Silver Scream Artist Interviewed

An upcoming title from US Doctor Who comic book license holders IDW is the Tony Lee-penned Silver Scream, which is illustrated by Coventry’s Al Davison.

Part of IDW’s ongoing series of Tenth Doctor adventures from Tony Lee, Silver Screen is set for a July release, with artist Al Davison apparently pencilled in for a future instalment.

Davison spoke to the Coventry Telegraph recently about the gig, as well working as an artist while suffering from the condition spina bifida.

“The illness is not something given to you to punish you in any way but it’s to make you stronger. Being born with a disability is not a bad thing – without it I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

“I feel fortunate to be able to draw. I always say it’s something I was born to do – I didn’t chose to be an artist. It chose me. I’ve just come along for the ride.

“I want to show people what I’m capable of as someone who’s disabled and to just celebrate it.”

Christian Cawley


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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