We recently launched a challenge to artists to draw a new Sapphire & Steel strip or send in art inspired by the show, which may be returning to our screens with Luther writer Neil Cross at the helm.
Here’s our first entry to the competition – a chilling version of one of the show’s creepier villains, The Shape, courtesy of artist Tony Luke, creator of the awesome Dominator comics saga.
It’s surely a creature that had many having nightmares back in the 1970s when Sapphire & Steel first aired on ITV – and possibly the inspiration for the look of some modern Doctor Who creatures!
• Details of our competition here
• Check out Tony Luke’s artworks on DeviantArt: http://tonyluke.deviantart.com
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.