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Doctor Who: Fade Away Page 4 by ShawnVanBriesen Doctor Who: Fade Away Page 4 by ShawnVanBriesen
This is page 4 of Doctor Who: Fade Away by my talented pal and collaborator Paul Hanley :iconpaulhanley: (story, colors, and lettering) and myself (pencils and inks). It is our (very fond) farewell to Nicholas Courtney.

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Who's WHO did you say? L-R then. Panel 1: Doris Lethbridge-Stewart, the (newly regenerated) Brigadier, (above him) Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes, The 7th Doctor , Skog (above the Doctor), William Blake, Bernice Summerfield, Jason Kane, Jacquilian (over Jason's right shoulder), Ace, Keri (the mouse looking girl).

Panel 2: L-R (Background), The 3rd Doctor, Polly, The Celestial Toymaker (big chap in the background), Tegan Jovanka, The 4th Doctor, The 5th Doctor, Frobisher (right in front of 5), The 8th Doctor, Zoe Hariot, Toymaker's robot, Jamie McCrimmon, Nyssa of Traken. (Foreground) The 6th Doctor, Martha Jones, The 10th Doctor, and The Brigadier,

Panel 3: L-R Martha Jones, The 10th Doctor, The Brigadier and The 1st Doctor.

Paul's commentary: Page 4 of our 9-part story. Art by my talented bud and collaborator Shawn Van Briesen :iconshawnvanbriesen: , story, colors, and lettering by me.

So this glimpse of the Brigadier's future is what you'd call an "orgy of fanwankage". But screw it, it was fun as hell to do (even if I did put Shawn through hell making him draw all this insanity).

The top panel is of course directly from Paul Cornell's New Adventures novel "Happy Endings", in which the Brig is accidentally "regenerated" when the Master's plot to crash Bernice Summerfield's wedding goes awry.

The rest is mine and Shawn's (I left it to him to choose most of the "pieces"- though I will take credit for Frobisher). Just a crazy idea for a fun adventure we'll never see. My pal :iconfresian-cat: suggested incorporating the Celestial Toymaker into the story somewhere, as a nod to Michael Gough's sad passing. Too many great Who alumni have left us recently (I'm still in denial about Elisabeth Sladen...).


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Fade Away: Page 2

Fade Away: Page 3

Fade Away: Page 5

Fade Away: Page 6

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Fade Away: Page 8

Fade Away: Page 9

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DarthBinks Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
I know this is a minor detail, but in panel 2 Ten has the Brig on his right and Martha on his left.  In panel 3, while they still look like that from the reader's perspective at first glance, from the Doctor's perspective they've been reversed.

That's just a minor quibble though- this story is really amazing, and I love the use of Frobisher.  I'll have to wonder about the nature of this Toymaker escapade, although I'm getting vivid images in my mind of the Brig pushing Cyril off of the game board.
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ShawnVanBriesen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Sometimes... people move. It's weird, man. One time I saw a guy move right to left. I was expecting left to right.
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I really want to know the story behind the chess game.
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ShawnVanBriesen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well,it's the Celestial Toymaker. What better game for the Doctor than to play against all of his former selves and companions?
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
There really should be a story here.
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ShawnVanBriesen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ask Paul. He'd write a cracker.
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DarthBinks Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
Apparently, a story sort of like this almost happened for the 30th anniversary.  (Not The Dark Dimension, which was already abandoned by the time this idea rolled around).  Apparently, at one point, Dimensions in Time was temporarily scrapped due to some fallout with EastEnders personnel, so a replacement was quickly written and titled The Endgame.  The basic plot was that the Toymaker captured Doctors Three through Six, who he wanted to turn into his minions.  The Seventh Doctor would, characteristically, agree to a game with the Toymaker, and the TARDIS would be sent away so he couldn't recover it like he did in The Celestial Toymaker.  The Brigadier would then fight his way through some Cybermen, get the TARDIS, and shoot the freaking Toymaker.

...sadly, the issues with EastEnders were resolved.
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ShawnVanBriesen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
That is a shame. That souns like it would have been a classic.
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Why is Four in handcuffs? Is River around or something, and Four's the only one she's caught so far?
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ShawnVanBriesen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes. That's absolutely correct. Paul and I have a theory that many of his companions were actually River in different regenerations. ;-)
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: I wouldn't put it past her! Although it does beg the question of how she managed to get out of that computer and then past all the shadows and off the planet. But then, it's River Song, in the biggest library in the universe. All the Vashta Nerada need do is look her up.
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ShawnVanBriesen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
She put her consciousnesses in a ganger and split so she could find the Doctor (any incarnation)and his TARDIS to stabilize herself. ...off the top of my head on how River could leave the library.
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theDarkTimelord Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Love it. At first i was a bit confused because it jumped from being in a bar to a challenge by the Celestial toymaker. I understand it now though :)
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ShawnVanBriesen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh good.
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mikedaws Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Fantastic!
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ShawnVanBriesen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. This was a challenging but incredibly satisfying page to do.
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DavidHoffrichter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
freaking awesome!
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ShawnVanBriesen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'd really like to do The 10 Doctors vs The Celestial Toymaker.
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DavidHoffrichter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
that would be awesome for sure :nod:
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