Wednesday 23 October 2013

The YORE! Collected Edition is Coming!!!

For those of you that missed our weekly run in the Dandy comic back in 2011 but REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to enjoy the adventures of Elfin, Doombar and Piggy in one nice handy book, well, this is your very lucky day.

Issue 5 of the Dennis The Menace and Gnasher Megazine (on sale from 6th Nov) will feature a separate pull-out YORE! comic, entirely designed by us. Featuring killer new cover art from Lorenzo, this tasty collection is filled with swords, sorcery, cartoon violence, daft jokes, bad magic and plenty of QUESTING!

All that, and it's free too. Wow. But you've only got one month to snag a copy, so get ready for the gold rush. More YORE! teasers coming soon...

Monday 21 October 2013

Autumn Thanks to Schools and Festivals!

It's been a great six weeks of Autumn events and we thought it only appropriate to give proper thanks to everyone involved. All you wonderful heroes and heroines continue to champion comics, literacy, reading for pleasure, us Etherington brothers and our work, and we are grateful for everything you do.

So, in order of appearance, a huge thank you to...

Emma Davies, John Kyrle High School, Ross-On-Wye

Oliver Macnamee, Small Heath Upper School, Birmingham

Dorcas Taylor and Rachael Drew, Beverley Literature Festival

Emma James, Shire Oak Academy, Walsall

Mandy Goode, Arthur Terry School, Sutton Coldfield

Corinne Mullins, Bishop Walsh Catholic School, Sutton Coldfield

We look forward to returning in the future!!

P.S. Nothing is better than arriving at a school and being asked if we'd like to judge a comic character competition! This image shows just a smattering of the excellent entries from the pupils of Bishop Walsh. Truly outstanding work from one and all, and a brilliant way to get everyone excited ahead of our visit.

Sketchbook Monday: Monster House One

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Long Gone Don Book One pages...

With book THREE of Long Gone Don well into production, I thought I'd drop in and post a couple of pages from the first book, just to keep you going...



Monday 14 October 2013

EPIC ebay charity auction featuring Quentin Blake, Chris Riddell, Jonny Duddle and US!

During the Hay festival earlier this year we were asked to contribute an original drawing to a special hay Festival chraity sketchbook, to be autioned in aid of school children in the local area. Well, the auction is now up, and you still have a few days to bid on items from some of the true greats of British illustration, with all proceeds going to a worthy cause.

The auction for our piece (which is fully inked, and about A3 in size) is HERE!

And all the others are HERE!

Good luck!

Thursday 10 October 2013

Our Interview on The Make it Then Tell Everybody podcast is up!

We recently sat down with the talented Dan Berry to record an interview for his excellent Make it Then Tell Everybody podcast. What resulted was a very enjoyable chat about the love we have for crafting our books, our unnecessarily complicated process, and why we believe that the path of most resistance is the only one really worth taking.

Or something.

Anyway, CLICK HERE to listen to the show!


Monday 7 October 2013

Secret Filming with the BBC...

We can't really say anything about this. We can't talk about the pitch, concept or content.

But what we can do is show you a little teaser, snapped during our shoot on location with the BBC last month. Lorenzo is sitting pretty, prepped and ready for the word 'ACTION'.

But you'll never guess what happened next...

More news on this exciting endeavour as and when we have it and are allowed to talk about it!

NOTE: If you're wearing 3D specs while looking at Lorenzo wearing 3D specs does that convert the image into 6D or 9D??? Is it an addition or multiplication situation??? Something to ponder...