Published on August 25th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley
IDW Doctor Who Illustrator Interviewed
The immensely talented Pia Guerra has chatted recently to the vital Comic Book Resources site about her work on the new Doctor Who comic book series, Doctor Who: The Forgotten.
There’s very little I can say to you about this interview – it includes minor spoilers for the comic book series, but I recommend you click the link above and read it for yourself.
What I will say is this: there’s a bit of an idea of the plot in the interview…
The Doctor and his companion, Martha Jones, find themselves in a strange museum that seems to be dedicated to the Doctors’ life and exploits. Something happens and chunks of the Doctor’s memories are suddenly taken away from him. Martha and the Doctor must then use the objects in the museum to find a way to restore his lost memories spanning all ten regenerations…
As well as a selection of delicious pages from the strip in a good enough resolution to admire. Other Doctors also play a part… and it isn’t necessarily a straightforward process incorporating them, it seems:
“Simply copying photos doesn’t work,” Guerra said. “The trick is to find a way to graphically **impersonate** these characters, their gestures and expressions so that it feels natural. In the end it’s either spot on or something your uncle does at Christmas dinner. I don’t know how close I am to the former, fingers crossed it’s not the latter.”
The Canadian illustrator certainly brings the Doctor and Martha to life!