Another Doctor Who companion: Polly (1966-67).
Here’s Laura Sneddon’s full transcript of last week’s Diversity in Comics discussion at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds. Gill was on the panel alongside Gary Erskine, Howard Hardiman, Mariah Heuner, Fiona Stephenson and Barry Nugent.
I can’t bear to read back over this as I didn’t feel great about what I said at the time- I didn’t say that much but what I did was a bit all over the place. But people seemed to enjoy the overall discussion so I recommend having a look- lots of other really interesting folk on the panel.
Team Girl Webcomic #35 - Party Like A Suffragette by Gill Hatcher
My TGC webcomic this week. I’ll just repeat what I already said on facebook: I don’t mean to be critical of the girl, although it was a surprising response. I’m more critical of the fact that we don’t educate our kids about what feminism means, or the history of women’s rights. I think a lot of people (our generation included) don’t really know that women in this country haven’t always had what they do now, so when they hear vague things about suffragettes they perhaps assume it must be something more radical and extreme than simply demanding the right to vote. Also, if anything the joke should be on me for having such terrible conversation skills.
My next Doctor Who companion is Dodo (1966). She was kind of rubbish. And then in one episode she goes for a big nap and doesn’t bother coming back.
Another Doctor Who companion - Vicki from 1965. She was a sort of…space orphan?
With the 50th anniversary approaching, I thought I’d draw some Doctor Who companions, maybe all of them, we’ll see how it goes. Starting with Susan and Barbara of course!
Susan was a companion from 1963-64. She was the Doctor’s granddaughter and Barbara was her school teacher on Earth. She was a companion from 1963-65.
Practice sketch with spot-colouring by hand. I was going for a Twinkle comic look.
Come along to our issue 9 launch night! It’s also Book Week in Scotland so we’re organising some reading-related drawing fun. The Glad Cafe is a lovely venue in Glasgow’s south side; the event is free and welcome to all.
Book Week Scotland
This is going to be a mental week: Thought Bubble at the weekend, then this, then the Panopticon mart the following Saturday. So I’m excited, but also pretty apprehensive! But the launch should be really chilled out and fun: just lots of drawing, and maybe some drinking too.
I’m also really happy with the way Coralie’s cover design turned out as a cut-out on a white background, even if I did it in an idiotic way that resulted in my original file being written over (after we’d sent it to print, thankfully).
'First comic memories', drawn for the Glasgow Comic Con 2013 programme.
Drawing of barn owls for my friends Kat and Stoo’s wedding zine. I know they are both fond of owls, and I read that barn owls often ‘mate for life’. But then I also read that they typically only mate once, so decided not to make too big a deal out of it.
You can see more from the zine over on the TGC blog.