After a summer spent diligently producing page after page of comic book nonsense in their Bristol studio, the Etherington Brothers, creators of strips such Monkey Nuts and Malcolm Magic are about to begin an frenetic End of Year appearance schedule, much of it part of ongoing promotion for the subscription-only weekly title The DFC.
Bob and Lorenzo will be meeting and greeting lots of comic fans as they commence the official ‘Go Nuts’ Tour, starting with the Bath Festival of Children’s Literature panel on 27th September, when the brothers will be joined by John Aggs, artist on Phillip Pullman’s John Blake and Sarah McIntyre, creator of Vern and Lettuce, which both appear in The DFC, with publisher David Fickling hosting.
Then it’s off to Birmingham for the International Comic Show on the 4-5th October for another DFC panel, comic signings and banter!
The Cheltenham Literature Festival will play host to an Etherington Brothers comic workshop, on the 11th October. With limited places available (first 40 to book get in!) it’s first come, first served!
Finally, we’ll be hosting two ‘Tales On Moon Lane’ festival workshops at the Herne Hill and Primrose Hill Children’s bookstores. This event will take place on Saturday 25th, with the boys completing one workshop, then being whisked across London to the other store! Exciting times!
• For more details check out the tour poster here
• The Bath Festival of Children’s Literature
• Birmingham International Comics Show
• The Cheltenham Literature Festival
• Tales On Moon Lane book store and festival details
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.