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I’m an illustrator in Newburyport, MA. I have eleven published books with more titles due out soon. Before children's books, I worked as an animator and character designer and also taught high school and college art. Right now, I'm busy working on a handful of picture books and other illustration projects. Check me out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/AJ-Smith/99131516002?ref=ts... More
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1/17/2011NEW ADDITIONS (0 Comments )
Updated my website... reworked the navigation for the whole thing and finally added an ANIMATION/DESIGN page:http://ajsmith.net/anim.htmland a TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATION page: http://ajsmith.net/tech.html
11/2/2010Author / Illustrator Event at BOOK RACK in Nbpt (1 Comments )
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1. Nervous Norman Hot on the Trail: The Parable of the Lost Sheep (Bug Para...
    Author: Bill Myers
    Illustrator: Andy J. Smith
    Publisher: Zonderkidz
Ages 4-8 08/18/2009
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2. Freddie's Fast-Cash Getaway: The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Bug Parabl...
    Author: Bill Myers
    Illustrator: Andy J. Smith
    Publisher: Zonderkidz
Ages 4-8 02/17/2009
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3. The House That Went Ker---Splat!: The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Bu...
    Author: Bill Myers
    Illustrator: Andy J. Smith
    Publisher: Zonderkidz
Ages 4-8 08/25/2008
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4. Stink Bug Saves the Day!: The Parable of the Good Samaritan (The Bug Par...
    Author: Bill Myers
    Illustrator: Andy J. Smith
    Publisher: Zonderkidz
Ages 4-8 08/24/2008
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1. Tales From Outer Suburbia (Hardcover)
    Author: Shaun Tan
    Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Ages 9-12 3/15/2009
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Andy said: To me this book is superior to the more acclaimed 'The Arrival'. A series of short illustrated stories all with a bit different of a visual style and often entirely different medium used. Similar in f...more
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2. The Scrambled States of America (Hardcover)
    Author: Laurie Keller
    Illustrator: Laurie Keller
    Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Ages 4-8 8/28/2008
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Andy said: A hilariously told and illustrated story about appreciating where you are from and what you have. 'Scambled is a unique take on being in a state of discontent . Each State has its own (harmlessly and...more
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3. Eat Your Peas (Hardcover)
    Author: Kes Gray, Nick Sharratt, DK Publishing
    Publisher: DK CHILDREN
Ages 4-8 3/14/2008
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Andy said: Kes Gray weaves the familiar dinner table tale with a lot of pattern and rhythm. Illustrator, Nick Sharratt follows suit with the pictures, particularly the composition and page design. Both story a...more
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4. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (Hardcover)
    Author: Chris Van Allsburg
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Ages 9-12 2/15/2008
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Andy said: What a great spark for imagination! Unlike Harry Potter, Burdick doesn't just fill in the blanks FOR YOU. Children (and oldies) will love this book and where their imaginations will take them after ...more
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Comment by Gail Fattori on 5/30/2010 at 11:45 PM:
I hear ya.
I feel like my writing is always changing.
Chang is good.
At least it has been for me.
I will be looking forward to your new stuff. Thanks
Gail
Comment by Gail Fattori on 5/20/2010 at 12:19 PM:
Hey,
I just wanted to tell you how much I love your work.
The Tortoise and the Hair picture actually made me laugh out loud. So cute. Great job.
Gail
Comment by Joyce Audy Zarins on 3/7/2010 at 9:41 AM:
Hey, Andy, congratulations on the exhibit. I'll go check it out.
JAZ
Comment by Daniel Errico on 2/5/2010 at 3:49 AM:
Thanks Andy! Love Grimaldi's pies
Comment by Mauricio Salmon on 9/24/2009 at 10:14 AM:
hey Andy, yes I am actually moving to Danvers next week. i'm not sure how have that is from Newbryport, but I know my I have heard my GF mention it before. Will you be going to the Highlights illustrators party?
Comment by Andy Smith on 3/11/2009 at 3:44 AM:
From one Andy Smith to another - nice to meet you :)
Comment by Susan Miller on 2/15/2009 at 10:00 AM:
Hi Andy, I enjoy your work, very fun.
Comment by Simon Bosch on 2/10/2009 at 8:47 PM:
I'm loving your stuff, hope you're so busy you can't put your pen down!
Comment by Lori Laniewski on 2/4/2009 at 2:58 PM:
Hi Andy,
Thanks for joining me. Keep in touch...I love your work.
Comment by Carlyn Beccia on 12/4/2008 at 12:14 PM:
Andy, I am going to try to make your book signing tomorrow. It all depends on when my 1-year old naps. Hope to meet you tomorrow.
Comment by Jill Corcoran on 12/3/2008 at 12:36 AM:
Congrats on showing your work at Storyopolis!
Comment by Terry Doherty on 12/2/2008 at 8:09 AM:
Congratulations! on the Storyopolis showing. I love the lion!
Comment by Carlyn Beccia on 10/15/2008 at 3:13 PM:
Hi Andy, I can't make this saturday but keep me posted for future readings on the north shore.
Comment by Joan Holub on 9/7/2008 at 12:28 PM:
Hey, Andy, Michael Slack does rock! He's amazing. Did you see the video he created with an animator? It may be on YouTube, but here it is for sure www.chroniclebooks.com/knuckleheads
Comment by annie zygarowicz on 9/7/2008 at 10:15 AM:
Andy,
Congratulations on your interview with JMOB!
This is a great site!
Annie Z
Comment by Leslie Ann Beauregard on 8/30/2008 at 3:01 PM:
Hey Andy,

Thank you for the notice of your book reading in Salem. I am working a craft fair that day, or I definately would have come by. Best of luck.

Leslie
Comment by diane davis on 8/18/2008 at 9:15 PM:
love to see a fellow art teacher! fun illustrations!
Comment by Joseph Sottile on 8/8/2008 at 9:17 AM:
Did you meet me at the Rochester yearly book frestival. You have illustrated some great looking books!

I am still doing children's poetry performances wherever I am invited. I have a poetry site for kids, www.joe-sottile.com
Comment by Peter Taylor on 7/23/2008 at 6:06 PM:
Hi Andy.
Greetings from SCBWI Australia!
Love your work, and congratulations on your books and agent!
Hope we'll keep in touch.
Best wishes,
Peter :)
Comment by Shutta Crum on 6/1/2008 at 7:09 AM:
Andy--

Love your site. Lots of fun things to look at. And I enjoyed the pink & gray hiking boots with the physical map outlines in the background. Nice touch!

Shutta
Comment by kevan atteberry on 5/18/2008 at 12:01 PM:
thanks for the congrats, Andy! My first award! woohooo!
Comment by Dee Densmore-D'Amico on 5/15/2008 at 8:28 AM:
Hi Andy.... Love your work! ... thanks for the comment. So you're a fan of the Adirondacks? I had lots of fun in Lake George, Saratoga, growing up in Corinth.
Comment by Kirsten Cappy on 4/15/2008 at 10:19 AM:
Well, drat. I hear I missed you at Scibby (otherwise know as the unpronounceable SCBWI). Next time, kind sir...
Comment by Lisa Griffin on 4/15/2008 at 8:04 AM:
Are you from Maine originally? I ask because that is where I grew up and Moose are one of my favorite animals... they are just so goofy looking that you have to love them. Thanks for sending along links to your other illustrations. Had fun looking at them and the blue lobster, very rare! Even more r... more
Comment by Lisa Griffin on 4/11/2008 at 6:21 PM:
I am in love with your little brown bear smeared in blueberries.. maybe it is because I am originally from Maine and would go blueberry picking every summer... or maybe its because I just love bears, but I think it also is because of your illustrative style. ;)
Thanks for sharing,
Lisa
Comment by Eric Vanucci on 4/7/2008 at 10:19 AM:
The animation is fantastic! Love the song, the baby, the colors... And Teddy Rocks!
Comment by Steven Novak on 3/5/2008 at 4:23 PM:
Hey Andy, love your work. Have for a while actually. I've been to your blog more than a couple times in the past, though my inherent laziness prohibited me from leaving a comment. Darn that laziness.
Comment by Shutta Crum on 2/24/2008 at 5:51 PM:
Hi, Andy--
I'm glad that article was so helpful! I got lots of nice comments about it after it appeared in the SCBWI Bulletin--some from as far away as Australia .
I keep an archive of my published articles and workshop handouts at:
http://articles.shuttacrum.com (You... more
Comment by Blake Hoena on 1/14/2008 at 3:58 PM:
Hey Andy, don't forget that Buzz now has his own webpage: http://www.capstonekids.com/characters/buzzbeaker.html, as all kid geniuses should

The fourth book is the series looks great!
Comment by Peter Hannan on 9/14/2007 at 5:32 PM:
Thanks Andy--
I will definitely check out Fang Fairy, etc.

Super Goofballs #4: Attack of the 50-Foot Alien Creep-oids hits Oct. 1. Just finished SG#6 and I'm diving into the first Wally, King of Flurb.

cheers,
PH
Comment by Peter Hannan on 8/31/2007 at 7:17 PM:
thanks andy--
your stuff looks very cool too. i'll send you one o' dem friend invites!
-peter
Comment by Lani on 8/31/2007 at 12:00 PM:
Burlington: Paradise three months out of the year

Please let me know when "Theo's Tremendous-Stupendous Thumb" is published (and who with). I may be interested in reviewing.
Comment by Todd-Michael St. Pierre on 8/27/2007 at 3:39 PM:
Welcome Andy... Happy JacketFlapping! Excellent work!
Comment by Eric Hammond on 8/27/2007 at 8:56 AM:
Hey, Andy.

Fun illustrations!

Welcome to JacketFlap.

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