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.
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 Wrong, Stand in Your Power, Artificial 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.
Quarantine Comix: A Memoir of Life in Lockdown
By Rachael Smith
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 210 x 146 mm
Here’s how to get you hands on the pre-order stickers, too!