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Sarah Jane Smith: Final Report pg 2 by PaulHanley Sarah Jane Smith: Final Report pg 2 by PaulHanley
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Story, colors, and lettering by me. Pencils and inks by my talented bud and collaborator Shawn Van Briesen :iconshawnvanbriesen:.

Fun footnote to this page- David Van Zandt, our story's lead character (who's so ominously staring down at Sarah's picture) is modeled on Shawn. This "casting" was totally my idea- it wasn't some vain notion on Shawn's part. I knew that Shawn was an actor, and he had the right look for the character, so I thought it'd lend a nice reality to Van Zandt if Shawn used himself as the model. :)

And now on a less cheerful note- this is the first page we've posted since the news of the sad loss of Caroline John broke. It's an unfortunate coincidence that Lis Sladen died when we were a few pages into our Nick Courtney tribute comic. So please don't ever say "How bout a Liz Shaw comic?" I'm not superstitious, but I don't want a coincidence to become a pattern. :(

Liz Shaw was one of the great underrated companions, though. She was arguably the most "grown up" companion ever. She had a very dry, intelligent sort of humor that played great off of Jon Pertwee, and it's a shame they only had one season together. If you've never seen one of her stories, watch INFERNO sometime and be amazed. Or SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE. Or THE SILURIANS. Four stories and three were out-and-out classics. That's a pretty great track record.

By the way- if you're enjoying this comic, and you feel like giving us a "tip", may I suggest giving to your local cancer charities. US readers may want to donate to this one: [link]
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frogsupper Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just fabulous :)

Cool story and epic art. I'm hooked !
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Mango33 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist
I just really love this.
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MARoy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist
amazing!!
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markdominic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Oh and donated
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional
Really? That's fantastic! Glad to know the comic's helped do some good. :)
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markdominic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
NP Man :) I cant wait to see where this is going.
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markdominic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
great colors and effects !
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tangerinewarning Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Photographer
A brilliant second page.
That Saxon pane, so very very creepy, so much more so than the actual live TV action.

Liz Shaw, like almost everyone from Doctor Who continues to live on in the stories she was in. Not just the TV stories, but also in PROBE (in which she gets to be in charge of a UNIT-esque organisation), in the Big Finish audios, in the novels and comics. I think if we continue to write stories (be it published stories, fanfic etc) then these characters, these people will continue to live on.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional
I spent a while thinking about the whole "Master Race" thing while writing this. It has SO MANY nightmarish applications when ya linger on it. What happened to people piloting planes during that one minute head-shaking seizure? Or driving cars? What happened to... and I say this as delicately as possible... couples who at the time might have been...

Yeah... I can see why maybe they didn't go down that road on family-hour TV. :D

And I totally agree with ya on Liz. That's why it annoys me slightly that Moffat seems to have knocked off the Brig in the present day (it was ambiguous last season, but it looks like this season is going to be more explicit about that matter, if certain set reports and rumors can be believed). There's a small stack of novels already written that hinged on the Brig living on for a long time (not to mention one of MY comics!). Fortunately, an imaginative author can pretty much write their way around anything, in the Whoniverse... ;)
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tangerinewarning Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Photographer
That is a whole bunch of disturbing very situations.
That's the thing with Doctor Who, kinda fun an innocent on the surface but when you think about it, it just goes in a bad direction.

The great thing about Doctor Who is there is no official "canon" except what you make for yourself, so I will continue to think of the Brigadier being alive and so is Liz (which also means ignoring Eternity Weeps).
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