Vendor and Panelist

Invite Morbid Smile Art as a vendor or presenter at your event!

Kelley M. Frank is a former English professor and currently works as a full time horror artist and writer with her company, Morbid Smile Art. She writes film and book analysis reviews, and has appeared in a number of anthologies including Georgia Gothic: Stories from the Dark Side of the Deep South, Slice Girls, and Flesh and Bone: Rise of the Necromancers. She specializes in creepy illustration, as well as abstract work expressing her emotional states. She’s also an asexual witch and an outspoken advocate for the strange and unusual. She has been an Atlanta area vendor since 2018 at indoor and outdoor festivals, conventions, and shows of all kinds.

Morbid Smile Art

Ink, Paint, and Watercolor with a Spooky Edge

Kelley is a horror artist and author who also wrote horror film reviews for the Atlanta-based magazine Dead, Buried, and Back before it closed. She is now a full-time artist with experience teaching others her craft and vending both in-person and online.

My art combines traditional media for a beautifully unsettling experience through creepy and pop art, as well as abstract work expressing my emotional states.


Professional Speaker and Panelist

Growing up in rural Georgia and watching the city grow up around her, Kelley witnessed plenty of creepy moments. She channels that sense of displacement, born of poverty and the relentless school bullying through grade school, in her work. She holds a Master’s in Composition and Rhetoric/Creative Writing and held a professorship for years before resigning to pursue her art full time.

She currently holds an Affiliate Membership with the Atlanta Chapter of the Horror Writer’s Association. She’s a regular attendee and panelist at conventions like Dragon*Con, MomoCon, and Anime Weekend Atlanta in the Atlanta area. Her special interests – death and burial, the occult, the Victorian era, fan culture, horror, and gender – translate to all areas of her work. Furthermore, her perspective as someone who identifies as asexual within the LGBTQ community offers a chance for added diversity on panels.

She’s done live (in-person and virtual) readings and discussions. Additionally, she has experience holding educational sessions for audiences and small classes at Clayton State University as part of their Continuing Education program.

Panelist and Dealer events master list

I’m very excited to list my past and upcoming shows and festivals here for easy scheduling. Whether we’re bringing the artwork out for you to see in person or offering informative panels, this is the place to find my upcoming events or see if your event fits my schedule. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more specifics about event days, times, and locations.

Upcoming for 2022-2023

  • Middle Georgia Comic Con, Macon, GA: January 21, 2023
  • Atlanta Comic Con, Atlanta, GA: February 24-26, 2023
  • Days of the Dead, Atlanta, GA: January 27-29, 2023
  • Toylanta, Atlanta, GA: March 24-26, 2023
  • Oconee FanFest, Oconee, GA: April 1, 2023
  • JordanCon, Atlanta, GA: April 21-23, 2023
  • Frolicon, Atlanta, GA: May 4-7, 2023
  • Con Carolinas, NC: June 2-4, 2023
  • Multiverse, Atlanta, GA: October 2023
  • Monsterama, Atlanta, GA: October 2023
  • Conjuration, Atlanta, GA: November 2023

Past Events

  • CONjuration, Atlanta, GA: November 4-6, 2022
  • Multiverse Con, Atlanta, GA: October 14-16, 2022
  • Monsterama Jr., Atlanta, GA: October 8, 2023
  • Middle Georgia Comic Convention, Macon, GA: June 11, 2022
  • JordanCon, Atlanta, GA: April 22-24, 2022
  • Oconee Library Comic Con, Oconee, GA: April 2, 2022
  • Toylanta, Marietta, GA: March 18-20, 2022
  • CONjuration, Atlanta, GA: November 5-7, 2021
  • Next Chapter Con, Atlanta, GA: October 2, 2021
  • Monsterama Con, Atlanta, GA: October 8-10, 2021
  • Multiverse, Atlanta, GA: October 15-17, 2021
  • Atlanta Comic Con, Atlanta, GA: August 6-8, 2021
  • 45th Annual Geranium Festival, McDonough, GA: July 31, 2021 (online)
  • Lennox Pop-Up Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA: 24th July 2021
  • Lennox Pop-Up Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA: 10 July 2021
  • Middle Georgia Comic Convention, Macon, GA: June 5, 2021
  • Callanwolde Artist Market, Atlanta, GA: 7-9 February 2020
  • CONjuration, Atlanta, GA: 15-17 November 2019
  • Walker-Stalker, Atlanta, GA: 18-20 October 2019
  • Night Market, Peachtree City, GA: 12 October 2019
  • Next Chapter Con in Ringgold, GA: 7 September 2019
  • Grant Park Summer Shade Festival in Atlanta, GA: 24-25 August 2019
  • MiniCon, Kennesaw, GA: 20 July 2019
  • 2nd Annual 4th of July Family Fun Fest, Locust Grove, GA: 4 July 2019
  • 42nd Annual Geranium Festival in McDonough, GA: 18 May 2019
  • Plein Aire Paint Out and Opening Reception hosted by Gallery at Hood Street in McDonough, GA: 11 May 2019
  • Nickelodeon Art Show at Battle & Brew: February–March 2019
  • 1st Annual Sewell Mill Storytelling Festival in Marietta,GA: 6 April 2019
  • Callanwolde Artist Market, Atlanta, GA: 25-27 January 2019
  • 2018 Fall Festival on Ponce, Atlanta, GA: 20 – 21 October 2018
  • 2nd Annual Park 42 Fall Festival, Locust Grove, GA: 13 October 2018
  • 2018 Fall Fest in Candler Park, Atlanta, GA: 29-30 September 2018
  • Grant Park Summer Shade Festival 2018, Atlanta, GA: 25 – 26 August 2018
  • 4th of July Family Fun Fest, Locust Grove, GA: 4 July 2018
  • 41st Annual Geranium Festival, McDonough, GA: 19 May 2018
If you have a festival or show coming up and are interested in inviting me, fill out the form below and I’ll get in touch with you.