I’m getting quite excited for Saturday.
Radio Times cover for DW “The Name of The Doctor”
New issue of the Actual Radio Times on sale today.
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As well as the silly amount of Doctor Who/Take That covers, and the handfull of Doctor Who/Girls Aloud and light sprinkling of Doctor Who/John Carter of Mars covers I’ve done, I’ve now completed about two dozen Doctor Who/Beatles “Radio Times” covers and as a lead in to the next in the current run of shows of ”Doctor Who” here is the second Beatles cover I finished.
A deliberate attempt at paying tribute to 70s Target books cover artist Chris Achilleos (in particular in this case the cover to “Revenge of the Cybermen”) this takes the Lennon/McCartney song that Ringo sang on “With the Beatles” and gives it an “upgrade”.
With my Beatles covers for the most part I’ve tried to do something different from the Take That ones. There are quite a few that I’ve done in this style - some better than others. I quite like this one.
This is the “Radio Times” cover I built to use as my profile picture this week in the lead up to the broadcast of “The Crimson Horror”.
The second Mark Gattis episode of this run of shows and I loved it! A dizzying barrage of references made this the most dense “Doctor Who” story since the also Victorian-set “Ghost Light”. I LOVED IT. Can’t wait to watch it again.
This cover is a deliberate homage to the posters created for the Hammer films of the 1950s and 60s. I was influenced in particular by “Quatermass 2”, “Dracula Has Risen From the Grave” and “Shadow of the Cat” (which means I see myself as Barbara Shelley…) The hand was drawn by my frequent collaborator on this run of covers - my friend and colleague Gary Roy. Gary also took the photo of me.
The “vortex background” is the same one I used on the covers for “Rings of Akhaten” and “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” but given a different tint. Obviously.
There’s an awful lot of negativity flying around tonight about what’s happening with the Dr Who 50th Anniversary story. I can understand why because we all have such high expectations.
I’m just trying to remember how much I love The Doctor and his adventures. Because that’s what really matters.