Monday, 30 January 2012

An Actually Canon Picture Of Doctor Who!

Well, no, that was a lie. What I mean is that it isn't Doctor WTF?! this time round. An old picture that some may have seen before, but it still makes me chuckle on that annual inevitable day when I find it buried in my archive.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Hauptmann Who In... First Glimpse Of The Coming Race!

This is the fourth and final post in what has been my Month Of Dr WTF?! At one point I did wonder if I could try to theme these posts around the same four part structure that most Doctor Who stories used to adhere to, but then I decided that my time would be better spent doing something that was actually productive.

Remember earlier in the month when I said I was going to get a bit experimental? Well, where better to experiment than Doctor WTF?!

"Um, in your own time and not when you are rushing to meet a deadline?" I hear the editor lament.

And yes, there is that I suppose. But I've decided to try for some colour. And I've started every sentence in this paragraph with a conjunction! So it's all sorts of innovative fun all round!

So let's have a look at what I've been up to. Still a little more work to go, but everything is trundling along nicely.

That's it for Doctor WTF?! Month. Next time you see me talking about this project, it will be when Owen brings news of its completion, and then not even a TARDIS would be able to contain my excitement!

Monday, 16 January 2012


Editor Owen Watts is no doubt going to throttle me for this unwanted piece of continuity, but my two Doctor WTF?! characters both have the same monocle, so it was an alternative canon just waiting to happen.

While we are talking about good ol' Doctor 23, it occurred to me that I'm not sure how many people will have seen this:

Owen had the idea of putting in DVD-extra-esque goodies for people who bought digital copies of Dr WTF?! 2011, and this is my contribution. It is the panel that you can't remember reading and I can't remember drawing. I do remember waking up to find I had scribbled all over my face with what had, until that point, been my best pens. Go figure.

Anyway, enough of Doctor 23, he is sooo last year. Now is the hour of Hauptmann Who, and next week I'll be previewing some finished art! See ya then.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Sometimes The Script Is Easier Than You Think...

One afternoon, late last year, I spent some small amount of time considering how to make a spaceship that resembled a severed head. I made a little sketch of an actual head to start me off, and went from there.

Two doodles later I thought to myself, "Hmmm, this isn't working, let's check out the script for more inspiration."

Upon rereading the scene, I found that writer Greg Meldrum didn't want me to make a spaceship that looked like a severed head, he wanted me to have an actual severed head floating about in space. Which is bizarrely easier to draw. Who would have guessed.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

So What Do I Want From The New Year?

As well as continuing with Halo and the Gryphon, and hopefully an episode of Rise of the Mekkosapiens, this year I'm striking out in new directions. I have a few non-comic projects planned, and I intend to get a bit more experimental as well. This may well mean post after post of both successful and unsuccessful artistic try-outs, but however it goes I'm hoping to keep up a roughly weekly schedule of blogging, so you get to hear all about it. Doesn't that sound promising.

First though, January will see me finishing off my pages for Doctor WTF?! Let's start off with some design sketches. Everyone loves design sketches.