Friday, 21 September 2018

How to THINK when you draw ROCK FORMATIONS tutorial - get the BOOK at THOUGHT BUBBLE THIS WEEKEND!

Here's How to THINK when you draw ROCK FORMATIONS - get my 200 PAGE tutorials BOOK at THOUGHT BUBBLE COMIC CONVENTION THIS WEEKEND!

Lorenzo!




Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The Etherington Brothers need YOU!


AMENDMENT: The applicant age has been lowered to 18 and over! More submissions welcome!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for one talented artist to join our little team. We've a live project that needs a pair of enthusiastic and talented hands at the wheel, and much more in the wings, if things go well.



































NOTE: So we're all clear from the start, this is NOT a full time job offer, but a role as a freelance artist on an existing project. This is not a permanent salaried position, folks!

If you're looking to break into comics, or you're a seasoned professional searching for a new gig, we want to hear from you!

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR - A GUIDE

1) Ability, obviously. It doesn't matter if you've never been in print before, as long as your skills are solid. And that means drawing SEQUENTIAL PAGES to a deadline. We're not looking for cover artists, but creators who can put beautiful pages together. You must be able to provide finished inked and coloured pages to a specification.

2) Style. While a direct Lorenzo clone would be extremely useful (ha!) we're not slaves to a single vision. That said, your work MUST appeal to all ages, which means we need to see fun in the lineart, and solid colour choices. We like to be playful on the page, but this is not about drowning the work in detail. We'd rather see simpler, clean readable pages than overly complicated panels. Play to your strengths! 

3) Imagination. Our work and worlds cater to those who like to let their imaginations run wild. This could be the beginning of a long term working relationship so we'd love to see your bright ideas!

4) Fun. We take our work seriously but we enjoy the process. And that's vital. Making comics and illustrated books is not always easy. The right attitude goes a long way to securing a future in this business.

WHAT TO SEND AND HOW TO SEND IT

1) 2-5 sequential, full colour comic pages. While we're not going to judge you on your writing, we need to see that you can tell a story panel by panel, that the flow is clear and the reading experience fun. Our audience age range starts around 7. The action should make sense, even if we were to remove the words!

The images can be sent to the email address at the bottom, or you can send links to a website/blog, etc if you're hosting them remotely. What we'd REALLY like to see is high quality jpegs showcasing your very best work. Don't compress files if it means you're doing your art a disservice!

2) A brief CV/Covering letter, detailing any and all illustration experience/education to date. Excellent photoshop skills are a necessity!
Applicants must be 18 and over to apply, so be sure to include your age.
We'd also like to know where you are in the world and how you found us?
Be sure to mention any artistic project that you're worked on COLLABORATIVELY. This is vital.

3) Tiebreaker (not really, but why not?) - why would you like to work with us Etheringtons? What is it about comics, and our titles in particular, that excites you? We're not searching for a fan, but a core familiarity with our on-page sensibilities would be a genuine plus.

4) All submissions should be sent to theetheringtonbrothers@hotmail.co.uk with the subject 'COMIC OPPORTUNITY 2018' ... because it's an opportunity to work on a comic strip, not because it's funny. But it is funny actually.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

1) Closing date for submissions is OCTOBER 14th.

2) At that point we will form a short list of candidates. They will be sent a 2-page script to illustrate, in conjunction with Robin, who will be lettering the series as well as writing. Robin will provide all design notes and layup details. All unsuccessful shortlisted candidates will receive feedback on their submission - your time is valuable and if you've made it to the shortlist, it means something, and you should know what we loved about your work.

The deadline for this second round is NOVEMBER 11th.

3) The successful candidate will be informed within a week and will see that script in print within the year and be paid for their work in a 50/50 page rate split with Robin .. and we're OFF! The series will be live!

Last words and then I'll leave you to it. This could be the start of something great. A genuine ongoing collaboration. We're excited about this!

Best of luck to you all and we cannot wait to see your work!

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Here's just SOME of the swag we're bringing to THOUGHT BUBBLE this weekend...!

See below for some of the swag we're bringing to the mighty THOUGHT BUBBLE comic convention THIS WEEKEND! We're TABLE 165 - first table you see as you come through the MAIN ENTRANCE of the COMIXOLOGY marquee! See you there!

Lorenzo!



Sunday, 16 September 2018

How to THINK when you draw BATTLE DAMAGE tutorial - #SkillUpSunday!

It's #SkillUpSundayLet's kick things off with a BRAND NEW tutorial - How to THINK When You Draw BATTLE DAMAGE!

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!

And if you want EVEN MORE, here's links to 150 ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FREE TUTORIALS!

Lorenzo!


http://theetheringtonbrothers.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-full-set-of-150-one-hundred-and.html

Friday, 14 September 2018

How to THINK when you draw ANGRY EXPRESSIONS tutorial - #FridayFundamentals

Here's How to THINK when you draw ANGRY EXPRESSIONS, for#FridayFundamentals! 

And don't forget to join us on OUR TWITTER TODAY for#FridayFundamentals, for LOADS more 
tutorials and references!

And if you want EVEN MORE, here's a link to 150 ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FREE TUTORIALS!
Lorenzo!



CALLING ALL CANADIANS!

CALLING ALL CANADIANS! The EPIC Canadian comic store, STANGE ADVENTURES COMICS AND CURIOSITIES imported an ENTIRE BOX of tutorials books! They're only available IN-STORE, so go to the Prince Street branch in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and tell them Lorenzo sent you! STORE LOCATION:

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

How to think when you WRITE THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL tutorial! #WORDYWEDNESDAY


This week on #WORDY WEDNESDAY we're taking a look at the slippery slope of disaster ... in THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL. Sometimes, to bring a character to life, you've got to almost kill them first!

If you're keen for more tips and inspirational suggestions to fire up your work, you'll find MY FIRST 50 FIFTY TUTORIALS gathered together in alphabetical order via the link at the bottom of the page.  

Updated WEEKLY - Available FOREVER.

See you in seven!

Robin




Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Thought Bubble LOCATION announced! We're on TABLE 165, right in front of the MAIN ENTRANCE to the COMIXOLOGY TENT!

Hey folks! As promised yesterday, we're VERY excited to announce our table location at THOUGHT BUBBLE, which is happening on the 22nd and 23rd of THIS MONTH up in LEEDS! We're on TABLE 165 - basically the first table you get to as you come through the MAIN ENTRANCE of the COMIXOLOGY marquee.

This is the FIRST TIME EVER outside of Kickstarter that we've offered the chance to grab a copy of my very RARE How to THINK when you DRAW tutorials book, as well as the sold-out Art of Stranski, the rare-as-hens's teeth MONKEY NUTS 2 and 16 more titles besides.

NUMBERS of ALL BOOKS are LIMITED, so get on over to our table EARLY :) We'll be chatting, laughing and generally messing around all weekend at the table, so drop by and join us!

More news, and a FULL stock list coming soooon!

Lorenzo!

Monday, 10 September 2018

September Book Festival Challenge!

The Challenge is ... will I survive?

As part of our Autumn tour (see below - new events being added as I type) I shall be travelling roughly 826 miles to perform 5 live shows within three days, from one end of the country to the other. All in the name of FUN!



















Between the 27th and 30th September you'll be able to catch me first at the Jersey Festival of Words, then at the Broughton Hall Children's Literature Festival for gigs on both Saturday and Sunday. Oh, and in-between those two, I'll be visiting local schools to share the magic of creativity.

I'm gonna be BUSY, but I cannot wait.

Click the festival links above to find out more.

Robin

FREE PRINT BONANZA only at THOUGHT BUBBLE!

As many of you will know, I very rarely sell prints of my work, but at THOUGHT BUBBLE in under TWO WEEKS TIME we'll be giving you the chance to get not one, not two, but THREE prints, all for FREE, when you buy various books or combos at the show. See the image below for all the details, and STAY TUNED, because TOMORROW we're announcing our location at the show!

Lorenzo!

Sunday, 9 September 2018

How to THINK when you draw FLAGS tutorial #SkillUpSunday!

It's #SkillUpSundayLet's kick things off with a BRAND NEW tutorial - How to THINK When You Draw FLAGS!

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!

And if you want EVEN MORE, here's links to 150 ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FREE TUTORIALS!

Lorenzo!


http://theetheringtonbrothers.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-full-set-of-150-one-hundred-and.html