Wednesday, July 21, 2010

On The Shelves: DOCTOR WHO #13

My first issue as the regular artist on IDW's DOCTOR WHO comic (issue #13) comes out today. It's the beginning of the end, as they say. This issue starts the final four-part story arc for the 11th Doctor, "Final Sacrifice", as well as the final few issues of the current series before we relaunch with a new #1 and a new Doctor.

Once again, Tony Lee is handling the script, I'm penciling and inking, and Charlie Kirchoff is handling the colors.

And while I'm at it, a big public 'thank you' to Chris Ryall, Denton Tipton, Tony Lee, Gary Russell, and the rest of the gang at IDW and the BBC for asking me back on a regular basis. I hope everyone enjoys the final 10th Doctor issues as much as I've enjoyed drawing them.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Necon, Reviews, and Other Things

Back from my annual trip to NECON, a writers and readers conference/convention held at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. It's one of my favorite shows, filled with some of my favorite people in the entire world, including F. Paul Wilson, Tom Monteleone, James A. Moore, Christopher Golden, and more people than I can even begin to name here. As usual, I was joined by my NECON posse, Ellen Williams and Dan Waters, who understand and share my geekery for all things book-like. Thanks as always to them and to all the other attendees, especially fellow former Borderlands Boot Camp attendees like Brian Hatcher, John Buja, Kyle Steele, Shelby Rhodes, and Michael M. Hughes. Horror authors Brian Keene and Joe Hill made surprise appearances this year, and I got a chance to talk to them a bit about comics, which is always fun.

While I was away, we started to see some reviews for the DOCTOR WHO ANNUAL 2010, including some incredibly kind comments from Comic Book Resources about the "Big, Blue Box" story that I wrote and drew. If you haven't picked it up yet, DOCTOR WHO editor Denton Tipton has a preview on his blog, From The Tip. There are a couple of pages from the "Blue Box" story, along with pages from Jonathan L. Davis and Kelly Yates, and Al Davison.

And now that I'm back, I'm starting in on issue 16 of the current series of IDW's DOCTOR WHO, which is the last issue to feature the 10th Doctor, not to mention the last issue of the series before we relaunch with a new #1 and a new Doctor, the familiarly named 11th Doctor, Matt Smith. I'm looking forward to drawing him, but a little sad to see the David Tennant Doctor go. He was a great Doctor, and I really liked drawing that long, brown coat.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

On The Shelves: DOCTOR WHO Annual 2010

I'm off to Connecticut this morning to visit with my friend Dan Waters before we both head over to Rhode Island for our annual trip to Necon, but in the meantime, IDW publishing's DOCTOR WHO Annual 2010 comes out today. I drew two short stories for the annual, one that I wrote myself, and one written by my DOCTOR WHO Ongoing Series collaborator, Tony Lee, that ties into the final 10th Doctor story arc we're working on now, "Final Sacrifice", which begins in DOCTOR WHO #13. There are also stories by Jonathan Davis and Kelly Yates (who also drew the cover), and Al Davison. I got a chance to read Al's story a while back, and I have to say, it knocked my socks off.