Monday, 25 February 2013

Press: N3rdabl3 review of 'The Way We Write'

Another lovely review of my comic 'The Way We Write', this time by Jess Willson at N3rdabl3 :)

Have a read by clicking here!!

Or click the pic below:

Cooking With Annie and Oxford - more sneaky peeks!

Hey lovelies,

I've been working on my 'Cooking with Annie and Oxford' comics this weekend.
Here's another sneak preview of a couple of pages :)

These pages are both in the introduction to a starter of feta cheese and onion relish tart - a brillz recipe by my friend Hannah Louise White.

Click on the images to make 'em bigger.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Press: Forbidden Planet International on 'Cooking With Annie and Oxford'

Hey guys,
The Forbidden Planet International blog wrote about me again ^_^
This time it's about my comics project 'Cooking With Annie and Oxford;
Read it here (please!):

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Valentine's commissions

So here's what's kept me busy throughout February!

I had a bunch of Valentine's commissions from lots of lovely people to do...I first blogged about them here.
I've put a few of them below for you all to see ^_^ (click on the to make them bigger)

I can do commissions like this for any occasion: birthdays, anniversaries, mothers day, fathers day, Christmas etc. All you have to do is email me and we'll go from there :)
My email is:

With this last one, I had some really lovely feedback from both Katy, who commissioned the piece, and Steve, who was given it for Valentine's Day. They kindly agreed to me putting it on the blog:

It was so easy to come up with ideas for the pictures, and I was so pleased at their likeness to the vision I had described to Rachael! She kept me informed all the way through the process and I felt able to ask for things to be changed when I wanted them to be. Arrived on time and I couldn't wait to present it to my boyfriend on valentines!

My girlfriend commissioned Rachael to design a comic strip for me for Valentine's Day, and I was absolutely astonished at the quality of it. Absolutely beautiful work that really captured our relationship. The scenes looked completely heart warmingly familiar, and being a bit of a comic book fan my inner geek was definitely afforded a nerdgasm or two! I am incredibly grateful for such a thoughtfully drawn and considerately designed gift.

How lovely is that?? :)

Here's a couple of photos of the framing and packaging of the prints.
Apologies for the terrible photos (I'm a cartoonist, not a photographer ^_^;;)

So what are you waiting for?
You could have your very own comic like the ones above for £75(+ postage).
Email me at for details on how to get yours :)
Please allow at least 3 weeks between emailing and the date you'd like it for.

Thanks, and big loves,
Rachael xxx

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Original 'Her Name Is Calla' ink drawings

Hey guys,
So in preparation for my comic book launch for my new comic 'The Way We Write' (which stars three of the members of the band 'Her Name Is Calla'...I've been making these little original ink drawings.

I'll be selling these at the launch party - which is at the Cookie Jar, Leicester on the 16th March (there's a Facebook event here) and if there's any left over I'll stick them on my Etsy shop

Anyway, I've done quite a few of them! So I thought I'd show off the whole jolly lot!
Click on the images if you want to make them bigger.

Hope to see some of you at the launch party!

Also, my friend Andrew was kind enough to send me this photo of my 'The Way We Write' comics peeking out from a display in 'Travelling Man' (a comic shop) in Manchester:

I like how cheeky Adam looks, tee hee!

R xxxxx

Press: Review on 'From DC to ZZ' blog

So I got another LOVELY review for my new comic 'The Way We Write'.

This time on an awesome lifestyle blog called 'From DC to ZZ' by Sarah-Louise Kelly.

Read the review here:

Or click the image below :)

Book cover: 'Dogs Can't Fly'

Hey guys,
Here's a book cover I did in December.
I like both dogs AND dragons so this one was hella fun to do :)
Click on 'im to make him bigger.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Press: Citizens Eye interview

The rather dashing John Coster of Citizens Eye interviewed me tonight about my new comic, do have a listen:

Saturday, 16 February 2013

New Vicky Park comic strips

Here are the latest 7 Vicky Park comic strips, which appear every Saturday in Leicester Mercury's MORE magazine.

Click on the to make them bigger/easier to read.

Enjoy! ^_^

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Fragments poster #1

Hey guys,
Here's a poster I did for Nathan Human's theatre piece, 'Fragments'.
Unfortunately this one isn't going to get used, so I thought I'd share it with you guys :)

Watch this space for the actual poster, as well as more details about this awesome project.

The Summer Child storyboards

So last month I had the honour of working up some storyboards for a new film 'The Summer Child', which is based on a book by Tove Janssen (creator of the Moomins) and will be directed by Esther Richardson.

I've only done the storyboards for one of the scenes so far, hopefully I'll get to do more :)
Click on the images to read the dialogue.

Here's how Esther and co. presented the scene to some folk who will hopefully be funding the project:

And here's one of the rough, scribbly drafts:

And here's a drawing I did of a Moomin. Because Moomins!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Press: Review on the Forbidden Planet International blog

Had a really lovely review of my comic 'The Way We Write' by Richard Bruton, of the Forbidden Planet International blog.

Please read the whole review here:

I'm building up quite a lovely amount of kind words :)
Click the below image to read a few excerpts: 

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Culture Vulture comic strip #2

My second strip for 'Culture' magazine - you can read the first one here.

Click the images below to make 'em bigger.

R xxx

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Press: Feature in the 'Culture' magazine

I've finally made it, guys. I'm sharing a page with Alan Davies.

Please click the image below to have a read of this lovely feature that Nigel Powlson wrote about me and my  new comic 'The Way We Write'.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Hourly Comix 2013

Whew! Just finished my first hourly comic day!
It's a bit scribbly, but I'm proud that I've done it, especially as today was a workday (boo!)

Hope you enjoy it :)

Thank you to Adam for (sort of) spending a Friday night at mine, watching rubbish telly while I drew ^__^