Friday, 27 February 2015

Announcement: The Rabbit


I'm delighted to finally be able to tell you guys that my new book, The Rabbit will be released on August 28th through Avery Hill Publishing.




Eleanor and her younger sister Kathy have run away from school, from home and from all of their troubles. They may also be running from reality itself, as they seem to have acquired a new friend in the form of a talking cartoon bunny rabbit called Craig. As Craig grows bigger and bigger, the girls soon discover exactly what kind of creature has joined them on their adventure. Running away is not as easy as it seems.

Rachael Smith's follow up to the acclaimed House Party is a surreal and affecting coming-of-age tale that captures the wonder and vulnerability of youth. Both funny and sinister, familiar yet fantastical, you won't soon forget The Rabbit.

I'll be having a launch party on August 28th at Travelling Man, Manchester, followed by a London launch party at Orbital Comics on September 11th. That's right, I'm having TWO launch parties! More on those nearer the time.

Folk at the Forbidden Planet blog are already getting excited about the book HERE.

For now, please enjoy these preview pages (click on them to make them bigger):


Much loves,
Rachael xxx

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Commission: Gamora and Valkyrie

Here's another commission I thought I'd share with you guys...

Following my pin-up of Valkyrie back in November, the same client asked if I could draw her again, this time hanging out with her pal, Gamora. It was fun to draw the two characters just chilling out rather than bein' all fierce and that. Even superheros need days off, right?

Click on the images to make 'em bigger (if you like).



If you'd like to commission me to draw a thing for you or a loved one you can ask me at: rachael@rachaelsmith.org

Big loves,
R xxx


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

BBC East Midlands telly show

I was on the telly you guys!

I was interviewed about my comics on BBC East Midlands Today. It aired on February 23rd and for those of you who were unable to watch it I have it right here! Unfortunately they cut out the bits where I talk very eloquently about my new book (which I'll be posting about very soon...) and instead put in some SUPER cheesy comic book effects that I had nothing to do with - but if you can get past those I don't think I come across too badly!

video

Friday, 20 February 2015

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #7

The forth installment of 'A Rose by Any Other Name' (my monthly comic strip for the Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor comics) is now available in issue #7!

The Tenth Doctor comic series is available from all good comic shops, and online from Titan Comics HERE.






Thursday, 12 February 2015

LSCC

Hey everyone!

So my next convention is London Super Comic Con on the 14th and 15th March!



I'll be sharing a table with the lovely Adam Cadwell in the Artist Alley section - so please come say hi!

I'm taking commissions for people to pick up at the convention too - please get in touch before the 5th March if you'd like something. Prices are £20 for A4 and £40 for A3 - email if you're interested (rachael@rachaelsmith.org).

I'll also be a guest on a Titan Comics Doctor Who panel on the 14th at 1.30 - 2.30pm talking about my monthly strip for the Tenth Doctor comics series.

See you there? :)

R xxx



Monday, 2 February 2015

Hourly Comics Day 2015

I joined in Hourly Comics Day again yesterday!

These were mostly all drawn on a form of moving transport OR when busy being exhausted from travelling so please don't judge them too harshly.

Here they are in all their scribbly, messy glory (click on 'em to make 'em bigger/easier to read):

















So yeah, I guess spending most of the day on public transport and then drinking wine and watching telly is way better than spending the day doing a job I hate.

Onwards and upwards!




Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Vicky Park: 10th January

For those of you who don't know, I do a weekly comic strip for the Leicester Mercury, Leicestershire's daily newspaper.

I've been doing this for a few years now, but don't often post them on here as there are sometimes references that are kinda Leicester-specific OR character-specific.

Apparently though, there was a slight printing error with this one that might have resulted in Mercury readers being unable to see all the speechbubbles - so I'm sharing this one here in case anyone missed any jokes :)

Click on the image to make it bigger.