At photo lab, mixing chemicals, 1992 #tbt #throwbackthursday

At photo lab, mixing chemicals, 1992 #tbt #throwbackthursday

Week Nine! : ’The 13 Faces of the Doctor’

Yes, I’m putting the War Doctor here because he is the (new) true ninth incarnation of the Doctor, though through a bit of semantics is not actually the ‘Ninth Doctor’ (so the BBC merchandizing department doesn’t have to deal with the Sisyphean task of fixing all of the millions of Doctor Who product to reflect a new numbering system. Nice job, Moffat! A+ thinking!)

So, I’ll try to be brief. The Ninth Incarnation of the Doctor is the Gordian Knot (look at that! Two antiquated references in a little over a paragraph. My college Classical Literature professor must be proud… Now, where was I…) …. The Gordian Knot of Doctor Who continuity… and this was even before the return of the new series. 

Of course, all the confusion was made by the BBC during the period between the Eighth Doctor/Fox Pilot and the return of the series. The later ‘Eighth Doctor’ novels even made fun of this fact (in ‘Gallifrey Chronicles’) and how muddled his timeline was. Most of fandom, as a way of explaining all the nonsense, just waved their hands claiming that it was all from the conflicts and rewriting of time from the Last Great Time War (the deus ex machina of explanations…. and that makes it a hat trick of classical references!) 

Anyway, here’s what the BBC did…

The Curse of the Fatal Death (1999), written by Steven Moffat (remember him?) Now, yes… this was a comedy skit broadcast on the BBC, but people were really drawn towards the idea of a Rowan Atkinson Ninth Doctor (even if he was on the screen for like 10 minutes.) Is he part of continuity..? Very unlikely, but it does muddy the waters. Then there was also that Richard E. Grant guy, which brings us to..

The Scream of Shalka (2003), written by Paul Cornell. This was an animated webcast produced by the BBC with a new OFFICIAL (at the time) Ninth Doctor, voiced by Richard E. Grant, and kind of based upon Sherlock Holmes funneled through Grant’s Withnail character (from 'Withnail and I' [1986]… a brilliant brilliant film… kinda like ‘Fear and Loathing in the Lake District’ with Paul McGann [Doctor #8] as ‘I’) As I said, this was announced by the BBC as the new Doctor, the official continuation of the series… which only lasted one story. Plus, the Doctor’s companion was… The Master (who’s consciousness [after the Fox pilot] was uploaded to an android body and couldn’t leave the TARDIS… how weird is that? He was also voiced by Sir Derek Jacobi, who played the ‘human’ Master in 'Utopia'.)  Oh… and there was also that David Tennant guy playing a minor role in the story. Wonder what ever became of him? He has such potential…

… and now we have The War Doctor as the new official Ninth Incarnation of the Doctor. While I really enjoyed ’The Day of the Doctor’, I wanted more from this incarnation. He obviously had been fighting in the Time War for a long time… what other stories are there? What did he do (other then the obvious thing… that he didn’t even do that in the end) that was so shaming? Will we hear anything else about this? And was he much too dour for jelly babies? (Yes… he was.)

Anyway, here we go….

'Great mean are forged in fire. It's the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.' - The Day of the Doctor (2013)

'The War Doctor', Ink/Digital Color, March ‘14

Week Nine! : ’The 13 Faces of the Doctor’

Yes, I’m putting the War Doctor here because he is the (new) true ninth incarnation of the Doctor, though through a bit of semantics is not actually the ‘Ninth Doctor’ (so the BBC merchandizing department doesn’t have to deal with the Sisyphean task of fixing all of the millions of Doctor Who product to reflect a new numbering system. Nice job, Moffat! A+ thinking!)

So, I’ll try to be brief. The Ninth Incarnation of the Doctor is the Gordian Knot (look at that! Two antiquated references in a little over a paragraph. My college Classical Literature professor must be proud… Now, where was I…) …. The Gordian Knot of Doctor Who continuity… and this was even before the return of the new series. 

Of course, all the confusion was made by the BBC during the period between the Eighth Doctor/Fox Pilot and the return of the series. The later ‘Eighth Doctor’ novels even made fun of this fact (in ‘Gallifrey Chronicles’) and how muddled his timeline was. Most of fandom, as a way of explaining all the nonsense, just waved their hands claiming that it was all from the conflicts and rewriting of time from the Last Great Time War (the deus ex machina of explanations…. and that makes it a hat trick of classical references!) 

Anyway, here’s what the BBC did…

The Curse of the Fatal Death (1999), written by Steven Moffat (remember him?) Now, yes… this was a comedy skit broadcast on the BBC, but people were really drawn towards the idea of a Rowan Atkinson Ninth Doctor (even if he was on the screen for like 10 minutes.) Is he part of continuity..? Very unlikely, but it does muddy the waters. Then there was also that Richard E. Grant guy, which brings us to..

The Scream of Shalka (2003), written by Paul Cornell. This was an animated webcast produced by the BBC with a new OFFICIAL (at the time) Ninth Doctor, voiced by Richard E. Grant, and kind of based upon Sherlock Holmes funneled through Grant’s Withnail character (from 'Withnail and I' [1986]… a brilliant brilliant film… kinda like ‘Fear and Loathing in the Lake District’ with Paul McGann [Doctor #8] as ‘I’) As I said, this was announced by the BBC as the new Doctor, the official continuation of the series… which only lasted one story. Plus, the Doctor’s companion was… The Master (who’s consciousness [after the Fox pilot] was uploaded to an android body and couldn’t leave the TARDIS… how weird is that? He was also voiced by Sir Derek Jacobi, who played the ‘human’ Master in 'Utopia'.)  Oh… and there was also that David Tennant guy playing a minor role in the story. Wonder what ever became of him? He has such potential…

… and now we have The War Doctor as the new official Ninth Incarnation of the Doctor. While I really enjoyed ’The Day of the Doctor’, I wanted more from this incarnation. He obviously had been fighting in the Time War for a long time… what other stories are there? What did he do (other then the obvious thing… that he didn’t even do that in the end) that was so shaming? Will we hear anything else about this? And was he much too dour for jelly babies? (Yes… he was.)

Anyway, here we go….

'Great mean are forged in fire. It's the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.' - The Day of the Doctor (2013)

'The War Doctor', Ink/Digital Color, March ‘14

On a small bike… #bars #Tooeys #Denver #bike (at Tooey’s off Colfax)

On a small bike… #bars #Tooeys #Denver #bike (at Tooey’s off Colfax)

A whole lotta upcoming 30 MILES OF CRAZY! to scan… #comics #webcomics #art #illustration #30milesofcrazy #drawing #denverartist #artistoninstagram

A whole lotta upcoming 30 MILES OF CRAZY! to scan… #comics #webcomics #art #illustration #30milesofcrazy #drawing #denverartist #artistoninstagram

It’s Friday again! Time for another ’tru-ish’ tale about Colfax and the Mile High City. A new 30 MILES OF CRAZY! (#44)! This week: Meeting the New Neighbors… or I MAXED OUT MY 100 GB STORAGE IN MY SKULL!!!

No time to lose!!  Musical Accompaniment! Ready! Set! Go!

SHARE AND ENJOY!!!

See more 30 MILES OF CRAZY! at: http://www.karlchristiankrumpholz.com/30-miles-of-crazy

It’s Friday again! Time for another ’tru-ish’ tale about Colfax and the Mile High City. A new 30 MILES OF CRAZY! (#44)! This week: Meeting the New Neighbors… or I MAXED OUT MY 100 GB STORAGE IN MY SKULL!!!

No time to lose!!  Musical Accompaniment! Ready! Set! Go!

SHARE AND ENJOY!!!

See more 30 MILES OF CRAZY! at: http://www.karlchristiankrumpholz.com/30-miles-of-crazy

Kelly & I #portrait #selfie

Kelly & I #portrait #selfie

Week Eight! : ’The 13 Faces of the Doctor’The Eighth Doctor… The last of the Classic Doctors, and he pretty much got one night only. 

After 7 years, The Doctor was back… and on American TV (which was… odd.) … And to be utterly kind, the Fox back door pilot of ‘Doctor Who’ was a bit of mess. The call backs, the bad acting, the weird attempts at humor, Eric Roberts as The Master (choke!), the idea of a half human Doctor (gah!), the wig… were all fandom with gun to head eye popping nerd-rage bad. The only good thing at the center of it all was Paul McGann playing a more curious Byronic Doctor (plus the new design for the TARDIS interior… which was pretty fantastic.) … and then there was the whole romance thing (which became all too common of late) that left many scratching their heads and looking like a dog shown a card trick. 

But the pilot went nowhere (which may have been a good thing)… so Doctor Who sunk back under the waves to sleep again (for another 9 years.) 

… and in-between that, (along with the Big Finish audios) we had the BBC novels. Yes, I followed them as well. On first reflection, I would say that I did not enjoy them as much as the Seventh Doctor Virgin novels… but then looking back there was the ideas of Dark Sam, Living TARDISs, The Faction Paradox, The Time War (yes, it was first referenced in the novels, years before the TV show and much more interesting), a ruthless Lord President Romana (in her 3rd incarnation), Compassion, Sabbath, The Remote, all of the Matrix being downloaded into the Doctor’s brain… all brilliant. 

And then, with the advent of the new BBC show and a new Doctor, the Eighth Doctor went away… The new show started fresh, so there wasn’t even much of a passing reference to the Eighth or any of the Classic Doctors. 

… until 'The Night of the Doctor'.

(and yes, I based this illustration on that version of the Eighth Doctor. I did not want to have to draw that original wig… shudder…)

… and here we go…

"I love humans. Always seeing patterns in things that aren’t there." - Doctor Who (the Film), 1996

'The Eighth Doctor' Ink/Digital Color, March '14

Week Eight! : ’The 13 Faces of the Doctor’

The Eighth Doctor… The last of the Classic Doctors, and he pretty much got one night only. 

After 7 years, The Doctor was back… and on American TV (which was… odd.) … And to be utterly kind, the Fox back door pilot of ‘Doctor Who’ was a bit of mess. The call backs, the bad acting, the weird attempts at humor, Eric Roberts as The Master (choke!), the idea of a half human Doctor (gah!), the wig… were all fandom with gun to head eye popping nerd-rage bad. The only good thing at the center of it all was Paul McGann playing a more curious Byronic Doctor (plus the new design for the TARDIS interior… which was pretty fantastic.) … and then there was the whole romance thing (which became all too common of late) that left many scratching their heads and looking like a dog shown a card trick. 

But the pilot went nowhere (which may have been a good thing)… so Doctor Who sunk back under the waves to sleep again (for another 9 years.) 

… and in-between that, (along with the Big Finish audios) we had the BBC novels. Yes, I followed them as well. On first reflection, I would say that I did not enjoy them as much as the Seventh Doctor Virgin novels… but then looking back there was the ideas of Dark Sam, Living TARDISs, The Faction Paradox, The Time War (yes, it was first referenced in the novels, years before the TV show and much more interesting), a ruthless Lord President Romana (in her 3rd incarnation), Compassion, Sabbath, The Remote, all of the Matrix being downloaded into the Doctor’s brain… all brilliant. 

And then, with the advent of the new BBC show and a new Doctor, the Eighth Doctor went away… The new show started fresh, so there wasn’t even much of a passing reference to the Eighth or any of the Classic Doctors. 

… until 'The Night of the Doctor'.

(and yes, I based this illustration on that version of the Eighth Doctor. I did not want to have to draw that original wig… shudder…)

… and here we go…

"I love humans. Always seeing patterns in things that aren’t there." - Doctor Who (the Film), 1996

'The Eighth Doctor' Ink/Digital Color, March '14

WIP: Some upcoming 30 MILES OF CRAZY! #comics #webcomics #art #pencils #drawing #illustration #30milesofcrazy #comicart

WIP: Some upcoming 30 MILES OF CRAZY! #comics #webcomics #art #pencils #drawing #illustration #30milesofcrazy #comicart

It’s Friday! Time for another ’tru-ish’ tale about Colfax and the Mile High City. A new 30 MILES OF CRAZY! (#43)! This week: A Question of Priorities… or YES, I DID ANOTHER COMIC STRIP THAT TAKES PLACE AT THE LION’S LAIR.

The World Famous Lion’s Lair… No frills space for a beer and a shot. The bar has been there for years (I hear various stories, but can be traced back to the 50’s or 20s [as a dancehall] depending who you ask) and to me, best represents what Colfax Avenue is: barebones, down low, dirty place full of stories and awesome characters. 

This was also one of the first bars I found myself in when I finally moved to Denver (living only a couple blocks away also helps). Not only had I been hearing about that place for years (even before I started visiting the city), but at that first night there was able to see one of the best, most welcoming (at least to me) events after I’d only been living in the Mile High City for less than a month. If Denver was some sort of communicable disease, I got it that night from the sheer press of the crowd around me. Yes, it was Slim Cessna’s Auto Club show in such an intimate setting. 

Yes, I used the word ‘intimate’ which in all ways seems wrong. It kind of brings to mind singer/songwriters strumming on acoustic guitars, singing about their lost cat by candlelight… which is totally not the case if you’ve ever set foot in the place. The size of the Lair is so small that you can be punched on one side of the bar and still hit the wall of the other, likely hitting a half a dozen band stickers that have been placed there over the years (I can still find the sticker of a local Philly band that I saw many times in the 90’s among the collection of band debris scattered over the Lair’s walls). That first night, and most other nights I’ve been there for shows are cramped, beer soaked, rowdy, near riots. People yelling for drinks or at each other; booze being tossed onto the floor, over the patrons, and down their gullets; shoving matches that could be called dancing or drunken stumbles; and music blaring over everything, demanding some attention. Events that have to be experienced to be believed. 

… so there it is. (I’m sure I was at that show as well.) 

… Ready… Set…  Musical Accompaniment… and GO!

SHARE AND ENJOY!

See more 30 MILES OF CRAZY! at: http://www.karlchristiankrumpholz.com/30-miles-of-crazy

It’s Friday! Time for another ’tru-ish’ tale about Colfax and the Mile High City. A new 30 MILES OF CRAZY! (#43)! This week: A Question of Priorities… or YES, I DID ANOTHER COMIC STRIP THAT TAKES PLACE AT THE LION’S LAIR.

The World Famous Lion’s Lair… No frills space for a beer and a shot. The bar has been there for years (I hear various stories, but can be traced back to the 50’s or 20s [as a dancehall] depending who you ask) and to me, best represents what Colfax Avenue is: barebones, down low, dirty place full of stories and awesome characters. 

This was also one of the first bars I found myself in when I finally moved to Denver (living only a couple blocks away also helps). Not only had I been hearing about that place for years (even before I started visiting the city), but at that first night there was able to see one of the best, most welcoming (at least to me) events after I’d only been living in the Mile High City for less than a month. If Denver was some sort of communicable disease, I got it that night from the sheer press of the crowd around me. Yes, it was Slim Cessna’s Auto Club show in such an intimate setting. 

Yes, I used the word ‘intimate’ which in all ways seems wrong. It kind of brings to mind singer/songwriters strumming on acoustic guitars, singing about their lost cat by candlelight… which is totally not the case if you’ve ever set foot in the place. The size of the Lair is so small that you can be punched on one side of the bar and still hit the wall of the other, likely hitting a half a dozen band stickers that have been placed there over the years (I can still find the sticker of a local Philly band that I saw many times in the 90’s among the collection of band debris scattered over the Lair’s walls). That first night, and most other nights I’ve been there for shows are cramped, beer soaked, rowdy, near riots. People yelling for drinks or at each other; booze being tossed onto the floor, over the patrons, and down their gullets; shoving matches that could be called dancing or drunken stumbles; and music blaring over everything, demanding some attention. Events that have to be experienced to be believed. 

… so there it is. (I’m sure I was at that show as well.) 

… Ready… Set…  Musical Accompaniment… and GO!

SHARE AND ENJOY!
See more 30 MILES OF CRAZY! at: http://www.karlchristiankrumpholz.com/30-miles-of-crazy
South Street, Philadelphia, 1997. #throwbackthursday #tbt #portrait

South Street, Philadelphia, 1997. #throwbackthursday #tbt #portrait