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Doctor Who Magazine #499

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Doctor Who Magazine #499

TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR WHO BOOK COVER ART – IN DWM 499!

As the art of the Target books is celebrated in a new exhibition, DWM tracks down the men who painted Doctor Who

DWM speaks to Chris Achilleos, the first regular artist on the range, establishing a new visual style for Doctor Who

“I didn’t need direction – I knew how to do a cover,” he explains today. “I was always very aware that a book cover needs to be attractive – almost interactive, in a way – so that you’re drawn to pick it up in a shop. I still think they work as good punchy covers.”

Target book fan and modern-day Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss has much affection for the artwork: “The Three Doctors was my first and perhaps still my favourite,” he says warmly. “The incredibly evocative orange and green luridness of Omega’s deadly fingers, the Doctors themselves in grave monochrome. I still get a Proustian rush from seeing these images.”

ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE...

  • PRODUCTION NOTES
    Doctor Who’s executive producer Brain Minchin tells DWM about the operation to reveal the identity of the Doctor's new companion…
  • WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER?
    DWM investigates what it is to be immortal in the Doctor Who universe.
  • NIGHT TO REMEMBER
    Ahead of a very special Fact of Fiction next issue on The Day of the Doctor, DWM looks back at the most unexpected Doctor Who story of all time…
  • BACK IN THE SISTERHOOD
    We ask Clare Higgins, High Priestess of the Sisterhood of Karn, if Ohila could be the Doctor’s mother?
  • THE WITCH IS FAMILIAR…
    … in the third part of our brand-new comic strip adventure, Witch Hunt, written by Jacqueline Rayner and illustrated by Martin Geraghty.
  • DRESS FOR THE OCCASION
    Jacqueline Rayner talks about the challenges of dressing her boys up as the Doctor, in her column, Relative Dimensions.
  • DOCTOR, I MARRIED HIM!
    An increasing number of couple are incorporating Doctor Who into the most important day of their lives. But why? DWM investigates...
  • FISHY BUSINESS
    There’s something fishy going on under Venice, as the Time Team watch The Vampires of Venice...
  • GATEWAY TO THE UNIVERSE
    The Fourth Doctor, Romana, Adric and K9 try to find a way out of E-Space in this month’s Fact of Fiction on 1981's Warriors' Gate...
  • COMING SOON
    DWM previews all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases.
  • DREAM WORLD
    Russell T Davies return to BBC Wales with his production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream...
  • PLUS!
    All the latest official news, reviews, competitions and The DWM Crossword.

Doctor Who Magazine 499 is on sale from Thursday 28 April 2016, price £4.99.

Issue Number: 499
Price: £4.99
On sale: Thursday 28 April 2016

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