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Doctor Who: Deep Breath (2014) Full by SteveAndrew Doctor Who: Deep Breath (2014) Full by SteveAndrew
A new Target parody / fake / pastiche, this time starring Peter Capaldi's Doctor in Deep Breath! The observant among you will note it is based on the classic Chris Achilleos cover for The Cave Monsters, the novelisation of the early Pertwee story The Silurians. I was originally going to do a cover for The Hungry Earth which reintroduced the Silurians in new Who, but going by my own self-imposed rules this was a much better fit. Also Capaldi has the perfect face for an Achilleos rip-off cover!

For a compare-and-contrast you can find the original cover here: www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~ecl6…. This was one of the very first Targets I got as a kid and still have it now. I found it rather dull when I first read it, I'll give it another go - maybe it's a more grown-up story?

You can find the separate images of Capaldi and Vastra here:
The Twelfth Doctor (2014) Inks by SteveAndrew Madame Vastra (2014) Inks by SteveAndrew
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4thtroika Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
VERY cool!
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kastoniago Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Fantastic homage to Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters target book.
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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GeminiPete Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
I have only this very moment (well, past several moments as I've been gawking over these fantastic covers! Brilliant work!!! It's like the TARGET Range of Doctor Who Books that I loved so dearly as a child (there were no Dr Who Action Figures or Sonic Screwdriver replicas then so don't think too harshly) really did continue on. Which I rather think is exactly what you're going for here and succeeding with aplomb! Have I finally found some parallel universe I might actually like? ;-) 
   Anyway, just found your Moonbase-inspired Silver Nemesis faux-cover first and after taking in such a  gem exists and drooling to the point I feared for my iPad's electrical safety, I then realized there are more! Now on Deep Breath and taking the same! (And personally I loved The Cave Monsters as a kid, so yes, give it a 2nd chance!). Do you have a chronological layout of all your covers (I'm new to this so apologies if there's a big "click here for chrono layout of my covers" link I've not yet seen). I used to line my Target Who books up as a kid and just take in the ethereal beauty of them all; it'll be like that, only on an iPad and all grown up. The world has (pleasant) surprises yet...thank you sir for making this aging Who fan smile from Cyber handle bar to Cyber handle bar. :-)

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theDoctorWHO2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Another fantastic target cover! Looks absolutely fantastic!
Any ideas on what you plan on doing next?
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
One word: Tennant.
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theDoctorWHO2 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh! Can't wait :)
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CarryPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Noooo, such things cannot be called parodies. I like the word "remake" more. Or "version". Anyway, it's too awesome by itself.
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm starting to think pastiche is a nice word. Sounds slightly pretentious. :D
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SteveRoman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
A great addition to that alt-universe's Target library!
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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CeruleanHufflepuff Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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