Star Trek celebrated: new art by Pete Wallbank revealed

What’s your favourite Science Fiction franchise? For many, this question is as loaded as the one about what football team you support! Both SF and football have fanatically dedicated supporters.

It might be Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, or the old Timelord him/herself, Doctor Who!

For many however, their favourite franchise is Star Trek – in any if not all of its guises. It’s been around for over 50 years now, constantly re-inventing itself and appealing to new generations of audiences.

This particular new work by Pete Walkbank – perhaps best known for his Doctor Who work, himself a dedicated Planet of the Apes fan – is for a book cover detailing the classic 1960’s series featuring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Deforest Kelley (Kirk, Spock and “Bones” McCoy).

“The book is due out later this year depending much on current events that are effecting everyone,” Pete teases, cryptically.

Beam us up – we’re sold!

• Pete Wallbank is online at www.petewallbankart.com and available for private commission. You can also find him on Facebook here

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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  1. Blade Runner: although, TBH, I’ve always thought of Star Trek, Star Wars et al as science fantasy, rather than true sci-fi… Dave

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