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Iris at the Oche by PaulHanley Iris at the Oche by PaulHanley
Looks like I'm clear to share the second cover from the Iris Wildthyme Series 4 box set! Pre-order the box set straight from Big Finish: [link]

This one was a lot of fun. It also involved one of the strangest revision requests ever, b/c while I was in the middle of coloring this, the alien cow you see in the background there got sex-changed during the process of casting the audio play- she was originally a bull! But hey, you shouldn't try drawing Iris Wildthyme's world if you're not prepared to give an alien cow a sex change, right?

Here's the official blurb:
Super, smashing, great! It’s the annual Pondside World Darts Championship. As down-at-heel pub darts player Ted Taylor steps up to the oche, Iris realises that the fate of the entire universe depends on the result of this one game of arrows. What are the calculations streaming through Ted’s mind, why are the bullish Bovians determined to drag a Kent Country Club into a temporal rift and will Panda ever get to enjoy his chicken-in-a-basket in peace? Game on!

You can dowload a nifty wallpaper version here: [link]
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fresian-cat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I'm a bit late to the party, but this is excellent work.

The dart player bears a striking resemblance to DJ Steve Wright. Intentional?
PaulHanley Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional
Nope! My main inspiration was actually Dean Andrews (Ray from LIFE ON MARS and ASHES TO ASHES), mixed with bits of some real life darts players Mark and Cavan educated me about (I knew nothing about UK "darts culture" before starting this). They also suggested UK comedian Mike Harding, who definitely influenced the hair and glasses.
fresian-cat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I used to be in the pub's dart team. Loved the game. I got told off (lots!) for "not taking it seriously enough". Not by my team, but the others. I went out to have fun, so they can take a running jump!
markdominic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
changewinds Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
These covers are really fun!
whatthefoucault Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Oh my sweet Gosh. Your Iris art is making me so happy!
Saternalius Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Poor Panda!

Fabulous work. :)
tangerinewarning Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   Photographer
Lovely work.
Iris seems to be getting younger as she appears on different Big Finish covers. I guess as a Time Lady she's allowed to do that.
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
SmudgeThistle Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student
Ted Taylor? Does this mean that it's Steven's panda bear???
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