Virtual Event with Guy Kopsombut, Author and Illustrator of Everyday Smiles

Parnassus Books is pleased to present a virtual event with Guy Kopsombut, for his new book, in conversation with Susie Yi.

About the book:

Everyday Smiles is written and drawn by Guy Kopsombut, creator of the wholesome webcomic 4amShower. In the book, you will find 75 percent brand-new 4amShower comics and 25 percent fan favorites, along with illustrated self-reflection and activity pages. As you go through the book, cute animals will prompt you with questions to help you find the joys in everyday life. Two pages of cute, irresistible stickers are bound into the back of the book!

While there is much good being done in the world, our society has a way of focusing on the negative, which can leave people feeling pessimistic and cynical. Having to deal with these issues on top of our own day-to-day struggles can leave any person feeling fatigued, depressed, and filled with anxiety. And, for many, getting through to the next day can be the biggest challenge facing them in the moment. Not only can a smile provide you with warmth but also hope. Everyday Smiles is a collection of comics, activities, and prompts that can help you take a moment to enjoy the small pleasures in life.

About the author:

Guy Kopsombut is a self-taught Nashville-based artist and creator of the webcomic 4amShower. In 2017, Guy set out to help one person, any one person in the world, smile each day with his wholesome comics. Over the past three years, his comics have helped hundreds of thousands of people connect, get through hard times, and smile (a lot!).

Growing up in a Buddhist household, Guy was taught how to meditate, which he believes has given him an empathic perspective in life. He spends his free time self-reflecting, dreaming up more projects to help people smile, and eating yummy pastries. When he is not drawing cute animals, Guy is helping his parents at their Thai restaurant, The Smiling Elephant.

About Susie Yi:

Susie Yi is an illustrator and storyteller with a love of cats, dogs, and all things coffee. Having lived on both coasts in Los Angeles and Boston, she now resides in Chicago with her husband and three pets. Currently, she is working on the cozy comic series Cat & Cat Comics. When not working on this project, you can also find her illustrating, reading, coding up random things, and playing a variety of video games

About the event:

The event will take place on Monday, November 9 at 6:00 PM via Zoom webinar.

This will be a Zoom event, and ticketholders will receive the Zoom link by email on the day of the event. If you have purchased a ticket but have not received the link to view the event by 30 minutes prior to the start time, please first check your spam/junk/bulk folder, then email for assistance.

Please note: there are three ticketing options available for this virtual event:

$16.50 which includes a copy of Everyday Smiles and a signed bookplate, to be picked up at Parnassus Books

$27.50 which includes a copy of Everyday Smiles, a signed bookplate, and priority rate shipping to a US address

$40.50, which includes a copy of Everyday Smiles, a signed bookplate, and international shipping

For pick up customers, you must pick up the book included with your ticket at Parnassus Books within one month of the event. No books can be claimed more than a month after the event has occurred.


Event date: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 6:00pm
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