Friday, 21 November 2014

WOW! They've only GONE and LONG listed DON!

Afternoon folks.  This is an exciting little end to the week.  The wonderful team over at the Redbridge Children's Book Award have paid us the ultimate compliment by including Long Gone Don on their long list for the 2015 award. And what a list it is...

This is the first time EVER, that a graphic novel or comic book has made the list!  You can imagine how proud this makes us.  And best of all, the titles were chosen by the children themselves.

The short list will be announced in March so fingers crossed we make the cut, but either way this is an absolutely awesome day for pictures and words, and our little buddy, Don.

More exciting news soon, as we head into Book Week Scotland.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

How and why I draw with Biros

Hey folks, my latest update over on my Deluxe Collection 2 kickstarter included a little break-down of how I go about Biro sketching, as I got a load of questions during the campaign about my process. Here it is for you loyal blog readers too, I hope it's of interest!


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

My Life ...

Something a little different today.  Ahead of our forthcoming trip to Fife for Scottish Book Week, I recently had the chance to contribute to the Press and Journal's "My Life" column, and I couldn't resist . Their questions were brilliant.

Here's the full article from Saturday's paper - hope it makes you smile! Not sure what it says about me, but this is definitely a slice of My Life...

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Massive 20% sale off all our books until Monday!

Hey folks, just wanted to pop in and let you know that the Phoenix store is having an Etherington Brothers book sale this weekend only, offering you 20% off all our books until Monday! The perfect opportunity to load up on Chritmas prezzies!

Just GO HERE, and scroll down, all the books are there, all with 20% off!



Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Cartoonist's club of Great Britain review Don!

We're very proud to say that the folks over at the Cartoonist's Club of Great Britain have given Long Gone Don a great review, which you can read HERE! A huge thanks to the guys over at the club for taking the time to review the book! Cheers!


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

1000% FUNDED! Free print!

Hey folks, to celebrate the ole' Deluxe Collection hitting the epic 1000% funded landmark, all tiers £30 and above will now receive an 8.5" x 8.5" print of "Late for Work". This print is totally exclusive to kickstarter, and is just for you guys. Thank you all so much!

20 hours to go!


Monday, 3 November 2014

Two Days left!

Hey folks, you have just two days left to get your copy of The Deluxe Collection 2 on kickstarter! Here's a few more pieces from inside the book!


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

ReaditDaddy digs the Don!

A great new review for Long Gone Don went up last week on ReaditDaddy which you can read HERE! Cheers guys!


Monday, 27 October 2014

More artwork from the Character Design chapter of the Deluxe Collection 2...

Hey folks, here's some more artwork from the new sketchbook. Eight days left to get your copy!


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Show Reports: Cheltenham Literature Festival and Badminton School

We've had a lot of fun on the road this year and October has been no different. Returning for the first time since 2011, the month began with a rather enjoyable trip to the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

For anyone who might be under the impression that our shows are simply an excuse to be silly on stage, here's an educational snippet for you. Robin, caught in action, teaching children how to eat cereal.

That's some honest to goodness LEARNING, right?

Cheltenham was doubly special this year as it marked the first time my son, Calvin, had seen Lorenzo and I in action.  And he was ENTHRALLED!!


After the nonsense, we retired to the Waterstone's bookshop tent for a bit of signing action. The mighty Phoenix Comic had built a creative zone where children could read comics and books and write and draw their own stories. There's always something wonderful about sitting in the middle of that creative energy. 

Great fun for all. But while it's fun to travel, it's brilliant to able to perform in our own City, and last week we were lucky enough to be invited to Badminton School to do just that.

Children often ask us if we're famous, and to them I'd reply, you know you've made it when you pull into a car park and find THIS...

I've never had a reserved parking space in my life!  Sad but true. 
After that empowering start we got back to the business of giggles.

A particular highlight of this show was when Lorenzo was jumped by Von Doogan.  The intrepid explorer managed to creep up on him when his back was turned!  Here he is, about to pounce.

Many thanks to school librarian Aditi Ghoshray and all the staff and students of Badminton for making us feel so welcome, and providing such a memorable selection of chocolate biscuits! Great coffee too...

If you'd like us Etherington Brothers to appear at your school or library or festival, then simply drop Authors Abroad a line - you can find our page and all the details HERE!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Brand new boat concepts...

Hey folks! Here are some boat and ship concepts from the new sketchbook, enjoy!