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Happy New Year, gang!  Here's a lil' belated Christmas present from me n' Shawn Van Briesen :iconshawnvanbriesen: - a 3-page scene originally intended for our 11th Doctor/ Brigadier comic "Fade Away".   Enjoy!

Fade Away (The Lost Scenes): UNIT Christmas page 1 by ShawnVanBriesen   Fade Away (The Lost Scenes): UNIT Christmas page 2 by ShawnVanBriesen   Fade Away (The Lost Scenes): UNIT Christmas page 3 by ShawnVanBriesen

We've got one more lost scene "unlocking", uh... sometime.  And then hopefully we'll finally get around to finishing the Sarah Jane webcomic we left hanging years ago.  No promises, mind!  We'll both be pretty busy this year, but hopefully this is one New Year's resolution we can make good on. :)

And here's a glimpse of one of those other things I'm already busy with: The Unthinkables!  This is an original creator-owned series with story, variant covers and main character designs by me, pencils by Ian Richardson (Dark Horse's HALO), inks by Julien Hugonnard-Bert (DC's INJUSTICE), colors by Simon Gough (Image's RINGSIDE) and main covers by Martin Simmonds (Titan's DEATH SENTENCE: LONDON)- all of whom are vastly more talented than me, but somehow I conned them into it. ;)  I've been itchin' to unleash this on the world for a while, and this is the year it's finally happening.  More on that soon, as well as (hopefully) a major new Doctor Who project and a few surprises. 

The Unthinkables assorted panels preview by spidermanfan2099 

Happy New Year to all of y'all!  Have a safe and productive 2016!

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PaulHanley
Paul Hanley
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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).

N' STUFF:
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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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.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional
Thanks!

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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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
i believe that any kind of life can exist in our universe, that includes life based on all elements of the periodic table and unknown elements, life based on the four states of matter and other states of matter too, non-corporeal life, living celestial bodies, life based on the four fundamental forces, life based on different types of hypothetical exotic matter and abstract stuff, i believe in god and he/she/it could never have a waste of space.

about DW i have a very tiny suspension of disbelief, but there is some problems i have regarding the appearance of the Time Lords looking human, the canon explanation is that humans look time lord because they came first and Rassilon seeded the most of the universe with humanoids, in my opinion i don't like that explanation since it reeks of anthropocentrism, i would prefer my theory that Gallifreyans have a incomprehensible true form that human minds can't understand, much like how the TARDIS uses the perception filter to appear as a police box and even the TARDIS could use a perception filter to make alien landscapes appear familiar and alien species appear humanoid to explain why other alien races in DW look human.
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ginovanta Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
hi paul!didn't you make an illustration of richard griffiths as rhe doctor with a white haired master? ( i don't remember what actor you "casted") i can't find it anymore
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional
I think you mean the Robbie Coltrane one with  Terrence Stamp as the Master.  I deleted it a while back along with a lot of other ones.  I do "purges" of old stuff every couple years or so- sometimes I just get tired of looking at some pieces, plus I like to keep the number of items on display reasonable.  I'm extra tough on the DW work, since there's so much of it.
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ginovanta Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
i think that was the one....in fact i wasn't sure about the doctor even, just remembered it was fat XD. P.S. i don't want to tell you how to do your work,but have you ever considered to delete old versions of some updated piece,for example the old doctors wallpaper or the master piece without missy? this way mayve you could keep on show works that are much diverse 😉
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ginovanta Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
i think that was the one....in fact i wasn't sure about the doctor even, just remembered it was fat XD. P.S. i don't want to tell you how to do your work,but have you ever considered to delete old versions of some updated piece,for example the old doctors wallpaper or the master piece without missy? this way mayve you could keep on show works that are much diverse 😉
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional
Well, we're probably getting into WAY more boring detail than most people on the front page are ever gonna care to read about, but since you ask... :D  I usually do delete the old versions of things for exactly the reasons you mentioned.  The current Masters pic IS the old one- I just updated the file.  That's why it says it was posted in 2012, even though Missy's in it.  I've predicted some things on the show a few times, but I'm not THAT good. ;)

The sad truth is that usually when I leave an old version of something up it's b/c it's been pirated a lot and I need the exact original file and upload date to prove it's mine each time I report it to the proper authorities.  That's why two of the Doctor lineups and the old Cybermen museum pic are still up- those get ripped off and put up on illicit merch constantly.  I also kept the old version of the lineup where Matt Smith's in the center b/c that's my favorite version just b/c I liked that composition best (the one with Capaldi's a bit too crowded, I think- it's definitely the last update that pic will get).      
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Japanfan89 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 14, 2015  Student Writer
I love your artwork with certain people as the Doctor and you're a Godzilla fan too, you got yourself a watch sir.

If I was ever the Doctor, I'd wear the 4th Doctor's brown jacket as it is (with a smaller brown scarf with neon green stripes) while wearing the Narrator's outfit from the War of the Worlds (the 2005 Timothy Hines version) but with burgundy colors.
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ImaginaryMadMan Featured By Owner May 21, 2015   General Artist
Your work is amazing. I especially like your "as the Doctor" drawings.
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