Thursday, 19 April 2018

New INSTAGRAM sketches, design sets and illustrations!

Did you know we post up new sketches, design sets and fully inked illustrations on OUR INSTAGRAM EVERY SINGLE DAY?! Well, we do! Scroll down for a little selection of some recent ones you may have missed - and there are HUNDREDS MORE in our Instagram gallery HEREwith new ones coming EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK!

Lorenzo!



Wednesday, 18 April 2018

How to think when you WRITE POCKET PLOTS tutorial

It's Wordy Wednesday! Here's the latest TWO episodes of Robin's How to Think When You WRITE series, this week looking at POCKET PLOTS!

And check out Robin's other tutorials on how to PLAN the LENGTH of your STORY, how to use SILENCE, when to use MIRRORShow to give your characters BAD NEWS, how to write in SMALL SPACES, how to use the TIC AND THE TELLwhen to use a SUCKER PUNCHhow best to use FUTURE TECHwhy UNREQUITED LOVE is so powerful in storytelling, and how to write using THREE ACTS, how A FALL FROM GRACE can be used to best effect, and just what the BEST formula for a GROUP DYNAMIC is!

Lorenzo!


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Come see us in MAY in Swansea, Shrewsbury and Oldham!

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that you can come and see us at the following events in MAY:

Saturday 5th May: Swansea Comic and Gaming Con (full day of signing)

Sunday 6th May: Shrewsbury Bookfest (Live show and signing)

Saturday 12th May: Oldham Comic Con (full day of signing)


How to THINK when you draw INTEGRATING LOGOS Part TWO tutorial taster

This Friday's tutorial for The Phoenix (published this friday) is How to THINK when you draw INTEGRATING LOGOS PART TWOhere's a taster! 

And don't forget to join us on OUR TWITTER THIS COMING SUNDAY for#SkillUpSunday, for LOADS more NEW tutorials and references!

Lorenzo!

Sunday, 15 April 2018

How to THINK when you draw SHOULDER ARMOUR tutorial - #SkillUpSunday!

It's #SkillUpSundayLet's kick things off with a BRAND NEW TUTORIAL: How to THINK When You Draw SHOULDER ARMOUR!

And join us on OUR TWITTER TODAY for #SkillUpSunday, as we have TONS more FREE TUTORIALSREFERENCE SETS and RESOURCES coming for you! GO HERE to see more!

Lorenzo!



Friday, 13 April 2018

How to think when you WRITE THE GROUP DYNAMIC tutorial

It's Writey-Friday! Here's the latest TWO episodes of Robin's How to Think When You WRITE series, this week looking at why THE GROUP DYNAMIC is ESSENTIAL in your stories!

And check out Robin's other tutorials on how to PLAN the LENGTH of your STORY, how to use SILENCE, when to use MIRRORShow to give your characters BAD NEWS, how to write in SMALL SPACES, how to use the TIC AND THE TELLwhen to use a SUCKER PUNCHhow best to use FUTURE TECHwhy UNREQUITED LOVE is so powerful in storytelling, and how to write using THREE ACTS, and how A FALL FROM GRACE can be used to best effect!

Lorenzo!


Thursday, 12 April 2018

How to THINK when you draw INTEGRATING LOGOS tutorial taster

This week's tutorial for The Phoenix is How to THINK when you draw INTEGRATING LOGOShere's a taster! 

And don't forget to join us on OUR TWITTER THIS SUNDAY for#SkillUpSunday, for LOADS more NEW tutorials and references!

Lorenzo!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The Kickstarter Fulfilment Schedule!

Hey guys, I'm back to tell you how the production schedule will run from here until September. I know that many of you have never backed a Kickstarter before, so I'm going to go into quite a bit of detail around how its going to work.

I'll be receiving the funds from Kickstarter in the next couple of weeks, at which point I'll send the 7,600+ books to print , and I'll order the 3D glasses (for Stranski tiers) and all the packaging etc from the manufacturers. Once it all arrives here at the studio I'll begin sending out the "surveys" (which will come to you via email from Kickstarter - it's basically a form asking for your delivery addresses etc).

IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE MOVING HOUSE WITHIN EIGHT WEEKS OF THE DATE YOU RECEIVE YOUR SURVEY, PLEASE DON'T FILL IT IN YET! Just wait until you have an address that you know the package can be delivered to for at least eight weeks in a row, and send your survey then.

The surveys for the tiers will be emailed separately for each tier, as shown in the image below.

IMPORTANT: I'm going to send the books out one tier at a time, as detailed in the image below. What this means is that some of you will have your books earlier, while others will not receive their books until the end of September. This will mean that you may well see people posting up pics on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook etc showing that their books have arrived, while yours may not come for a while, which I know is hard, but staggering the delivery like this is all to ensure that everything is done RIGHT :)

I'm sorry I can't send all the packages out on the same date, but I'm a one-man operation here (okay, two-man, as Robin's going to be helping me!). I want to personally package up each of your boxes, to make sure everything is perfect and safe for its journey to you. The packages will be sent out in batches of between 50 - 300 a day, so if you see other people talking about receiving their books on twitter etc and you still haven't received yours, please don't worry.

Even if you think your package should have arrived, please wait until the end of September for delivery. After then, if your package hasn't turned up, drop me a message through Kickstarter or email me at misterlorenzoboy@yahoo.co.uk and I'll get it sorted.

I'm probably not going to post another update until all the books are sent, BUT, if you want more tutorials and art while you wait for your books, just follow along with us on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM or our BLOG, for new stuff every day :)

Any questions, just let me know, I respond to all messages on all platforms within 24 hours :)

Lorenzo!

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

How to THINK when you draw SILHOUETTE THUMBNAILS tutorial

Today's BRAND NEW tutorial is How to THINK when you draw SILHOUETTE THUMBNAILS!

And if you missed this week's #SkillUpSundaywe posted up LOADS of EXTRA TUTORIALS and REFS, including THESE TIPS on how to PAINT TREES, some notes and drawings on HOW TO ADD STORY to your PROPS, and this guide to DRAWING CAPES! Join us on Twitter HERE this sunday for even more!

And if you want EVEN MORE, here's our first ONE HUNDRED 100 FREE tutorials!

Lorenzo!



Monday, 9 April 2018

Come meet us at LEAMINGTON Comic Con THIS SATURDAY April 14th!

We're very excited to announce that we'll be appearing as guests at the Leamington Comic Con THIS SATURDAY April 14th! We'll be bringing our FULL BACK CATALOGUE of books with us, including some RARE and OUT-OF-PRINT titles!

Come see us for comics and chat and FUN :) More details on the showHERE!

Click the image below for a big version of all the swag we're bringing :)

Lorenzo!

Sunday, 8 April 2018

How to THINK when you draw TREASURE CHESTS - #SkillUpSunday!

It's #SkillUpSundayLet's kick things off with a BRAND NEW TUTORIAL: How to THINK When You Draw TREASURE CHESTS!

And join us on OUR TWITTER TODAY for #SkillUpSunday, as we have TONS more FREE TUTORIALSREFERENCE SETS and RESOURCES coming for you! GO HERE to see more!

Lorenzo!


Friday, 6 April 2018

£243K ($343,000) 24,000% funded, the UK's MOST SUCCESSFUL COMICS KICKSTARTER of ALL TIME. THANK YOU!

Guys, you took this crazy free tutorial project of mine and turned it into a £243,000 kickstarter, I am so SO grateful for the support and love you've all shown me through this campaign, it is MASSIVELY appreciated. You have no idea how wonderful this has been to watch unfold, and what it means in terms of how much more free online content I can now put out each week. What an amazing community of kind, generous and inspiring creators you all are.
The fun bit for me is only just beginning, though, because I LOVE what comes next. Drawing sketches, signing, boxing and sending all these books out across the world is soooooo exciting for me, and this time I get to do THOUSANDS of them! :) I'll be back in about a week or so to give you a FULL BREAKDOWN of what will be happening between now and the books being delivered to you in September. If you have any questions just message me through kickstarter or email me at misterlorenzoboy@yahoo.co.uk, I'll usually get back to you within 24 hours at the most.
Right, I'm off for a celebratory glass of banana milkshake and a pizza :)
Sending you all a huge cheers, and tons of love,
Lorenzo!