Paul Hanley
By request, the complete(?) Morbius Doctors.
Someone asked me the other day if I think they “count”.  All I can say is that I like to think of them like all those contradictory origins the Joker’s had over the years- they COULD count, or it could be one more elaborate lie the Doctor’s woven.  Like the Third Doctor being “thousands” of years old, the Cartmel Masterplan, the “half-human” business from the 8th Doctor TV Movie, and the 11th Doctor apparently thinking he still had regenerations left in “Let’s Kill Hitler”, it was clearly intended as true at the time the showrunners came up with it.  Since then we’ve had to weave complex fan theories to “no-prize” it all into one cohesive continuity, but the thing is- we really don’t have to.   All we ever really need to know  is the first rule- “The Doctor Lies.”
The show’s called “Doctor Who”, not “Doctor… Oh, Okay”.  Not knowing is part of the fun. :)

By request, the complete(?) Morbius Doctors.

Someone asked me the other day if I think they “count”.  All I can say is that I like to think of them like all those contradictory origins the Joker’s had over the years- they COULD count, or it could be one more elaborate lie the Doctor’s woven.  Like the Third Doctor being “thousands” of years old, the Cartmel Masterplan, the “half-human” business from the 8th Doctor TV Movie, and the 11th Doctor apparently thinking he still had regenerations left in “Let’s Kill Hitler”, it was clearly intended as true at the time the showrunners came up with it.  Since then we’ve had to weave complex fan theories to “no-prize” it all into one cohesive continuity, but the thing is- we really don’t have to.   All we ever really need to know  is the first rule- “The Doctor Lies.”

The show’s called “Doctor Who”, not “Doctor… Oh, Okay”.  Not knowing is part of the fun. :)

One last Morbius Doctor- legendary DW producer Philip Hinchcliffe.

One last Morbius Doctor- legendary DW producer Philip Hinchcliffe.

Another ACCC sketch cover.  Wish I’d had some gray markers for this- had to make do with my blue pencil.

Another ACCC sketch cover.  Wish I’d had some gray markers for this- had to make do with my blue pencil.

The great Douglas Camfield as one of the “Morbius Doctors”. Definitely a Lord Byron vibe goin’ on here. 
BTW- for any folks at Alamo City Comic Con, I’m here!  Not sure where my table’ll be yet- probably near the Heroes & Fantasies booth. :)

The great Douglas Camfield as one of the “Morbius Doctors”. Definitely a Lord Byron vibe goin’ on here. 

BTW- for any folks at Alamo City Comic Con, I’m here!  Not sure where my table’ll be yet- probably near the Heroes & Fantasies booth. :)

Steampunkish “Morbius Doctor” Christopher Baker.   

Steampunkish “Morbius Doctor” Christopher Baker.   

More Morbius Doctors- here’s long-serving Who director Christopher Barry rocking a ruffled collar.  

More Morbius Doctors- here’s long-serving Who director Christopher Barry rocking a ruffled collar.  

The companions sketches are on hold for a few weeks, so in the meantime I’ll be posting bigger and better pics of some of the Doctors I drew for my “Infinite Doctor” piece earlier this year.

First up, Robert Holmes (for my money, DW’s best writer ever) as one of the “Morbius Doctors”.  And just for a goof, a TARDIS control room concept for him that I collaged together in about 20 seconds. :) 

Companion sketch #72: Jackson Lake and Rosita.  Originally they weren’t going to be in this series (I’m skipping most of the “one off” companions), but I remembered I had an old commission piece that included them- so it just took a few tweaks and a quick color job to make them part of this.
And now a little bit of bad news- this is the last companion sketch for a few weeks, since I’m busy with some new official gigs and have two big conventions coming up (Alamo City Comic Con this weekend, and Wizard Austin the week after).  BUT… I have some daily Who content that I’ll be posting here in the meantime- some old stuff that’s never really been seen online.  More on that tomorrow. ;)

Companion sketch #72: Jackson Lake and Rosita.  Originally they weren’t going to be in this series (I’m skipping most of the “one off” companions), but I remembered I had an old commission piece that included them- so it just took a few tweaks and a quick color job to make them part of this.

And now a little bit of bad news- this is the last companion sketch for a few weeks, since I’m busy with some new official gigs and have two big conventions coming up (Alamo City Comic Con this weekend, and Wizard Austin the week after).  BUT… I have some daily Who content that I’ll be posting here in the meantime- some old stuff that’s never really been seen online.  More on that tomorrow. ;)

Jonathan Pryce as the Master.  I drew this a few years back for the background portraits of “alternate” Masters in my “Past Masters” group shot.

Jonathan Pryce as the Master.  I drew this a few years back for the background portraits of “alternate” Masters in my “Past Masters” group shot.

Companion sketch #71: Beatrix “Trix” MacMillan.  Based on a Mike Collins illustration in DWM #341, with the costume taken from a description in one of the EDAs. A lot of folks online seem to have “cast” her as HUSTLE’s Kelly Adams (con artist- makes sense), so I ran with that.  It’s a little weird though, when you consider her character’s brother in that was Fitz’s voice actor, Matt Di Angelo! :D 

Companion sketch #71: Beatrix “Trix” MacMillan.  Based on a Mike Collins illustration in DWM #341, with the costume taken from a description in one of the EDAs. A lot of folks online seem to have “cast” her as HUSTLE’s Kelly Adams (con artist- makes sense), so I ran with that.  It’s a little weird though, when you consider her character’s brother in that was Fitz’s voice actor, Matt Di Angelo! :D