148 pages , full colour.
Pre-order start date: 3rd August 2015
Digital Release Date through SEQUENTIAL: 12th August 2015
Print Release Date: 28th August 2015 with a launch party/signing at Travelling Man, Manchester
Debut Convention: 5th September 2015 at International Comics Expo, Birmingham
London Launch Party/Signing: 11th September 2015 at Orbital Comics, London
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.
Rachael Smith’s follow up to the acclaimed House Party 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.
All pre-orders before 28th August 2015 receive this special limited edition bookmark.
Early Praise for The Rabbit
“The comedy that Smith does so well is still there, the dialogue as always just right, but there’s a menace and sense of simmering heartbreak here as well. Smith just gets better and better and better. This is her finest yet.”
Richard Bruton, FPI Blog
“A deliciously dark, endearingly whimsical and tenderly observed tale of childhood rites of passage.”
Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
” I really felt like this was a bit of a new direction for her work and each work that she has released has really shown a growth in her craft so this is by far, the best one she has done yet and I can’t recommend it high enough.”
Pat Scattergood, The Curiosity of a Social Misfit