Starcrossed (~10 hour comic) // 2020
Prompts: Maybe they should self-quarantine + Fell in Love w/ an Alien + 4-8 pages

Failing Physics // 2020

Pen and Paper // 2020 // Download on

Figure of Us // 2020 // Read on Webtoon

A Primer on COVID-19 // 2020 // Read on Webtoon

Very Mini Comics // 2020

Single Page Comics // 2020

Femme Divine Tarot // Full Design: Layout and Hand-Lettering
Twitter // Instagram

Mock Book Covers

Posters // Full Design

CLSAS // Layout and Lettering (I did not design the globe icon)
Website // Facebook


Do not redistrubute or repost the samples on this page.
These were translated, cleaned, and lettered for personal use and have not been distributed anywhere.

Kyla Smith - Failing Physics
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Inio Asano x Clorets // Japanese to English Personal Fan Translation + Lettering
Twitter // All images copyright Inio Asano, Clorets

小松 (@cuponcup)'s Cooking Comic // Japanese to English Personal Fan Translation + Lettering // Read Right to Left
Twitter // All images copyright @cuponcup

夏达 (April)'s 子不语 // Mandarin Chinese to English Fan Translation + Lettering // Read Left to Right
All images copyright 夏达, 漫友, New Century Press, U17, Shueisha

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Kyla Smith is an Asian American writer, illustrator, and cartoonist and holds a dual BA in
Asian Studies and Asian American Studies. When not drawing or writing, Kyla can be found
learning the zhonghu, making handmade noodles, or listening to Mitski and Mao Buyi.

Kyla's writing and art have been featured in HAWAII Magazine,
the Threads That Connect Us Comics Anthology, Solrad, and Character Media, among others.

(I'm also working on a Japanese folktale inspired mg graphic novel about a lost fox spirit
and the nonbinary noodle maker who helps him return home, ask me about it!)

For full time/freelance work, translation, commissions, collabs,
or just to say hi, please email me directly at

Translation/manga lettering portfolio available upon request.

For literary inquiries, please email my agent
Jennifer Azantian at Jen (at) AzantianLitAgency (dot) com

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