Abell Smith's weekly political cartoon, Fighting Words, was featured in Ted Rall's Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists. It runs regularly in Eat the State! (Seattle, WA) and on the website ZNet. Smith is a member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) and Cartoonists With Attitude (C.W.A.). In addition to the political cartooning, Smith is a part-time graphic designer.