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People have been asking me for years if I'll ever finish my old "lost project", THE DOCTOR & I, and the answer is... no, probably not.  BUT I do still have two more parts scripted which've been sitting "in the vault" for years, and I've decided it's finally time to publish those (and maybe there'll even be an outlined "reconstruction" of how it would've ended, if it gets enough response). ;)  So for those who asked for it, here ya go:…


Paul Hanley
Artist | Professional
United States
Stop-motion movie-maker, commercial artist, and sort-of-pro comic artist. I've done official work for Godzilla and Judge Dredd (for IDW Comics), Firefly (Toy Vault Inc.) and Doctor Who (Titan Comics and the game "Doctor Who Legacy" from Tiny Rebel Games). I'm also known for work on Doctor Who sort-of spinoff character Iris Wildthyme in her various media appearances (via Obverse Books and Big Finish Productions audio dramas).

For those wondering- yes, I do some commissions from time to time- when the money and subject matter is right. I'm not one of those artists who'll draw Power Girl high-kicking Lady Death for X amount of $ (well, unless it's a VERY big X), but when it's a cool project- absolutely! I usually don't do it in a way where someone just throws an idea at me and I draw it exactly- I usually prefer to "cook up" an idea between me and the commissioner (otherwise, it's too much like "real" work). I'm willing to hear anything out, though!

Price-wise, it's all over the place. It all depends on size, complexity, effort, etc. Just keep in mind, I don't take on anything for less than $60, as it's just not worth it on a time/ money basis.

I don't do fanzines or other non-paying gigs. Sorry.

Current Residence: the outskirts of Austin, Texas (in Leatherface Country)
Favourite genre of music: Punk (up until about '84)
Favourite photographer: Berenice Abbott
Skin of choice: leopard or coral?
Favourite cartoon character: Howard the Duck



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GJTProductions Featured By Owner 2 days ago
What's your take on the rumor that Archie's Sonic series is on the way to cancellation (and the property might end up at IDW subsequently)?
PaulHanley Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional
Absolutely no idea- I'm not a Sonic fan and only an occasional freelancer for IDW.  Even if I did know something, it wouldn't be appropriate to comment (and that's not some sly Francis Urquhart type implication- I really don't know).
justwatchin94 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Hell!!!

You are amazing!

Your gallery is awesome!
PaulHanley Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional
Thanks! :)
BadWolf117 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
Cool Sent you a reply/message :)
xZachary11x Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2016

DIS IS MY DOOD I am a dummy! 
BadWolf117 Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
Hey Paul :) hope you are well
working on anything new?
DrZalgo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016…
Hi Mr Hanley, not sure if you remember, but I made a timeline putting all your 'I'll Draw Anyone As the Doctor' Doctor's together. I've just added the Silurian Doctor, and it turns out that you've been showrunner from 1996 to 2022.

That's longer than the entire Classic Series. You're my favourite dictator you wonderful man I am a dummy! 

Keep up the awesome work!
Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2016
Hello Paul Hanley, your Doctor Who art is very awesome including some of the redesigns of the creatures like the Axons and the Vervoids, the concepts in the show are amazing but i do not like the visuals in DW series due to budget and the presence of too many human-like aliens (that includes the doctor himself), also what do you think about the possibilities of Alien life in the universe?, in my opinion aliens would be more like those H.R Giger aliens, the weird aliens by Wayne Barlowe, the bizarre creatures of Jean Giraud and beings with radically different or incomprehensible shapes than anything humanoid.
PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional

Not looking to get off on TOO long of a far-out discussion here, but... yeah-  other life in the Universe is pretty much a mathematical inevitability.  Even if one's looking at things through religious eyes, it'd be awfully weird if God made a cosmos this big just to contain us. Why all the wasted space (and time and dimensions)???  Will we ever meet those aliens, on the other hand... that's a lot less likely.  Aside from how briefly we're here and the distances involved (and the energy needed to cover those distances)... I just don't expect we'd have much that could justify all the fuss of getting here.  

Obviously, I like to embellish DW's designs past the show's budget in my own work, but the show's lack of funds has never killed my enjoyment of it.  Any kind of storytelling asks ya for a little suspension of disbelief.   But out of all the artists you listed, I've always liked Barlowe's the best and those have probably informed my own creature stuff the most.  He always considers the "ecosystem" aspect of everything he designs and that makes his work feel a lot more "real" than most artists.   
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