Lakes International Comic Art Festival to host Lorenzo Etherington’s “Art of Stranski” Exhibition

The Art of Stranski Exhibition PosterThe Lakes International Comic Art Festival will be hosting The Art of Stranski this October, 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. downthetubes readers will recall 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).

The Art of Stranski by Lorenzo EtheringtonThe Art of Stranski by Lorenzo Etherington

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

Check out an entire gallery of animated Stranski posters

• More about The Art of Stranski on the original campaign page

THE ETHERINGTON BROTHERS ONLINE

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as a freelance editor, as Creative Consultant on the new Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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