Friday, 31 July 2015

Commissions: OPEN!

As promised, I've opened my personal commissions again!

If you'd like a portrait of yourself, a loved one, a pet, or fictional/pop culture character, one of my own characters (Flimsy maybe?), or an entire comic page telling a personal/made up story then please get in touch on rachael@rachaelsmith.org

Prices are as follows:

A4 one figure black and white = £30
A3 one figure black and white = £40
Additional figures + £10 each figure
Backgrounds + £10
Colour + £10

A4 comic page black and white = £70
A3 comic page black and white = £130
A4 comic page full colour = £90
A3 comic page full colour = £150

Things to keep in mind:
-If you commission a colour piece of work I will ship you the original penciled/inked piece of work and email you the print-ready colour pdf. I only colour digitally.
-All original penciled/inked work involved in your commission will be posted to you.
-Prices do not include postage outside of the UK.
-These prices are for personal commissions only and not the same as my commercial prices.

Gallery

Some examples of what I can do are below, happy viewing! (click on any pic to make it bigger).


Wonder Woman, black and white


Wonder Woman, colour


Valkyrie, colour


Valkyrie and Kitty Pride hanging out, black and white


Valkyrie and Kitty Pride hanging out, colour


Valkyrie and Gamora hanging out, colour

CV - comic page, black and white
(words copyright Hollie Poetry)


My So Called Secret Identity pin up, colour


Commander Irene portrait, colour


Birthday portrait, colour


Jurassic Flimsy, colour



Lumberjanes, colour


Metroland pin up, colour

Hope you enjoyed looking at these - maybe they've given you some ideas, huhhh? :)
Any questions, please email me on rachael@rachaelsmith.org 

Thanks guys!
Rachael xxx



Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The Rabbit: pre-orders and parties!


Hi all!

Here's an update on my new book, The Rabbit!


I announced The Rabbit back in February along with a five page preview here, but basically, it's being released through Avery Hill Publishing on the 28th August and I'm having TWO launch parties for it - more on those in a bit. 

I've also got some exciting PRE-ORDER information for you, but first up, here are a couple of really nice quotes we've had in from two very well respected comics critics (full reviews coming soon):

A Harvey-esque fantasy of two runaway sisters turns into a fabulously disturbing tale, the rabbit only they can see getting bigger and bigger as their lives take a darker and more dangerous path. The comedy that Smith does so well is still there, the dialogue as always just right, but there's a menace and sense of simmering heartbreak here as well. Smith just gets better and better and better. This is her finest yet.
-Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International

The deliciously dark and the endearingly whimsical go hand-in-hand in this tenderly observed tale of childhood rites of passage. Such is the depth of Rachael Smith’s character-led storytelling that when you enter the world of The Rabbit you stop being a passive observer and immediately become an active participant instead.
-Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

Sounds good, huh? :)

Here are some pages to whet your appetite...click them to make them bigger.



Right, on to the important information...

PRE-ORDERS

Pre-orders will open on Monday evening (3rd August) through Avery Hill Publishing. The website is right here!
There's a special pre-order gift too - a bookmark that I've designed all special like:


LAUNCH PARTIES

Because I'm super greedy I'm having TWO launch parties for The Rabbit!

The first is in Manchester on Friday, August 28th at Travelling Man (4 Dale St, M1 1JW) from 7pm - 10pm. Click here for the Facebook event page.

The second is in London on Friday, September 11th at Orbital Comics (8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA) from 7pm - 9pm. Click here for the Facebook event page.

At BOTH parties I will be there to lovingly sign and draw in books and to answer any and all questions about drawing comics and giant rabbits. We’ll also have a limited number of free badges, bookmarks, and rabbit-themed confectionery! Not to mention free drinks!

Here's a little peek at the badges :)


I'm also gonna try and make enough of these little rabbit cookies for everyone. So cute haha!


I've also designed an exclusive bookplate for each party that will go to the first 100 customers. Here's the bookplate for the Travelling Man / Manchester party:


And here's the bookplate for the Orbital Comics / London party:


And just to sum up both events:


I'd dearly love to see as many of you as possible at the parties - but if you're unable to come to either of them, please don't forget about the pre-orders :)

Thanks all!

Rachael xxx



Flimsy 'Decisions' print sold out


Hey gang,

Just a quick note to let you know that the limited run of Flimsy Kitten 'Decisions' prints are now all sold out. Thanks so much to anyone who ordered one - or picked one up at a convention. It was lovely seeing Flimsy make so many people laugh :D


If you missed out, try not to fret too much - I already have an idea for a new one so I'll be working that up in the next couple of weeks, watch this space!

Thanks,
Rachael xxx
(and Flimsy xxx)

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Cherry Pie - "CV"

I illustrated a poem a while back by the amazingly talented Hollie Poetry called "CV".
I was pretty proud of how it came out :) (click on it to make it bigger).


"CV" has recently been published in a collection of Hollie's work called "Cherry Pie". Which you can order here!




Friday, 26 June 2015

Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor Cover

Sooo excited to be able to tell you guys...

I did a cover for Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor Year Two #1 which will be available on the 9th September!


Click the image if you wanna make it a little bigger.

It's Cover C if you'd like to order it from your local comic shop.
My first variant cover! So proud! ^___^

R xxx




Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #12

My 9th Doctor Who strip is available in Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor issue 12, which is out tomorrow!

This one is set in a supermarket. Supermarkets are hard to draw so I hope you enjoy it.


Look how much Rufus is enjoying it!


This issue is available from all good comic shops or direct from Titan Comics.
Click the cover image below:



R xxx


Friday, 12 June 2015

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #11

My 8th Doctor Who strip is now available in Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor issue #11!
This one is about being addicted to sitcoms.


Here's my roughs for those two panels too, if you're interested...


This issue, as always, is available from all good comic shops, and online at Titan Comics.