Thursday, December 29, 2022

Vworp Vworp #5 Coming Soon!










The acclaimed Doctor Who comics and artwork fanzine Vworp Vworp! returns with its fifth issue in January 2023. Pre-orders open on New Year’s Day with shipping scheduled for early February 2023.

The 148-page issue kicks off with an in-depth series of articles and script reviews focusing on the many Doctor Who animation projects that have, for a variety of reasons, been abandoned over the years. The Canadian company Nelvana might be the best known, but as researcher Richard Bignell has uncovered for Vworp Vworp!, through a wealth of interviews, documentation, scripts and design drawings, there’s so much more to learn, including the real reason it was aborted. But what of Ruby-Spears, the company behind Scooby-Doo? Interest from a Japanese anime studio? Terry Nation’s Daleks? The BBC itself, in 2001? And who can forget Karen McCoy and her Doctor Who: The Animated Series?

Elsewhere in the issue:

    • Interviews with artist JOHN RIDGWAY and writer/artist STEVE PARKHOUSE, as we go behind the scenes of their magnum opus, the Voyager saga.

    • PHIL BEVAN remembered, with personal recollections of his brother Kit and those he worked with, offering a unique insight into this much-loved artist, who illuminated the vibrant fanzine scene in the 80s and 90s.

    • Packaging beauty! Graphic and packaging designer ANDREW PREWETT, who designed the beloved Doctor Who Sound Effects LP, reveals unused designs for a number of Doctor Who DVD boxsets.

    • ABSOLUTE DAAK: A REVENGER’S TRAGEDY – The Dalek Killer deconstructed by Alan Stevens ahead of his return in our comic strip, Paper Tiger.

    • New features on TERRY NATION and DAVID WHITAKER’s work on the TV Century 21 DALEKS strip and the stage play THE CURSE OF THE DALEKS.

    • … and much more!

Also, issue 5 includes several brand new comic strips and fiction:

    • The truly epic 22-page THE IRON EMPIRE, written by Lance Parkin and drawn by Steve Andrew. What happened to the Empire during the reign of Emperor Vesuvius? Find out in this much anticipated sequel to the Mills/Wagner great that launched Doctor Who Weekly.

    • Ever pondered the fate of the Thals in the TV Century 21 Dalek strips? Find out in YEAR ZERO, a new instalment in the adventures of outer space robot people, imagined by Alan Stevens, Matthew Kilburn and artist Andy Walker.

    • Abslom Daak gets a bittersweet coda in PAPER TIGER, written by Alan Stevens with crisp black and white art by the legendary John Ridgway. 

    • We’re also treated to three thrilling pages of DALEK KILLERS! – an intriguing reboot (of sorts) pitched to Titan by Richard Starkings and Lee Sullivan.

    • Thrill to Sam Gingell's debut strip NEWTON'S SLEEP, a thought-provoking examination of the Cybermen as a reaction to societal decay and decadence. Sam crashed onto the scene in 2022 and we're sure this won't be the last we see of him.

    • Sixties script editor Donald Tosh’s final piece of fiction, JOURNEY TO NOWHEN, a whimsical tale of competing realities and the power of nostalgia.

    • Finally, we take a visit back to the scene of one of the Doctor’s lesser discussed small screen adventures in Graham Kibble-White’s ENCOUNTER AT CRINKLEY BOTTOM!

Plus, our exciting FREE GIFT this issue:

    • DOCTOR WHO: ROWEN – a full-cast audio adaptation of the 1992 initial script for the cancelled Nelvana series. Presented on CD, directed and adapted by Sean Mason and introducing ARTHUR BOSTROM as the Nelvana Doctor, this brand new drama is intended to give an authentic taste of what this new era might have been like.

Order Vworp Vworp! issue 5, price £10.99, from vworpvworp.co.uk now.

Want to see more? Check out these samples from the upcoming issue!








Saturday, November 26, 2022

Episode 148 is Available!

 


Lee Sullivan has a long history of drawing comics for Doctor Who Magazine. After a nearly 20-year break he has returned to illustrate the very first adventure of the Fourteenth Doctor! In the new episode of Doctor Who: Panel to Panel, he chats about how he was hand-picked for this job, what it’s like drawing the Doctor after all these years and more. Find the new episode of Doctor Who: Panel to Panel wherever you download your favorite podcasts!

December 2022 Previews Listings

 It’s only one page but it’s important! Here are the Doctor Who comic-related listings from the December Previews catalog. Be sure and let your comic shop know what to order or hold for you.



Saturday, October 29, 2022

Episode 146 Artwork and Show Notes

 If you had a chance to hear my chat with Rich Morris about his online comic strip The Ten Doctors and want to see what it was like, here are some sample pages from the story along with the timeline we discussed. Rich is hard at work getting The Ten Doctors back up online but until then check out his website at www.yafgc.net for all of his cool art!











Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Next Episode!

 Not sure how many people look here, but my next podcast episode features a guest I've been trying to track down since my first episode. Here are some sample art pages. Can you guess the artist?





Saturday, September 24, 2022

October 2022 Previews Listings

 Slim picking this month! Here are the Doctor Who comic-related listings from the October issue of Previews from Diamond Comics. 



Monday, September 5, 2022

September 2022 Previews Listings

 It’s a quiet September catalog from Diamond Comics when it comes to Doctor Who comic-related books. Be sure and order your DWM to support the comic cause!