Hey! I'm Derek. I live in Canada with a girl and two girl cats.

Smiling Ribs is my comic about ribs and smiles. I love making it, so thanks very much for reading my about page.

You can also find me streaming games 'n stuff on Twitch as speakyclean. I beat some Zeldo with my voice.

Some much older work I've done: INKBLORT, which was a bunch of comics and poems. And The Can of Nothing, where I did animation and film. Both were fun and I learned a lot from them.

After those things, I spent most of my time writing, but only actually released Newfangled Death, a small collection of stories. Maybe more books someday, bookfans.


If you'd like to ask me something or just say hi, feel free to do so in the comic comments, or you can...

E-mail me here:
smilingribs at gmail dot com

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I also post sometimes on reddit as /u/tailcave

Help support the comic:
Patreon (inactive) / Paypal / Store