Welcome!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to PhilSmithWorks.com, the writing, editing, color, design pre-press and more blog of Phil Smith. With over 15 years experience making comics I wanted a place to share some of my tips, tricks and stories about putting books together; from the nuts and bolts of getting print ready files together to what to bring to San Diego Comic-Con. Some thoughts will be technical, some thoughts will be about other areas of expertise like bartending (did that for 12 years), woodworking (an area of interest I’ve been dipping my toe in) and various other items of varied natures. Basically whatever is worth talking about with an eye towards showing how I start and finish things from books to drinks (many times they go hand in hand, at least at my desk).

You can also check out the companion site to this one www.FightLionComics.com which is my self publishing website that hosts my webcomics including BRIK JONES: ATTORNEY FOR EARTH. There you will see a good example, and one of the topics I will be covering here, of my self publishing approach. More on that. Stay tuned and welcome aboard (I can say that and not be stealing thunder because I was also in the Navy for 4 years). More surprises to come.

Live Long…and Prosper. May the Force be with you…Always. If you see Agents…run. May I come to Grok you in fullness. May you ride eternal, shiny…and chrome.

-Phil


Portfolio

Filter - All
Digital Color
Writing
Design
  • BRIK JONES: ATTORNEY FOR EARTH, ORIGINS issue #1, page 1
    BRIK JONES #1, pages 1-5
  • Ripclaw Sketch
    Ripclaw sketch
  • Pilot Season: Anonymous, page 3 & 4
  • Top Cow and Pilot Season Logos
    Top Cow & Pilot Season Logos
  • Digital Color01 Skinku Sketch #30
    Skinku Sketch #30
  • Brik Jones: Attorney for Earth, Origins #1, volume 1
  • BRIK JONES: ATTORNEY FOR EARTH #0 cover
    Brik Jones: Attorney for Earth, The case of case number 69
  • ARTIFACTS #29 cover
    Artifacts #29, “The Geometry of Hell”
  • Top Cow Holiday Special cover
    The Top Cow Holiday Special
  • WITCHBLADE: DUE PROCESS cover
    WITCHBLADE: DUE PROCESS
  • TRINITY: BLOOD ON THE SANDS
Top