Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 18 – It’s The Etherington Brothers!

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 18 - It's The Etherington Brothers!

The latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast features a great interview with The Etherington Brothers, Robin and Lorenzo, who create some amazing children’s comics as well as bringing the creation process to life for children in their stage show in this episode of the podcast.

Regular visitors to the LakesInternational Comic Art Festival, 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 and Von Doogan.

Von Doogan and the Curse of the Golden Monkey by Lorenzo EtheringtonThey have also created comics, stories and art for Star Wars, How to Train Your Dragon, Transformers, Kung Fu Panda, Wallace & Gromit and James Bond.

The brothers have toured the world performing sold out shows on creativity and storytelling. Using their unique blend of humour, improvisation and enthusiasm, they have empowered hundreds of thousands of children to take their first creative steps into the greatest storytelling medium on earth – comics!

The podcast team talk to the pair about how they began creating comics, what it’s like working with your brother, their creative process and how their creative shows came about. It truly is a great interview with both of them and we recommend you track them down next year and watch them perform if you can. If not look out for their kickstarter’s or grab a copy of their work.

Books reviewed in the podcast are Ismyre by B. Mure, It’s Hard Being a Girl by Bach and The Complete Adventures of Cholly & Flytrap by Arthur Suydam. There’s also a spoiler free review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi for you, fresh from the cinema plus thoughts on The Crisis on Earth X TV episodes which played over Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and the Legends of Tomorrow shows – and views on the Fox buy out by Disney.

Mike and Pete both start their best of 2017 reviews looking at the comic books and games that have thrilled them this year. Mike’s top comics include Kill or be Killed Volume 2 by Ed Brubaker and Festival Patron Sean Phillips, Freeway Fighter by Andi Ewington and Ian Livingstone with art by Simon Coleby, Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon by Mike Mignola and Extremity by Daniel Johnson. Pete talks about a selection of comics including Kill or be Killed, Head Lopper by Andrew Maclean and Harrow County by Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook.

Finally, the team  give you a big Christmas treat as they have put a little song together for you. Enjoy.

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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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