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!!
























Ahem.

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!

Lorenzo!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Got the Monday Blues? We've got the cure...


This.



If the Gruffalo giving Robin the old evil eye doesn't put life in perspective then we don't know what does. Happy Monday to you all!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

More peeks inside the Deluxe Collection 2...

A massive thank you to everyone who's been taking the time to spread the word about The Book - I'm blown away by the support it's received! Here's a couple of low res versions of the artwork I've been showing in the recent updates, you can see them at proper size HERE and HERE!

Cheers!

Lorenzo!


Friday, 10 October 2014

STRANSKI artwork

Hey folks, just posted a new update showing a previously unseen piece of Stranski artwork, and talking about the Stranski chapter of the Deluxe Collection. You can read more and see the images at a bigger size HERE!

Lorenzo! 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Deluxe Collection gets a staff pick on kickstarter!

I'm very chuffed to say that the Deluxe Collection campaign has been awarded a Staff Pick on kickstarter! This means the book will get extra promotion when browsing the site, which is awesome. Thank you Kickstaffers!

Lorenzo!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378058646/the-deluxe-collection-part-2

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Funded!

Wow, a huge thank you to everyone who's pledged over the past 24 hours since launch - the project's funded already! I'm blown away, thank you all so much!
As promised, I'll be showing lots of artwork from the book over in the UPDATES section of the campaign, starting with this never-before-seen monster building (you can see it MUCH BIGGER in the updates section)! Enjoy!

Lorenzo!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Announcing the DELUXE COLLECTION PART TWO, Lorenzo's NEW 600 PAGE Artbook!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378058646/the-deluxe-collection-part-2

Well, here we go! I'm proud to announce the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for my brand new 600 page artbook, THE DELUXE COLLECTION PART 2.

The book will be a 600 page 8.5" by 8.5" softcover MONSTER. The artwork will be divided into chapters themed around character design, pose and gesture sheets, monsters, robots, concept vehicles, environment design, world building and unpublished comics. I've been working on this book for the past four years, and I'm very excited to finally be able to offer it to you HERE ON KICKSTARTER!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378058646/the-deluxe-collection-part-2

So, if all that's got you interested, please lend the campaign a little support, and bag yourself a meaty new artbook at the same time!

Oh, and you'd be my best pal forever if you take a few moments to spread the word about the campaign on your blog/twitter/facebook/tumblr etc. I have no marketing budget for the campaign, so any and all help in getting the word out there would be soooo appreciated!

All that's left to do is show you the reward tiers! To learn more just head on over to the campaign page HERE ON KICKSTARTER!

Cheers!

Lorenzo!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Catch us live in action - TOMORROW!


Just a quick Friday reminder to all you lovely folks that we Etheringtons will be performing our comic storytelling show shenanigans at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, this weekend!





















Apart from the fun to be had during the show, it will be the first festival book signing for both Von Doogan AND Long Gone Don ... and the whole gang can't wait to meet you - in fact, they've set off already!  Look at them go!























Silly.  We look forward to meeting and greeting you all!

You'll find us onstage at 1pm in The Studio space on Imperial Square.  Tickets can be purchased HERE!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

INCREDIBLE colour versions of my robots by Etienne St-Lauren - PART TWO!

Part two of my showcase of the epic coloured versions of my designs by Etienne St-Laurent! You can see the full set on his DA page HERE! Massive respect, Etienne!

Lorenzo!



Friday, 19 September 2014

Good words for Long Gone Don from UtterBiblio!


Dan over at Utterbiblio very kindly took the time to give Don a thumbs up review earlier this week, and we wanted to share it with you! You can read the full review HERE, just scroll down until you see the Don cover. Many thanks, Dan!

Lorenzo!