Earlier this year, I worked on a really fun project for David Pepose, Ringo-Award nominated writer of Spencer & Locke, The O.Z., and Scout’s Honor, to illustrate four characters from his comic The O.Z.. Each card features a single character focus, a distinct and vibrant color palette, and simplified backgrounds. These portraits were used for collectible trading cards for The O.Z. issue #2 Kickstarter campaign as a stretch goal. In addition to the character illustrations, I also designed the card’s front and back designs.
Here are some very kind words David shared about working with me:
“When I first discovered Rachel’s work on Twitter, I was blown away, and immediately contacted her for illustrated portraits for my fantasy series The O.Z. To say Rachel lived up to her reputation is an understatement — she is a true unicorn, able to deliver high-quality work under a tight timetable, all while incorporating any edits with a wonderfully collaborative and professional attitude. As someone constantly seeking out fresh artistic talent, I am already looking forward to working with Rachel again, and I would enthusiastically recommend her for any illustrated project.”
David Pepose was such a great client and collaborator to work with! I look forward to reading and supporting more of his future comics and hopefully working with him again on another project! I highly recommend checking out his comics, including The O.Z.. The O.Z. issue #2 Kickstarter runs until September 15th, 2021.