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The Devil You Know - 'A Reason to Smile!' by thelearningcurv
The Devil You Know - 'A Reason to Smile!'
She just might be a bit better at it than most, but Luiza struggles with her demons too! She just wont stop trying to overcome the ills of her world! 

Check out what is trying to keep Luiza down and how she overcomes her obstacles by going to… and helping this cool series of books to be funded!    

Keep up to date with my progress as well at!
V2FinalCoverNEW by thelearningcurv

"A Reason to Smile!" is proof that people want positive stories that uplift us and promotes a bright outlook on life! What you see here is the front and back cover to Volume 2 of the book. Help me continue to self publish this series by pre-ordering your copy of Volume 2 at…

Luiza will always do her best to find a reason to smile, no matter her circumstances. She won't let anything keep her down, not chores, the crowded subway, or her friends telling her she can't play football! Pre-order your copy today to see how this little girl makes things work in her life!

If you'd also like Vol.1 as well, this is the perfect time to place your order. I've sold out of all 500 copies I've produced from the first kickstarter, so I hope to make my $8,000 goal to produce both books and continue to self publish this series! Check out the cover to Volume 1 in my gallery or on the kickstarter! =]

...Avatar Aang... by thelearningcurv
...Avatar Aang...
Avatar Aang from "Avatar, the Last Airbender" has been a very fun character to follow on the journey he took to become a fully realized Avatar. His faliures and friends who supported him through them were very inspiring and extremely entertaining. I was very happy and proud to see the successes the character accomplished through the show and uplifted my spirits whenever I watched the show.
I am down to my last 12 books from my 500 book order of "A Reason to Smile!" that was funded from my successful Kickstarter campaign! I expect to be sold out before I get to C2E2 but my next Kickstarter will be launching in the next day or so! You can still get copies of book 1 as well as the new book 2!
A Reason to Smile Cover by thelearningcurv
My kickstarter campaign was extremely successful and I now have my very own book that I have written and illustrated called "A Reason to Smile!" I have been on this site for 7 years and have learned a great deal which is part of why I am now a self published author and illustrator and love to be able to get a copy of the book into your hands.

The book is 8.5x8.5 and is available both as a softcover and a hardcover. The softcover has 44 pages of story and art based in NYC about a little girl who is a walking silver lining. She loves to people watch and gets a chance to do a lot of that in the Big Apple. Occasionally, she gets a chance to help people, and though the problems don't go away, they find an easier way to manage the problems. 

The book also comes as a hardcover with 16 extra pages that include: behind the scenes information about the kickstarter and promotion, extra story and art based on the original story, written by me and illustrated by me and 5 other artists.  
Those artists include :iconkharyrandolph:, :iconpaigey::iconnicolasrgiacondino:, :iconsimpsonscameos: & :iconmini-sys:

Check out the kickstarter at…;
Check out the progress at

and email me at if you'd like your own copy of "A Reason to Smile!"


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Javier Cruz Winnik
United States
gotta love creating art of any kind=]

I mostly create comic book styled art with the various ventures into the realm of fine art. I have been attending comic book conventions for the past 4 years and am currently working on a children's book. I do custom illustrations as well as pencil and ink commissions.

Feel free to send me a note or e-mail me for any questions=]

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BbStarD Featured By Owner Edited May 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s on my Korra and Smoothies Promo pieces , bro! I appreciate it. :w00t!:
NStevenHarris Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Artist
JAVIER!!!!  Thanks for the favs man!!!  See you Wednesday!!
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
yea man, most definitely!
Lonewolfninja89 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
man you should work for a comic company if you're not already. This is some neat stuff :)
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
thanks a lot for that compliment! I have a childrens book coming out soon, so make sure you're on the look out so you can get yourself a copy!

Lonewolfninja89 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
sounds good to me man, most of my talent goes into story or fanfic writing. I want to do a TMNT/ Arashikage story
EdMcGuinness Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional
hey man....really cool hanging with you this weekend...keep up the good work and thanks for the print!
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Yea man, same here! I hope you had a safe trip! This show was so crazy, I am still recovering, are you bouncing back quick?
EdMcGuinness Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional
I had no drove home Sunday and haven't taken a day yet!
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
ah man, you're much better than me... I don't think I've ever had a show where i was as acive as I was... I am slowly getting back to normal... I'll be killin it next week though=]

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