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 of the best loved fantasy and glamour art – including many Doctor Who illustrations and book covers – and is acknowledged as one of the top fantasy artists in the world.
The Tenth Planet was published in 1976, and as well as the cover, The back cover included a small illustrated vignette, also drawn by Chris.
“If my memory serves me well, I had this sold for me a long time ago to possibly someone based around Peterborough UK,” he says in an appeal via his official Facebook page. “Or not.
“I don’t have a transparency or any decent scans of it and there for I cannot have it printed in any way.”
A version of Chris’s art was used on the 2012 BBC Books reprint of the novelisation of William Hartnell’s final story and the first to feature Cybermen, set to return to our screens in their original incarnation later in the current season of Doctor Who on television.
If by any chance the present owner see’s this notice, then please contact Chris on chrisachilleosATsky.com.(Replace AT with @)
• On Target: The Changing Face of Doctor Who (Archived web site)
• Gallery: Doctor Who TV Novelisations (Armada, Dragon, Target, Virgin and BBC) in order of publication date but not all Target books – as some were not TV novelisations
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.