New Kickstarter Flash Goal, Podcast Appearance
So this just got announced. Andrew Cartmel and Ben Aaronovich writing a 7th Doctor comic for Titan. This is, on the face of it, absolutely landmark. Comics were a huge influence on Cartmel, who drew a lot of his style from 2000 AD while freely plundering Alan Moore’s catalog. So having him do one of his periodic returns to the McCoy era in comics is immediately interesting. It’s a shoo-in for the McCoy book. Except I’m really out of stretch goal slots. So instead I’m doing a flash goal. If we can hit $10k by the end of the weekend, I’ll cover this miniseries in the book. Here’s the Kickstarter link. This would be an excellent time either to back it or to link it. We’re at $9192 right now, so $10k by the end of Sunday is ambitious, but it’s doable.
The fact that we’re closing in on $10k also means that the next stretch goal is an interview with Kate Orman. The last two books have both had interviews with prominent creators who are openly fans of the era being covered—Gareth Roberts talked about the Graham Williams years, while Rob Shearman offered a rousing defense of Davison and Colin Baker. And while Orman wrote some of the best 7th Doctor stories, I’m not going to be asking her about those. For one thing, I already did in a podcast a few years back. I’ll probably transcribe those answers for the book too, but this interview will be about the televised episodes and Kate’s own Doctor Who fandom, with an eye towards talking about why the McCoy era was able to spawn the New Adventures.
Finally, I stopped by the Galactic Yo-Yo podcast to promote both the Kickstarter and the Patreon (which reached $350! Still, backing it helps make sure it’ll stay over $350, so it’s still a good idea). I talk a bunch about McCoy, the New Adventures, and scads of wildly off-topic shit because I’m me, and then we settle into me explaining why Kill the Moon is a thing of perfect beauty. That’s available here for your listening pleasure/endurance.
And Jack and I will be getting in the studio Tuesday for what I assume will be a Shabcast so we can provide one last exciting promotional kick at the end of the campaign. So look for that late next week.
Thanks for all the support.
February 16, 2018 @ 4:43 pm
Ummm…. that Titan Comics link doesn’t seem to link to anything, and a quick google hasn’t turned this Cartmel/Aaronovitch story up for me…
February 16, 2018 @ 4:50 pm
February 16, 2018 @ 4:50 pm
Oh, here’s the story: https://io9.gizmodo.com/one-of-doctor-whos-most-underrated-doctors-is-getting-h-1823067047?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_twitter&utm_source=io9_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
February 16, 2018 @ 6:08 pm
Cartmel and Aaronovitch have been working together a lot recently, collaborating on the Rivers of London comics, which fill in the gaps between Ben’s novel series of the same name, and give Andrew something to work on between his Vinyl Detective novels. I don’t know if they’ll change their style for the Doctor Who series, but the Rivers books are breezy, fun, and feel lightweight (especially compared to the novels), but over time have begun to really help flesh out the world of Rivers of London. It would be nice if they can keep that kind of feel for the Doctor Who series, and resist the urge to go all 90’s grimdark.There’s a nice gap between Dragonfire and Remembrance that is ripe for skewing a little more series 24 in tone whilst heading towards the 25/26 mood.
February 17, 2018 @ 10:12 am
Sorry, I have to ask, are you the Alan Moore?
February 17, 2018 @ 3:29 pm
@Tom Marshall –
That is my real name, and I am British, and I like to think I’m the definitive article, but I suspect that’s not the question you’re asking.
If you are asking if I am the acclaimed author who would be annoyed that you’d mention ‘Watchmen’ before ‘Jerusalem’ when listing examples of his output, then I’m afraid you will be sadly disappointed.
As far as I am aware, the famous Alan Moore rarely leaves the borders of Northampton, never uses the internet, and is both 30 years older and 30 times hairier than I am.
February 20, 2018 @ 4:18 am
Did we make it in time? We are at $10,140 today, but I don’t have any idea when we crossed the line.
At least we have unlocked the Kate Orman interview!
February 21, 2018 @ 11:31 am
Yes, the goal was reached in time for the essay on the Cartmel/Aaranovitch comic to be included :).