Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Target Capaldi - series ten - part two

We've reached the halfway point of Doctor Who series ten and the vault is still harbouring its deadly secret...

Part one is here.

Gay Comic - from TV's UFO

Back in the 60s TV Century 21 comic begat a sister comic for girls entitled 'Lady Penelope'. It had a similar format to its brother - a mix of TV sourced comic strips and features but with a more feminine bent. 

Flash forward to 1970 and the launch of Countdown which took Gerry Anderson's UFO as its base for a comic similar in content to TV21. There was no sister comic for girls this time round though... 

or was there?

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Doctor Who Target Book Covers Recreated - part three

These seem to have been popular. I've done some more - with mixed results. 

Particularly pleased with the Claws of Axos - done using alternative photo references to the ones on Chris Achilleos' original. 

Also the one from Inferno. I've never really liked the finshed original cover - the figure work looks a bit off to me but I do like the imagery. 

The Three Doctors offers a 'different' take on Omega's hands.

As for The Dalek Invasion of the Earth... I'm not sure I should've even started that one now. I went a bit TOO pop art with it...  

Friday, 5 May 2017

Another Trio of Old Target Book Covers Given a Make-over...

Here's a few more original Doctor Who Target book covers recreated in Photoshop. 

The choice is very much dependent on the availability of the original photo references used by the artists. They also have to be of high enough resolution to manipulate. 

Since posting the first trio, I've had a couple of requests and, whilst I did attempt them, the source material was poor and, to be honest, they looked crap. 

Here's some that I am reasonably pleased with though...

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Entertainment for the Bank Holiday on BBC1 - 70s style!

Remember the days when television over the bank holiday weekend was exciting and special?

I do...

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Monday, 1 May 2017

MYRKA! The Deadly Undersea Monster from BBCtv's Dr Who!!

The Myrka was one of the most memorable monsters to appear in 1980s Doctor Who. FACT.  

Those who witnessed its attack on a wobbly bulkhead door in the fifth Doctor tale 'Warriors of the Deep' cannot wipe it from their memory despite extensive therapy. 

And the sight of Hammer legend Ingrid Pitt attempting to floor the terrifying creature with a Kung Fu move straight out of the choreography for West Side Story is still burnt on the retina of many youngsters who were traumatised at the time. 

For these reasons a toy based on the pantomime lizard was never released...