Twelfth Doctor Challenge!

The Twelfth Doctor by Davey Candish

The Twelfth Doctor by Davey Candish

With the confirmation that Peter Capaldi is to be Doctor Who‘s Twelfth Doctor, we’re sure some of you will be racing to draw him.

Artist David Roach – one of the regular creators involved in Doctor Who Magazine‘s comic strip along with Mike Collins – tells us the Twelfth Doctor is unlikely to start appearing in the magazine until Autumn 2014 (although that might change) – but we don’t want to wait until then!

So – get your thinking caps on and post your Twelfth Doctor designs on the downthetubes forum.

Davey Candish, one of the team on Paragon comic, is already on the case, as you can see, although he freely admits he hasn’t quite captured him yet.

The best design (in our view, which may or may not be influenced by the number of ‘likes’ it gets) will win some Doctor Who goodies from the downthtubes Vault of Stuff We Get Sent – and a copy of the amazing graphic novel 3 Seconds by Marc-Antoine Mathieu, out this month from Jonathan Cape (reviewed here).

Your art can be a character illustration or a page of comic strip art.

Not happy about the choice of actor? Think it should be someone else? A woman? An atomic powered green-skinned alien? Then send those designs in, too – but make it clear this is your entry in some way.

Good luck! The competition will close on Thursday 5th September 2013 at 12 noon GMT.

View the entries


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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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