Friday, 30 October 2015

The Phoenix hits issue 200!!!!!

OMG. The Phoenix, the very BEST comic in the world EVER launches it's 200th issue today! There's loads of awesome Phoenix 200 stuff coming up here on the blog next week, so stay tuned!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

James Bond Week part 4

Here's the full set of my Bond covers - just click the image to get the big version from our Tumblr!


Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Three Days left to get the Illustrator's Guidebook!

The Illustrator's Guidebook continues to storm ahead with it's incredible kickstarter campaign, with over $170,000 raised so far! BUT! Time is running out - you now have just THREE DAYS to bag yourself a copy of this one of a kind artist's bible! GO HERE to get your copy!

James Bond Week part 3

More 007 designs today!


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

James Bond Week Part 2

Here's the next few Bond designs and colourways....


Monday, 26 October 2015

FREE swag at Thought Bubble!

Well, we had a great time at the Nottingham con, a massive thanks to all the fans new and old who came to see us, we appreciate it SO MUCH! But of course, we have ONE MORE convention before Christmas, and it's the BIG ONE! It's under three weeks until THOUGHT BUBBLE! Whooooop! We can now announce that we're going to be in NEW DOCK HALL, and we thought we'd better tell you about an awesome offer we'll be running over the weekend! See below, and then scroll down for a list of some of the books we'll have with us!

See you on the 14th and 15th November!


James Bond week Part 1

So, a few years ago I was commissioned by Penguin Random House to work as a concept designer for a new James Bond title. I wasn't brought on to create the final cover, I was working purely as a concept artist. I had absolutely no brief other than to come up with some ideas for what I thought a Bond book should look like. This has to be one of the most enjoyable corporate jobs I've ever undertaken, I knew immediately what I wanted to do: tap into Bond's vintage crime fiction heritage!

Over the next few days I'll show you the results, here's the first few...


Friday, 23 October 2015

Next Week is BOND week!

Ever wondered what would happen if I was asked to design James Bond books? Well, as it happens I was, and I'll tell you all about it next week...

Oh, and remember we're at the Nottingham Comic Convention tomorrow! See you there!


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Flying Machine Week part 4

Here's the full set of planes for your reference files, just CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW to get the large version on DeviantArt!


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Flying Machine Week part 3

Yet more propeller-driven air buckets today! Full set on the way!


Monday, 19 October 2015

Flying Machine Week part 1

Let's get airbourne! Lots of original designs coming this week, enjoy!


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Illustrator's Guidebook smashes through $100,000 funding in two weeks!

The Illustrator's guidebook has already raised more than $100,000 with no sign of slowing down, and we still have 16 days to go! Please help spread the word about this incredible book! Get your copy HERE!


Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Here's what we're bringing to the Nottingham Comic Con!

So, the Nottingham Comic Convention is on Saturday 24th of this month, here's a list of some of the books we'll have with us, complete with prices and a guide to the types of sketch I'll be doing for each book sold. We may even have a few extra titles not listed here with us on the day too...!


Friday, 9 October 2015

The Illustrator's Guidebook - now funding on Kickstarter!

So, you may remember 21 Draw, the artbook I was involved in last year which became the most funded art project ever on IndieGogo.

Well, the 21 Draw guys are back with The Illustrator's Guidebook, a staggering new book of in-depth tutorials from the world's best comic, game and animation artists, covering topics including anatomy, perspective, character design, composition and landscapes, to name a few.

The list of artists involved in this project is unbelievable, and I'm so proud to be among them, this really will be an unmissable book for any creator looking to learn and improve FAST!

The book only has three weeks left on Kickstarter, so GO HERE and order your copy before it's too late!


Thursday, 8 October 2015

Deluxe Collection 2 Previews - STRANSKI

The final chapter of the Deluxe Collection 2 is entirely dedicated to my work on Stranski, including posters and finished pages from those odd few months in 2011 when I became possessed by the spirit of Hergé

Oh, and stay tuned for an announcement tomorrow about an incredible, MASSIVE new kickstarter book I'm involved with, which has just launched! 


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Deluxe Collection 2 previews - Unpublished Comics and Books

One chapter of the Deluxe Collection 2 is given over to those book and comic projects that just never ended up seeing the light of day. Included are pages from Skeletons, The Lore of the Things, Fuff and Gobble, and various never-before-seen illustrated novels...


The Nottingham Comic Con is nearly here!

 Love comics? Love swag? Love comics swag?! Well then, you should really come and see us on Saturday 24th of this month (OCTOBER!), as we'll be appearing as guests at the Nottingham Comic Convention. We'll have a massive array of Etherington goodies with us, and I'll be doing sketches all day - one free with every book bought no less! Full details of just what we'll be bringing coming up on the blog next week!


Monday, 5 October 2015

Deluxe Collection 2 preview - VEHICLES

This week I'm going to show you some artwork from chapters of the Deluxe Collection 2 which I didn't cover in last week's big preview, starting with Vehicles...


Thursday, 1 October 2015

Come to the Awesome Art On The Hill Arts Trail this weekend!

While Robin and I are off in Scotland performing at the Wigtown Festival this weekend, my ridiculously talented wife Esther (along with creative supremo Poppy Benner) will be exhibiting as part of Art on the Hill, an arts trail in the Windmill Hill area of Bristol. You can read more about the trail HERE, and scroll down to see a couple of the beautiful new prints Esther will be selling at the show!