It’s too bad this is running right now, because the main Smithson site is down with technical problems I haven’t been able to work out. But the WebComicsNation archives still work fine. Man, Smithson was a blast to do. We ultimately had to put it on indefinite hiatus because it wasn’t making any money and Brian had this selfish need to eat. I’ve shipped it around to print publishers without any luck so far. But it was a blast.
Smithson was a story I started in college, and for a long time it was a kind of dumping ground for all the good ideas I didn’t have room for elsewhere. It ended up being a very strange story. The completed portion of the comic is just the very beginning; there’s so much more to it. I don’t know when I’ll ever get back to it. Lately I’ve been thinking that I should only return to Smithson if I can do it in the form I originally envisioned for it: a musical TV series. My elevator pitch is “Twin Peaks meets Glee.”
But it’s a story I still love very much. And Brian is awesome.