New and Pertinent Things

BREAKING NEWS – amazingly I won an award, it is a thing, read about it here. It is the Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition Prize for my in progress project Biscuits (assorted) – you can see some of this if you scroll down. We signed a book deal. It’s happening. So that is mostly what I will be working on for the foreseeable future.


This is where I post new things I’ve been up to recently, for more examples of my work please browse through the portfolio posts above, and check out my blog posts in the feed to the right.

These were two of my 2018 Christmas card designs:

Warning: overuse of the word ‘Recently’, so, recently I have been mildly obsessed with drawing tourists taking photos of themselves and each other.

jenny robins - tourist drawings london

Also Recently my output and stayputathomeput has been comic-centric. I’ve been writing comics reviews for Broken Frontier and The Quietus  and working on my own first medium length comic publication which is a selection of overlapping short stories set in London and loosely based on my project of drawing ladies coming out of cookie cutters that can be seen under the hashtag #3point52billion  This will emerge as a book under the title Biscuits (assorted), you can see more pages from that in the comic section of the site along with other comic work.

a4 poster

Here is a sample

london is unfrielndy

This page that can also be seen in Dirty Rotten Comics.Jenny Robins - comic - Maya on the phoneThis all started with the feminist poster I did for One Beat Zines. It combines a lot of my favourite things and ways of working, i.e. drawing words and collage and people and even a bird. I didn’t expect it to spawn a whole big project and a book but that’s the way it goes guys, creativity breeds creativity and briefs breed, um, personal work.

jenny robins - one beat zines - feminist poster

On the bird front I have some really juicy ink drawings over on Artfinder including this swan piece that got a lot of love. I wrote a blog piece about how drawing birds is like drawing faces after this here.

jenny robins - swans

In news of other places you can buy my work – never hesitate to get in touch if you would like to commision something birdy, portraity, illustrationy etc. If you prefer an off the peg model, you can also buy things like zines and sketchbooks from me on Etsy.


Individualised, I suppose you have to say “bespoke” name illustrations are available

jenny robins - typography design - name illustrations - children - little carousel gallery

Here are some recent live portraits from my latest outings around London

jenny robins - portraits - christmas

Making (f)ART(s) and The Last Unicorn T-shirts available on Society6

I recently finished the Js in the Facebook Project (drawing all of my facebook friends in alphabetical order), here’s Katie.

Katie W with text

I’ve also been doing a good deal of hand lettering work recently, some of which you can see over on the Drawn Words gallery.

Jenny Robins - blah blah blah typography

Illustrator in Extra-Ordinary, Jenny Robins specialises in immediate, intelligent visual communication using really yummy lines and colours. and splashes of serendipitous collage elements.

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