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Published on August 25th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

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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!

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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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