Friday 23 December 2016

Happy Holidays!

We just wanted to thank you all for the support you've shown us this year, and wish you all the happiest of holidays! Have a great one, and we'll be back sooooon!

Lorenzo and Robin

Thursday 22 December 2016

We pick the best COMICS, BOOKS and FILMS of 2016!

Here we are, with Robin's annual roundup for the mighty Forbidden Planet on his favorite comics, books, film and TV of 2016! PLUS Robin names TOR FREEMAN the creator to watch in 2017! Read all about it on the Forbidden Planet blog, right HERE!


P.S. Here's a bit more of Tor's work, because I'm always looking for an excuse to share more of it :)

Wednesday 21 December 2016

2017 preview THIRTEEN: Full colour hardback ART OF STRANSKI BOOK coming in APRIL!

Well, here we are, the final preview for next year, and it's a big one. In April 2017 I'll be launching my first ever FULL COLOUR HARDBACK ART BOOK, entitled The Art of Stranski. If you like the weird world of halftone strangeness that is Stranski, you will not be disappointed :)


Tuesday 20 December 2016

2017 preview TWELVE: Announcing TONS of new DESIGN SETS dropping all next year!

Yup-yup! It's part TWELVE of our 2017 previews! I hope your eyeballs are ready, because I'm going to be pouring MASSES of new design sets out of my sketchbooks, and into the blog all next year, with new sets dropping almost EVERY WEEK! Expect character design, anatomy, vehicles, world building, and much more! Games and animation developers, rejoice! :)

Announcement THIRTEEN coming up next, and it's a big one :)


Monday 19 December 2016

2017 preview ELEVEN: The Etherington Brothers' CLIFFHANGING COMICS SHOW!

Part ELEVEN of our 2017 previews today! As many of you may know, Robin and I have toured across the world performing sold out shows of our comic making workshops for creators of all ages. Well, in 2017 we're going to be unleashing the BRAND NEW Cliffhanging Comics Show, which is set to push your imaginations further than EVER before! Keep an eye on our tour dates sidebar for news of which events will feature the show!

Announcement TWELVE coming tomorrow!


Friday 16 December 2016

2017 preview TEN: Announcing a MASSIVE new series of tutorials!

Here we are at part TEN of our 2017 preview fortnight! I'm really excited to reveal that I'm going to be beginning a HUGE series of drawing tutorials on the blog in 2017, designed to improve and refine YOUR skills, no matter what level you're at. The series will be focusing on how to change the way you think as you're creating, and on how to develop and stretch your imagination and the personality within your style.

Oh, and our preview fortnight was originally scheduled to end today, but frankly we still have LOADS to tell you about, so we're EXTENDING it all the way into next week!

Announcement ELEVEN coming up next!


Thursday 15 December 2016

2017 preview NINE: Another FULL YEAR of new STRANSKI art is on it's way!

Part NINE of our 2017 preview fortnight today! I've been so grateful for the wonderful support Stranski has had this year, and so I'm very pleased to tell you that there's a full year's worth of new pieces already prepped for 2017!

And we STILL have ONE MORE Stranski announcement coming for you in these 2017 previews :)

Announcement TEN coming tomorrow!


Wednesday 14 December 2016

2017 preview EIGHT: Long Gone Don adventure FIVE: The Trouble With Crows!

Part EIGHT of our 2017 preview fortnight today! Announcing the triumphant return of Long Gone Don to The Phoenix next year, in our FIFTH feature length adventure! We've been working very hard to make sure this is our most epic, hilarious and downright MASSIVE adventure yet, so get your eyeballs ready for The Trouble With Crows!

Announcement NINE coming tomorrow!


Tuesday 13 December 2016

2017 preview SEVEN: MONKEY NUTS book TWO!

Yes, part SEVEN of our fortnight of 2017 previews is a big one. After nearly TEN YEARS locked away behind a swamp of red tape, we're very pleased to announce that MONKEY NUTS BOOK 2, the epic, long-lost sequel to The Diamond Egg of Wonders, will be released in 2017! Get ready for ridiculousness...

...and we still have lots to tell you about this week! Announcement EIGHT coming tomorrow :)


Monday 12 December 2016

2017 preview SIX: Announcing the Monkey Nuts BOOK 1 extended edition!

Gooooood morning Monday! Kicking off part SIX of our fortnight of 2017 previews with the announcement that the long out of print Monkey Nuts Book 1: The Diamond Egg of Wonders, is being re-released in 2017 in a special extended edition! More on this next year!

And if you like THAT news, you're really going to like announcement SEVEN tomorrow :)


Friday 9 December 2016

2017 preview FIVE: The Stranski Print Shop will re-open for JUST 30 DAYS in 2017 with NEW PRINTS!

YES! Day FIVE of our 2017 preview fornight is here! Following the wonderful support the Stranski print shop received this year, I'm very excited to announce that it will be returning next year, for just 30 days, with NEW PRINTS to adorn your walls! The opening date of the shop is currently TOP SECRET, so you'll have to keep it tuned to The Etherington Brothers if you don't want to miss out! :)  
AND, that's NOT the ONLY Stranski news we have coming for you over the next week...!

Announcement SIX coming up next!


Thursday 8 December 2016

2017 preview FOUR: First three tour dates announced!

Right, day FOUR of our fortnight of announcements! In 2017 we're going on our BIGGEST tour yet, with TONS of events throughout the year! We've very happy to announce three of these dates today:
The True Believers Comic Festival in CHELTENHAM on February 4th, the DEPTFORD Children's Literary Festival on March 2nd, and the ICE comic convention in BRIGHTON on June 10th!

But don't think these are all the events we're doing in the first half of the year! Oh, no! We have at least THREE MORE events coming before the end of March alone, more news soon!


Wednesday 7 December 2016

2017 preview THREE: Von Doogan and the ATOMIC AUTOMOBILE!

Yes, yes, yes, here we go, day THREE of our 2017 preview announcements! Get ready for high-octane-gear-splitting-g-force, as Von Doogan embarks on his EIGHTH feature length adventure, The Atomic Automobile, launching exclusively in The Phoenix early next year!
Announcement 4 coming tomorrow!


Tuesday 6 December 2016

2017 preview TWO: Freaky and Fearless BOOK 3!

Right, we're starting to get warmed up here! Our second 2017 preview announcement is that the third part of Robin's barnstorming Freaky and Fearless trilogy will be released early next year! Loads more details coming in January, so stay tuned!
Announcement 3 coming tomorrow!


Monday 5 December 2016

2017 preview ONE: Long Gone Don BOOK 2 cover reveal and launch date!

Okay, so let's kick this fortnight of 2017 previews off with the first full cover reveal of Long Gone Don and the Terror-Cotta Army! We can now announce that this book is launching on January 5th! YEAH! Next announcement coming tomorrow :)


Friday 2 December 2016

Bass player and lead singer of DOOM!

Digging into the musical section of the vaults today, to bring you a couple of members of my monster band...!


Thursday 1 December 2016

HUGE fortnight of EPIC 2017 news and reveals starts NEXT WEEK!

Okay, so I've spent most of the year looking forward to what we're doing on the blog next week - kicking off a FORTNIGHT of EPIC 2017 previews, launch announcements, and reveals! If you enjoy what we do here, you're going to be VERY happy with what we have coming for you over the next 12 months :) Stay tuned!