Thursday, 30 June 2016

MORE space weirdos!

Due to popular demand - here's a load more of the old sci-fi oddballs that I've been posting up on our monster INSTAGRAM GALLERY!


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Character Designs - FULL SET plus BONUS ROUND!

CLICK HERE for the FULL SET of characters I've been posting up recently, and scroll down for a bonus selection of space weirdies from the archives!


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

New FREE event! Waterstones London Picadilly Thursday 14th July!

We're proud and excited to announce that Robin will be appearing, along with a host of other amazing children's book authors, at the Make 'Em Laugh! Children's Comedy Festival at Waterstones London Picadilly bookshop on Thursday 14th July at 6pm! Expect jokes, funny readings, and the truth about what makes these wily wordsmiths laugh!
You can read more, and book your FREE tickets, right HERE!


Monday, 27 June 2016

Character Expressions set 3

MASSIVE high fives to all the amazing peeps we met at the Manchester Children's Book Festival this weekend! What an awesome time we had! Huge thanks to all who came to see us!

But right now - MORE FACES!


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Last chance! You can see us THIS SATURDAY in MANCHESTER!

If you're in MANCHESTER this Saturday, and you fancy joining us and a WHOLE TON OF PHOENIX CREATORS for live shows, sketching, signings and all sorts of japes, then why not come see us HERE!


Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Read It Daddy digs the Doog!

A wonderful review for The Great Air Race here from the heroic father-daughter-book-reviewing-team over on the excellent Read It Daddy site. Huge thanks for taking the time to review the book, guys, and for filling the review with all that artwork! You can read the whole thing RIGHT HERE!


Monday, 20 June 2016

Character expressions set 1

HUGE thanks to everyone who came out to our Foyles/Independent Bookshop Week launch gig in London on Saturday! AMAZING event, and an awesome audience! Now, to work! Let's start today with some character expression warmups! More on the way!


Thursday, 16 June 2016

We're at LONDON Charing Cross FOYLES doing a show and signing THIS SATURDAY!

Just a little reminder that if you're in London this Saturday, and you fancy learning everything there is to know about making comics in the space of one joy-filled hour, then why not come see us HERE!


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Long Gone Don - The Escape!

More background artwork from our recent Long Gone Don adventure today! If you want to get your teeth into more Don, why not read ALL THESE FREE PAGES?!


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

New Event! See us ALL weekend at the London Film and Comic con 30th - 31st JULY!

YEEEEEEEEEES! We're going to be bringing our ENTIRE BACK CATALOGUE (including a few things you can't buy anywhere else anymore) to the London Film and Comic Con on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July! More details on all this to come, but it's going to be amaaaaaazing!


Monday, 13 June 2016

The Art of Stranski 10

Let's kick the week off with a brand new Stranski, shall we? See this poster animated at full size HERE, and see all the others, all animated, right HERE!


Thursday, 9 June 2016

Bookish Life and Parents in Touch both review the Great Air Race!

Two more reviews for The Great Air Race today - The first, from those fine folks over at A Bookish Life, can be read in full HERE, and the second, from the excellent Parents in Touch website, can be read by clicking HERE and scrolling down a bit!


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Tree Houses part 4 - BONUS ROUND - six more!

Here's the full set of tree houses - just CLICK HERE to get them BIG on DeviantArt. And then scroll down for a selection of other tree-based sketches from the archives that I've been posting up over on OUR INSTAGRAM GALLERY this week!


Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Read FREE chapters from EVERY ONE OF OUR BOOKS on our HUGE new previews site!

YES! We're very excited to announce the launch of a BRAND NEW SITE totally dedicated to giving you BIG previews from ALL OF OUR BOOKS! You can read FULL chapters from Long Gone Don, Von Doogan, Baggage, Freaky and Fearless, Monkey Nuts, The Deluxe Collection Sketchbooks, Looga and Barooga, Let's Make comics - you name it! Each preview loads up in one go - there's no clicking through pages, you just choose the book you want to read, and scroll on! All the artwork is at a premium size, so it's easy reading!
Well, what are you waiting for? Just GO HERE and enjoy the FREE!


Monday, 6 June 2016

Friday, 3 June 2016

Robin and Zak's LET'S MAKE COMICS to be published in CHINA!

WHOOOOP! The wonderful Let's Make Comics by Robin and our Brother From Another Mother, Zak Simmonds-Hurn, is getting published in China! Regular readers will remember that this same title was also translated into Swedish last year. It's so exciting to know this book is reaching such a lot of young scribblers across the globe! Bon Voyage, lil' tome, may your technicolour pages travel far and wide!

Stay tuned for more news on this particular title, as it's journeys have only just begun!

Huge congrats, guys!


Thursday, 2 June 2016

Tree houses PART TWO

Here's the next of my new tree sketches! This one's a fat one!


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Huge new in-depth interview on with STRANSKI exclusives!

I'm very proud to announce the release of a new interview I did for one of the greatest hubs of artistic inspiration -! You can read my thoughts on staying motivated, how to break through artist's block, why Who Framed Roger Rabbit is my biggest influence, doing crunches in the studio(!), why right now is the very best time to be an artist, and how STRANSKI's going to bring back a golden era of hand-drawn animation ... or something. All this, and the article features some sneak-peeks at unseen Stranski artwork!

Read the full interview RIGHT HERE, and then go exploring on the site - there is so much breathtaking work to discover!