Thursday, 31 March 2016

JUST ANNOUNCED! Barnes Children's Literature Festival appearance!

We're very excited to announce that we'll be performing our show at the Barnes Children's Literature Festival in London on Sunday 15th May! You can see the full festival programme HERE and buy tickets for our event HERE! See you there!


Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Adventure Girl 6 plus BONUS FULL SET!

One more Adventure Girl before the holidays! Blowup and inks below, and get the FULL SET by clicking HERE or scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the thumbnail!


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

OFFICIAL: Nottingham Comic Con announced!

We're very excited to announce that we'll be returning as guests to the Nottingham Comic Convention this coming October! We had such a ball at this awesome show last year, and we're so happy to be returning. Read all about what we'll be bringing in our exclusive interview on the site HERE!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Adventure Girl 5

Here she is!


Freaky & Fearless and the all new PHOENIX BOOK CLUB!

The Phoenix weekly story comic just became even more exciting (if you thought that was possible), as it was announced this week that they've launched their very own Book Club.

The club will feature a monthly list of new titles guaranteed to rock the story-loving world of children everywhere. It's the only club of it's type in the country so this is something special.

We are therefore extremely honoured to tell you that Freaky & Fearless has made the inaugural shortlist!

But then again it's a book about kids who love comics on a book list contained within a comic for kids who love books and comics ...

So, go out and spread the word for the Phoenix Book Club is HERE!

Monday, 21 March 2016

Adventure Girl 4

Continuing on with THIS SERIES today, scroll down to see a blowup, and the inks stage ... more coming all this week!


Friday, 18 March 2016

Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai draws Long Gone Don!

Check this out - Robin nearly exploded at the Cardiff con we attended recently when he realised we were to be sat on a table directly beside LEGENDARY comics creator Stan Sakai, creator of the all ages epic Usagi Yojimbo. Robin has long since been a dedicated Usagi reader, and to meet the creator of this incredible title was mind blowing. So imagine Robin's joy when, just  ten minutes or so after giving Stan a gift copy of Long Gone Don, he was presented with an original Don Sketch by the man himself! I've seen Robin speechless like that only a few times in my entire life!

Thank you, Stan!!!


Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Announcing Von Doogan BOOK 2 - The Great Air Race!

Set your brains to "melt" and get ready for a cliffhanger-filled-non-stop-puzzle-adventure-comic, as I'm proud to announce that Von Doogan's NEW BOOK, The Great Air Race, will be released on the 7th April! The book is already available for pre-order everywhere books are sold! More very soon!


Monday, 14 March 2016

The Art of Stranski 6

Here's the latest Stranski poster! See it at proper full stereoscopic size (along with TONS more motion posters like this!) in the official Stranski gallery HERE!


Friday, 11 March 2016

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Really Tall Vehicle 3

Another one today!



Had to show you all this amazing pic we were sent of Von Doogan super fan Eddie Sanders, who went to school on World Book Day dressed as The Doog himself!

Words cannot express my joy at seeing this photo.


Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The Summer Reading Challenge is about to get FREAKY!

It's that time of year again, folks. The SUMMER READING CHALLENGE book list has been announced and Freaky and Fearless, written by Robin and illustrated by the supremely talented Jan Bieleckihas made the cut! WOO HOO!

For those who don't know, the summer reading challenge is an amazing initiative run by The Reading Agency as a way to inspire children to discover and consume books for pleasure. It's the largest programme of its type in the country, and over 98% of UK library authorities are involved.

This year's theme is BIG FRIENDLY READS, tying in nicely to the Roald Dahl anniversary celebrations, and each of the books has been selected because it falls under one of six themes that made Roald's books so engaging - friendship, mischief, invention, wordplay, adventure and champions ... and Freaky seems to apply to all of them!

Here's a snapshot of the other awesome books on the list. Click to see LARGE!

Included in the category for older readers alongside Freaky is Evil Emperor Penguin, written and illustrated by fellow Phoenix creator, Laura Ellen Anderson. This is more great news for comics, as Lorenzo's first Von Doogan book, was chosen for the 2014 reading list!

Yep, that's two Etherington books in three years ... we're rather proud of that fact!

Roll on the summer, we say. Here's to everyone enjoying a good read as much as this little chap...

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Really Tall Vehicle 2

Following on from yesterday's post, here's number TWO!


Monday, 7 March 2016

Really Tall Vehicle 1

Thanks to everyone who dropped by to see us at the Cardiff con, you guys were AWESOME! This week I'll show you some of the sketches I drew at the show. Here's the first one...


Thursday, 3 March 2016

Today the world gets FREAKY!

World Book Day is here! Hooray! And world book week has already been going great. We've performed four shows and we're off again today to bring another round of literary giggles to the classrooms of two more schools in Bristol.

But while we're busily preoccupied with jumping around on the stage acting like chumps, another Etherington book will shortly be high-diving into your lives: Freaky and Fearless: How to Tell a Tall Tale!

To celebrate this great moment, I thought I'd give you all a little sneak peek at some of Jan Bielecki's incredible artwork from within the pages of our new title, published today by Piccadilly Press.

So, what have you got to look forward to? Kid heroes? Yep!

A chef with designs about his station? Uh-huh...

Great big beautiful comic adventures? But of course...

Something truly odd? Oh, you KNOW IT!

Things are going to get FREAKY, people! I just hope you're all feeling FEARLESS! Now go grab yourself a copy and let the good times roll.

More fun soon!

- Robin

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Don't forget we're at the Cardiff Film and Comic Con THIS WEEKEND!

Just a reminder that we're going to be appearing as guests at the Cardiff Film and Comic Convention this weekend, signing ALL THESE BOOKS and doing sketches etc all weekend. See you there!


Long Gone Don FULL PAGE from chapter 5

Scroll down for a FULL PAGE of Long Gone Don, taken from the current adventure running weekly in The Phoenix, click the page image to get it at a readable size!