Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Monday, 29 April 2013
I'm really happy that my portrait of the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy will feature in this Doctor Who 50th anniversary collection; beautifully designed by Peacock Design. To quote the official blurb... The Doctor Who Regeneration set is an individually numbered, beautifully packaged, coffee table album including six DVDs of Doctor Who adventures – including fan favourites like The Caves of Androzani and The End of Time, plus an advance release of the First Doctor’s final adventure The Tenth Planet. This is already up for advanced order, right here.
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Saturday, 27 April 2013
For me, last weeks episode of Doctor Who was infinitely better than the previous two and tonight's episode looks promising too. According to Wikipedia, Lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat gave the concept of an episode discovering the centre of the TARDIS to writer Stephen Thompson. Thompson explained that this was because Moffat was "haunted" by the 1978 story The Invasion of Time, which was set on the TARDIS but used hastily-constructed sets.
And a nicely edited fan-made clip featuring all of the Doctors...
Friday, 26 April 2013
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Anyone who likes films from the 1960's would really appreciate this one. I watched it last night for the first time since I saw it on a black & white tv as a kid. I had no idea it looked so good. It gets a 7.0 score on IMDB and deservedly so.
Monday, 22 April 2013
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Well, today being Record Store Day I had a pretty lucky find to add to my 1970's Paraphernalia, a genuine 1975 pristine copy of this Barbi Benton album, with a free life-size Barbi poster! All this for only a fiver. There's something so typically 70's about the logo that I had to scan it separately. I'll get the poster up here at some point. As for the record? I've no idea, I haven't played it yet.
From the cupboard today... 2000AD Prog #187 - 22nd November 1980. Art by Dave Gibbons. Click on the 2000AD Production Art link for more.
I really like this descriptive comment from sauchieboy 20 April 2013 10:16. So I'm adding it here...
I loved that story, and I don't even have the excuse of being ten when I read it, since I only came across it after buying the back issues off a pal at secondary school who'd discovered the delights of drinking White Lightning cider and screwing shell-suited girls underneath the swings in the local park.
There's something really appealing about the way Gibbon's figures look like burnished Silver Age characters, inexplicably torn from the pages of a sixties Marvel comic and dropped into the milieu of dilapidated tenement housing and hair-netted housewives which was the drab default setting during that period for any British comic story which wasn't about the second world war. The Slayers' matches could have been taking place in Pat Mills's fictional amalgam of Northpool or the Dundee/Anywhere construct of Dennis the Menace's home town.
Which, I suppose, reflected how the strip (and 2000ad in general) was seeking to disrupt and transform the stuffiness, complacency and morbidity that had afflicted British boys comics in that period by introducing what were perceived at the time as subversive American influences (Tallon was a Yank), such as excitement, colour and glamour. Once again, the colours on that art seem so much more vivid (and lurid) than the copy I have; there must have been a real art to laying down hues that would achieve the desired effect once they'd gone through the primitive printing process, and onto crappy paper.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Monday, 15 April 2013
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Saturday, 13 April 2013
Friday, 12 April 2013
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Sue MacGregor reunites five people who created and starred in the first series of a television landmark, Doctor Who. Fifty years later, those who crammed nervously into the BBC's Lime Grove Studios in 1963 recount the triumphs and disasters that ushered in the longest running science-fiction series in the world. Duration: 45 minutes. First broadcast: Sunday 07 April 2013.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Exhibition: Sophie’s World
More news about this later, but just so you know; I'll be exhibiting a series of previously unseen photographs of the Doctors much-loved sidekick Ace, Sophie Aldred, at the Orbital Comics Gallery in London from 5th - 30th September 2013. Sophie will be making an appearance and signing too. Meanwhile, there's just one set of negatives missing that we're trying to track down. If you hear anything on the vine of grapes, please let us know, Cheers!