Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Graham-Cameron Illustration

I have an AGENT!

The wonderful folk at Graham-Cameron Illustration are representing me for children's illustration! Graham-Cameron Illustration will be finding me work in the children's picture book and educational markets. I'm super happy and excited to be branching out into this area and I can't wait to see what lovely things I get to work on!

There's a little news item on their site about me here: http://www.gciforillustration.com/

And you can see my portfolio here: http://www.gciforillustration.com/portfolio/rachael_smith.html

Please note: anyone wishing to commission one of my private commissions, buy one of my books, or talk to me about anything comics/graphic novel related can continue to go through me directly - Graham Cameron Illustration are only representing my children's book and educational work. Any questions please email rachael(at)rachaelsmith(dot)org

Thanks all!

Rachael x

Monday, 25 April 2016

Emerald City Comic Con - pics!

I was honoured to be a *GUEST* at this year's Emerald City Comic Con, in Seattle, WA!
I had a blast and met some amazing people. Here are some photos from off of my phone!

The floor plan, with instructions on how to get to ME

My lovely table neighbour, Naomi Romero! (plus my table set up)

This is my favourite show on Planes

Obligatory breakfast photo

The beautiful venue!

The official bar of ECCC!

My table pre-set up

My badge! (plus legs)

My name in the brochure

I commission I did at the hotel

The Friday Wic Div party! Sorry about the terrible photo!


Goodbye ECCC!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Jog On

Here's my piece from last year's Thought Bubble Anthology, published by Image Comics.

Monday, 15 February 2016

London Super Comic Con

I'll be at London Super Comic Con this weekend! Please come say hi if you're going too!

Information and tickets available HERE.

I'll be there all day Saturday and Sunday, sharing a table with the lovely Adam Cadwell, in Artists Alley (click the picture to make it bigger):

Table A104 is where it's at!

I'm also doing a signing over at Titan's table at 2pm - 3pm. Come get your Tenth Doctor comics (or anything else I've done) signed by yours truly!

See you there, folks!

R xxx

Friday, 8 January 2016

True Believers Comic Festival - February 6th

True Believers Comic Festival

My first comic convention of 2016 is the wonderful True Believers Comic Festival.
They're having me as a guest this year which is super exciting!

Here's a link to the guest list, as you can see I'm in some very, very talented company!

True Believers is a one day convention held on Saturday 6th February at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Gloucestershire. Visit the website for more information and ticket prices.

Where I'll be

Here's where you can find me in the Main Hall (click to make image bigger):

What I'll have

I'll have copies of all my in-print books with me as well as badges, prints, and smiles.
I'll be doing my Flimsy Kitten portraits too, so get thinking about colours and props :)
You'll also be able to pay by card - YAY!

Doctor Who Panel

I'm also very excited to be on a Doctor Who Panel called 'Far More Than Just a Time Lord' with comic legends Emma Vieceli, Mike Collins, and Paul Cornell at 13:45!
I'm not sure where this will be yet, but I'm sure info will be available on the day.

Info about the panel is here. (scroll down a bit for mine).

I hope to see some of you there!
For a list of my other confirmed appearances for 2016, please click here.

Rachael xxx

Sunday, 20 December 2015

2015, you've been rad

So, gosh, 2015 is nearly over and so I wanted to do a little blog post about what I achieved this year and what my aims are for 2016!

I'm doing this mainly because I did it early on this year in a Guardian Masterclass run by the amazingly talented Karrie Fransman. I found the class really helpful in thinking about where I want to go with my work. I blogged about the class here.

So, what did I do this year? Here are my highlights...

-My second graphic novel The Rabbit was released, with Avery Hill Publishing. It was also nominated for Best Book at the British Comic Awards.
-Blue Bottle Mystery was released which I did the artwork for (it was written by Kathy Hoopmann and adapted into a graphic novel script by Mike Medaglia), with Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
-I finally moved into a new house with a dedicated studio space - no more working on my Mum's coffee table for me! Here's a pic of the view from my drawing board :)

-I continued with my monthly Doctor Who one-pagers for the Tenth Doctor Comic Series, published by Titan Comics, I'm currently working on my 19th Docco comic! I also did three variant covers for them.
-I launched my webcomic, Bess, which updates twice a week.
-I illustrated a children's novel called Ed & the Shirtmakers, written by Andy Seed and published by Badger Learning, Haven Books Group.
-Ask Flimsy now updates every Saturday ^_^
-I exhibited at 11 comic conventions/festivals across the UK.
-I made some new merch, including a limited edition Rabbit print, Flimsy puzzle book, poster and stickers, all of which can be ordered here.
-I continued with Vicky Park, my weekly comic for the Leicester Mercury. It's been going for four years now!
-I finally made a proper portfolio website! See it here.

It's been a wild ride and I am super thankful to anyone who has supported me, bought my books, come to see me at a convention, reviewed my work, tweeted me, facebooked me, or just let me know to my face that you dig my stuff - THANK YOU SO MUCH. I do my dream job for a living and I'm so happy about that - but I wouldn't be able to do that without all of you. BIG LOVES!

I'm going into 2016 feeling really motivated and excited about what stories I can tell you.
I do have specific goals for 2016, but a lot of them involve stuff I can't really talk about, but basically I want to:

-Read more!
-Get better at writing
-Do some overseas conventions (TCAF and Comic Con Brussels are already confirmed - exciting!)
-Do a new short-form comic
-Do a new long-form comic
-Continue with ongoing projects - Doctor Who, Bess, Vicky Park, and Ask Flimsy

I can do iiittt!

Thank you again, friends! I love you all,
See you in 2016!!

Rachael xxx

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor covers

On top of my exciting Webcomic news today, I can also announce that I have two more Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor covers coming out through Titan Comics!

I'm really happy to finally be able to show these to you guys!

This one is out this month (November):

And this one will be out in December:

Both of these will be cover variant C, so ask your local comic shop to order them in for you :)
Hope you like them.
So exciting!

R xxx