Here’s the cover for A Clockwork Iris, 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 obversebooks.co.uk
• Paul Hanley’s web page: paulhanley.deviantart.com
• Paul Magrs: lifeonmagrs.blogspot.co.uk
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.