Friday, 22 November 2013

The Whovian Sharks

Part of the Sharks page. Click to enlarge.
The Christmas issue of Viz (published yesterday) sees the return of The Pathetic Sharks in a seasonal story I did for the comic. I thought I'd tie it in with all the Doctor Who mania at present and have the Sharks anticipating the Christmas Day episode of the long running TV series. (I could have themed it around the 50th anniversary episode, but as this issue is out for five weeks it'd be outdated after this weekend. Besides, it's always fun to draw a Christmas story. Yep, with snow on the logo too.)

So, it's The Pathetic Sharks meeting a bunch of Doctor Who fans... with hilarious results. (Hopefully!) 

This issue of Viz also sees Tom Paterson drawing his first strip for the comic, - and it's an instant classic as you might expect. (More info on my Blimey! blog here:

The Christmas Viz, - on sale now in all good newsagents for £3.20.

Cover by Simon Thorp


Tiniebras said...

Dr Whos campyness is such fertile ground for a bit of comic action or parody. But then again, you would know Lew! Just managed to dig out my 1982 copy of Energy #1 with your "Doctor Wha..." strip in it. Was that your first foray into the Whovian world?

Lew Stringer said...

I'd forgotten all about that strip! Not my finest hour, as I recall. I was pleased with the idea of the Cidermen though. :)

Lew Stringer said...

Forgot to answer your question! Yes, I think that was the first time I'd made a reference to Doctor Who in a strip.