Posts Tagged ‘Whizzer & Chips’

Who’s Next

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

When TV Cream’s Graham Kibble-White asked me if I knew anything about Doctor Who, I told him the last thing I could remember was Tom Baker offering jelly babies to a disembodied skull in a creepy lighthouse. This was, of course, a lie, but most intelligent life forms would rather forget about Sylvester McCoy in Paradise Towers.

However, I go way back with SFX Magazine. I bought the first issue (on the cover: Lori Petty as Tank Girl), filled out a questionnaire and got sent a free copy of issue 2 (on the cover: Sylvester Stallone as Judge Dredd). So the chance to contribute to a special edition of the mag (something like 15 years down the line… damn, I’m old!) was too tempting to turn down. The brief was to draw a strip in the style of old Fleetway comics  – I grew up with Whizzer & Chips, so that stuff is hardwired into my brain. I’m sure Graham’s script is packed with geeky references to Who, but my only contribution in that regard was to add The Seal of Rassilon. Now I don’t know what The Seal of Rassilon is, apart from the fact that it might be some kind of seal, possibly originating from a place called Rassilon, but i do know that it was heavily featured in the doomed-from-the-start American Doctor Who TV Movie, because SFX pointed it out (and, to my recollection, they weren’t happy about it).

So anyway, to cut a long story short, go out and buy the SFX Doctor Who special, cos I’m in it and it’s great!

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Dalek

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

At a loss for Christmas present ideas for the Whovian in your life? Of course you are, because there’s barely any Who merchandise out there (sarcasm). However, you should definitely pick up SFX’s Doctor Who: The Fanzine, because in addition to more Time Lord related shenanigans than you can shake a… er… Dalek sink plunger at, there is also the latest instalment of our comic strip Arthur “Dies Daily” Darvill Vs Murderous Moffat. 

Now if SFX ever want to do a Star Wars special I have a great idea for a story about Sheltay Retrac and Don-Wan Kihotay.

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