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Torchwood from Titan – Brian Williamson’s New Strip

Torchwood Magazine #3 - Jetsam Page 3The latest issue of Torchwood from Titan Magazines went on sale in the UK today, featuring a new comic strip, “Jetsam”, written and drawn by Brian Williamson, whose numerous credits include newspaper illustration for DC Comics, The Sunday Times and work for Marvel UK back in the 1990s – I worked with him on the four issue mini, Shadow Riders, which was eventually drawn by Ross Dearsley but Brian worked up many design ideas for the comic at the time.

The strip is published in colour in the magazine, which also includes interviews with interviews with Burn Gorman (Owen Harper), Richard Briers and lead writer Chris Chibnall, but featured here are two pages of Brian’s black and white art for the story. (Click the images for larger sized versions)

Torchwood Magazine #3 - Jetsam Page 6“Originally, I was going to colour these pages,” Brian told downthetubes, “hence the shading on the faces, but due to some deadline misunderstanding somewhere along the line, there wasn’t time.

“Coincidentally,” add Brian. “I’m still in the Whoniverse as I’m painting a Fifth Doctor picture picture for an audio book revue in Doctor Who Magazine Issue 394 [on sale in April]. Still no Daleks though!”

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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.