Lorenzo Etherington of The Etherington Brothers has published a free 50-page “Beat the Lockdown Boredom” downloadable and printable How to THINK when you draw JUNIOR BOOK on how to draw COMICS!
This is a full course, with almost all exclusive content which is not in the books or online – and is available to download and enjoy for free here (PDF link)
It’s a great guide to drawing comics with plenty of tips on learning core skills for younger artists, that can be used by children, parents, teachers and carers. Well worth a look! Here’s some sample pages…
The Etherington Brothers, creators of the UK’s most successful comic Kickstarter of all time, How to THINK when you DRAW, have produced comics, art and stories for Disney, Dreamworks, Aardman, BBC and many of the world’s leading book publishers, and are the creators of numerous comic series including Long Gone Don, Von Doogan, Freaky and Fearless and The ART of 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.
The ART of STRANSKI – Lorenzo Etherington’s super-rare book, and one of the hardest titles he has created to get hold of has been sold out for over a year. But the good news is that the book is being specially reprinted only for through a new Kickstarter, coming on a secret date next month.
This book will not be made available anywhere online or in shops outside of Kickstarter for at least the next two years, so keep an eye on their blog to find out how to sign up for news.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.