Regular readers will recall we promised to update you on The Ultimate Doctor Who Art Auction – the altruistic venture by the generous Robin Miller, who has taken it upon himself to collect together unique star-penned sketches to be auctioned off for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity next month.
Well we’re seven days in and the collection has been building apace since Bernard Cribbins got the ball rolling last Monday.
First up, it’s Hitler! Or, more accurately, it’s Albert Welling! The man behind the toothbrush moustache in last season’s Let’s Kill Hitler who has contributed this simple TARDIS sketch alongside a rather stern looking doodle of himself as the titular dictator.
‘Phew phewing!’ her way through onto the next card is Chipo Chung, who played two roles during the Tennant era, the fortune teller in Turn Left and, more pivotally, fired the gun that brought about the regeneration of the Master, in her role as Chantho in Utopia.
Commemorating the moment Chantho pulled the trigger Chung has done a simple sketch of a gun being fired with ‘happy universe’ written next to it. Drawn and signed in blue marker on white 8×5 card.
Day Four and Five and its two of the shows classic co-stars with Frances White, who played Cassandra in The Mythmakers and Maurice Roeves, who appeared as the mercenary Stotz in The Caves of Androzani, both sketching themselves in their respective roles.
Day Six and it’s the turn of Gavin Brocker, who portrayed Caleb in The Sarah Jane Adventures episode Sky, who’s stuck to the SJA theme and sketched Sarah Jane and the Doctor’s loyal companion K-9 on his 8×5 card.
Day Seven’s card comes with presidential approval; its actor Stuart Milligan, the man who was definitely not a crook when he portrayed former president Richard Milhous Nixon in The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon.
Milligan’s drawing sees Nixon confidently asserting “There are no Aliens in The White House!” while a small alien peeks out from behind his desk. He has added “Richard Nixon” to the doodle as well as signing it of course.
And finally, 21 days away from the big auction, Richard Cant, who portrayed Malcolm Wainwright in Blink, has provided his very own interpretation of Sally Sparrow, with this unusual sketch.
Remember, there are only 21 days left before The Ultimate Doctor Who Art Auction, so if you’re looking to own a one-off piece of Doctor Who art then keep up to date by following the twelveby12 blog.