We're delighted to announce that we'll be hosting The Art of Stranski at this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival, an exhibition of Lorenzo Etheringon's 1940s opus, Stranski.
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. A 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.
The Art of Stranski was the focus of a book by Lorenzo, released last year after a hugely-successful Kickstarter campaign. The Etherington Brothers recently repeated - and outshone - their own success with that project with their latest project, How to Think When You Draw – which has achieved the plaudit of becoming the most successful British comics Kickstarter of all time.
How to Think When You Draw will get an official launch later this year, although the exact details of that are still a closely-guarded secret. The 200 page full colour hardback book collects together masses of Lorenzo’s amazing, drawing tutorials, covering an enormous range of subjects. (There’s a selection of them here).
You won’t find a more energetic and inspiring duo than Lorenzo and Robin, aka The Etherington Brothers, who will be at this year's Festival, a pair of comic creators dedicated to inspiring young people to follow their comic art dreams through their comics and unique interactive shows and, at the same time, being premier league artists and writers.
The Etherington Brothers have been making all-ages comic adventures for over a decade, and are the creators of Long Gone Don, Monkey Nuts, Freaky and Fearless, Baggage, and Von Doogan.
They have also created comics, stories and art for Star Wars, How to Train Your Dragon, Transformers, Kung Fu Panda, Wallace & Gromit and James Bond.
The brothers have toured the world performing sold out shows on creativity and storytelling. Using their unique blend of humour, improvisation and enthusiasm, they have empowered hundreds of thousands of children to take their first creative steps into the greatest storytelling medium on earth - COMICS!
•The Art of Stranski 11.00am - 5.00pm 12th October - 15th November 2018 The Wildman Gallery, Wildman Street, Kendal. From 15th October onwards open Thursday to Saturday only, 11.00am - 3.00pm. Lakes International Comic Art Festival: www.comicartfestival.com
• More about The Art of Stranski on the original campaign page