Rachel Smythe is the creator, illustrator, and writer of Lore Olympus. Born in New Zealand, she has described herself as "I’m a small, angry woman from New Zealand. I’m a self-proclaimed folklorist who also specializes in digital storytelling. I like coffee, snacks, and podcasts." in her interview at Gossamer Rainbow. Rachel tends to keep personal life very private, but is very interactive with her fans, especially on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.
Other Work[edit | edit source]
Lore Olympus was first uploaded under the in the subcategory Discover in Line Webtoon. The comic is set as a pilot and Smythe had to delete them in order to be set in the Featured subcategory in Line Webtoon. Rachel has not made the previous version public yet but has leaked a few strips. The pilot had 62.5K subscribers, 4.4M views and 9.77 rating.
The Doctor Foxglove Show (Discontinued)[edit | edit source]
The Doctor Foxglove Show was posted in Line Webtoon Discovery on January 7th, 2016
and in ArtStation sometime in 2017. On Line Webtoon, the comic was described as "A surreal thriller that follows a young woman and her struggles adjusting to her place in between life and death." Sadly, despite having 1.7K subscribers, 20.8K views and 8.89 rating, the comic only lasted two chapters, the last upload being on June 11, 2016. It is unknown why The Doctor Foxglove Show was discontinued.
The Doctor Pepper Show (Deleted)[edit | edit source]
The exact date of the publication of The Doctor Pepper Show is unknown, but it was shown to be around 2003 - 2004. It was uploaded onto DeviantArt and 82 pages were posted. The comic had over 54 watchers and was generally well-received but on July 7th, 2010, Rachel announced that she was going to restart the comic from scratch and linked its new upload area on her usedbandaid.co.nz; however, the website is currently unavailable and Rachel has removed the comic from all platforms except DeviantArt. The reason behind the deletion remains unspecified.
The Maiden(Completed)[edit | edit source]
The Maiden is a short comic that Rachel posted on her Tumblr page. t is unknown when The Maiden but the description Rachel posted claims
to have been finished near the Easter holidays, it has over 2,706 notes.
Interviews[edit | edit source]
- LRM Podcast - Lore Olympus with Rachel Smythe – Webtoon Wednesday – The Comic Source Podcast Episode #670
- Nerdette at Large - A Chat With Rachel Smythe
- Gossamer Rainbow - The King and his Queen (to be): An Interview with Rachel Smythe