It is our great pleasure here at ICE Central to announce that artist and writer Rachael Smith – who is exhibiting at this year’s expo – will be débuting her superb new Graphic Novel “The Rabbit”, published by Avery Hill Publishing, at ICE 2015.
Eleanor and her younger sister Kathy have run away from school, from home and from all of their troubles. They may also be running from reality itself, as they seem to have acquired a new friend in the form of a talking cartoon bunny rabbit called Craig. As Craig grows bigger and bigger, the girls soon discover exactly what kind of creature has joined them on their adventure. Running away is not as easy as it seems.
The Rabbit is a surreal and affecting coming-of-age tale that captures the wonder and vulnerability of youth. Both funny and sinister, familiar yet fantastical. You won’t soon forget The Rabbit.
Rachael Smith has self-published several comics such as The Way We Write, Flimsy’s Guide to Modern Living, and I Am Fire (which made Forbidden Planet International’s ‘Best of 2013’ top 10 list). She then went on to release Clara’s Shadow via David ‘V for Vendetta’ Lloyd’s publishing house Aces Weekly, and her debut graphic novel House Party came out in 2014 with Great Beast Comics to critical acclaim (and made Forbidden Planet International’s and Broken Frontier’s ‘Top 10 comics of 2014’ lists). She is currently working with Titan Comics on her monthly strip for the Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor comic series and draws a weekly comic strip for the Leicester Mercury.