Kim Smith is an illustrator from Calgary, Alberta. She has illustrated several children's books including Over the River & Through the Wood- A Holiday Adventure (Sterling, 2015) Home Alone- The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Quirk Books, 2015). Her recent books include The X-Files- Earth Children are Weird (Quirk Books, 2017), The Great Puppy Invasion (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial- The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Quirk Books, 2017). Kim lives in Calgary with her dog, Whisky, and husband, Eric. Visit Kim online at kimillustration.com.
The most adorable version of Joss Whedon's Sunnydale we've ever seen. -Paste Magazine Joss Whedon's 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' jumps off the screen and onto the page in this action-packed picture book. . . . Illustrator Kim Smith's characters are likeable and bright. -Deseret News I was quickly won over by the charm of the writing and the awesome illustrations. Kim Smith's drawings have a distinctive style that imbues life into every single page. -Sweety High An uplifting, sugar-sweet peek into the somewhat kinder world of baby Buffy, enriched with the purest magick of all: childhood. -Sci-Fi Bulletin A twee, monsterful bedtime story. -Book Riot This is a surefire way to get your youngsters into Buffy. -Geeks of Doom Sure to inspire future slayers to take on the monsters in their closets. -Kirkus Reviews Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book is a great story for any child who wants to be empowered to face their fears, or who just wants a fun, not-too-spooky bedtime read! -Rogues Portal Now that many of those who grew up watching 'Buffy' have kids of their own, why not share this treasure with those youngsters? - Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star Praise for other books in the Pop Classics series: Thanks to the delightful illustrations of Kim Smith, families can bond over the lovable alien and his friendship with Elliot in book form. -Jami Ganz, Entertainment Weekly, on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial I was quickly won over by the charm of the writing and the awesome illustrations. Kim Smith's drawings have a distinctive style that imbues life into every single page. -Sweety High, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer A lovely trip down memory lane that you can share with your little ones. -Neatorama, on Back to the Future Smith's art is excellent. . . . Her illustrations do a terrific job summing up the key moments of the movie, creating a rich picture of what happens in the film in only 40 pages. -Comics Worth Reading, on The Karate Kid Kids will delight in the spooky-but goofy story and the surprise at the end, and parents will chuckle at this new take on an old favorite. -GeekDad, on The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook offers all the fun of the original movie in a darling hardcover package whose read-aloud story teaches lessons about responsibility and the importance of family. -Pop Culture Insider, on Home Alone