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‘Funny and sad and relatable and wise – Rachael Smith’s Quarantine Comix are like the hug from a friend you didn’t know you needed.’ Chris Addison
An award-winning graphic memoir of lockdown life, Quarantine Comix is a funny, tender, heartfelt and insightful look at isolation.
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’s trademark bittersweet, funny and very personal comics make for the perfect chronicle of the weird times we’ve been living through. They are funny and sad and relatable and wise.’
‘These comics were a lifeline to so many of us. A ridiculous, humane insightful, pointed lifeline.’
Paul Cornell, author of London Falling and the Witches of Lynchford series
‘One of the best things to come out of lockdown.’
Lew Stringer, comic artist
‘In a period where every day seemed the same, Rachael found a way to make every day different. A tiny, comforting light of understanding, humour and hope in a dark time.’
Kieron Gillen, author and creator of The Wicked + The Divine
‘Harrowing! Heartfelt! Hilarious! Cartoonist Rachael Smith’s Quarantine Comix are a brutally honest assessment of our internal strife, with more vim and vigour than a Yorkie bar and wine chaser.’
Shelly Bond, creator/editor of Black Crown