Friday, 24 July 2015

Weird War Machine Week part 4 - The FULL SET!

Here you go, folks, the full set of vehicles, at a nice big size! Either get them HERE from our Tumblr, or HERE from our DeviantArt, in both cases you'll want to click the images to get the proper monster FULL SIZE version :)



Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Monday, 20 July 2015

Weird War Machine Week part 1

Here's the first batch of strange military jalopies! More soon!


Thursday, 16 July 2015

The Sea Between Us - trailer MAGIC!

Something a little different today, and pretty darned fantastic.  Emylia Hall, my amazing wife, will be launching her third novel at the end of summer, entitled The Sea Between Us.  It's a magical, sweeping epic of surf, sea, music, art and love.  I might be a little biased, but it's brilliant.

Emylia's passion for the setting and the story however, have gone far beyond the limits of the page. Not content to simply conjure the Cornish coast through her written word, Emylia decided to bring the book to life through other creative endeavours and the result is the stunning trailer below. 

Watch and listen ... then read on to find out how the whole thing was constructed ... including the composing and writing of the music! 

Collaboration is a key part of what makes working on comic books so special, but writing a novel can be quite a lonely experience. When Emylia told me her plans for the trailer I was blown away. Working closely with Gary Egerton - her surfing consultant (she had a surfing consultant for her book!!!) - she concocted a visual storyboard that she felt could capture the wild beauty of the Cornish coast.  Gary put his heart and soul into the filming and the results are something truly special.

Emylia then went a step further and brought our good friends Kate Haines, Ed and Jim Wallis (the brothers are from the awesome band, My Sad Captains) on-board to record a cover version of an old song written by Emylia's father, Alwyn Hall ... a song that features in the very pages of her new book!

New Friends, Old Friends, Famous Friends and Family ... does collaboration get any better than THAT??? I don't think so.

Huge congratulations to all involved for producing something so beautiful. And special congrats and respect to Emylia, for making the whole thing happen and for sharing her art and her heart with us all.

The Sea Between Us is available to preorder online now, and will be in all good bookshops from August 27th. Get it.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Fish Character Design week BONUS! - The Full Set!

Happy Friday everybody! Here's a special treat from me to you, the FULL SET of my fishy pics! You can view and/or download the BIG version HERE on my DA page, or HERE on the Etherington Brothers Tumblr.



Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Fish Character Design Week Part 3

Some more exotic varieties today, and a big fat shark for good measure...!


Monday, 6 July 2015

Fish Character Design Week Part 1

Right, let's dive in (ahem) with the first 11 designs...!


Thursday, 2 July 2015

Brand New FREE copy of the Phoenix Comic for EVERYONE!

WHAT?!!!! Yes, you read right, those fine folks at the world's greatest children's comic, The Phoenix, are giving you all a complete copy of the comic, for free, RIGHT HERE! This awesome sample issue features more jaw-dropping comic gold than you can shake a monkey at, including our boy ZAK SIMMONDS-HURN with his incredible SKY DRIFTERS...

...The incomparible (and recent AWARD WINNING) boss himself, JAMIE SMART, with his now legendary BUNNY VS. MONKEY...
...the world-beating ADAM MURPHY with his astounding CORPSE TALK...
...and the sublime JAMES TURNER with his sci-fi brain scrambler, STAR CAT...
Of course, there's much more besides, including treats from NEILL CAMERON, JOHN DICKINSON and SALLY JANE THOMPSON, but I don't want to spoil all the surprises, because you should go and read it!

Oh, and if you needed any more convincing, it features my favorite Von Doogan puzzle from the last year...