Rachael Smith’s “Quarantine Comix: A Memoir of Life in Lockdown” out in May

Quarantine Comix: A Memoir of Life in Lockdown

The much-anticipated collection of the award-winning Quarantine Comix: A Memoir of Life in Lockdown by Rachael Smith will be published by Icon Books on 13th May 2021 – and if you pre-order the book now, you can get your mitts on a free sticker sheet, direct from the publishers.

Rachael’s marvellous Quarantine Comix was just one of many comic-related things to help keep me vaguely sane and cheered over the past year, and if you followed the strip online, you definitely want to get your hands on the collection.

Rachael Smith’s Quarantine Comix
Quarantine Comix: A Memoir of Life in Lockdown
Quarantine Comix: A Memoir of Life in Lockdown
Quarantine Comix: A Memoir of Life in Lockdown

Written and drawn every day during the 2020 lockdown and shared online with #QuarantineComix, 2020 Comedy Women in Print-shortlisted Rachael Smith’s delightful comics helped people who were isolated all over the world to feel connected.

At times laugh-out-loud funny, at others bitter-sweet, philosophical or downright silly, this collection of 200 drawings tells the story of one woman overcoming loneliness and self-doubt with exquisite, wry humour and raw honesty.

During a time when many feel anxious and apart from loved ones, Quarantine Comix offers relief in shared experiences.

Rachael Smith is a comic artist and writer. She’s created many critically acclaimed graphic novels including Wired Up WrongStand in Your PowerArtificial Flowers and The Rabbit, which was nominated for Best Book in the 2015 British Comic Awards, following her nomination for Emerging Talent. Rachael’s worked on Titan’s Doctor Who comic series and is currently working on Isabella & Blodwen as well as continuing making her #QuarantineComix series inspired by the lockdown. 

Quarantine Comix is the winner of Comicon.com’s Best Digital/Webcomic of 2020 and Pipedream Comics’ Winner of Best Indie/Small Press Comic of 2020, among other awards.

• Pre-order Quarantine Comix: A Memoir of Life in Lockdown from Waterstones | AmazonUK | HIVE | Follow Rachel Smith on Twitter

Quarantine Comix: A Memoir of Life in Lockdown
By Rachael Smith
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd 
ISBN: 9781785787836 
Number of pages: 224 
Dimensions: 210 x 146 mm

Here’s how to get you hands on the pre-order stickers, too!

Quarantine Comix: A Memoir of Life in Lockdown - Stickers
Quarantine Comix: A Memoir of Life in Lockdown - Stickers

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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  1. As a Waterstones employee I appreciate the mention at the end, every online order does help in keeping us going.

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