Many Happy Returns to David Tennant aka the Tenth Doctor. He celebrates his 43rd Birthday today.
I keep this blog focused on my art and animation work, but just this once, I’m going to go on a slight tangent to talk about how uncommonly kind Peter Capaldi is.
Backstory brief: Last year longtime fan f***yespetercapaldi (speaking of uncommonly kind) spearheaded a Twelfth Doctor fanart/letter/photo collab on Tumblr and compiled all the contributions into a scrapbook, which she mailed to PCap for Christmas. More recently, he responded and those of us who contributed found ourselves receiving painted and autographed postcards like mine shown above.
Now, he could have drawn one picture, made photocopies for everyone and signed those and we would have been THRILLED. He didn’t do that.
He drew and painted this design multiple times by hand. He made sure each person had an individual, personally made piece. For a bunch of artists who know how much time and effort goes into our own art, it’s incredibly touching and unexpected. (And for me, he wrote both the worst and best thing he could have written, because drawing is hard but it’s worth keeping at it.)
Point is, Peter Capaldi is not just taking on his dream role; he’s aware that he’s just inherited a huge worldwide fanbase, and is trying his very hardest to do right by them. It’s a masterclass in class, so shoutout to the Doctor, for being the Doctor for us, before series 8 has even aired.
And now I have to keep drawing, dammit. Doctor’s orders.
Reblogging because Peter Capaldi being awesome.
BBC Worldwide has released a video from the 50th Anniversary convention from the Regenerations panel, an excerpt of which can be seen above. It consists of Doctors Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy talking about their time on Doctor Who.
You can watch the 28-minute Regenerations panel in its entirety at the Worldwide website.
Never turn down tea if it’s offered…
Horror Channel (UK) is airing classic Doctor Who beginning 18th April
From this weekend, the UK TV channel Horror is screening episodes of classicDoctor Who—from the First Doctor to the Seventh—and have put together a beautiful animated trailer to whet appetites and generally encourage viewers.
And they’ve done such a good job you could easily use it to encourage fans of the recent series to dip a toe in classic Who waters
Many Happy Returns to Peter Capaldi aka the Twelfth Doctor. He celebrates his 56th Birthday today.
Many Happy Returns to Peter Davison aka the Fifth Doctor who celebrates his 63rd Birthday today.
The Doctor Who 50 Years site has details on the new issue of Doctor Who Adventures:
Doctor Who Adventures magazine shows readers how to make the perfect monster egg for Easter. You’ll be able to scare your mates with a rotten Zygon egg or a cracking Weeping Angel. Or perhaps you’d prefer to make a Dal-egg to egg-sterminate your enemies?
The team has come up with some eggs-cellent designs to inspire young Doctor Who fans during the holidays – and want to see what readers come up with. So, hard-boil some eggs and check out the latest issue, out now!
You’ll also find:
Fun with the Alien Babies!
Pictures from filming the new series.
Strax’s guide to the Daleks.
Remember the Scarecrows? Find out all their secrets!
Learn how to draw the Doctor.
Win loads of cool things!
A pull-out puzzle section.
Behind the scenes on The Name of the Doctor.
An exciting comic strip featuring an unseen adventure with the Eleventh Doctor and Clara.
Issue 343, on sale 9 April – 22 April. The issue comes with three free monster bouncers, 25 stickers plus 3 posters and loads of monster fun! Don’t miss it.
The Nerdist did an interview this morning with John Barrowman, our very own Captain Jack Harkness, and here’s what he had to say about Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor:
I think it’s very interesting, the way they’ve gone from Christopher to David and then Matt Smith — who was much younger — and now they’ve gone back to an older, Tom Baker-ish age Doctor, which I grew up with and so I think it’s interesting. I think it’ll be really good! He’s a fan of Doctor Who, and when you get people who are fans playing the roles it works. There’s no doubt that it works, so I have no fear that he’s going to be great.