Never too old for etch a sketch. Etch-A-Sketch Drawing Screen. The Worlds favorite Drawing toy with over 150 million sold This Classic toy has beaten the test of time. The Etch-A-Sketch was first marketed in 1960, developed in the late 1950s by Frenchman Arthur Granjean. Fun and easy to use, turn the right knob to draw up and down, the left to draw horizontally of a compination of both for curves. When finished turn over and shake to start over.