With just a month to go until Christmas, if you’re looking for an affordable gift for the Doctor Who fan in your life, can we just gently remind you about Pets in Time, edited by Ian Wheeler? This smashing book, raising funds for the RSPCA, comes packed with superb contributions from actors, writers and other talented folks from various corners of the Doctor Who universe.
Released earlier this year, contributors include Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Colin Baker, Louise Jameson, John Leeson, Katy Manning, Wendy Padbury, and Sarah Sutton, to name but a few
“We really want to sell the remaining copies so we can get a decent sum to the charity so please do consider it,” asks Ian who is also a contributor to downthetubes. “It’s not twee or over-sentimental – there are some really powerful pieces, many funny and many with a a real emotional punch. It’s a good read. A tenner (all in) for a full colour book isn’t too bad I reckon.
“If you’re wavering, and I know money is tight at the moment, I hope you’ll give it a chance! Especially given the talented folk who contributed or assisted.”
Full contributor’s list, in order of contribution: Colin Baker, Wendy Padbury, Robin Squire, Derek Martin, Katy Manning, Bob Baker, Mat Irvine, John Leeson, Louise Jameson, Janet Ellis, Stephen Gallagher, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Mark Strickson, Nicola Bryant, Mike Tucker, Andrew Cartmel, Eric Potts, Edward Russell, Linda Clark, Paul M Tams, Tim Quinn, John Freeman, Stephen Cranford, Colin Howard, Karen Davies, Mark Wright, Toby Hadoke, Kenny Smith, Mark Barton Hill, Raine Szramski, Andrew Ireland, Paul Magrs, Will Hadcroft and Rik Moran
Artwork by Colin Howard, Nick Miller, Jey Parks and Raine Szramski. Cover by Basil Waite
Edited by Ian Wheeler
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.