind with many, many reviews, so I’ll make this one quick…. it’s very naive, but that’s also a boon, a charming element that comes out so easily as you read through her blog. There’s such a youthfulness about all this that you really can’t help but come out on her side.
Smith’s new at this lark, and lacking the confidence yet. But she’s definitely improved no end since starting, and her openness and honesty in dealing with the issues in her life and surrounding her art and work are refreshing and full of hope for us all.
Her art is limited sure (and yes, there are huge bits of John Allison in there), but she’s aware of this and like I said, improving all the time. Hopefully she’ll keep some of the innocence and fluidity of her early stuff when she tightens up!