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Welcome to Blog Twice - the Studio Blink Twice blog. Check back for sneak previews, new artwork and all the latest Blink Twice news.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Come join us in our brand new home!
Posted by Lorenzo at 3:28 p.m.

THIS IS THE LAST POST IN THIS OLE' BLOG. The blog continues into 2010 and beyond HERE

It's always nice around the New Year to invest a little quality time in a good spring clean. With that in mind we have decided to reboot our online presence with a sparkling new all-inclusive blog. Since 2004 we have crafted our sequential adventures under the Studio Blink Twice banner but from this post forth all projects will be released under The Etherington Brothers label ... which makes sense when you think about it.

GO HERE - to view our new blogspot and sign up as a follower! You can stay up to date with ease by simply clicking on the 'subscribe to' link at the end of the posts, or clicking the 'Follow' link beneath our tabs on the right for updates via Google, Twitter, Yahoo, AIM, Netlog or OpenID. You'll then be informed whenever we update the blog. This will replace our old mailing list.

You'll still be able to find our gallery on and our forum postings on under the old SBT heading. will shortly close it's doors for good ... it's been a fun ride but it's time for a change.

So from now onwards all news relating to any project involving one or more Etherington will be released on the new blog: from Star Wars and Transformers Strips to solo art shows, from 700 page sketchbooks to illustrated novels, from paper to pixel to print, and from Malcolm Magic to Monkey Nuts to ... oops! Almost gave too much away!

Happy New year to you all, see you in 2010 with tons more good stuff!


Sunday, December 20, 2009
Merry Christmas!
Posted by Lorenzo at 1:04 p.m.

Hey folks! Well, it's here, the yuletide season! There's holly on my drawing board, Bobby has tinsel on his typewriter, and all at the Etherington Manor is festive and delightful! We're just about to hunker down in fromt of the great fireplace to roast some chestnuts and read some comics, but before we bolt and lock up the huge doors of the old studio for the holidays I wanted to come in and wish you all a very fine Christmas!

There's only one bit of news that simply can't wait until after chrimbo, and that's that 2010 will see the release of the first Monkey Nuts book! Monkey Nuts and The Diamond Egg of Wonders will drop in the autumn next year, published by the wondeful David Fickling Books and the mighty Random House, and as you can expect, we're pretty excited about it! More news very sooooooon!

In the meantime, stay warm, stay happy, and I'll see you all again after the holidays!


Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Weapon of Choice Group show opening night this Friday 11th December, all welcome!
Posted by Lorenzo at 11:25 a.m.

Hey folks, a little fly-by posting today to invite you all to the opening night this Friday (11th December) of the Christmas Group Show at the Weapon of Choice Gallery here in Bristol. The line-up as usual features a killer group of artists, all of whom will have new work for sale, which you can take home on the day of purchase, to allow peeps to buy artworks as prezzies in time for Chrimbo. I've worked up a new painting just for the exhibition (progress pics attached), while I limber up for my solo show at the gallery in the New Year (news of that soon!).

So, come on down, enjoy some mulled wine, mince pies, check out the art, and just bask in all things festive and inky! The show runs from 11th Dec until 10th January, details on the gallery blog HERE.

See you there!


Friday, December 04, 2009
Brand New Exclusive Limited Edition STRANSKI print available now!
Posted by Lorenzo at 11:25 a.m.

Hey folks! So, as mentioned the other week, I have a brand new limited edition print featuring STRANKSI as part of the Howies/Ink-Dot exhibition. The prints are strictly limited to a run of 50, and quite a few of them went at the opening night last week here in Bristol, which is nice! The show is on in the Howies store here in Bristol until December, but if You can't get to the show, you can buy the prints online through the ink-dot site HERE

Here's the blurb about the prints:

"Giclee printing is essentially very high resolution print onto an archival paper using light fast UV stable inks. This gives giclee pieces an extremely high tolerance to environmental factors and give a life time guaranty. The prints produced for ink dot by Hello Blue are all printed on to 315gsm 100% cotton, acid and bleach free archival quality paper. They are then coated in a protective spray that gives the prints an added level of UV and moisture protection. Each print is lightfast for between 75 - 100 years worst case scenario. If kept sympathetically there is almost no limit as to how long they would last."

Here's a piccie of the print (which is a 3 -colour print, with all the tones being made up of Halftoning) along with a few snaps from the opening night ofd the show...


P.S. Oh, and a HUGE cheers to all those who came out to the Secret Wars battle on Saturday night, was a lot of fun drawing against some SERIOUSLY talented London scribblers, and to top it all we were lucky enough to win! Lovely.

Friday, November 27, 2009
Lorenzo drawing live at Secret Wars In Bristol Saturday 28th November
Posted by Lorenzo at 6:12 p.m.

Hey-hey, a late one here, couldn't take the wraps off it until everything was in place, but I'll be proudly representing Bristol in a Bris vs London Secret Wars live art battle tomorrow night at the Awesome Blue Mountain Club here in town. I'll be scribbling with top man Andy on the Bristol team, and we'll be up against a couple of top-notch street artists from good ole' London town, so it should be an enjoyable night.

to check out the Secret Wars site, with details in their celender section of how to get to the club and all that jazz.

I'll be popping the caps off the ole' markers from 11pm onwards, see you there! In the meantime, here's a pic from my last live draw at the Weapon of Choice night...


Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Transformers Step-by-step...
Posted by Lorenzo at 7:25 a.m.

A little step-by-step here, of the lineart for my Transformers cover. Check back through my previous posts to see the full colour version.

More soon!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009
El Sketchbook Lorenzo Volume 4 Released TODAY!
Posted by Lorenzo at 8:31 a.m.

Hey-hey, folks, so I was going to save this one until December, but I've had some requests to release it early so that those of you who like to get the Kustom versions with original sketches can get your orders in in time for Chrimbo. So here we go, El Sketchbook Lorenzo volume 4: Weird Worlds is now available all over the world! Lovely.

This one's for all the concept art fans out there, and is packed to the gills with environmental sketchs, designs and fully finished illustrations, many of which have never been seen before. You can buy it HERE!

On a side note, I had a few mails from people this month letting me know of a print fault in some of the El Sketchbooks where the pages have all been printed in reverse order! As these books are printed per order, it's a fault at Lulu's end, so if you have this problem with a book, log into your lulu account, go to the "My Lulu" section you'll see a heading saying "My recent orders" Click the number beside the order and it'll take you to a page where you can report a fault with the book. They'll send you a replacement. Obviously I was really annoyed about this, and have sent lulu a big old complaint, so the problem should be fixed now, but if anyone else has this problem, please let me know so I can kick some a$$. The Etherington Brothers don't like their books being messed up by clumsy printers!

Right, that's enough of that, enjoy this little preview of the new book, and I'll be back soon with more stuff for you to eyeball!


Monday, November 09, 2009
Meet Stranski
Posted by Lorenzo at 4:53 p.m.

So, as mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I have pieces in a few shows this christmas, one of which is the Ink-dot exhibition at the Howies Store here in Bristol.

Ink-dot is an exhibition of 34 prints by some seriouly talented folks, and I'm lucky enough to have been invited to be a part of it. The Prints are all limited editions of 50, and are A2 in size. I'll be posting up an image of my print in a few weeks, once the show is underway.

Opens on November 26th and runs right up until Christmas.

My print features the first appearance of STRANSKI, a brand new comic property that you'll be hearing a lot more about over the next year, so stay tuned!


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