Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor Art Challenge – The Winner is…

Back in July, we announced our latest Doctor Who art challenge, after confirmation that actress Jodie Whittaker is to be Doctor Who‘s Thirteenth Doctor, and many artists raced to draw her.

Several artists have shared their take of Jodie online, including cover artist Hal Laren (the first we saw), Francesco Francavilla, Marvel Comics and Titan Comics artist Christian Ward and others.

Entries were posted to the Facebook “Doctor Who Comics: A Voyage” group (which downthetubes runs), a group is packed with Doctor Who comic writers and artists already – you might enjoy your visit!

We had some great entries and it’s been a very hard decision to pick just one overall winner. In the end, In the end, I went for an approach that was just a little different to the others and picked out Jesus Antonio Hernandez take as the overall winner, with Hal Laren, a close second.

Thanks to everyone who entered! I’ve created a new folder on the group which includes the winners and some “Commended” entries, all featured below.

Doctor13 by Jesus Jesus Antonio Hernandez
Doctor 13 by Jesus Antonio Hernandez
View Jesus Antonio Hernandez blog. Jesus is currently working on material for the anthology title Airship 27.

The Thirteenth Doctor by Hal Laren
The Thirteenth Doctor by Hal Laren
Hal Laren is an accomplished artist whose work includes his own Reaper Comics imprint.

Jose Rodriguez Mota‎ sent in this terrific strip spread - the only one received and we couldn't not highlight the work.
Jose Rodriguez Mota‎ sent in this terrific strip spread – the only one received and we couldn’t not highlight the work.
There’s more of Jose Rodriguez Mota’s art on DeviantArt

There was plenty of fan art drawing on Jodie's "trailer" from the show, but I liked this manga-styled approach by Katie Rebecca Bass.
There was plenty of fan art drawing on Jodie’s “trailer” from the show, but I liked this manga-styled approach by Katie Rebecca Bass
More of Katie’s work here. She’s self published two graphic novels as well as taking the occasional dip into the world of freelance illustration.

A different take that tickled my funny bones and one I wanted to highlight, by Jason Grattley
A different take that tickled my funny bones and one I wanted to highlight, by Jason Garrattley
• There’s more of Jason Garrattley’s work here on his blog

Check out all the Doctor Who Thirteenth Doctor Art Challenge on the Doctor Who Comics: A Voyage Facebook group

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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