Thursday, 27 November 2014

Commission: Valkyrie

I don't usually post commissions, mainly because I forget to! I really enjoyed this one though so I thought I'd share it :)


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #4

The first of my monthly 'A Rose by Any Other Name' Doctor Who comic strips has been published in Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor #4!

It's available now from all good comic shops - or you can grab it online here.

It came out really well (if I do say so myself!), and I'm really proud of it. Here are some sneaky peeks:






Sunday, 2 November 2014

Thought Bubble!

I'll be at Thought Bubble Festival later this month (specifically the 15th and 16th November).
Thought Bubble is my favourite comic convention EVER. It's held in Leeds on Armouries Square, I'll be in New Dock Halls at table 63 on both days. COME SEE ME!


Info on how to get tickets and stuff right HERE.

This Thought Bubble is kinda special for me as I'm nominated for the Emerging Talent award at the British Comic Awards. The award ceremony is held as part of the festival and will take place on Saturday 15th after the first day of selling comics - please wish me luck! :D

Now...onto the important stuff...

A LIST OF WHAT I WILL HAVE WITH ME FOR SALE!



- House Party (comes with free band zine and badge/plectrum) (buy online (book only))
- Ask Flimsy (debuting at Thought Bubble! comes with sketch inside) (buy online)
- Flimsy's Guide to Modern Living (buy online)
- I Am Fire (buy online)
- The Way We Write (buy online)
- Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor issue #4 (in which I have a one-page comic strip)
- Badges and plectrums (get a free one with every comic purchase!)
- Flimsy Kitten postcard sketches

Also, for the first time ever I'm doing BUNDLES, where I package stuff up nicely and sell it to good people like YOU for a discounted price.

THE EVERYTHING BUNDLE (£25)
Pretty much all my books with some extra goodies thrown in too.
-House Party
-I Am Fire
-Ask Flimsy
-Flimsy's Guide to Modern Living
-The Way We Write
-Band zine
-Plectrum
-8 badges

THE FLIMSY KITTEN BUNDLE (£10)
All the Flimsy goodness available.
-Ask Flimsy (comes with sketch inside)
-Flimsy's Guide to Modern Living
-Flimsy Kitten postcard sketch
-4 badges

Pretty cool, huh?
I honestly can't wait. It'll be a blast. Come along. Seriously.

SERIOUSLY.

Monday, 20 October 2014

British Comic Awards - Emerging Talent nomination


Absolutely chuffed to announce I've made the shortlist in this year's British Comic Awards Emerging Talent category!

There were 93 of us on the Longlist - and to make the final five is the raddest thing ever.


My work from the last year, (along with the work of the other four brilliantly talented peeps) will now be passed over to the British Comic Awards Judging Panel who will decide the winner.

The winners of all the categories of the BCAs will be announced at the 3rd Annual British Comic Awards Ceremony which will take place at 6pm on Saturday 15th November in the Royal Armories Bury Theatre in Leeds as part of the Thought Bubble Festival.

Wish me luck :)


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Doctor Who comics back-up strips

Guys!

I'm super excited and stoked and amazed to announce I'll be doing a new monthly strip for the Doctor Who: 10th Doctor comics published by Titan Comics.

My first one will be in issue 4 which should be out early November, which you'll be able to pick up at all good comic shops :)

I've written and drawn each strip myself, working closely with the lovely folk at Titan, its been a blast and I can't wait for you guys to see 'em in all their glory.

Here's a sneaky peek at part of the first strip and some of the concept art for now...(more soon)...

...and yes, of course there's a cat involved. OF COURSE THERE IS.





Friday, 3 October 2014

New Flimsy the Kitten book available to pre-order :)

FLIMSY THE KITTEN ANNOUNCEMENT!

I finally have a NEW Flimsy the Kitten book coming out! 
And it's available for pre-order NOW from here!!!



Basic info...

"ASK FLIMSY" (limited edition of 300, each numbered, signed, and sketched in)                                                                                       
40 pages long
Full colour
£5.00 (preorder, will ship on November 10th)

More info...

The book is called "ASK FLIMSY" and in it Flimsy answers questions from real people on the subject of LOVE. Some questions include: Can you find love online? Where do broken hearts go? and How do you get over a crush? Some of Flimsy's advice is not very good, but all of it is downright adorable.

"ASK FLIMSY" is a LIMITED EDITION - I'm only printing 300 of them and each will be hand-numbered, hand-signed, AND HAND-SKETCHED-IN!
All this for just £5.00 - jeez louise, right!?
I'll be debuting the book at Thought Bubble Festival on the 15th November (IF I HAVE ANY LEFT! AMIRIGHT?), and shipping out all pre-orders on November 10th. Is debuting a word? I’m pretty sure it’s kind of a word.

Have a look at some sample pages why don'tcha? :D 





Thanks for all the Flimsy Kitten love, guys.
Rachael xxx


P.S. If you were one of the rad people who responded to my call for ‘love’-themed questions, and would like to check whether or not your question made it into the book before you order one, you can ask me here: rachael(at)rachaelsmith(dot)org

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

'The Rabbit' character concepts

Here's a couple more concept sketches for my next comic project 'The Rabbit'.



ICYMI I also posted a 'Rabbit' sketch here.

R xxx