|So you want to know a little somethin’ about Dan Smith aka SMIF, huh?
Usually you have to become a member of the SMIF KIDS OF AMERICA CLUB, ($5.95 in most states) but since I like you, you get the FREE tour!
First let’s start with my moniker SMIF. My Name is Dan Smith (look it up online, you’ll see that we're all there, but I am the ONE, TRUE and ONLY DAN SMITH) and with a name like that, it’s hard to know if you’ve found the real deal. You know it’s the REAL DEAL DAN SMITH because I affect a Cockney accent when writing my last name and voila’–SMIF!
I am an illustrator, card game designer, graphic designer, storyboard artist, comic book creator and cad about town. (Maybe about YOUR town!)
What have I done, you ask? Well, such fancy “TOP DRAWER” Clientele ( here comes the “list”) such as: YAHOO, LIP SERVICE, ANHEUSER-BUSCH, WALMART, SPINMASTER, HASBRO, FOX INTERACTIVE/VIVENDI UNIVERSAL, SABAN ENTERTAINMENT, THQ/MASS MEDIA, MADONNA (YES, THAT ONE–FOR THE HARD CANDY TOUR), PACIFIC PLAY TENTS, STEVE JACKSON GAMES, WHITE WOLF GAMES, BOMP RECORDS…and many more. I have also produced my own card games and I was nominated for big time awards (ORIGINS AWARDS, THE ACADEMY AWARDS FOR GAMING, people!!) for BATTLE OF THE BANDS, THE ROCK AND ROLL CARD GAME and I also a part of winning the award for best art design for the IN NOMINE roleplaying game from SJG.
People all over the world have enjoyed SMIF! (Some have even told me so.)
Little known SMIF fact #17: I know almost everything not worth knowing. Trivia master for my age range. I have no idea what knucklehead band is topping the charts today... that's your problem.
What types of things “turn me on” artistically? Alright, alright, since I asked…Pin up art, comic art, advertising art, art art, Art Fleming, the list is just too large! Pop culture a go go!!
Little known SMIF fact #28: I have a collection of 110 (that is not a typo) different versions of the theme to Peter Gunn. (Sorry if you couldn’t find any copies, I didn’t mean any harm.) And if you haven't seen the tv show, every episode is like a mini movie, it's so good.
Side collections include to “Cast your fate to the wind”, "Mr. Lucky" and “Jesus Christ Superstar”. (Oh the JCS collection is boss!!!)
I have Kickstarted successfully the KING of CRIME card game, BATTLE OF THE BANDS card game, FIVE MINUTE FIGHT:MONSTER card game, and am the kingpin behind the DUNGEON COMMUNITY SERIES of OSR book(s)... so I have had experience with this sort of thing. (If you are interested in those games, let me know. I have a couple left. And I do mean only a couple, they sold out, fast...)
I currently/always live in Los Angeles California, the center of the universe. Don't hate, you'll be here eventually. And in my lane!
HONK HONK!!!!!! |