Episode 58 of Doctor Who: Panel to Panel is available for download, so grab your copy of The Crimson Hand graphic novel and flip through it as host Jeremy Bement chats with comic creator Dan McDaid about his run on the strip.
Dan should need no introduction to downthetubes readers of course, given his numerous credits such as Judge Dredd, Planet of the Apes and Flash Gordon – as well as Doctor Who. He’s currently working with writer Patrick Keller on an original graphic novel for US publisher Oni Press, a sci-fi comedy called Time Share, which will be published in January 2017.
Jeremy also reviews Supremacy of the Cybermen #1 from Titan Comics, the 1990 comic strip “Train-Flight” (one of the first strips I edited for Doctor Who Magazine, by the way, written by Andrew Donkin, now a top children’s author, and the late Graham S. Brand , a creator whose life was cut tragically short, drawn by the wonderful John Ridgway).
There’s Doctor Who comics news, too – well worth a listen.
• Dan McDaid
In addition to numerous children’s books, Andrew has written several graphic novels, including the first Artemis Fowl graphic novel and associated titles – The Arctic Incident, The Opal Deception and The Eternity Code; and The Supernaturalist and The Amulet of Samarkand
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.