Peter Capaldi – the man, the myth, the legend

As many of you who follow me on social media may know I LOVE Peter Capaldi!! The man has endless talent, an endless love for his fans and..ummm is just an around terrific human being.

Here is some of the awesomeness that is Peter Capaldi:

1. He is an amazing artist
Peter Capaldi attended the Glasgow School of Art where he honed his drawing skills.
Watch this video of Peter drawing all the Doctors he grew up watching:

Peter Capaldi: Draw My Life – Doctor Who: The Fan Show: http://youtu.be/rewhHdFDCZg

He also recently sent Titan Comics artist Rachel Story this artwork expressing his gratitude for all her work (nope not jealous at all lol).
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2. He visits sick kids in hospital…in character!!

I recently saw the story of young Daniel Norton on Facebook. Daniel is a massive Doctor Who fan who was forced to miss the Doctor Who Festival due to illness. Upon hearing this news on social media Peter decided to surprise him at his hospital bedside.

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Turning up in character he greeted Daniel by saying “I understand you need a Doctor”..lol. Check out the heartwarming story here.

3. He’s won an Oscar

Back in 1995, Peter won an Oscar (as a director), he won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life.
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He also tried to use said Oscar to upgrade his flight lol – https://youtu.be/jpKPnb5MoRs

4. He was in a band

In their youth, Peter (as lead singer) and talk show host Craig Ferguson formed part of a punk rock band called… wait for it… The Dreamboys (formerly known as the rather edgier The B*stards from Hell). According to an interview Peter gave on Graham Norton’s chat show, the band’s name meant they were often booked by parties who mistakenly thought they were a group of male strippers.

Check out one of their songs here: OUTER LIMITS – Dreamboys: http://youtu.be/2AfGi-_fQ5o

5. He wanted to be president of the Doctor Who Fan Club
At age 14, Capaldi rigorously attempted to claim the role of president of the show’s official fan club. Unfortunately the role went to someone else but the future Doctor did not give up and continued to send letters. The secretary dealing with his letters got so annoyed with the persistent Peter she said that she wished “the Daleks or someone would exterminate him”. Hard luck, Peter

Check him out discussing this on Graham Norton:
PETER CAPALDI’s Most Embarrassing DOCTOR WHO Fan …: http://youtu.be/XM2bXjs0n2g

6.The holey sweater he wears in Doctor Who is from his own wardrobe

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7. He voices the Brussels sprout in the BBC One Christmas 2015 ad
Check out the cuteness here:
Sprout Boy meets a galaxy of stars: Trailer – BBC…: http://youtu.be/XnoxGr_sTz4

Whovian Interview: Fandom Jewellery

Today I received another amazing piece of jewellery (now I have a TARDIS and a sonic screwdriver necklace yay) from Glenda at Fandom Jewellery and wanted to know more as to goes into making such awesome pieces of nerdom/fandom art.

1) When and how did Fandom Jewellery get started?

It originally started with my daughter and I making elegant pieces of jewellery featuring Swarovski crystal and Paua, because I love paua, but not in a touristy way. See  below pics of my first 2 pieces. We then started using Czech glass buttons as cabochons and naturally segued into Goth, Grunge Fandom and Steampunk. Back then we were known as Killer Gems. Killer as my daugher was K miller and in school she had liked to sign her name, K’iller, as that was sooooo cool! And my initials are G.E.M…hence Killer Gems. https://www.facebook.com/KillerGems/ 

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We were then invited to exhibit at an art exhibition in North Canterbury and from there, 4 years ago, received an invitation to Armageddon. We have now been present at almost every Armageddon Expo in NZ since Christchurch in 2013. We changed our name to Fandom jewellery a year ago as it better represents who we are now.
 
2) How do you come up with ideas for your designs?

Designs are inspired by the shows we watch, and by searching  existing elements that can be assembled together to create something special. Eg. A Silver rose and a Chuck sneaker shoe. So many chuckles over that when people get the significance. Sells well, as it’s a lovely piece of jewellery and those who are Whovians pick up on the relevance 🙂

 
3) What is your best-selling Doctor Who jewellery?

Hard to say as every Armageddon is different, but probably the charm bracelets the represent each doctor and one generic Doctor Who one that has a Blue enamel tardis, dalek, Yale key, weeping angel, astronaut, 3D sneaker, Wolf and a Trench Coat

 
4) What do you love about Doctor Who?

The humour and adventure. The fantasy of the possibility of time travel
 
5) Where can people buy your merchandise?

From my facebook page 

https://www.facebook.com/FandomJewelleryNZ/ 
 
6) Who is your favourite Doctor?

10 – David Tennant is fantastic, followed closely by Matt Smith as 11

Glenda’s awesome Doctor Who joke:

“How many insects does it take to make a Time Lord?

10 ants!!!!”

 
7) Will you be coming out with 12th doctor?

(Charm bracelet etc) Yes, I have already made a charm bracelet that references the the first season of Peter Capaldi’s 12th
 
8) Any other new designs coming out?

Yes, as mentioned above, a generic Doctor Who charm bracelet. And a pairing of a small weeping angel with eyes closed and a charm disc that says, “don’t blink”…. I love the weeping angels 🙂

Check out some of there awesome designs below:

Titan Comics: Eighth Doctor #3

Eighth Doctor 2016Writer: George Mann
Artist: Emma Vieceli
Cover Art: Rachel Stott & HI-FI

The Doctor and companion Josie are in Edinburgh 1866 and walk in a theatre to watch Philppot’s Magisterial Delights, for the magical delights of a cam calling himself “the Silversmith”.

The Doctor is excited and also amazed at the Silversmith passes between two mirror…but as always things aren’t as they look… As Josie soon realizes when one of the audience members returns to her seat alittle different after trying the mirror out for herself. This leads her and the Doctor to investigate further leading them on an “Alice through the Looking Glass” adventure….

This is a superbly written and illustrated story that keeps you wondering what will happen next and gives you feelings for all the characters involved.

I also loved that at the back of
this issue you get an inside glimpse at the creative process that goes into making these amazing comics.

You can find this wonderful adventures on sale from Titan Comics now!

8th Doctor variant

Variant cover

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Titan Comics Review: Tenth Doctor (Jan 15)

Tenth Doctor 2016

#6: The Weeping Angels of Mons

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Cover Art: Tommy Lee Edwards
Artist: Daniel Indro

The Tenth Doctor and companion Gabby arrive in the middle of World War I France, right on the Western Front. But there is something else just as traumatic going on, something is feeding off the men on the trenches, an old enemy of the Doctor, one that you to watch out for – hint: Don’t blink!! Continue reading