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Published on May 12th, 2006 | by Christian Cawley

Comics, Auctions & Meets

We’ve been sent a few items for publication, first up is news of a Doctor Who Magazine feature in Comics International #196, with thanks to John Freeman for the heads up…

Comics InternationalDOCTOR WHO IN COMICS INTERNATIONAL

The latest issue of Comics International (#196) is on sale now, bringing together the founder of Doctor Who Weekly (Dez Skinn) and former editor of Doctor Who Magazine (John Freeman) for a special overview of Doctor Who in the comics.

From 1964′s TV Comic featuring William Hartnell, the feature charts through all the UK & US comics and graphic novels produced up to the latest two additions, Doctor Who Adventures and Battles in Time. With a handy sidebar checklists for completists and quotes from artists, writers and editors, hopefully it’s the definitive overview of the Doctor’s many lives in comics.

• Can’t find a copy? Order via Paypal direct from the publisher: www.qual-com.co.uk

Meanwhile, Mariko Chang has informed us that June Hudson – the celebrated custume designer who worked on Doctor Who in the late Tom Baker era – has three drawings available on eBay. June’s work was recently exhibited in the USA as reported on Kasterborous back in March. These auctions will end on Saturday, and can be found herevia the links below.

June Hudson Auction One | June Hudson Auction Two | June Hudson Auction Three

And finally, Gareth Kavanagh of Black Scrolls has been in touch – he’s trying to get a regular Manchester meet-up of Doctor Who fans off the ground…

The inaugural date is Saturday, 27th May. If it takes off, I hope we can make it a regular fixture for the last Saturday in the month. The venue is the non-smoking snug (whose walls are lined with some of John Ridgeway and Ade Salmon’s finest work )of the Lass O’Gowrie, 36 Charles Street, Mancheester (M1 7DB for the completists). Starting at 3pm, it should give us plenty of time for chat and pints topped off by a private screening in the Snug of the Idiot’s Lantern.

Apart from being the thing that has completely tied me up over the last 10 months, the pub is somewhat of a Manchester institution and bursting with character, nice food, great ale and fine whisky. It’s also incredibly convenient, located in the City centre just off Oxford Road, next to the BBC

2 minutes walk from Oxford Road Station and 5 minutes walk from Picadilly Station.

You can find the Lass O’Gowrie via Multimap – more info on Gareth’s pub can be found at www.thelass.co.uk. Meanwhile, Gareth has started a thread on it on the Outpost Gallifrey Forum.

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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