New Year! New Website!

It’s a new year, and we have a new website – Hoorah!
After many years of not having a proper home, www.tado.co.uk is now full of brand new work and goodies. We hope you guys enjoy checking it out.
It does mean that we now have a new wordpress blog, so this will be the last post to this one. The URL for the new TADO-Blog is: www.tado.co.uk/blog
We hope you guys continue to follow us over there. Thank you very much for all your comments and follows on this one over the years!
Happy new 2015!
M and K

Yorkshire In Yellow!

Our official Yorkshire In Yellow Tour De France tees are now available on the Made North store along side a fantastic collection of designs from a great line up of artists / designers. Hooray!!
We’ll have a proper write up on this project soon… on our brand new site! Double Hooray!!TADO

Here’s some of the original rough sketches for Monster Trucks: The Big Race. We don’t often show our sketch work as its generally very messy but we thought you guys might like to see these!
We usually draw very rough version of the page / piece in pencil first, then use this as the basis for the first ‘proper’ sketch – which is what these pics are. These are then scanned in ready to be taken into illustrator for final artwork. You can see on these sketches comments and tweaks from the editor and author too.
This image is part of a pack that the lovely guys at Digital Arts Online used to make a feature about Monster Trucks, the working processes behind it, and why we were so excited to create a children’s book. You can check out the mini-interview / feature on their site here. Thanks a lot guys!
Monster Trucks: The Big Race is available now from all good book shops and online!

Today’s The Big Day! We’re super excited to say that Monster Trucks: The Big Race is available in stores and online NOW! Hooray!!
Thank you to everyone who’s ‘liked’, commented, re-tweeted etc about the project – we’re super grateful and so excited that the book is finally out there and available in all good bookstores!


Monster Trucks: The Big Race is released tomorrow, July 3rd in all good bookshops and online – Hoorah! Here’s a quick who’s who of Trucksville’s finest!

Hey Sheffielders and good folk – This will be fantastic!!
Full info on the Tramlines site. We’re super-chuffed to be taking part – its curated by our good friends Tom J Newell and Drew Milward – and we’ve chosen Prince Fatty. Bosh!

hi everyone!
we wanted to share something with you guys that we’re extremely excited about.
It’s been several years in the making, but we’re very proud to announce that our first picture book ‘Monster Trucks: The Big Race’ is going to be published on July 3rd!
Yup – this Thursday!
Written by our super-talented friend Jon Hinton and published by the lovely folk at Scholastic Children’s Books, The Big Race is the first in a new series of fast-paced, big-wheeled racing romps that follow Bolt, Chunk, Roxy, Fizz, Newton and Masher as they rev off on exciting adventures in a crazy world full of fun, laughter and a few spills along the way.

The book will be available from good bookshops worldwide from July 3rd!

It is available to pre-order now from several online bookshops such as Foyles , Blackwells and The Guardian Book Shop priced at £6.99.

Book Details:
Publisher: Scholastic Children’s Books
Publication Date: 03-July-2014
ISBN: 9781407144276
We hope you guys like the look of The Monster Trucks, it’s an absolute dream come true for us and we’re looking forward to getting it into the mitts of all the little monsters we know!

We’ll post up some more info on the book soon. We’re also very busy putting the final touches to our new site that we hope will be live shortly – at last!!

Panda Otaku 2014!

Just a reminder… 4PM GMT today. Yey! Shop.tado.co.uk

Revealed a couple of days back (we’re late as usual!!) – Dripple Series One is an AMAZING collection of figure designs steeped in oldschool goodness, by a group of friends all of whom go back a long long way. Put together by the one and only Sket-One and The Mighty Jaxx the toy series should be as amazing as the story that is behind them. (you can read up on that online!)
The kickstarter already reached its first goal in record time – BOOOOOM! but there’s still so much more to do! You can find out more about the project at www.drippletoy.com and find out how you can get involved and what’s to come! We’re going to be working on some special incentives for the guys at Mighty Jaxx to help bring this series to your shelves.

Toycon UK Goodies Online Monday 28th April, 4PM!

If you’ve been following our Instagram, Twitter or Facebook pages, you may have seen that the annual Toycon UK event happened a couple of weeks ago down in London. It was ace! We’re in the process of assembling a proper post about it for the blog but in the meantime we thought we’d make a quick one to let you guys know that we’ll be posting up a LOAD of new goodies to buy and pre-order on the TadoShop tomorrow, Monday the 28th of April at 4PM GMT!