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


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 :)


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

Monday, 1 September 2014

Metroland pin-up

I was well happy to be asked to do a pin-up image for issue #2 of the fab 'Metroland' by Ricky Miller and Julia Scheele (published by Avery Hill). 

Julia's art in the comic is so beautiful, so I was kinda nervous to do something worthy...hopefully I did OK.

The characters I chose are the mysterious Jessica Hill and slightly disheveled Ricky Stardust.
You can read more about the series here.

A little pic of the work-in-progress :)

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Rabbit

So my next comic is gonna be called 'The Rabbit'.
Here's some character concept art for it.
Don't get mad if stuff changes... :D xxx

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Original 'House Party' pages available

Hi all! 

So I've put a few of the original, inked pages from 'House Party' up in my online shop. They're going for £40 each. If they go well then I'll put some more up. If there's a certain page you'd like from the book, message me and I'll see if it's still available. 

I'll post some of them below, but you can See them all here :)