Saturday, April 03, 2010
The Doctor is in... Toxic!
It's Saturday night, you've just watched the new Doctor Who series and now you can read the parody, Toxic style in the latest issue of Egmont's popular boy's magazine.
Toxic No.159, out now, is the bumper Easter issue featuring 40 pages of features and comic strip plus five free gifts including a Team Toxic comic and a catapult for people who claim comics never feature catapults now.
More on the free comic in a moment. The main magazine includes more pages of comic strip this issue, with two Robin Hoodie adventures drawn by Laura Howell, a Rex strip by John Short and Alex Paterson, and a double-length Team Toxic strip by me.
The Team Toxic strip sees Doc Shock decide to build his own TARDIS, - on this case, a T.A.R.B.I.S. (Tatty And Rubbish Box In Space). He also dons an 11th Doctor outfit; tweed jacket and bowtie, and he and the Team set off for an adventure in time and space. Sort of.
As you'll see from the page shown at the top of this post I've used a combination of line art and CGI for the strip. Does it work? Answers on a postcard please. Or you can just leave a comment below.
The free Team Toxic Classic Comic Collection that comes with this issue is a 16 page mini-comic featuring some of the very earliest Team Toxic strips when Jon Rushby was drawing it. Nice to see it all collected like this.
Toxic No.159 is £2.99 and is on sale from newsagents and supermarkets etc from 24th March to 13th April.