Thursday 12 December 2013


Originally a b/w commission - the client later asked if I would colour it and I've finally found time in my schedule. I introduced the blue tones to give the hot colours something to bounce off.

Friday 6 December 2013

Monday 2 December 2013


I have just sold this original Timeteam art for THE FACELESS ONES. That leaves just one original artwork left from the Patrick Troughton Timeteams in my possession. In case you are interested it's for FURY FROM THE DEEP. After that's gone I will have no more Hartnell or Troughton art left! If you are interested I'm charging £60-00 each plus postage for the Timeteam artworks throughout December. That includes New Who art too!

Sunday 1 December 2013


I liked the idea of the drawing the War Chief and some soldiers from the Dr Who story THE WARGAMES as plastic soldiers with bases. Nothing more to it than that - it was printed on the DWM introduction page.

The  Time Team illustration itself featured Romans who briefly turn up in the one of the war games sectors. I'm planning to be drawing more Romans soon!

Thursday 28 November 2013


As a kid I *loved*  The Professionals as much as Dr Who. I still love both with a vengeance so reading the news today that Lewis Collins has gone is heartbreaking. Thanks Lewis for making Bodie so brilliant.


Monday 25 November 2013


A special Timeteam style piece produced for the recent Lass Productions stage version of AN UNEARTHLY CHILD . 13 prints sold in aid of the Alzheimer's charity.

Wednesday 6 November 2013


Dr Who Magazine artist Martin Geraghty and myself will be there to chat , sketch and show original art.

Thursday 31 October 2013


                                            Happy Halloween!

Monday 21 October 2013


                                            An old piece from the vaults.

Monday 14 October 2013


Earlier in the year the BBC contacted me to be involved in their 50th Anniversary Art boxset. I was asked to provide two pieces of art . They selected my Ice Warriors pic that featured in DWM's Timeteam feature and I drew a new exclusive piece of art for the boxset. All the art in the boxset is A3 in size and printed beautifully. I believe 1963 were made available - follow this link to see more

It seems appropriate to share this image today what with the newly discovered Web of Fear now available on itunes!

Edit. Initial sketch layout and pencils.

Friday 13 September 2013

My IDW Dr Who comicbook

Here's a link to my one and only IDW Dr Who comicbook that I drew - terrifically coloured by Kris Carter! We were chasing a very tight deadline and Richard Starkings ( who took over as writer from Gary Russell) would email me script pages daily which I'd madly draw and send off to Kris as editor Denton Tipton watched over us. The story called COLD BLOODED WAR featured Draconians and Ice Warriors and was set on Draconia. Fans of the tv series will no doub't realise this was a love letter to the two brilliant Peladon stories. It was a blast to imagine Draconia - visually a very Middle Eastern influenced world in the book. It even featured an elite Draconian Ninja force who brought a decent quota of action to a rather moving story. I never drew another IDW book ( not sure why) but have coloured a few Dr Dwo books for them since which was a pleasure!

Tuesday 10 September 2013


On a cheerier note here's a slew of pencils for some recent Timeteam illustrations! As ever determining what to draw is done by eliminating all but the essential imagery to convey what the story is about and looking for opportunities to present this. For instance in BLINK the essential images were the girl , the Weeping Angel , the Doctor and as a last thought the key. Whilst this exact image doesn't appear precisely in the story in every detail at once- the illustration still conveys what goes on in a broader sense. This could easily have occured. In the FAMILY OF BLOOD illustration of the Doctor being kissed you will see the alterations I had to make to the Doctor's hair and jacket. I drew him too much like the Doctor initially rather than as John Smith the teacher. In 42 I had the visored man's fist raised first but this was changed to him opening the visor. It's small changes like this that can add a big impact to a piece of art.


Thursday 8 August 2013

Monday 22 July 2013


Seems the cat is out of the bag so I can publicise it here! Here's the cover colours I did recently. I'm going to be colouring the IDW reprints of ROGUE TROOPER and a new series I believe.

Tuesday 11 June 2013


A pic based on the great back up strip in Dr Who Weekly written by Alan Moore and drawn by David lloyd. It's my favourite of many back up strips I love from the halcyon 1970s!

Thursday 6 June 2013

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                      Original placeholder advertising The Faceless in Previews.


Teaser panels from Baron Frankenstein part two out September from Monsterverse.


Baron Frankenstein was a film directed by 1960s film director and occult fighter Terry Sharp.

Terry's first full length story appeared in the graphic Novel The Faceless : A Terry Sharp Story

My partner in crime on Terry Sharp , Robert Tinnell penned the script for Baron Frankenstein a few years back and the ideal opportunity to run it came in Bob's new book Flesh @ Blood - issue 3 is imminent.  Part one of Baron Frankenstein started in Flesh @ Blood #2 and if you missed you'll find it above. I'ved just finished drawing part two of Baron Frankenstein - see next post for teaser art...

Thursday 23 May 2013


Vampire Circus is my favourite 1970s Hammer film. Here's the inside cover art I've done for the next issue of Little Shoppe Of horrors ( which focusses on the film). Also I've included the pencil stage for comparison.All these characters feature in the film - the Ringmaster played by Adrienne Corri. Check out the film when you've a chance - but be warned it's bloody and contains nudity Hammer horror style!


Friday 3 May 2013

GOSH and PANEL this weekend

I'll be at Gosh comics shop in London this Saturday 4th May for Free Comicbook Day painting a lifesize Doctor and Clara on the window ( see below for pencil rough above) and on Sunday 5th May I'll be on a Dr Who Comics panel at 12.15 PM at the Stratford Picture House , London.

 I'll be signing stuff too!


Friday 12 April 2013


The Cybermen was the first comic strip I drew for Dr Who Magazine ( and some say my best). Back in '92 myself and writer Alan Barnes were new boys at the mag and had been given a page a month to tell our story by editor Gary Russell. Inspired by The Daleks  comic strip in TV21 we got to go colour by part 6. We had a mad crazy time in which I cemented a lifelong friendship with Alan whilst re-imagining the Cybermen origin. One day we might show you what happened to the baby ... one day.

Here's a link to all 24 pages

Monday 8 April 2013


Book cover entered into Forbidden Planet Cover competition. To my knowledge no winner was chosen.

Wednesday 13 March 2013


I was shown this photo on Twitter tonight of Bernice Summerfield actor Lisa Bowerman signing one of the original art covers for the series. She is describing to the owner the piece of original art that she owns for the Heart's Desire CD. For those interested in purchasing a Benny original cover I have the following available at £60.00 each plus £6.00 P+P.

Secret of Cassandra
The Green-Eyed Monsters
Dance of the Dead
Mirror Effect
The Bellatron Incident
Draconian Rage
The Bone of Contention
Something Changed
The Tartarus Gate
The Judas Gift
Beyond the Sea
The Adolescence of Time
Freedom of Imformation
The Greatest Shop in the Galaxy
Year Zero

The Glass Prison
A Life in Pieces
The Tree of Life
Genius Loci
Old Friends
The Vampire Curse
Secret Histories
The Two Jasons
The Big Hunt

Tuesday 19 February 2013


Following on from the last post I wanted to show more of the style I'm pursuing right now. I think the first illustration particularly captures the look even though the perspective of the stairs is questionable. Then again there is something about artwork that isn't *perfect* that appeals to me. I was pleased with the hot orange colour scheme particularly - it's the type of thing you might of found in a copy of Look-In in the 1970s. The pencils included are for comparison. Whilst I strive to get all the shapes right ( let's forget those stairs :) this style of working does demand you ink in the final details live adding an edginess to the drawing. I also tried to colour in a blocky untidy way - I particularly like the shading on the girl's face on the right in this respect. Somebody told me that the monster reminded them of the Terror of the Autons Target book cover which I take as a compliment - job done!

Tuesday 12 February 2013


Whilst this year is momentous in terms of Doctor Who it is also a watershed moment for me as I turn 50 in September. It's a time to look back and wonder at roads untravelled and take a good hard look at what you want to acheive in the time you have left. I made a conscious move last year starting with Army of Ghosts on my monthly Timeteam showcase to go back to the basics of drawing utilising more reference , hitting better likenesses yet still producing images I hope excite the viewer. It's not enough to be a stylist these days to stand out from the crowd. I've had some good feedback from fans which is encouraging as well as doing some work recently for the BBC connected with Doctor Whos 50th year that I can't unveil yet. My next challenge will be utilizing this docudrama style ( as I quaintly named it) on a comic strip - just waiting for the opportunity...


Monday 21 January 2013


It seems appropriate in this 50th Anniversary year for Doctor Who to blog a previous anniversary picture from The Three Doctors. I can't recall much about drawing this except that the editor at the time felt it was rather complicated for my style. The original art was sent over to the U.S. where it was auctioned at one of the Gallifrey conventions. I have no idea how much it made. I attach a scan of the pencils for comparison.