‘I love [Rachael’s] comics – human, humane, funny and always surprising.’ Chris Addison, comedian and director of VeepAfter going through a breakup and attempting to get on with her new, single life, award-winning comic-creator and author of Quarantine Comix, Rachael Smith, found solace in documenting her experiences through comic strips. Stand in Your Power, which follows on from where Wired Up Wrong left off, takes on the universal yet highly personal topics of loneliness, friendship, depression, love, figuring out who you are and moving on, among many others. Always extremely relatable, this collection, which was previously shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print award, has Rachael’s trademark warmth, honesty and humour.
A new graphic memoir, from the award-winning author of Quarantine Comix. Hoping to better understand her own brain, award-winning comic-creator Rachael Smith set about documenting her experiences and struggles with anxiety and depression through comic strips. The resulting book, Wired Up Wrong, is both educating and entertaining, holding a mirror up to all the flattering and unflattering aspects of mental health. Featuring Rufus the cat, Barky, a giant black dog who lives inside her head, and two tiny, imaginary game-show hosts, Comedy Women in Print-shortlisted Rachael Smith’s work is at times light-hearted, others heart-breaking, but always brave and honest.