Thursday, 24 April 2014

Von Doogan chosen for the Summer Reading Challenge!



Ahhhh YEAH! As announced HERE by DFB, my new Von Doogan book (along with Jamie Smart's awesome Bunny vs Monkey) has been chosen to be one of the Summer Reading Challenge books by the Reading Agency! The Summer reading challenge is an initiative run though libraries each year over the summer holidays which gets nearly a million children engaged in reading and discovering new books. To have Von Doogan be a part of that means a whole load of new readers will be able to enjoy the dangerous puzzles and challenges of the Golden Monkey adventure - which is basically AWESOME!

A huge thank you to the Reading Agency for their support in choosing the book to be a part of this summer's activities!

Lorenzo!


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Von Doogan and the Curse of the Golden Monkey available for pre-order worldwide!


WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!
My first Von Doogan book, The Curse of the Golden Monkey, was announced by DFB and the Phoenix last week! The book will be released on 5th June, and all through June I'll be running a special "Doogan month" here on the blog, showcasing the book and taking you behind the scenes etc.

In the meantime however, you can now pre-order the book all over the world at the following links:

UK: pre-order HERE from the Phoenix shop and HERE from Amazon.
USA: pre-order HERE
FRANCE: pre-order HERE
GERMANY: pre-order HERE
ITALY: pre-order HERE
SPAIN: pre-order HERE
AUSTRIA: pre-order HERE
JAPAN: pre-order HERE
And you can get FREE DELIVERY ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD by pre-ordering HERE

Lorenzo!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Von Doogan and the War of the Robots has begun!

Hey folks! My new Von Doogan adventure, The War of the Robots, kicked off in The Phoenix this week. Below are some shots of the cover art process for the issue, along with various other bits of Doogan gubbins from this new adventure. And don't forget, there's Doogan swag aplenty to be won EVERY WEEK, just by solving Doogan's challenge! See below for a shot of some of the goodies from previous adventures.

More from the Doog very soooon!

Lorenzo!








Friday, 4 April 2014

2014 Phoenix Comic Festival tickets on sale NOW!


YES! It's time for the 2nd annual Phoenix Fest at the Oxford Story Museum! Those of you who came last year will know what an epic day it's going to be, and once again we Etheringtons and a host of other Phoenix creators and staff will be on hand doing workshops/activities/signings/live art, etc etc.

Read all about it, and get your tickets HERE!

Lorenzo!

Monday, 31 March 2014

Von Doogan's Asteroid "X" Adventure comes to a climactic end!

Hey folks! I have some EPIC Von Doogan announcements coming up over the next month, starting with the news that the Doog's latest adventure in The Phoenix came to an end this week, as he finally made it back to Earth from his thrilling trip to Asteroid "X"!

A brand new Doogan adventure (all still very hush-hush!) starts this Friday, only in The Phoenix, but in the meantime, here's a few bits of artwork from the Asteroid "X" adventure, including my homage to Herge's grand rocket reveal from Destination Moon...

Lorenzo!



Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Bristol Schools Invasion!

As regular visitors will no doubt be aware, we Etheringtons enjoy sharing our creative experience with others. Each year we spend a great deal of time on the road, meeting thousands and thousands of children and adults and teachers and educators and readers and writers and artists and bemused members of the public (thankfully few of the latter!). Our work takes us all over the world (more on THAT soon) but as with all travel, while the journey is great fun, coming home remains a real treat.

Happily, we've since discovered that it is possible to have the best of BOTH worlds! Last week Lorenzo and I hosted a two-day workshop extravaganza right here in our home city of Bristol.

First up, Bishop Road Primary, and their fantastic children. Endlessly imaginative, the students pushed our live show into entirely new weird and wonderful territory.




We had an equally brilliant time with the students at Colston's Girls' school. Parts of this incredible school date back to 1891. The hall we were performing in was almost as impressive as the creative free-thinking demonstrated by the kids. I mean, just look at those Doric columns ... or are they Tuscan columns???



















Many thanks to Leif Overment and the staff at Bishop Road, and Caroline McClean and her fellow teachers from Colston's for making our respective visits so much fun.