Those wacky Etherington Brothers – whose work includes strips for Titan’s Transformers comic, The DFC and more – are offering a limited one week only 20% off deal on collections of their own creator-owned material, which are available via Print on Demand service Lulu.com.
“You’re gonna have to move fast to take advantage of this one,” enthuses Robin Etherington. “We’re offering you 20% off El sketchbook Lorenzo Deluxe collection and/or Malcolm Magic Big Kahuna Collection until 1st August 2010.
“That’s a massive £4.99 off the sketchbook alone! Just go here, choose the books you want and enter the code “TWIST” at checkout to make your lovely big saving! You’re welcome!”
The boys are clearly in a generous mood thanks to just signing a deal to produce a series of Etherington Brothers illustrated novel series – a project that has been in development for a while.
“Like every creative endeavour, it has taken time to mould this project into the perfect vehicle to satisfy our comic and storytelling sensibilities,” says Robin.
“We set out to create a series that we’d have been desperate to read as young boys and our fantastic editor David Fickling has been instrumental throughout the process. It’s an absolute delight to team up with David and Random House again and follow Monkey Nuts and Baggage with the first two titles from our forthcoming (ongoing) children’s series.
“The books be jam-packed with action and adventure,” he enthuses, “and filled with page after page of illustrative wonder courtesy of Lorenzo’s scribbling paw.”
The boys many fans need not worry that this new project means they have turned their back on the world of comics. “Not in the slightest!” says Robin.
“This is an exciting undertaking for our little studio but the fun of sequential storytelling is in our blood. As such these books will contain more than their fare share of speech bubbles and comic panels!”
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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.
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