Wednesday, December 14, 2011


See Kari the Illustrator follow Bop Alloy and MagaRan around the Beautiful Country of Japan.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Remember this IMAGE more to come...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Juvie zine two: Youth Stories

I know this is very late but I wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to see the second Juvenile booklet: Youth Stories. In the summer of 2010 I was asked to teach a special 3 week comic book workshop to the youth of the Juvinile. Since the classes are broken up by gender I taught a teen girls class and the youngest boys class in the center. Once the class was over I was asked to make a zine about my experiences. This Zine is a collaboration between my journal writings, and the artwork the youth made.

Printable versions are available on the Jane Addams hull house Museum website. But you can get your own copy right here by using this link-->

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I haven't got into a show in a long time, but right now I'm addicted to this Tv hero show from London Called Mistits. I watched the whole first two seasons in a week. The new season is out and so far so good. One of my favorite characters is played by this beautiful actress name Antonia Thomas. Her charter has a very tricky power. Every person who touches her lustfully falls in love with her and wants to have sex right on the spot. At first this power seems like a dream come true until the wrong type of people try touching her. So I have to admit I have a bit of a crush on her so I had to draw her.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Letting time Pass.

LEeHow tat design

So I met 9th wonder of the Group little brother AND drew him, AND he signed my Drawing. So I colored it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

One Busy Dude

It has been very busy in the life of Elgin Smith with the teaching, and commission work never the less I have made time to do some fun side drawings. Check it out!!

This is a new logo design for my buddy Ryan Keesling who is a electronic artist. He's an amazing Dj if you wanna check out his stuff go to his web site -

Speaking of Logo's I have recently changed mine as well. The more I draw myself as the bunny the more it evolves. In this design I look more like the cartoon rabbit then human. I plan to use the big image for my business cards.

I went home twice in the last few months and each time I found a lot of my old drawings ( my mom keeps everything). Being home brought up a lot of great memories, and I noticed I had a lot of characters I haven't Drawn in ages. So I was curious what they would look like if I drew them today.

here's one: This guys name is frozon

here is the updated look

Over the Weekend I met a lot of great black comic artist and it inspired me to resurface one my old black heroes. I believe every artist has at least one hero thats loosely based off themselves, Thotmes is mine. For those of you that don't know I have a very strong martial arts background and actually a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. So one of my first characters I created as a kid was a black Martial Arts expert by the name of Thotmes. Thotmes is my middle name and the name of a famous pharaohs of Egypt. The word Thot comes from the egyptian God of thinking. Thus my character is highly intelligent and reads peoples moves before they make them, the only downfall is he has Photophobia, which is sun light sensitivity. So my character his to constantly operate in the dark and if he walks around in the day he has to keep his eyes close, or squint.

Heres an old picture of him from my freshmen year of high school. (he's the black guy)

This sketch was a few years later I believe my second year in College.

Here's the new drawing I wanted to do a few color choices.

While Strolling down memory lane I wanted to pay homage to my favorite comic hero Nightwing. As a youth I loved the art style of Scott McDaniel. The way he infused movement into his drawing made me want to do animation. So in a way this drawing is a homage to him. -

This last drawing shows the most important characters I've created through out the years; Electro Kid, Revel, The Shmo, and Choi.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The BOok is Finally Here

The First Copies of the Juvenile Law book Featuring Yours truly as head illustrator. This booklet will be distributed through out Illinois.

If anyone wants to get involved and knows any youth who would need this information please let me know and I will give you copies. I want as many Youth to understand theirs rights. Lets Fight to keep Our Youth OUt of the System.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Juvie Book Update

For the last few months I have been doing a commission for a company called Youth Voices. They commissioned me to do illustrations for a juvenile booklet that's geared to help new inmates get through their experience. I finished all the illustrations before the holiday break and just got a first look from the graphic designer.

I like how the youth will have a page to put their information in.