Hello! My name is Yesmaily Duran Garcia but my close friends call me Smiley because my name sounds similar. My favorite genre is survival and I'm from Dominican Republic. Since I was a little girl I love to draw comics; All started when I was 10 years old. At an early age I began to write many different stories, almost all them were about wonderful worlds that only existed in my mind. However, at that time I only wrote stories, I did not draw. I wrote about 200 stories in my childhood that my mother thought would be a writer, but it was not. Even if I wrote many stories, I always felt that something was missing, I wanted to bring my characters to life, but back then I had no idea how to do it, then I remember when my uncle gave me a gift and it was a book, an illustration book. It was a kind of graphic novel with a lot of text and without too many images or movement, and then I thought: "Yes, that's it". There I discovered the way to give life to my characters, the answer was "draw" and I began to design my first characters. My 10 years were an unforgettable age, it was when I found my way.