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.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Comic character concepts for 'Extra Shot' magazine


Thought you guys would like to see some /very/ rough concepts I came up with yesterday for my new comic for magazine 'Extra Shot', published by the Crumblin' Cookie.

I'm well excited about the very silly storyline I've come up with for these this space!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Way We Write - IT'S FINISHED!

Hi all! 
Guess what!? ...

I've totally finished my first full-length comic! 
It's kind of an insane story about a band called Her Name is Calla
I'm currently working with the band to get it printed and do cool stuff with it. So watch this space for more info and announcements when the comics are available to buy. 

For now, here's the first few pages. Hope you like 'em.

Much love, R xxx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Kabeedies gig poster

Here's a poster I did for the lovely folk at Twesta Promotions.
Come if you can!

R xxxxx

Monday, 12 November 2012

Wolves - the exhibition opening party in Chester!

The opening party on Saturday for my 'Wolves' exhibition in Chester was a blast. 
Thanks to everyone who came, said hello, bought stuff, was lovely.

If you weren't able to come, here are some pictures for you so you can pretend :)

Weee! Pictures!

The 10 Flimsy ldt edition prints...

Blurbs and business cards. I am all about the business.

Have decided my pictures look really nice with cake stuff around them!

Four more behind the counter.

Merch table!

Portfolio/print table!


Moi #2

Some Wolves and some Flimsys...

Becnicks Wonder Emporium - the coolest place ever!


Merch windowsill!

One last look at the guys...

The exhibition will be up for four weeks, so if you can make it down/up then please do!
Everything is for sale, and all the merch and ltd edition prints are available from the shop too.

Becnicks Wonder Emporium can be found here:
88-94 Brook Street, Chester,
CH1 3DN.

You can also buy the prints, among other things, at my online SHOP.

Lots of loves,
R xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Illustrations for Jadu's Weejot project

Hey dudes,

So I had an awesome time at my exhibition opening in Chester last night. I'll be blogging about it this week, I've got loadsa awesome pictures :)

Meanwhile, here are some cool photos the folk at Jadu sent me. My illustrations have graced Jadu's stand at the EDUCAUSE conference in Denver, where they launched the project into education.

These illustrations were used firstly in a promotional booklet of Jadu's last year.
You can see the illustrations on their own here.

You can also read more about the Weejot project here.

R xxx

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Wolves - the Chester exhibition set-up

So me and lovely people Tom and Carrie set up my exhibition at Becnicks Wonder Emporium in Chester yesterday. It was hella fun :)

Tom got well involved in the curating...

It's not just my Wolves pictures this time, there are ten, limited edition 'Ask Flimsy' prints on display too!
Good ole' Flimsy.

Becnicks is THE BEST shop. I had to use all the strength I had not to buy seven million vintage dresses.


Look! A crab!

AAAAAND here's the poster just to remind you guys that we're having an OPENING PARTY this Saturday (10th November), I'll be selling prints, comics and other stuff and also plying people with wine, so please come say hi if you're able :)

I have a Facebook event page for this here.
You can still buy prints of all the Wolves images in my Etsy Shop here. The framed Flimsy prints will go in here after the exhibition too, provided they don't sell from Becnicks :)

Much, much love,
Rachael xxxx