Poster Per Diem: Tim Doyle’s Dr. Who and the Daleks Movie Poster
I’ve long-known about the 1992 Dr. Who made-for-television movie, but I had no idea there was a 1965 feature-length theatrical film. How did I discover this bit of priceless information, you ask? (Alright, alright, “priceless” is clearly going too far.) Why, Tim Doyle’s wonderful poster, of course. Doyle’s lovely design rightly deifies our Dalek overlords, bathing them in the buzzing light of stardom, while slyly introducing a mysterious Peter Cushing as the titular Dr. Who. It’s an awesome little print that, understandably, sold out online in no time at all.
Doctor Who and the Daleks!
Tim Doyle’s Doctor Who print for the Studio Canal Doctor Who movie from the 60′s is now an official DVD/ Blu-Ray cover! How crazy is that?!?
These should be available shortly- no word on if there’s an all-region release, or if it’s UK only, but we’ll keep you posted!
We also have a TINY TINY bit of AP’s here, so if you’re interested, just give us an email through the contact form!
Here’s a special behind the scenes look into how this print / image was made!
When I first got the gig, I was a fan of the Doctor, but hadn’t seen this film in about 20 years or so- luckily, the older non-restored version was still available on Amazon, so I gave it a spin! My good friend, and Doctor Who expert, Paul Hanley had a model of the particular Daleks as seen in this movie, so he was able to lend it to me so I could shoot my own reference! Next I made a collage of how I wanted everything arranged, so I could send it to the client and make sure they were happy with the direction I had chosen-
The Daleks were shot from the model, and the rest of the elements were from either screen-grabs from the DVD, or google-image search. This was approved, but I still needed a solid reference for Peter Cushing as the doctor, standing tall (ish) as I couldn’t find one in the film that fit the bill. I wanted to make sure I got his build right- even as an outline, I needed to make sure it still ‘read’ as Cushing. Off to Google again!
Strangely, the best image I could find was a drawing by Paul Hanley- my friend who loaned me the Dalek model to begin with! Crazy. Paul’s a killer artist who’s done a ton of Who work- You should totally check out his Deviant Art page HERE. Not only is Paul responsible for my new-found Who obsession, but he was a big help with this print!
So, from that collage, I created this hand-drawn line-art image-
Which was then scanned in and colored and separated in Photoshop for printing, and then printed in my shop- so we arrive at THIS-
Pretty neat, huh?
Thanks to Under the Floorboards for the gig, and thanks to Studio Canal for thinking the image was neat enough for a DVD!
SKETCH COVERS. I’ve got a few more sketch covers I’m putting up in my eBay store here on SUNDAY NIGHT.
These are a lot of fun to do, actually. Just a blast to sit down and doodle Wolverine or whoever. Reminds me of being a kid again.
ANYWAY- done with copic marker on sketch variant comics. Come and get ‘em.
Thank you, XombieDirge!
9” X 24” S/N 2 Color screen prints. Each print was given away for free with purchases from Nakatomi Inc’s store and their always insanely awesome, Mystery Print Tube sales.
The final print in the series, Deckard, will be going into orders placed in the upcoming Tube sale this Tuesday, 30th April 2013. Full details on mystery tube contents and how to grab yourself a Deckard print HERE.
YES! It’s almost done printing- and the main artist is a personal HERO of mine- probably affected my art style more than any one else!
Thanks man! PosterCabaret.com still has some of the UE2 stuff on their site at reasonable prices. I’m starting my 4th piece for UE3 TONIGHT! I might actually get the show done w/out having to blind-rush through the holidays like the last 2 years…
I nearly lost my mind when I first saw this piece of art from Tim Doyle’s UnReal Estate II. I stayed late at work one night refreshing - just hoping that I would be able to get a chance to own such an awesome piece of Doctor Who pop culture. Now it’s hanging up next to me as I type this, a welcome addition to my collection!
Here’s what Tim says about Doctor Who from his interview on Nakatomi Inc.:
I fought Doctor Who. I fought hard. And I lost.
I grew up in suburban Dallas, and the PBS station there back in the 80′s had a glorious programming schedule of Fawlty Towers, Are You Being Served?, Black Adder, Monty Python, Blake’s 7 and Doctor Who. And I ate it all up with gusto. I loved that stuff, and I’m pretty sure it made me the total cultural weirdo that you now see before you. I bathed in the Doctors Baker- Tom and Colin, with some Peter Davidson and Celery thrown into the middle for good measure. So when the show was relaunched, I was intrigued- but not enough to seek it out. Sure, my friends pushed and pleaded with me to watch it, but I resisted.
When I finally decided to give it a go, I was sucked in- hard. It’s now a terminal condition.
For the theme of Unreal Estate- the whole point is to depict locations that we’re all familiar with- a recurring element that is a touchstone for a series. For Doctor Who- a show that changes location (time AND space) on an almost weekly basis- the only constant is the TARDIS itself. The funny, flying Blue Police Box that has been the Doctor’s constant companion for 50 years now. While there are shows with vehicles that appear regularly (the A-Team van, KITT, Airworf- to name a few) the TARDIS is more than a vehicle- it’s a home and character of it’s own right. It is as much a slice of real estate as familiar as the Brady Home or the Starship Enterprise. But unlike the Enterprise, it travels through space with a funny accent.
“Magic Box” Glow Variant 16x20 Edition of 75 (I have signed and hand numbered 9/75)
Heads Up: Nakatomi Mystery Tube Sale!
It’s Nakatomi mystery tube sale time, folks! Or more precisely: it’ll be Nakatomi mystery tube sale time at some point between 12 and 2 PM Central later this afternoon. If you’ve never purchased a tube o’ secrets from Tim Doyle and company, believe me, you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth. The last time I battled my way through the throngs of consumer combatants in order to successfully purchase one of the much sought after art grab bags, I received four very cool posters, all fit for immediate framing, and one incredible Jackie Brown inspired screen print on wood. I was understandably surprised and excited by my discovery. In the immortal words of Forrest Gump’s mother, then later articulated to a complete stranger: “He should not be hitting you, Jenny.” I mean: “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” That’s the one.
Found this super sick Tim Doyle print tee in the vault today! What a gem!
Nakatomi Regular, Jacob Borshard rules the land of Tatooine!
My artwork for ‘The Empire Strikes Back Uncut’ was used as the cover image for the new teaser trailer, and even popped up on the official Star Wars blog!
Not to forget the trailer itself.
You can watch it here: