Companion sketch #37: Cinder, the War Doctor’s companion from the new novel “Engines of War”- out today: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Who-Engines-George-Mann/dp/1849908486
Obviously, this was a bit more than a “sketch” this time around. I’m lucky enough to know George Mann (the book’s author) a little bit, and he gave me a heads-up that the book would give John Hurt’s Doctor his own companion (because you’re not really the Doctor till you have one). We collaborated on the design, which was a huge geek-out for me, obviously. This may not be an official BBC-approved design, but it IS author approved. Squee. :D
George said he kinda had singer Hayley Williams in mind for Cinder’s look, so I ran with that (probably in a lot less subtle manner than I would’ve if this were official work). Her costume is kind of Joan Jett meets Snake Plissken. Very much a post-apocalyptic punk Dalek-killer, to compliment the war Doctor’s own look.
And while I realize I’m a little biased, I can’t overstate this enough- go check out the book. It’s everything I hoped for out of a Time War era novel (hopefully the first of many). And you’ll never look at John Hurt’s scenes in “The Day of the Doctor” the same way again.
clara oswald + first half of series 8
Classic Who // New Who Parallels → “There’s a tiny reference to that first year of Doctor Who in ‘The Caretaker’ which is the Coal Hill motto, on the wall of the parent’s evening: “a great spirit of adventure”, which is what the Doctor says about Ian and Barbara in ‘The Sensorites’. I thought that was a nice nod in the background.” - Gareth Roberts (x)
Why do you fly off in the box with him? Because it’s amazing. Because I see wonders.
Why do you fly off in the box with him?
Because it’s amazing.
Looks like our Courtney was right about those two.
Why do you do it? Why do you fly off in the box with him?
Because it’s amazing. Because I see wonders.