Beau Smith is a native of Huntington, West Virginia where he attended Marshall University and studied Journalism and Marketing. He has been a noted columnist for many entertainment trade publications such as Wizard Magazine, Entertainment Retailing, Comic Book Retailer, Hero Illustrated, Sketch Magazine as well as having one of the most noted columns on the internet called Beauology 101. There Smith throws out commentary on all that is manly in comic books and pop culture.
At IDW Publishing, Smith served as the vice president of sales and marketing. He also did two other creator owned comic books, LOST AND FOUND as well as the first comic book IDW ever produced and packaged, PRIMATE: Sword Of Darwin. While he no longer holds that position, Smith continues to work as a comic writer for the company—currently writing his own created series, Wynonna Earp. With Eduardo Barreto, he created the character Frank Cobb in the mini-series Cobb: Off the Leash.