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Artist Chris Achilleos asks fans help to trace missing Cybermen art

Can anyone find out where this Doctor Who original painting is!? Artist Chris Achilleos, who drew this Tenth Planet art for the Doctor Who WH Allen/ Target Books range back in the 1970s, is trying to track it down. Chris is a Greek Cypriot born British illustrator, painter and movie conceptual artist. Over the past 40 years, he has created some ... Read More »

Ladybird Books Exhibition News

Ladybird Gallery Wall of Books. Image courtesy Ladybird Books

We’ve had news of a number of exhibtions featuring art published by Ladybird Books from the publisher who, in addition to expanding their Ladybird Books for Grown Ups range, have also produced A Ladybird Book: ABC and A Ladybird Book: 123 featuring classic artwork. These titles will be followed up next year by board books and new picture books featuring animals ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Illustrator and Comic Artist Shirley Bellwood

Shirley Bellwood. Photo courtesy author Max Harris

The very welcome reveal of 2000AD‘s cover of their first Misty collection – featuring art from a 1980 Misty Special – came tinged with the sad news of the passing of the much-admired artist who painted it, Shirley Bellwood, who had been ill for some time. She was 84. Rebellion’s Keith Richardson announced her passing on the Get Misty Back in ... Read More »

Telos Publishing Re-Releases Doctor Who “The Target Book”

The Target Book - 2016 Edition

Chronicling the range of Doctor Who novelisations published by a variety of publishers, but always under the ‘Target’ brand, The Target Book by David J Howe, first published in 2007, was one of the most popular titles ever published by Telos Publishing, selling well in both hardback and paperback editions – and now it’s being re-released in a new edition. From 1973 ... Read More »

Cartoon Museum Doctor Who Target Book Cover Art Exhibition Announced

Doctor Who and The Daleks - Art Detail

A selection of over 50 pieces of original artwork from the WH Allen / Target Books range from the 1970s and 80s goes on display for the first time together at the Cartoon Museum in London next month. The exhibition of art will feature work by the likes of Andrew Skilleter, Jeff Cummins, Roy Knipe, Tony Masero and, of course, ... Read More »

Missing, Presumed Stolen: Doctor Who Target Books cover art sought 

The Invasion of Time, published in 1980. Cover by Andrew Skilleter

Doctor Who artist Andrew Skilleter is on the hunt for artwork he created for Target Books in the 1980s that was never returned. The whereabouts of four of his artworks created for the Doctor Who novelisations – The Invasion of Time, The Power of Kroll, The Web of Fear and Meglos – is a complete mystery to Andrew, who would dearly like ... Read More »

New Lethbridge-Stewart novel announced, features cover by Doctor Who artist Adrian Salmon

Lethbridge-Stewart: Moon Blink by Sadie Miller. Art by Adrian Salmon

Candy Jar Books has released the cover art by Doctor Who Magazine artist Adrian Salmon for its next Lethbridge-Stewart series novel, Moon Blink by Sadie Miller. Award-winning publisher Candy Jar Books launched the fully licensed Lethbridge-Stewart series in February 2015, with Andy Frankham-Allen’s The Forgotten Son kicking off the venture in style. Three more titles were subsequently released; each has met with high praise from fans and the press. A series ... Read More »

Graphic Novels and Comic Stories Among Top 100 Best Children’s Books

David Walliams presenting Britain's Favourite Children's Books for Channel 4. Image: Channel 4

One smashing show screened over the Christmas break was on Channel 4, with author and comedian David Walliams presenting Britain’s Favourite Children’s Books chosen by author, critic and broadcaster and Sunday Times  Children’s Books Reviewer Nicolette Jones. You can watch the programme here on the Channel 4 web site (for a couple of weeks, at least, anyway), which saw Winnie the Pooh (especially ... Read More »

Jamie Smart illustrates Cereal Killer Cafe cookbook

On sale soon is The Cereal Killer Café Cookbook written by the founders of the London-based Cereal Killer Cafe, by Gary Keery and Alan Keery, featuring art by Jamie Smart. The cafe – which has operations in Camden and Brick Lane – has divided opinion and its Brick Lane business was even the focus for physical attack from anti-gentrification protestors in recent months (local ... Read More »

Target Books Recalled for the Modern Doctor Who Era in spiffing fan project

Doctor Who "Target Book": Voyage of the Damned. Art: Andrew-Mark Thompson

Derby-based designer Andrew-Mark Thompson – one of the organisers of Whooverville, which takes place in Derby every year around September-ish – has created these wonderful homages to the Doctor Who Target books, continuing the range that was once the only way fans could rediscovers the Doctor’s past adventures into the modern era. Andrew’s project covers ever modern adventure through to ... Read More »

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