Etherington Brothers join Portsmouth Comic Con 2019 Line Up

The Etherington Brothers. Photograph: Alan Peebles

The Etherington Brothers. Photograph: Alan Peebles

The Etherington Brothers, creators of the UK’s most successful comic Kickstarter of all time, How to THINK when you DRAW, will be attending the Portsmouth Comic Con on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019 with all their books – including some copies of sold-out-everywhere else and hard to find titles.

Having produced comics, art and stories for Disney, Dreamworks, Aardman, BBC and many of the world’s leading book publishers, the Etherington Brothers are the creators of numerous comic series including Long Gone Don, Von Doogan, Freaky and Fearless and Stranski.

Passionate about sharing art and writing skills, their free ‘How to THINK when you DRAW and WRITE’ tutorials are used by hundreds and thousands of artists from beginners to seasoned professionals at the world’s biggest animation, film and games studios every week.

One of the Etherington Brothers many, many tutorial guides they post online. This one looks at How to THINK When you DRAW in 3D, in which Lorenzo explains how to think in three dimensions, and give more depth to everything you draw.

One of the Etherington Brothers many, many tutorial guides they post online. This one looks at How to THINK When you DRAW in 3D, in which Lorenzo explains how to think in three dimensions, and give more depth to everything you draw.

The Etherington Brothers are the latest of a stellar line-up to be announced which includes Roy Thomas, one of the most important figures of Marvel Comics and the comic industry, and his seminal contemporary, Steve Englehart.

Further guests recently announced include Tomm Coker (The Avengers, X-Men, The Black Monday Murders), Mack Chater (Briggs Land, Sword Daughter, Black Panther), Russell Walks (Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings), Sean Phillips (Criminal, Wild C.A.T.S, Batman, Hellblazer) and Ian Edginton (“Stickleback”, “Leviathan” and “Judge Dredd” for 2000AD).

With a special emphasis on the 80th anniversary of Batman and because it is Star Wars weekend, a full programme of panels, displays, workshops, exhibitions and entertainment is also being planned along with an even bigger Comic City of comics, art, prints, crafts, toys, collectables and merchandise.

The University of Portsmouth are confirmed to return, showcasing the best of immersive technology including VR, motion capture, robots and demos, Game Over will provide hands-on retro computer gaming fun and a Steampunk Deck will feature the magnificent tea duelling!

Event partner, GoGeek Events, will add an interactive and fan-focussed twist leading cosplay competitions and adding a wealth of costumiers and props from all areas of fandom.

The Art of Stranski by Lorenzo Etherington• Tickets with an Early, Early Bird discount are available until 31st October 2018, after which time the prices will rise. A sell out event in 2018, people are advised to book early to avoid disappointment at www.portsmouthcomiccon.com or 0844 847 2362 (calls cost 7p per minute + phone company access charge). For further announcements follow @PComicCon on Twitter, or @PortsmouthComicCon on Facebook or sign up online to receive e-newsletters

• Check out the Etherington Brothers online  at theetheringtonbrothers.blogspot.com | Follow the Etherington Brothers on Twitter @EtheringtonBros

• The Art of Stranski exhibition continues at the Wildman Gallery in Kendal, as part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, until 15th November 2018 – more details here

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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