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etherington brothers and channel 5



Today was great, I got to spend most of the day in Oxford with the fab people in the DFC office, including Bob & Lorenzo Etherington of Blink Twice. We were interviewed by a presenter named Isla Traquair, and Bob and Lorenzo turned out to be total pros at being in front of a camera. Then Catherine the publicist, Lindsey in marketing and the Fickling brothers took us for a huge lunch before we lurched back the train, the Etherington brothers to Bristol and me to London. I got to check in with my lovely picture book editor, Hannah, and on the train back I got started on a comic I promised ages ago to ztoical for her anthololgy before I fell sound asleep because of my big lunch and woke up at Paddington station.

Here's Isla interviewing Lorenzo while he pretends to do work on-screen. He actually made a whole comic strip featuring Isla, which was way beyond the call of duty but very cool all the same. Lucky woman!


This is the DFC headquarters in the Fickling basement:


And here's Bob and me, proudly comparing our very last-century cell phones. (There were a lot of long silly pauses in the whole filming process.)


Catherine's going to get back to us about the TV times; she says it'll run on the news at 12;30, 3 and 5 either tomorrow (Thursday) or Friday. I don't actually own a telly, so someone please let me know how it went! ...Only two more days until DFC take-off! :-D

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sweet_gum
May. 28th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
DFC
The tension is mounting. I can hardly wait to receive my very first edition of the DFC.

I shared Layn Marlow's "Write Away" interview of you with "Auntie Kayzee", for whom you created your very first series of hand-drawn magazines when you were what -- age 8? She is delighted for you.
jabberworks
May. 28th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
Re: DFC
I wish I still had all those magazines! Those were fun to make. You'll have to let me know when the DFC arrives in America, I wonder how much later than Friday you'll get it.
rainboworchid
May. 28th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
Marvellous stuff. It's a good job The DFC has three photogenic creators! I will try and remember to watch some Ch 5 news tomorrow.
jabberworks
May. 28th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Aw, shucks. Actually, I think the cameraman was fairly smitten with the Etherington duo, so I wouldn't be surprised if I'm just a quick flash of red t-shirt. (Which would suit me just fine! I'd much rather people like my comics than think they want me on television. The best thing was hanging out with the gang all morning and talking shop.)
dlanthomas
May. 29th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
I'm scanning Sky News for coverage here. I don't know whether there's a comic store in Moscow. Will look!
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