Telos Publishing has announced a new book by Stephen James Walker, assembling the Doctor Who art of Phil Bevan, a hugely popular illustrator whose work charted the show in many fanzines, but was sadly taken far too young.
Best known for his superb, highly distinctive illustrations for Doctor Who fanzines, magazines and books, Phil Bevan (1953-1998) created during his all-too-short life an incredible wealth of extraordinary artwork. Alongside the fantasy, science fiction and horror subjects in which he specialised, he also produced many cartoons for advertising and other purposes – testament to a keen sense of humour.
Compiled by noted researcher Stephen James Walker with the full co-operation of the artist’s estate, The Art of Phil Bevan is the definitive biography of and tribute to this incredible talent. Presented within are hundreds of high-quality reproductions of his full colour and black-and-white artwork – including for the first time a comprehensive collection of his celebrated Doctor Who output and a generous sampling of his other work, much of it previously unpublished.
The Art of Phil Bevan, hopefully available later this year, should prove an essential addition to the bookshelves of all Doctor Who fans and anyone with a taste for brilliant genre artwork.
Stephen James Walker has authored or co-authored an average of one book per year since the early 1990s, many of them about the BBC’s acclaimed Doctor Who series. Hank Janson Under Cover is his thirtieth title. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Physics from University College London, and his many other interests include cult TV, film noir, vintage crime fiction, Laurel and Hardy and an eclectic mix of soul, jazz, R&B and other popular music. Between July 1983 and March 2005 he acted as an adviser to successive Governments, responsible for policy on a range of issues relating mainly to individual employment rights. His working time is now taken up by his writing projects and by his role as co-owner and director of Telos Publishing. He lives in Kent with his wife and family.
THE ART OF PHIL BEVAN
Compiled by Stephen James Walker
£39.99 hardback | 240pp. Large format 22cm x 28cm limited hardback. Fully illustrated in full colour throughout
Publication Date: TBA
• Available to pre-order direct from Telos Publishing here | Copies of this book will be available to US-based customers through the following WHO North America: https://www.whona.com