what people have said about Smith and company:
whirlwind of comic chaos with a still (if pan-icky) center,
full of dry wit, sharp timing and a masterful appreciation
of the innate goofiness of the universe."
-Kurt Busiek, creator of "Astro City"
and my friends used to draw comics in high school just
to try and make each other laugh. The competition was
very tough, we were hilarious. But if Jon "Bean"
Hastings had been there, he would have been the leader
of the pack. Smith Brown Jones is the funniest comic I've
read in a long time."
-Terry Moore, creator of "Strangers in Paradise"
also continue to recommend Smith Brown Jones from Kiwi
Studios... Written and drawn by Jon "Bean" Hastings,
the black and white title continues the goony adventures
of an extraterrestrial who's trying to fit into our society.
Bigfoot cartooning, funny stories.
-Maggie Thompson, Comic Buyer's Guide
guaranteed to fall for this fun little comic."
- Tom Palmer Jr., Wizard Magazine
wonderful all-ages, science-fiction comic... Well written
and light hearted...."
-Jeff Mason, Indy Magazine
final tally for the first issue... three episodes of helpless
laughter, six ap-preciative chuckles, and countless snickers
- Joyce Greenholdt, Comic Buyer's Guide
Earth, he's merely another mild mannered alien-activities
reporter for a tabloid newspaper but whenever
there's trouble from the stars, he's crunching
the numbers (or running around in complete panic,
a hero without a sidekick? And so Smith has Pops,
the Peripherally Operating Personality System.
Of course, a P.O.P.S. unit is state-of-the-art
equipment for alien accountants, more useful than
a Swiss army knife (and better to have a conversation
ability to be unfazed by standard alien weirdness
is probably the reason she's Smith's only human
confidant on Planet Earth. Of course, she's always
conveniently there to help Smith out after he's
taken his lumps, but then that's why she's the smart
Chuck and Mel
is the scourge of the galaxy! So who better than
the deadliest assassin in space to serve as a foe
for our stalwart accountant? With the help (?) of
Chuck and Mel, his hench-bots, Phtang tracks down
unsuspecting humans and turns them into… suspecting
humans! For what evil purpose only Smith and his
alien accountancy can decipher!
long as evil deeds need be done, there shall lurk
in not so brightly lit corners, he who is the embodiment
of Things Not Nice, Hyperbully! Hyperbully! The
name that springs forward like creeping terror squatting
really low and shouting, "Creeping Terror passing
His equal but opposite number, Enigman fights for
good. Why? No one knows. He is a "mystery wrapped
in an enigma, lightly frosted in a conundrum!"
No one knows who this freedom fighter may be, ...
and frankly, no one much cares.