Posts tagged: Paul Cornell

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #1 on Wed 9/14 & Signing at Hot Comics!

On Wednesday, issue #1 of Doctor Who: The Third Doctor hits comics shelves! I really can’t wait for everyone to see this book. Paul Cornell‘s The Heralds of Destruction is the Third Doctor story that we classic whovians deserve, and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Signings

Hot Comics Doctor Who SigningIf you live in Minnesota, USA and plan to pick up a copy for yourself, stop by Hot Comics & Collectibles in New Hope where I’ll be signing between 3pm and 8pm!

Hot Comics and Collectibles New Hope
3524 Winnetka Ave N.
New Hope, MN 55427
Facebook Event

If you live in the UK, Paul Cornell will be signing at Forbidden Planet in London from 6pm!

Forbidden Planet Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue
London
WC2H 8JR
Details Here

Also, Paul Cornell and I will be at New York Comic Con next month, so that would be a good opportunity to get your books signed by both of us. And I will be at Chicago TARDIS in November and will be happy to sign books there too. So be sure to pick up your copies this week even if you can’t make it to one of our signings on Wednesday.

(I expect I’ll be seeing a lot of sketch covers in my future…)

Reviews & Press

There are already reviews starting to surface for the first issue. Here are a few to check out:

Recently I went over my process for bringing the Third Doctor art to the page for Comics Alliance. Check that out if you really geek out about the details like I do.

Here’s a couple interviews Paul Cornell did about the series.

Preview

DOCTOR WHO: THIRD DOCTOR #1
Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: Christopher Jones
Colors: Hi-Fi
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: September 14
Order on Comixology

Paul Cornell returns to Doctor Who comics with “The Heralds of Destruction!” When something enormous crashes into Bedfordshire, the Doctor, Jo Grant, and the forces of UNIT under Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart mobilize immediately, only to find themselves in the middle of a pitched battle against a terrifying invader. But the shocking face that awaits their return to base may tip the whole world off its axis! It’s classic third Doctor action as you’ve never seen it before!

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CONvergence 2013 – Guest of Honour Badge Art

I’m back home from CONvergence 2013, and what a weekend it was. (OK, I was back home a week ago, but since then I’ve been busy catching up on projects and cobbling together photos for this post!)

Without further delay, as promised, here are the CONvergence 2013 Guest of Honour Badges!

Every year I do original badge art for each of the convention’s Guests of Honor. It’s a rather labor-intensive tradition, but it makes a great early impression with guests that their time at CONvergence is going to be something unique and special, and honestly it’s the best icebreaker in the world for me to meet these great people. They almost always flip when they see their badges and are excited to meet the crazy artist who made them!

CVG 2013 GoH Badge - Lou Anders prev CVG 2013 GoH Badge - Charlie Jane Anders prev CVG 2013 GoH Badge - Caitlin Blackwood prev


Here’s Lou Anders shown in the outfit he wore when accepting his Hugo Award. Lou seemed like a great guy and I was sorry I didn’t get more time to chat with him at the con.

I went for her iconic hair and glasses for Charlie Jane Anders‘ badge. At the con her blonde locks had been dyed a spectacular pink. I knew going in there was a good chance I wasn’t going to match her at-con look. Ah, well…

For Caitlin Blackwood‘s badge I went for her iconic moment as Amelia Pond from Doctor Who. I didn’t get much of a chance to talk to Caitlin, but by all accounts she and her mom had a good time!

CVG 2013 GoH Badge - Bill Corbett prev CVG 2013 GoH Badge - Paul Cornell prev CVG 2013 GoH Badge - James Moran prev


I’d met Bill Corbett before, even getting to work with him on the Joseph Scrimshaw-produced Super Powered Revenge Christmas #1. While Bill’s ongoing gig these days is Rifftrax, for the sake of a familiar visual I put the silhouette of Crow T. Robot (who Bill voiced after Trace Beaulieu) from MST3K.

Paul Cornell has been good enough to visit CONvergence a number of times before, and rather than reference one of his writing projects again, I thought instead I’d highlight his now-traditional Cricket demo, with CONvergence mascot Connie and her sister robot Connie Mark 2 taking up the game.

I usually avoid using Connie on the badge of first-time Guests of Honor, but referencing the poster for screenwriter James Moran‘s film Severance was too good to pass up.

CVG 2013 GoH Badge - Kevin Murphy prev CVG 2013 GoH Badge - John Picacio prev CVG 2013 GoH Badge - Melinda Snodgrass prev


I hadn’t met Kevin Murphy before, and sadly still really haven’t. We were both in the same room a couple of times, but that’s as good as it got. His badge is a companion piece to Bill Corbettt’s featuring the silhouette of MST3K‘s Tom Servo.

I got to interview John Picacio for his One-on-One panel. His badge is a reference to his cover art for the novel No Going Back.

And finally, when I realized that Melinda Snodgrass‘ breakthrough Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Measure of a Man” had introduced the Enterprise crew poker games and that she was one of the major contributors behind George R. R. Martin’s Wildcards series, the mash-up seemed rather obvious!

I’ll have the rest of my CONvergence report up in a bit!

 

CONvergence Badge Art: #CVG2010 Guests of Honor

We’re getting close! CONvergence is IMMINENT as I count down to CVG2012 on July 5-8, sharing more art I’ve done for badges for the Guests of Honor of CONvergence 2010.

#CVG2010 - Chuck McCann

#CVG2010 – Chuck McCann

#CVG2010 - Jeremy Bulloch

#CVG2010 – Jeremy Bulloch

#CVG2010 - LA Banks

#CVG2010 – LA Banks


Chuck McCann has had a lengthy career in acting and comedy, but two of his signature credits are impersonating Oliver Hardy and a series of “Hi, Guy!” commercials for Right Guard deodorant.

“Boba Fett? Boba Fett, WHERE?” Yes, I went there on Jeremy Bulloch’s badge.

An elegant design based on a character from L.A. Banks‘ writing. She is missed.

#CVG2010 - Paul Cornell

#CVG2010 – Paul Cornell

#CVG2010 - Wally Wingert

#CVG2010 – Wally Wingert

#CVG2010 - Bridget Landry

#CVG2010 – Bridget Landry


British writer Paul Cornell had recently written both Black Widow and Captain Britain for Marvel Comics. It seemed like a fun idea to cross them with those other Avengers.

Wally Wingert’s obsession with the Adam West Batman appeared again, this time mashed up with Wally’s new gig as the announcer for Jay Leno’s Tonight Show.

Yep, it’s another plain Connie badge for cosplay queen of the rocket scientists Bridget Landry. I wanted to produce a new badge in the style of the 2010 Guest of Honor badges, but I made sure the scale and position of the Connie figure was the same as her previous badge, so the costume overlays I was providing her with would work equally well with the new badge. I didn’t try to keep this plan a surprise this time, and contacted her in advance of the convention to ask if there were any planned cosplays I could match.

#CVG2010 - Bridget Draco

#CVG2010 – Bridget Draco

#CVG2010 - Bridget Kira

#CVG2010 – Bridget Kira

#CVG2010 - Bridget Maleficent

#CVG2010 – Bridget Maleficent


So we got Draco Malfoy, Mirror Universe Kira, and Maleficent overlays for Connie, to go with Bridget’s planned outfits for the weekend. The next time she returns as a Guest of Honor, we’ll continue the series!

If you’re coming to #CVG2012 be sure to look me up! I’ll be doing two signings and on a bunch of panels.

Batman & Robin #18 – pencils & color

Last year I was called on to draw six pages from Batman & Robin #18, written by Paul Cornell. The story featured Dick Grayson as Batman and Damian Wayne as Robin encountering a villain named The Absence, a woman who discovered she had a brain deformity called Dandy Walker Syndrome only after surviving a gunshot wound to the head. Weird character. But hey, it’s a Batman villain!

I’ve posted the 6 pages I drew from the story in my gallery, with the pencil art I drew side-by-side with the inked and colored pages for comparison.

B&R #18 pg18 - pencils & color

Batman & Robin #18 page 18