Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Dr. Who- Peter Cushing

Dr. Who fills one of my geek blind-spots-- kind of like Star Trek or Dungeons & Dragons, I somehow never got into this thing that most people who are like me (geeky cartoonists) have as an integral part of their geek loves.

I do know enough about Doctor Who to know that there were a couple of movies based on the series, but, continuity-wise, they are very different. Peter Cushing, he of Hammer Horror film, Sherlock Holmes and Grand Moff Tarkin fame, played the good Doctor, but he's not counted as one of the canonical Doctors-- of which there's been , like, fifty. Here's my take on Cushing's Dr. Who:

I know this version of the Doctor is probably the ugly red-headed stepchild of Dr. Who fanfare, which is partially why I drew it. Also, I wanted to draw Peter Cushing, who, as it turns out, is a lot harder to capture the likeness of than you'd think. All cheekbones, no lips.


  1. The movies are a fun slice of 60s Brit-Sci-Fi. I love the look and the colour quality of them.

    Nice Cushing. We should do a 'Hammer ' day sometime.

  2. I remember these movies.
    I tried to watch them but fell asleep
    even though I know they are "fun."

    No offense to Cushing. You captured him just

  3. I agree, we should do a Hammer day, and a Star Wars one as well. I'll keep rolling out this drawing, just give him a shave and a wardrobe change. Eezy as pie!

    Looking at it now, I think that he might look a little bit like Andrew Jackson. Some day I hope to earn a twenty dollar bill and check this hypothesis.

  4. Can I also suggest William Shatner day, as a way of touching on Star Trek without using up the whole topic at once.

  5. I agree, he looks like Andrew Jackson, who, like Grand Moff Tarkin, was also a colossal prick.

    Nice drawing

  6. Yeah, but Andrew Jackson killed more people than Grand Moff Tarkin.