Etherington Brothers get set to storm Oxford’s Story Museum

The hugely-talented Etherington Brothers will be presenting their Lost and Found Comic-Making Show at Oxford’s Story Museum on Saturday 12th August.

Robin and Lorenzo, whose credits include Star Wars and The Phoenix comic – will take you on a humorous, mind-expanding creative journey as they share the SIX steps to making incredible comic adventures.

Exploring how to conjure the beginning of a story with just the words ‘Imagine If”, how to create original motivations for heroes and villains, and the strange and entertaining ways that Time, Details and Culture can bring fictional worlds to life. This is the secret sauce to comic making excellence!

Art by Lorenzo Etherington

The Etherington Brothers have been making all-ages comic adventures for over a decade, and are the creators of Long Gone Don, “Monkey Nuts”, Freaky and Fearless, “Baggage”, Von Doogan and STRANSKI. They have created comics, stories and art for Star Wars, Transformers, The Phoenix, How to Train Your Dragon, Wallace & Gromit, and more. Their client list includes Disney, Dreamworks, Aardman, the BBC, and many of the world’s largest book publishers.

Their books have been translated into several languages, and they have toured the world performing sold out shows on creativity and storytelling. 

They are also the creators of the hugely popular online tutorial series, How to Think When You Draw, which gets several hundred thousand views a month.

The Story Museum celebrates story in all forms and explores their enduring power to teach and delight, with the aim of creating an international centre which will inspire present and future generation. 

 Founded in 2003, The Museum began by taking stories and storytellers into schools and communities. Since 2009, the team behind the project have gradually been transforming a large, dilapidated building in the centre of Oxford into an unusual museum, with the help of authors, artists, teachers and other cultural organisations and volunteers of all ages. 

• The Etherington Brother make two appearances on Saturday 12th August; the first at 11:00-11:45 (The Big Adventure Show), followed by The Lost and Found Comic-Making Show at 2.00pm. Tickets £8/£6. 6 – 12 years old- all children must be accompanied by an adult. All children and adults must have a ticket. Tickets can be booked at the Tickets Oxford page, or by phoning the ticket hotline at 01865 305305

On the day of the event, tickets will only be available at The Story Museum. The office number is 01865 790050 – but please be aware that the office is not regularly manned at weekends

• Story Museum web site: www.storymuseum.org.uk | Etherington Brothers Blog | Twitter | Instagram 

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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