Monday, 31 December 2012

New Vicky Park comics - last update of 2012!!

So here it is, my last blog update of 2012!
I've had quite a busy old year, I hope it's been enjoyable for you guys :)
Here are the lastest batch of Vicky Park comics (appearing every Saturday in the Leicester Mercury's MORE magazine), you'll see I decided to shake things up a bit this month! In January I'm going to try to introduce a bit more of a plot that flows from one week to another.
Hope you enjoy them, click them to make them bigger/easier to read.
Happy New Year, you beautiful people!
And thanks for reading/looking at my work :D
R xxxx


'I Am Fire' character concepts #2

Here are some more character concepts for my new comic idea 'I Am Fire'.
The first ones I blogged about here.

Click on the image below to make 'im bigger.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

'I Am Fire' character concepts

Hey everyone,
Hope you all had lovely Christmas times :)

Over the last week or so I've been thinking about my next comic idea.
It's going to be called 'I Am Fire'.

Thought you'd like to see some of the character concepts I've been scribbling away at.
Click the image to make 'im bigger.

Loves xxx

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas :)

Merry Christmas guys and gals!

Hope you're all having a super day.
I thought today would be a very good day to show you some of the Christmas card commissions I've had this year :D

Will Breden's Christmas card - their three cats decorating the tree :)

Neil Gallymore's Christmas card of him singing! To a reindeer...

Siobhan McKeown's card of her decorating the top of her tree with her logo :)

Symon Vegro's Christmas card that includes many of his favourite things: SETI, prime numbers, Pink Floyd, Twin Peaks, The Leicester Tigers (depicted as a tiger...), Keats, and Dickens. Woo!

Friday, 21 December 2012

My So-Called Secret Identity Pin-up #2

Here's my other pin-up image featuring Will Brooker's character 'Kyla' from his 'My So-Called Secret Identity' comic project.

The other one, 'Kat' can be seen here :)

I first drew Kyla with her boobs out (as you do) but Will mentioned that he wanted her more covered up, here's the backwards progression of her costume :D

Thursday, 20 December 2012

My So-Called Secret Identity pin-up

Hey guys,
So I finished one of my pin-up images featuring Will Brooker's characters from his 'My So-Called Secret Identity' comic project. I blogged come of my first sketches here.

This one is Kat :)
I have Kyla to do now! She's a blonde bombshell so look out for her!

Click on the image to make it bigger.

Peace x

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Wine Comic

A silly, scribbly comic about my bad wine habit...

Monday, 17 December 2012

Recipe comic concept art

Hey dudes,

So I'm collaborating with my wonderful friend Lauren on a recipe comic book.
We're maybe gonna do a mini comic with about 5 recipes in and see how it goes :)

Here's some concept art for the characters I did for it, hope you like it!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Have a Go Hero guest post

Hey guys,
I did a guest strip for my friend Drew's comic diary blog, 'Have a Go Hero'.
Check out the rest of his stuff here - it's rad.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

My So-Called Secret Identity character sketches #2

Thought you guys would like to see my last two sketches for Will Brooker's comic project 'My So-Called Secret Identity', which I first blogged about here

 Will is going to pick some of them for me to work up into proper pin-up images, so watch this space :) 

Rachael xxx

Hello Dolly!

So me and my friend Hannah Nicklin went to see 'Hello Dolly!' at the Curve theatre.
It inspired me to make this VERY ACCURATE comic about it.

Click to make it bigger.

R xxx

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Culture Vulture!

Hi guys!

So the bi-monthly 'Culture Magazine' here in Leicester asked me to do a comic strip for them.

The issue with this strip in it was released today! I had a lot of fun with this one and I'm looking forward to playing around with the characters in the coming months.

Book cover: 'Head on the Block'

Hey dudes,
I did a book cover a while back for Troubador Publishing for a book called 'Head on the Block' which is about the trials and tribulations of being a headmaster.

I think my favourite bit was drawing the cheeky teenagers on the back :)

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Cookie Monsters - new comic

Hey guys,
Here's the first two pages of a brand new comic I've been working on called 'Cookie Monsters'.
I'm making it for the Crumblin' Cookie's magazine 'Extra Shot', which I featured in earlier this year.

The issue of 'Extra Shot' which this comic will be appearing in it's ten page entirety will be out January/February time. So until then I won't be showing you anymore of it (apart from maybe some sneaky peeks ;p ) but hopefully these first two pages will be enough to hook you in and keep you waiting :D

Click on the images to make them bigger.


Much love,
R xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Her Name is Calla posters

Hey dudes,
So we're having a launch party for my comic 'The Way we Write', which is about three members of the ace band 'Her Name is Calla'. It will be on March 16th, 2013 at the Cookie Jar, in Leicester.
I'll be sure to shout more details at you nearer the time :)

We're gonna be selling the comic there, and I'm gonna be exhibiting and selling some of these limited edition gig posters. There'll be available to buy on the 16th March, but if you'd like to pre-order any feel free to email me: rachael(at)rachaelsmith(dot)org.



R xxx

Monday, 26 November 2012

My So-Called Secret Identity character sketches

I did some sketches of some comic book characters for the lovely Will Brooker.
They belong to an ace comic called 'My So-Called Secret Identity' which is currently being made.

You can see more info on the project here.

I'll be doing more finished images soon, but thought you guys would like to see the sketches in the meantime :)


Friday, 23 November 2012

Vicky Park comics

Happy Friday everyone!
Here are the latest of my weekly Vicky Park comic strips that I do for the Leicester Mercury 'More' magazine. There'll be a brand new one in tomorrow's paper so get yours if you can :)


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Flimsy fun

Been having some fun drawing my character 'Flimsy the Kitten' a lot recently.
Don't forget to check out her Q&A website here and maybe ask her a question :)

R xxx

Monday, 19 November 2012

404'd! A fun image for Siobhan McKeown's website

Remember the cartoon portrait I did for Siobhan McKeown last month?
Well, the lovely lady asked me to do a 404 page image for her, which was hella fun to do :)

You can see the image on the page here.

And Siobhan's about page, with the other illustration I did for her, is here.