Thursday, 15 December 2016

Looking Ahead To Doctor Who Series 10

Having recently returned to doing some Target book covers following a break, my fingers got a bit itchy to do something new... so here's a preliminary cover for the first episode of Doctor Who series 10

No blurb for it as I know bugger all about the story's content. 

And yes, it is THAT still of Pearl Mackie

It reminds me of the unused cover for the original series' The Twin Dilemma which was just an Andrew Skilleter painting of Colin Baker on a starry background. 

Or the generic photo of Peter Davison used on his first novelisation The Visitation... 

But at least mine makes a tiny effort to reflect the story title. Bill does have a little star in her eye. My, that's got to smart...!

The complete range of my faux Target book covers - from An Unearthly Child to The Husbands of River Song is accessed by clicking here.

The most recent series featuring Peter Capaldi is accessed by clicking here.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

TIME Planetarians of the Year!

He might be 2016's Time magazine Person of the Year but Donald Trump will luckily be long gone by the year 4001...

And then there's the regional editions of the magazine...

Monday, 12 December 2016

The 12 Target Covers of Doctor Who Xmas Specials...

As a Christmas treat for all of you lovely people, I've gone back to some of my old Doctor Who Target book covers - in particular, the Christmas specials - and re-worked them into full covers. 

Yes, I have had a bit of time on my hands this week but things should get back to normal shortly and an absence of new posts over the next week or two should confirm this.

Oh, and a happy Christmas to all of you at home! x

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Target Capaldi! - part three

It doesn't seem a year since the BBC aired a new episode of Doctor Who. Well it does actually... Series nine - twelve episodes worth - were followed mere weeks later by a Christmas special. And then... nothing.

Until now. As the tenure of show-runner Steven Moffat moves towards its climax with all the urgency of a a slug in an oil slick, we're being treated to the 2016 Christmas special episode. 

And - more out of habit - I've produced a Target book cover for it. I've no real idea what it's about save the fact that it features a superhero called The Ghost and is set in New York (though it was filmed in Bulgaria). But lack of info hasn't stopped me before...

So here it is, a few weeks early... 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Three UFO Century 21 Mini-albums

The Century 21 range of mini-albums were a staple of every Gerry Anderson fans record collection in the 60s. Each release was a 33rpm EP and featured "21 minutes of adventure". Although the 21 minute tag was correct, the term 'adventure' was more loosely applied. Some were abbreviated audio adaptations of episodes of Thunderbirds whilst others saw the listener taken on tours of Marineville and NASA rocket launches courtesy of Troy Tempest and Steve Zodiac respectively. Sometimes they were even canon-blasting original adventures for Lady Penelope and Captain Scarlet

For some reason, Century 21 stopped producing their mini-albums following Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons

There are those of us who would've appreciated the range going on throughout the later Gerry Anderson productions...

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Doctor Who Discovers... Peter Haining!

It does what it says on the cover...

Doctor Who Discovers... Politics!

TV's Dr. Who has always been a helping kind of person and he's recently revived his 'popular' range of Doctor Who Discovers books from the 1970s with a selection that will help the reader find their way through the murky mire that is modern politics. 

You can even get one free with the the Christmas Radio Times. 

How nice is that? 

Splendid chap. All of him!