Doctor Who’s Sophie Aldred back at Orbital Comics this Saturday for extra signing

Sophie Aldred with the photograph Steve named 'Bid Time Return', as a nod to the novel by Richard Matheson. Photo © Steve Cook. Used with permission.

Sophie Aldred with the photograph Steve named Bid Time Return, as a nod to the novel by Richard Matheson. Photo © Steve Cook. Used with permission.

By now you’ve already heard all about London’s Orbital Comics amazing exhibition featuring previously unseen photographs of Sylvester McCoy’s beloved companion, Sophie Aldred aka ‘Ace’ … But if you haven’t, then you only have a few days left to get along and see it.

Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the show features original images and negatives that were unearthed by photographer Steve Cook after years of being presumed lost (not unlike the rumours of missing episodes being found).

Sophie Aldred and Sylvester McCoy at the launch event for the 'Sophie's World' exhibition. Photo by and © Steve Cook. Used with permission.

Sophie Aldred and Sylvester McCoy at the launch event for the ‘Sophie’s World’ exhibition. Photo by and © Steve Cook. Used with permission.

Steve was the designer on Doctor Who Magazine back when I joined Marvel UK, and many of you will recognise him for his work on 2000AD. He’s a superb photographer, whose work regularly featured in DWM after he went freelance, as you’ll discover if head over to his Secret Oranges blog.

To celebrate the success of the exhibition, Sophie and friends will be back at Orbital for an extra special signing on Saturday 28th September from 6-7pm. If you missed her last time (or even if you didn’t), be sure you make it down to celebrate with them and check out the show one last time!

The signing will be followed by an exhibition closing celebration.

It’s times like this when I wished I was back in London: I’d loved to have seen this, but will have to settle for Steve’s great pictures from the launch event (graced with an appearance by the one and only Sylvester McCoy himself) and this video from the event.


Sophie’s World
from Temporal An0maly on Vimeo.
 

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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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