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 like making it sometimes.

Some other projects: crayon drawings & comics over at Chinese Crayon Friend. And for a while I was doing lots of doodle requests over at Sketch Shelter, but that's just an archive now.

You can also find me streaming games 'n stuff on Twitch as speakyclean... rarely! But sometimes!

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

I also enjoy writing but I've only ever self-published a small collection of short stories called Newfangled Death.


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