Creator Spotlight: Rachael Smith’s Quarantine Comix

Rachael Smith’s Quarantine Comix

Throughout the lockdown, the amazingly talented comic artist Rachael Smith has been posting her daily Quarantine Comix, creating a strip a day reflecting the strange times we’re living in.

Theses strips, much like her previous work, have earned deserved praise from many different quarters and are very much worth checking out.

Rachael Smith’s Quarantine Comix - Cast
Rachael Smith’s Quarantine Comix - Cast

By turn, they’re funny, poignant and often thought provoking. More than anything else, Rachael captures the many different feelings running through our heads nine to the dozen in these weird times quite beautifully, with plenty of humour, too.

Rachael Smith’s Quarantine Comix - Cast

Plus, Cats! Dogs! Always a bonus. Though “Barky” not so much, so let’s not give him the time of day…

Rachael Smith is also the creator of the biographical comic, Wired Up Wrong.

Her debut graphic novel House Party came out in 2014 with Great Beast Comics to critical acclaim. The Rabbit, released by Avery Hill Publishing in 2015, was her second graphic novel and was nominated for Best Book in the British Comic Awards 2014/15.

Rachael, who lives in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, is also the creator of Flimsy the Kitten, One Good Thing, and the webcomic, Bess.

Rachael’s Quarantine Comix feature on Facebook | Buy originals here (they sell fast!)

Rachael Smith is online at

All art copyright 2020 Rachael Smith

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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