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Sinestar - A Million Like Us

Sinestar – A Million Like Us (Album Cover Artwork)

I’ve known the Sinestar boys for a couple of years now as they very kindly played at one of the SynthWest gigs that I helped to arrange in my home town of Exeter. I was really pleased to be asked to create the cover artwork for their brand new album which has proved to be […]

Starburst 445 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 445

My final (For the moment at least) illustration for Starburst Magazine is a pre-tribute to the new Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. In issue 445, J.R. Southall discussed the concept of change within Doctor Who and how it enables the show to grow and stay fresh through the years – despite much resistance from certain sections of […]

Sinestar - A Million Like Us (Single)

Sinestar – A Million Like Us (Single Cover Artwork)

The single artwork for Sinestar’s A Million Like Us was, of course, based upon the album artwork of the same name. One of the advantages of working with vectors is that you can zoom in on detail without ever losing resolution. In theory the illustration that I created for their album could be blown up […]

Starburst 444 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 444

Whoblique Strategies

Whoblique Strategies

1977: Brian Eno and David Bowie apply random oblique strategy cards to the recording of Bowie’s Low and “Heroes” LPs. From rock ‘n’ roll comes a new kind of art. 2017: Playwright Elton Townend Jones and his Vortex of Wholigans apply the same strategy cards to every Doctor Who TV story. From time ‘n’ space […]

Starburst Magazine 442 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 442

In Starburst Magazine 442, J.R. Southall’s column, Watching Doctor Who explored the concept of recasting roles in long-running series such as Doctor Who. As an experiment I offered up an alternative casting for the fourth Doctor in the form of Noel Fielding (At least in appearance!)

Starburst 441 by Simon Brett & J.R Southall

Starburst Magazine Issue 441

In issue 441 of Starburst Magazine, J.R. Southall’s Watching Doctor Who column looked at how Steven Moffat’s final bow as show runner may play out. J.R. very kindly helped with this month’s artwork, sending me various elements to combine to create an image that represented the sort of brainstorming notes that could well be happening as Chris […]

EmT - Resolute

EmT – Resolute (Cover Artwork)

It’s been my absolute honour to produce the cover artwork for EmT’s first album, Resolute. They were extremely open to ideas and thankfully our own personal hunches fell very much in line with each other. In fact, such was the synergy that we are hoping that this is the start of a continuing collaboration between myself […]

Starburst Magazine Issue 440

Starburst Magazine issue 440 included J.R.Southall’s column, Watching Doctor Who, in which he discussed the concept and history behind regeneration and what this entails for both the show, the cast, the production team and the audience. The illustration depicts a blank page upon which Chris Chibnall will create a whole new era for Doctor Who, ably assisted by […]

EmT - Seedy City

EmT – Seedy City (Cover Artwork)

The second single to be taken from EmT’s debut album, Resolute. It was lovely to see it also feature in the video for the single:

Starburst 439 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 439

In issue 439 of Starburst Magazine, J.R.Southall discussed many of the format options available to show runners at the helm of Doctor Who in his column, Watching Doctor Who. When J.R offered the idea of a Dalek trapped inside a dodecahedron (This, friends, is how his mind works) I obviously wanted to make sure that all […]

EmT - Do It

EmT – Do It (Cover Artwork)

The first single to be taken from EmT’s debut album, Resolute. Listen on iTunes • Spotify

Professor Yana by Simon Brett

The Unofficial Doctor Who Limerick Book

Try as hard as I may, I just couldn’t get my head into the right space to contribute a limerick to this book, designed by Jenny Shirt and Christopher Samuel Stone to raise funds for MIND. However, plenty of active minds did just that, and the book has all but sold out through the month of […]

Starburst 436 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 436

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Starburst Magazine Issue 435

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Starburst Magazine Issue 434

The War Doctor by Simon Brett

Seasons Of War: Expanded Edition

When the decision to publish an extra short run of Seasons Of War, we knew that some supportive readers were going to make a point of buying the book for a second time to once again help raise funds for Caudwell Children.  As well as the addition of a couple of extra stories, I decided […]

Timelines by Simon Brett

Timelines

Cover artwork for Timelines: A Dozen Doctors In Verse by Ange Chan. The book is a collection of poetry borne out of a lifelong love for The Doctor and all his adversaries.  It covers an array of poetry, in both free form and prose styles and a couple of quirky limericks thrown in for good […]

Starburst 433 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 433

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Starburst Magazine Issue 432

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Starburst Magazine Issue 431

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Starburst 422 by Simon Brett

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Starburst Magazine Issue 418

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Starburst Magazine Issue 417

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Starburst Magazine Issue 412

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Starburst Magazine Issue 410

Starburst 409 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 409

In Starburst 409, J.R. Southall celebrated the anniversary of the return of Doctor Who to British screens with a look back at a favourite story from each of the modern incarnations of the Time Lord. Both J.R and I were eager to look for a way to highlight our “fab four”, so a Beatles pastiche seemed the […]

Seasons Of War: Tales From A Time War

Seasons Of War was the brainchild of writer and editor, Declan May. Declan very kindly asked me to be involved and I “grew” into the role of creative editor. I also created the cover illustration and wrote (And co-wrote) two stories within the book as well as illustrated the comic strip, “Time Enough For War” […]

Starburst 408 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 408

In Starburst Magazine issue 408, J.R. Southall’s Watching Doctor Who article explored some of the more questionable choices made during the programme’s past. As far as the illustration goes, don’t even ask. Though it was drawn with pencil, ink and alcohol markers…

Starburst 407 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 407

J.R. Southall discussed how change has always been integral to the make-up and survival of Doctor Who in his Watching Doctor Who column in Starburst Magazine issue 407. The illustration of Clara and her Doctors was a traditional piece using pencil, ink and alcohol markers.

TERRORS OF THE THÉÂTRE DIABOLIQUE

Terrors Of The Théâtre Diabolique

‘Terrors Of The Théâtre Diabolique’ was a thrilling new collection of original horror fiction from the Cygnus Alpha writers’ collective sold in aid of the mental health charity, MIND. Six seemingly random strangers are drawn by a mysterious figure to a disused, semi-derelict theatre in a sleepy, seemingly innocuous, seaside town. There they begin their […]

Starburst 406 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 406

In issue 406 of Starburst Magazine, J.R. Southall’s Watching Doctor Who column took a moment to focus upon one of the most emotive and memorable stories in the show’s history, Paul Cornell’s fantastic Father’s Day. The illustration was completed by traditional means, starting out with pencil, followed by ink pen work and coloured using alcohol markers. Finally, […]

Starburst 403 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 403

In issue 403 of Starburst Magazine, J.R. Southall’s Watching Doctor Who column explored the importance of memory in being a Doctor Who fan. The illustration was completed using pencil, ink and alcohol markers, and was finally tweaked and coloured on computer.

Momo:Tempo - Conspiracy

Momo:Tempo – Conspiracy

It’s quite a thing to be asked to have anything to do with one of your favourite musical artists – even if it’s just being at one of their gigs or having a CD signed. But when you’re asked to create a number of illustrations that are going to appear in one of their videos? Well, that’s […]

Starburst 402 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 402

Starburst 401 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 401

Illustration featured in Starburst Magazine #401 to accompany J.R. Southall’s article, Watching Doctor Who in which he discusses the history of “rubbish monsters” in the show. This piece was sketched in pencil, then inked with ink and alcohol markers.

Starburst 400 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 400

Illustration of Peter Davison for Starburst Magazine Issue 400. This piece accompanied J.R. Southall’s Watching Doctor Who column, in which J.R. discussed the 5th Doctor’s reign during the 1980’s. This was a pencilled piece, finished in ink and alcohol marker. It now resides, framed in J.R’s house. At least that’s what he tells me…

Starburst 399 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 399

First Doctor illustration for issue 399 of Starburst Magazine to accompany J.R Southall’s Watching Doctor Who column. This particular article examined the Doctor’s role as a hero; in particular, focussing on his character during William Hartnell’s tenure. The artwork was initially drawn and inked traditionally, before being scanned and coloured by computer.

Starburst 398 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 398

In Starburst Magazine’s issue 398, J.R Southall took a look back at Matt Smith’s tenure as the eleventh Doctor in his Watching Doctor Who column. This reflective illustration was initially drawn and inked in a traditional way, before being scanned into a computer where it was shaded and had filters applied to create the “low resolution” vintage […]

Starburst 397 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 397

In issue 397 of Starburst Magazine, J.R. Southall looked back upon the fiftieth anniversary celebrations of Doctor Who that lay at the feet of Steven Moffat and how this related to the previous twentieth anniversary overseen by John Nathan-Turner in 1983. This illustration was drawn in a traditional way, initially pencilled out, then inked by pen and […]

Cygnus Alpha: The 12 Doctors Of Christmas

The return of the classic Doctor Who fanzine from the 1980’s brought together a team of writers (Both amateur and professional) to create an unofficial Doctor Who anthology. The book was made available at no charge, with the request that if readers enjoyed the stories they might say thank you by making a donation to […]

Starburst 396 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 396

When Doctor Who serials The Web Of Fear and The Enemy Of The World surfaced after being lost for decades, the fan community couldn’t have been more thrilled – but rumours being what they are, many had believed that many more stories were to surface. In issue 396 of Starburst Magazine, J.R Southall detailed the story of the find, along with […]

Starburst 395 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 395

In his Watching Doctor Who column in issue 395 of Starburst Magazine, J.R. Southall attempted to predict how the changeover between Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi may play out with respect to the current companion of the time, Clara Oswald. The image of Peter Capaldi was painstakingly drawn in ink, then scanned and reduced to sit within […]

Starburst 395a by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 395 Art Print

Starburst Magazine issue 395 was a milestone for the magazine, as its distribution increased to including a number of well-known supermarket shelves. To celebrate this, Starburst commissioned a number of art prints to be given away with the magazine and I was honoured to be asked to (Very quickly!) produce a Capaldi portrait to celebrate […]

Starburst 393 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 393

In issue 393 of Starburst Magazine, J.R. Southall’s Watching Doctor Who column examined the differences in approach to the show by Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat. I wanted to illustrate what I felt was a certain difference in “breadth of stroke” between the two show runners and hence converted the appropriate sonic screwdriver of each of […]

Starburst 392 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 392

Starburst Magazine 392 included an edition of J.R. Southall’s Watching Doctor Who column in which he examined the facet of endings and conclusions to Doctor Who stories. As such, J.R. came up with the idea of a sliding puzzle, to symbolise how the various components of a story may shift around until finally (Or maybe never) sliding into a […]

Starburst 391 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 391

Watching Doctor Who, J.R. Sotuhall’s Doctor Who column in Starburst Magazine 392, examined the show’s use of the Doctor’s trusty sonic screwdriver. I can’t remember whether it was my idea or J.R’s, but I was immediately drawn to the idea of the first Doctor wielding his own sonic screwdriver – something that didn’t happen in the series […]

Starburst 390 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 390

In issue 390 of Starburst Magazine, J.R. Southall’s Watching Doctor Who column focussed upon aspects of Steven Moffat’s storytelling approach. As part of the article, J.R. detailed how Moffat adapted a story from the 2006 Doctor Who Annual into the award-winning episode Blink. J.R. suggested I create an image of either the Doctor or Clara reading said annual […]

Starburst 389 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 389

In Starburst Magazine issue 389, J.R. Southall conjectures that the almighty turkey that was Dimensions In Time (the BBC’s attempt at a 30th anniversary celebration for Doctor Who) may have sewn the seeds for the show’s ultimate and royal return in 2005. This, along with Steven Moffat’s Curse Of The Fatal Death for Comic Relief in 1999, worked to […]

Starburst 387 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 388

In Issue 388 of Starburst Magazine, J.R. Southall examined how in the show’s 1970’s heyday, many of the aspects that people such as Barry Letts put into place have returned for Doctor Who’s modern revival. J.R. suggested a number of combinations of Matt Smith’s Doctor meeting classic monsters – I couldn’t resist a bit of Kroll…

Starburst 387 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 387

In Starburst Magazine 387, J.R. Southall’s Watching Doctor Who column explored the possibilities of the forthcoming fiftieth anniversary. At this point, all that we knew was that both Matt Smith and David Tennant had signed up for the special, while David Bradley was to play William Hartnell in a biopic covering the early days of the show. […]

Starburst Magazine 385 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 386

Illustration to accompany Doctor Who article, produced initially in pencil, then inked traditionally and finally coloured in vector graphics software. In his Watching Doctor Who column, J.R. Southall discussed the animated reconstructions of long-lost Doctor Who episodes.

Starburst 384 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 385

Illustration to accompany Doctor Who article. In his Watching Doctor Who column, J.R. Southall discussed Doctor Who’s relationship with the horror genre. This illustration was created entirely in graphic software to emulate the style of classic horror movie posters. Speaking honestly, I wasn’t particularly happy with the results, although I did enjoy the process of […]

Starburst Magazine 382

Starburst Magazine Issues 383/384

Illustration to accompany J.R. Southall’s Watching Doctor Who article which, due to an editing error appeared in two consecutive issues when the text from the previous month’s article was published twice! The idea for the illustration was to imagine a possible third cinematic outing for Peter Cushing’s Doctor Who, this time based upon the television […]

Starburst Magazine 382 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 382

Illustration to accompany Doctor Who article. In his column, Watching Doctor Who, J.R Southall discussed the contributions and performances of both David Tennant and Russell T. Davies. The illustration was originally pencilled and black inked in a traditional manner. The piece was then scanned and coloured on computer. The advantage of working electronically was apparent […]

Starburst 381 by Simon Brett

Starburst Magazine Issue 381

Illustration to accompany Doctor Who article. In his Watching Doctor Who column, J.R Southall discussed both the habit of “retconning” in the world of Who and also the Literary Agent Hypothesis – a means by which to sidestep the contradictions and cosmetic weaknesses that sometimes crop up within long-running television and film series. First companion […]