Doctor Who artist Paul Hanley delivers “Steampunk Iris” (Wildthyme, that is)


Here’s the cover for the next Iris Wildthyme collection, by the brilliant Paul Hanley

Published by Obverse Books, Iris Wildthyme is a fictional character created by writer Paul Magrs, who has appeared in short stories, novels and audio dramas from numerous publishers.

She’s best known from spin-off media based on Doctor Who, where she is sometimes depicted as a renegade Time Lady.

A stop-motion movie-maker, commercial artist, and sort-of-pro comic artist. Paul Hanley has done official work for Godzilla and Judge Dredd (for IDW Comics), Firefly (Toy Vault Inc.) and Doctor Who (Titan Comics and the game Doctor Who Legacy from Tiny Rebel Games). 

This “Steampunk Iris” isn’t his first commission in connection with the character (he’s also done art on her Big Finish releases), and we’re sure it won’t be the last!

If you’re a Doctor Who fan, check out his web site – there’s some terrific work there – including some characters longtime Doctor Who Magazine readers will recognise!

The new Iris Wildthyme collection includes stories from Paul Magrs, Christopher Bryant, Simon Brett, Paul Driscoll, Ian Charles Douglas, Matt Bright and many others.

• More about Obverse Books at http://obversebooks.co.uk

• Paul Hanley’s web page: http://paulhanley.deviantart.com

• Paul Magrs: http://lifeonmagrs.blogspot.co.uk

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John Freeman

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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