US comic writer and artist Matthew Dow Smith is the focus of Jeremy Bement’s latest Doctor Who: Panel to Panel podcast about his Doctor Who work at IDW.
While perhaps best known for his Doctor Who work, Matthew, who has been working in comics for 20 years, is also the creator of October Girl, available digitally on Comixology (which was sidetracked by Matthew’s work on IDW’s Prisoners of Time series) and is drawing The X-Files for IDW, currently building to the dramatic end of Season 10. (“Every issue is designed to mess with X-Files fans”, he says).
Also talking about his work for numerous publishers such as Crossgen and Marvel, Matthew, now based in Washington DC, reveals his love of Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor, and fear of being asked to draw the Sixth, horses – and dinosaurs.
The podcast also features a review of the Doctor Who comic strip “The Wanderers” from Jeremy and writer Paul Scoones, the final TV Comic story to feature the Third Doctor, drawn by Gerry Haylock, first published in 1974 and reprinted as a Fourth Doctor adventure in 1978.
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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.