Thursday, 24 May 2018

Brand New PRINT for Cardiff show! FREE when you buy ANY TWO of our BOOKS!

Very happy to reveal a NEW PRINT we'll be bringing with us to the CARDIFF INDEPENDENT COMIC EXPO, on SATURDAY 2nd JUNE! 

BUT, this A4 slice of full-colour Etherington weirdness CANNOT be bought! The prints are ONLY available for FREE, when you buy any TWO of our books at the show! What a bargain :)

Details on the show are HERE!

Lorenzo!

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

How to think when you WRITE SPEECH BUBBLES tutorial! #WORDYWEDNESDAY


Happy Wordy Wednesday to you all.  

In my ongoing How to think when you WRITE series I'm going to cover the widest possible spectrum of writing subjects and scenarios. Today I'm looking at a specific technical element, and one that is close to my heart - SPEECH BUBBLES! I'll definitely talk more about this again in the future.

Want more - of course you do! Grab my first 25 tutorials by clicking the link AT THE BOTTOM.

See you next time!

Updated WEEKLY - Available FOREVER.

Robin!







Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Announcing: The Art of Stranski ... THE EXHIBITION!

That's RIGHT! I'm incredibly excited to announce that this October, The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will be hosting a MONTH-LONG Art of Stranski exhibition in the awesome Wildman Gallery, in Kendal.

To quote the official press release from the festival:

"The exhibition showcases what remains of the concept art, production stills and merchandising mock-ups that once accompanied the creation of a great but long-since lost animated feature. An aesthetic kaleidoscope of World War Two, cargo-cult, pop surrealism, jungle vines and hoodoo markings, all rendered in a deep four-colour process, and delivered in a style that bridges the gap between Will Eisner and Jamie Hewlett. This unique show will contain original art and one-off prints, and is Lorenzo's first exhibition in eight years."

I'm going to be showing you a LOT MORE in the coming months as we build up to the show, but for now, learn loads more, (including opening times) in the full press release RIGHT HERE!

Lorenzo!


Monday, 21 May 2018

PODCAST TIME: A Very Special Looga & Barooga review-ga!

Morning All,

Let's start the week with something a little bit different. Although we create comics for all ages it's not often that we receive reviews from our very young readers, which makes today rather special.

Gareth Hopkins and daughter Martha have taken the time to discuss the first title in my Looga & Barooga series (illustrated by the ever amazing Zak Simmonds-Hurn) on Gareth's podcast, Alpha NOT Flight - and it's a delight!

To listen to the giggles, just click HERE, or the image below.






Sunday, 20 May 2018

How to THINK when you draw FLIP-SHAPE CHARACTERS tutorial - #SkillUpSunday!

It's #SkillUpSundayLet's kick things off with a BRAND NEW TUTORIAL: How to THINK When You Draw FLIP-SHAPE CHARACTERS!

And join us on OUR TWITTER TODAY for #SkillUpSunday, as we have TONS more FREE TUTORIALSREFERENCE SETS and RESOURCES coming for you! GO HERE to see more!

And if you want EVEN MORE, here's links to 100 ONE HUNDRED FREE TUTOIALS!

Lorenzo!


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Here's NINE new illustrations you may NEVER have seen!

Did you know we post up new sketches, design sets and fully inked illustrations on OUR INSTAGRAM EVERY SINGLE DAY?! Well, we do! Scroll down for a little selection of some recent ones you may have missed - and there are HUNDREDS MORE in our Instagram gallery HEREwith new ones coming EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK!

Lorenzo!



Friday, 18 May 2018

How to THINK when you draw SEAWEED tutorial taster

This week's tutorial for The Phoenix is How to THINK when you draw SEAWEEDhere's a taster! 

And don't forget to join us on OUR TWITTER THIS  SUNDAY for#SkillUpSunday, for LOADS more NEW tutorials and references!

And if you want EVEN MORE, here's a link to 100 ONE HUNDRED FREE TUTORIALS!
Lorenzo!


Thursday, 17 May 2018

Come see us at the CARDIFF INDEPENDENT COMICS EXPO on SATURDAY 2ND JUNE!

The CARDIFF INDEPENDENT COMICS EXPO is on SATURDAY 2nd JUNE! We're going to be appearing as guests - stay tuned for a list of all the swag we're bringing, and a NEW FREE PRINT, coming sooooon!

See you there!!

Lorenzo!


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

How to think when you WRITE BLOOD OATHS tutorial! #WORDYWEDNESDAY

Fresh from the desk, here's another slice of brain cake for all you good folks tackling the written word. 

Today, in my ongoing How to think when you WRITE series, we're looking at BLOOD OATHS! Few experiences reveal more about character than the making and breaking of a promise!

Still hungry? You can get your digital hands on my first 25 tutorials by clicking the link AT THE BOTTOM.

See you next time!

Updated WEEKLY - Available FOREVER.

Robin!






Monday, 14 May 2018

OMG. Announcing... STRANSKI MODEL KITS!!!!!!!

So so so so so SOOOOOOO excited to reveal today that for the past few years I've been working in secret on a set of authentic STRANSKI MODEL KITS! These 1/24-scale BEAUTIES are being made in collaboration with two of my FAVOURITE CREATORS - the INCREDIBLY TALENTED character modeller, ANNA SCHMELZER, and the SUPREMELY CLASSY producers of the very FINEST model kits, INDUSTRIA MECHANIKA!

The kits are currently deep into development, and you can see renders of each figure, and register to be notified when pre-ordering becomes available, on the Industria Mechanika site RIGHT HERE!

Stay tuned VERY CLOSELY to OUR INSTAGRAM and OUR TWITTER each week from now on, for reveals of renders, artwork and photographs for each model kit as we approach release!

Lorenzo!


Sunday, 13 May 2018

How to THINK when you draw SIEGE GAME WEAPONS tutorial - #SkillUpSunday!

It's #SkillUpSundayLet's kick things off with a BRAND NEW TUTORIAL: How to THINK When You Draw SIEGE GAME WEAPONS!

And join us on OUR TWITTER TODAY for #SkillUpSunday, as we have TONS more FREE TUTORIALSREFERENCE SETS and RESOURCES coming for you! GO HERE to see more!

And if you want EVEN MORE, here's links to 100 ONE HUNDRED FREE TUTOIALS!

Lorenzo!



Friday, 11 May 2018

How to THINK when you draw CAR CHASES part TWO tutorial taster

This week's tutorial for The Phoenix is How to THINK when you draw CAR CHASES part TWOhere's a taster! 

And don't forget to join us on OUR TWITTER THIS  SUNDAY for#SkillUpSunday, for LOADS more NEW tutorials and references!

Lorenzo!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

How to think when you WRITE THE TOOL UP tutorial! #WORDYWEDNESDAY

We're halfway through the week which means it's time for another Wordy Wednesday! 

Below you'll find the latest TWO episodes of my How to Think When You WRITE series. Today I'm looking at a classic cinematic and storytelling trope - TOOLING UP!

You can get your digital hands on my first 25 tutorials by clicking the link AT THE BOTTOM.

Updated WEEKLY - Available FOREVER.

Robin!




Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Here's what we're bringing to the OLDHAM comic con THIS SATURDAY!

The OLDHAM comic con is THIS SATURDAY! Here's some of the swag we're bringing (click the image below to see it BIG!) -VERY LOW NUMBERS now of the original 2017 printing of STRANSKI and the original BAGGAGE hardback, so we'll have pretty limited copies of those books at the show - get to our table early so you don't miss out!

Plus, a HUGE thanks to everyone who came to see us at Swansea! What an amazing show that was!!!

See you in Oldham!!

Lorenzo!

Sunday, 6 May 2018

How to THINK when you draw CROSS-CONTOURS tutorial #SkillUpSunday!

It's #SkillUpSundayLet's kick things off with a BRAND NEW TUTORIAL: How to THINK When You Draw CROSS-CONTOURS!

And join us on OUR TWITTER TODAY for #SkillUpSunday, as we have TONS more FREE TUTORIALSREFERENCE SETS and RESOURCES coming for you! GO HERE to see more!

Lorenzo!


Friday, 4 May 2018

How to THINK when you draw CAR CHASES part ONE tutorial taster

This week's tutorial for The Phoenix is How to THINK when you draw CAR CHASES part ONEhere's a taster! 

And don't forget to join us on OUR TWITTER THIS  SUNDAY for#SkillUpSunday, for LOADS more NEW tutorials and references!

Lorenzo!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

How to think when you WRITE EATS AND DRINKS tutorial! #WORDYWEDNESDAY

Happy mid-week, folks. Robin here, with a fresh slice of Wordy Wednesday! 

Below you'll find the latest TWO episodes of my How to Think When You WRITE series. Today I'm looking at the many and varied uses of food on the page!

You can get your digital hands on my first 25 tutorials by clicking the link AT THE BOTTOM.

Updated WEEKLY - Available FOREVER.

Robin!



Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Here's what we're bringing to the SWANSEA SHOW, plus come see us in Shrewsbury - both events THIS WEEKEND!

The Swansea Comic and Gaming con is THIS SATURDAY! Here's some of the swag we're bringing (click the image below to see it BIG!) - VERY LOW NUMBERS now of the original 2017 printing of STRANSKI and the original BAGGAGE hardback, so we'll have pretty limited copies of those books at the show - get to our table early so you don't miss out!
Full details: Swansea Comic and Gaming Con

 AND if you're in Shrewsbury THIS SUNDAY, we're doing one of our shows at the Shrewsbury Bookfest