Friday, 27 September 2013

Sketchbook Friday: PICKUP TRUCK!

Want more? Want SIX HUNDRED PAGES more? Then you might like to check out my monster sketchbook HERE


Thursday, 19 September 2013

A Heart Bent Out of Shape

Today is a VERY special day as we are celebrating the launch of my wife's fantastic second novel, A Heart Bent Out of Shape.

Emylia Hall is the real deal, folks, and she writes superb novels. Her follow up to last year's The Book of Summers (a Richard and Judy Book Club winner) takes place in the city of Lausanne, a captivating spot on the Swiss Riviera, perched at the edge of Lac Leman and surrounded by mountains. Here, while studying abroad, a young English student, Hadley Dunn, meets Kristina, a beautiful but elusive Danish girl. The two form a near inseparable friendship until one November night when, as the weather closes in around them, tragedy strikes ... and nothing in Hadley's life will ever be the same again.

A Heart Bent Out of Shape is a joy. But don't take my obviously biased word for it! Let's hear from folks who know what's what...

The Big Issue: "Hall confirms her talent for romantic but original prose."

Sunday Express: "Highly evocative and a joy to read."

Marie Claire: "Wintertime love and chilly revelations ... it's a novel that glints with passion."

Susan Fletcher (barn-stormingly talented writer of Eve Green): " tender and insightful as it is gripping."

And if you're in or around Bristol tonight you can see Emylia reading live at the Bird Cage on Clare Street @ Book Slam. All the details can be found HERE, the show kicks off at 8pm, and tickets are available on the door.

Come alone and say hi - it should be a great evening!

Sketchbook Thursday: THE LOWBALL

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Enjoy a FREE seven page Baggage preview, courtesy of the Phoenix!

Baggage is now on sale through the Phoenix comic's excellent store, and to celebrate, they're offering you the chance to read the opening chapter of the book for free! Just GO HERE to read more, check out the preview, and browse their awesome store!


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

More Doogan classics

With things really hotting up for Doogan on Asteroid "X" in the Phoenix, I thought I'd drop in and show you guys a few more of my favorite puzzles from The Great Air Race. Enjoy!


Friday, 13 September 2013

Grab a FREE Monkey Nuts Worksheet today!

In conjunction with those great folks over at Lend me your Literacy, we've a special Friday 13th offer for all budding artists, and Monkey Nuts fans.

If you click the image below, you'll have access to a print resolution copy of a very special HOW TO comic-making guide, produced especially to celebrate the launch of the Monkey Nuts paperback. And it's yours for FREE!

A PDF copy of the document, along with a little blog by ourselves can be found HERE! So what are you waiting for? Let's beat the ghouls back by getting creative on this spooky day...

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Clone Wars comic celebrates 50 issues with a VERY special story!

This is pretty cool. I've been wanting to share this for ages, and as the comic's now on the shelves it seems like an appropriate moment.

Issue 50 (or volume 6.50, if you like your details) of the monthly Clone Wars comic features a very special Etherington-penned strip.

In a special competition early in the year, readers in the UK were asked to design a brand new Star Wars vehicle, while readers in the US were asked to design a new Bounty Hunter. I was then given the challenge of writing an original story featuring both winners' creations for artist Bob Molesworth to bring to comic life! And he did a cracking job. The result is the action-packed Runaway Ride.

This much fun should be illegal. If you're one of the lucky pair who won the competition, I really hope we did you proud. Your entries were world class.

And everyone can pick up a copy at any self-respecting newsagent, supermarket or comic store, or you can subscribe HERE, and never miss another issue.

- Robin

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Sketchbook Tuesday: Tiki Shack!

Another sketch from our recent travels on the road...

600 more pages of concepts like this in my massive Deluxe Collection sketchbook, which you can preview and buy HERE!


Thursday, 5 September 2013