SMILER is rated 18+

This comic contains themes such as
sex/consent, mental illness, addiction, trauma, survival and self-harm.

Some pages are Not Safe For Work and may include:
Nudity; Sexually Explicit Content; Graphic Violence; Distressing Scenes/Imagery; Coarse Language.


Status update by Pan-Mingshu
May 1st, 2018, 7:57 pm
I'm taking care of some crucial pre-production stuff, i.e. panel maps and scriptwriting. I estimate about a week before I start working on page 27, but this stuff goes a very long way to making the page process go as smoothly as possible.

For the past maybe 10 pages, I've been completely winging it, and it does not work for me. I need structure, otherwise I just end up spinning my wheels.

Anyway, see everyone in a few.

OH BY THE WAY my new meds have levelled out and I seem to be doing pretty well, I'll keep you posted on that.
Life update time! by Pan-Mingshu
April 10th, 2018, 2:11 am
Ok, so here's what's up:

• I'm seeing a therapist about a medical transition
• Got diagnosed with a depressive disorder and will get medication for that
• Decided to change to B+W for Smiler to save on time/labour
• Got a keyboard for my iPad so I have my shortcuts back, it's making things go much faster.

I'm not going to name an update schedule, because unfortunately my life is just too inconsistent right now. My work shifts are random and week-to-week, I still have a project to work on for my Jewellery workshop at uni, plus the aforementioned therapy stuff.

BUT I will be trying to finish a page a week, and I'll just upload them as they're done. Once I've been doing it like that for a while, I'll reevaluate an actual update schedule and maybe even reactivate Patreon, if I can maintain some consistency.

In the meantime, here's a look test for Smiler's new visual format:

It's 30-something King Demeter, kinging it up with wee baby Reese strapped to her chest. Bonus Ungle Argus on the left, there.
Back to business by Pan-Mingshu
January 15th, 2018, 9:59 pm
Got a job, yay! It's part-time, so I still have plenty of time to work on my comics.

Got a new place, yay! It's modern and air-conditioned, so I'll be nice and comfortable while I work on my comics!

I'm having a short story published in an anthology soon, so keep an eye out for the Kickstarter link that I'll be posting while I work on my comics!

Page 23 is in progress, and I spent today fixing up the website so it looks nice!
Hiatus by Pan-Mingshu
June 26th, 2017, 4:33 am
Hey guys,

Sorry to do this yet again, but a series of pretty severe breakdowns means that I need to take a break from Smiler until October, at the earliest.
Don't worry, I won't be rebooting the story again, and this is still my lifelong passion, so I will be coming back to it before too long.

But for the sake of my mental health, I needed to lighten my workload. So, until end of semester, when my graduate project is complete, I'm putting Smiler on hiatus.

Thanks for understanding - see you all for Halloween :)