Monday, 18 August 2014

New strip for Doctor Who Magazine!

There's a new issue of Doctor Who Magazine out this Thursday (21st August) and I'm very pleased to announce that I have a new strip starting in there!

Doctor Who Magazine has a long history of featuring humour mini-strips, dating right back to the ones by Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett in the 1980s. I'm excited and proud to be the latest cartoonist invited to join the TARDIS as part of the official magazine of one of my favourite TV shows. 

It's a great issue in which to jump on board, because the new series of Doctor Who begins on BBC 1 on Saturday (7.50pm) so the magazine is getting a big push with 100 pages for this issue and a free double-sided poster. Plus loads of features and the beginning of the 12th Doctor's comic strip adventures. (I'll be covering more of the content on my Blimey! blog in a day or two.)

I remember when Marvel UK's intention to publish Doctor Who Weekly (as it was then) was first announced by Dez Skinn at a comic convention in Birmingham in 1979. I've been buying it on and off (mainly on) ever since, and I've been watching the TV show since its beginnings, so I'm chuffed to now be working on a strip for the mag. 

Doctor Who Magazine No.477 will be in shops on 21st August, priced £5.99. Enter the TARDIS and plunge into The Daft Dimension

Visit the official DWM website here:
http://www.doctorwhomagazine.com/

6 comments:

Matthew Rees said...

Nice one :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow! well done Lew! Peter Gray

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

Nice likeness of Peter Capaldi Lew, Good to see you getting so much (deserved) work I'm sure it wasn't easy, but all your hard work last year seems to be bearing fruit now.

Lew Stringer said...

Thanks folks. It's always a roller-coaster ride being a freelancer of course so it doesn't pay to be complacent. I just hope things keep on the up for a while longer. This gig was a nice surprise as they contacted me to submit something. It took a few weeks to work out a direction for the strip (and a name) but hopefully the fans will like it.

Gareth said...

Nice one! DWM is one of the best selling SF mags in the world! You deserve this Lew after the past 12 months you've had. May it open doors to more greatness!

Lew Stringer said...

Thanks Gareth!