Wednesday 31 August 2016

Just took delivery of these! Two days to go!

Just TWO DAYS until the Stranski Print Shop opens, and the studio is getting full of packages of prints - these ones turned up this morning! Sharpie in the pic for scale!

Shop opens right here on the blog on FRIDAY!


Tuesday 30 August 2016

8 hover ship concepts!

Happy Tuesday! Here's a load of hover ships and surface speeder designs!


Monday 29 August 2016

Here's what we're bringing to the Birmingham Comic Expo on SEPTEMBER 10th!

So, the Birmingham International Comic Expo is nearly upon us! Below to see a list of what we'll have with us at the show, including an awesome free print offer if you buy two or more books! We may also have some other titles with us there too, which are not on this list, so be sure to drop by on September 10th!  More details about the show, and how to get there on the official site HERE!


Friday 26 August 2016

3 Asteroid-mining Hopper Ship concepts!

We're traveling further into the cosmos today with some anti-gravity moon busters from my sketchbooks! Enjoy!


Thursday 25 August 2016

6 Space Speeder designs

Here's a bundle of single-seater astro racers! All boast good handling and poor fuel efficiency...


Wednesday 24 August 2016

Get Freaky & Fearless 2 EARLY at the Edinburgh Book Festival - this Friday!

It's just RAINING treats in the Etherington factory of fun at the moment!

Following Lorenzo's Stranski print wonder, we're delighted to announce that Robin's Freaky & Fearless 2: The Art of Being a Freak has just arrived from the printers!

And it's a thing of BEAUTY.  Jan Bielecki has done another fantastic job on the art, bringing this wild tale to life.

How do you get your hands on this gem?  The first opportunity will be this Friday when Robin will be appearing, performing and signing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The show starts at 4pm in the Baillie Gifford Imagination Lab, and you can buy your ticket HERE! 

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Look what arrived this morning...

Exciting packages like this turning up every day at the studio this week, in preparation for the Stranski Print Shop! Sharpie in the pic gives you an idea of scale :)


Monday 22 August 2016

Very Dangerous Rocket Ship Concepts!

We're going into outer space in my sketchbooks this week, let's kick things off with some home-made space ship designs...!


Friday 19 August 2016

The Friday ART VAULT: Animal BONANZA!

Diving deep into the Art Vault to bring you a birthday card I drew for my special lady 6 years ago. Scroll down for the lineart, and a zoom on all those fuzzy pals!


Thursday 18 August 2016

Announcing STRANSKI print shop - opening on FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd - for 30 days only!

Okay, here we go! On Friday September 2nd I'm going to be opening an online STRANSKI print shop, which will run for just 30 days. This is the first time I've ever offered prints of my work direct from the studio, and I'm really excited to show you guys the quality of these gritty beauties! Stay tuned for more news very soon!


Wednesday 17 August 2016

Long Gone Don - STREET ART.

More artwork from Long Gone Don's 4th comic adventure today, for those of you that like a good zoom-in! If you want to enjoy Don's first adventure in full , just go HERE!


Tuesday 16 August 2016

Announcing Von Doogan's SEVENTH book-length adventure!

I'm VERY excited to announce that Von Doogan's 7th book-length adventure, "The Deadly Diamonds of Doom" will launch in The Phoenix Comic on Saturday August 27th! Get ready for DANGER!


Monday 15 August 2016

The Art of Stranski 13

Stranski poster 13 is up! Just CLICK HERE to see it at full size, and go HERE to see loads and loads more, all moving! Stay tuned for some Stranski news coming this week!


Friday 12 August 2016

See Robin and a host of Guest Stars read MATILDA LIVE cover to cover TODAY!

Get down to the Watershed here in BRISTOL today to see Robin do his thing! More details HERE!


Thursday 11 August 2016

The Thursday ART VAULT!

We're climbing back SIX YEARS into the art vault today for this print design from my ONE MAN ARMY exhibition back in 2010! Enjoy!


Wednesday 10 August 2016

FULL SET of monster Concepts PLUS BOX BOT and FOUR Bonus designs!

Hey folks, here's the full set of monster and creature designs from the past week, just CLICK HERE to get them all in one massive image! Then scroll down below for BOX BOT and more designs from my sketchbook archives!


Tuesday 9 August 2016

BIG EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT! Lakes International Comic Art Festival 15th - 16th October!

We're very, very VERY excited to announce that we're going to be appearing as guests at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival on the 15th - 16th October! This festival has been on our to do list for a while now, and in partnership with the festival organisers we're doing something rather special. Not only are we going to be bringing our full back catalogue and sketching and signing all weekend at the convention, but on Sunday 16th we're ALSO going to be closing out the festival with a full LIVE SHOW! Tickets for the live show are limited and are now on sale, you can book them HERE!

More details of what swag we'll be bringing soooon!


Monday 8 August 2016

2 more BIG trash monsters!

Continuing my junk monster concept art series today, enjoy!


Friday 5 August 2016

Come and see Robin and a host of guest stars and illustrators read Roald Dahl's MATILDA from COVER to COVER LIVE! Fri 12th Aug!

So, as promised, here's a new event which has just been announced for next Friday 12th August RIGHT HERE IN BRISTOL at the awesome WATERSHED venue! Robin, along with a host of guest stars, will be doing a complete cover to cover reading of Roald Dahl's MATILDA, with live illustrations from top artists! The reading starts at 10:00am, but you can drop in and out whenever you want. Robin will be on reading at 2:00pm! Get more details about this FREE event HERE!

Surely worth going just to hear Robin doing Matilda's voice :)


Event cancelled! BOOOO!

Hey folks, very sorry to say that for the first time in our careers we've got an event cancellation. The Foyles children's book festival This Book is Funny event is no longer happening. This is totally out of our hands, but to make up for it, we're doing a replacement event the day after! Details to follow in a moment!


Monitor Monster and some little Junk Creature concepts

More characters made from junky things today! My fave's toilet guy...


Thursday 4 August 2016

Great review of our live shows from the Manchester festival!

Those top peeps over at the Manchester Children's Book Festival have posted a lovely write-up of our recent live events, and we wanted to show it to you! We have so much fun performing for and (hopefully!) inspiring young aspiring artists and writers, so it's lovely to get a review like this, thanks guys! You can read the full thing HERE!


Tuesday 2 August 2016

We're coming to THOUGHT BUBBLE! 5th and 6th November - oug BIG, HUGE end of year SHOW!

We're very proud to say that we're going to be guests at this year's Thought Bubble Comic Convention on the 5th - 6th November! Anyone who's spoken to us will know that we're big champions of this golden jewel in the UK comic scene's crown, there really is no other show like Thought Bubble and we LOVE IT! As such we're going to pulling out all the stops and bringing some rather special exclusives to this year's show, as it will wrap up a year of epic touring for us, so stay tuned for more details SOON!


Monday 1 August 2016

Recycled Robots!

Hey guys! Wanted to start by saying a MASSIVE thanks to everyone who stopped by our stand at the London Film and Comic Con, we had SUCH an amazing weekend!!!
Now, time for some brand new Monday morning art! These guys are made from all the stuff that gets left behind...!