Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book comma-putter and page-numberer in the whole wide world amen. He is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Barry Loser series (Farshore) which has been translated into 17 languages and sold over 840,000 copies, as well as the Lollie-winning, wickedly funny spin-off series Future Ratboy (Farshore).

The award-winning Barry Loser series is ten years old and to celebrate Barry, Bunky, Nancy and the gang are off on a series of new adventures in Jim's newest graphic novel, Barry Loser: Total Winner (Farshore, May 2022). Jim is also the genius behind the super weird and super funny Super Weird Mysteries series (Farshore).

Jim also designs cards and gifts as Waldo Pancake, and creates branding for Puccino's coffee shops.

  • Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize
  • Winner of the Laugh Out Loud Book Award (Lollies) (6-8 category)
  • I am Not a Loser selected for the Tom Fletcher Book Club
  • Over 800,000 copies sold
  • "Hugely enjoyable surreal chaos." The Guardian
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