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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

DOCTOR WHO by Chris Samnee


I'm sorry to say I'm only a recent convert to Doctor Who.
Through the wonders of Twitter ,I had come to know and become a fan of Matthew Dow Smith's artwork. Luckily enough for me around the time of my first exposure to to his work Matt was the artist on the Doctor Who comic put being put out by IDW. So, in a bit of a backwards fashion, my first exposure to the Doctor was through the comics. He and Tony Lee's work on the Fugitive arc of the ongoing series to be precise.
Needless to say I was hooked and quickly sought out the TV show that inspired this wonderfully offbeat comic. I started with the Eccleston episodes and made quick work of all the recent seasons.

Just a few nights ago I finished making my way through the Matt Smith (no relation to Matthew Dow Smith by the way) episodes and couldn't possibly be more in love with show. Just top-notch stuff from beginning to end.

So a big thanks to Matthew Dow Smith, for without his amazing work to follow and second-to-none enthusiasm for the material, I might not have ever stumbled on to something so fantastic. Cheers, Matt.


Pencils for this can be found on my blog HERE.

15 comments:

Mitch Gerads said...

Absolutely stellar, Chris, you caught one of my favorite moments. MDS was who got me into the show as well, well him and the Breitweisers.

I could watch the Doctor and Amy all day long (and I have!)

M!TCH

Dan McDaid said...

Wow.

onegemini said...

Dangit. I quit this whole Doctor Who biz. No way to top that. I hate that Samnee character! ;)

Draculasaurus said...

wow! that's fantastic.
well done.

Ryan said...

Great work, as usual, i always love
it when your work has more black than white. Especially when set in deep space or a spider infested basement...

rayeee said...

amazing.

Ade said...

Take it from me as someone that grew up hiding behind the sofa (hmmm... not sure that saying means as much in the US) that you have done the Doctor and Miss Pond proud!

Philip A. Buck said...

I just became a HUGE fan of the show this year and lately I have been watching an episode every morning during breakfast. I was just thinking the other day, how cool it would be if the amazing folks on Comic Twart would do a week of the Doctor.... And then you sir, make it a wonderful reality HAHA! imagine my surprise! -thanks!

Declan Shalvey said...

I like how blocky you made Matt Smith's head. It's simplified but very recognizable. Girl is very, very pretty too.

Excellent job Chris.

Doug Dorr said...

Nice.

matthew dow smith said...

Great piece, Chris. And thanks for the kind words. I've become a huge fan of you, as well.

--MDS

Bill D. said...

Jaw-droppingly awesome work here, Chris. Seriously consider making up a print of this.

First Captain Marvel week, now Doctor Who... you don't have to program directly to me, though I appreciate that you are.

Chris said...

AWESOME

Rob Davis said...

This is so good I hate it. I've just finished my last Who strip for a while and I think this Matt Smith is probably better than mine. Bastard! ;-)

Aqualec said...

That is Amazing! Has a very Kirbyesque feel to it!