Friday, March 22, 2013

Behind the Music - Conan Edition!


A recent commission piece. The commissioner asked for Doctor Who to meet Conan the Barbarian, so I started how thinking... how the arse do you I make that work? The first thing was to figure out a threat that makes sense for both the Doctor and Conan. And my thoughts led to Metebelis Three...


And, inevitably, to Gareth Hunt. So the "story" behind this is that prior to returning to the Planet of the Spiders, the Doctor picks up the second most dangerous man he knows. The first, of course, is Abslom Daak...


But he's dead. So - Conan it is.

This wasn't my first go at this picture. My original take was to present it almost as a sort of B-movie poster. I liked this version a lot, but the rendering on Conan bothered me, so I abandoned it. Pisser.



And that's it. Done and done. Now to get down the post office and send the bloody thing...

Dan

4 comments:

cerebus660 said...

By Crom! That's a lovely piece of work, Dan!

Colliding those two very different universes together puts me in mind of some old 1970's issues of Marvel Team-Up. You know, when Spidey would "team-up" with someone like Doc Savage or Red Sonja... but stay in separate time periods and not actually meet them at all.

But, I'm sure, if the Doc and Conan did team up on Metebelis III, our favourite Cimmerian would come in very handy. He's had plenty of experience with giant spiders...

Al Bruno III said...

Great stuff!

Charles R. Rutledge said...

I think it's cool that you needed to come up with a story that made the drawing work for you. Since Conan's creator, Robert E. Howard set his hero's adventures in the Hyborian Age, a forgotten part of Earth's history, the Doctor could travel there easily. I would definitely buy a series written and drawn by you with these two characters.
I'll be having this framed as soon as it arrives.

Dan McDaid said...

Thanks a lot, chaps!