#FollowFriday: Andy Walker

Every Friday, we shine a lot on feeds Doctor Who fans should follow on Twitter. As it’s Our Favourite Merchandise Week at the DWC, permit me a minute to talk about the Doctor Who Storybooks.

These collections of short stories starring the Tenth Doctor and his companions, Rose, Martha, and Donna, were released between 2007 and 2009, although a further one in 2010 was planned but eventually cancelled, apparently due to licensing issues. Written by folk from the TV series – including Tom MacRae (The Girl Who Waited), Gareth Roberts (The Unicorn and the Wasp), Nick Briggs (voice of the Daleks, Cybermen, and more), Mark Gatiss (The Unquiet Dead), and Rob Shearman (Dalek) – and also featuring a comic strip in each, they were utterly brilliant, and always a pleasure to dig into.

Pick up the 2007 Storybook and you’ll even see Corner of the Eye by Steven Moffat – one of the creepiest stories I’ve ever read and inspiration for Listen (2014)!

While I lament their cancellation, I applaud their achievements. And a big part of their success was their format, coupling strong tales with beautiful illustrations from an array of talent like Martin Geraghty, Brian Williamson – today’s #FollowFriday, Andy Walker.

Andy’s quite new to Twitter, only joining the platform in April, but he’s already amassed over 200 tweets, most of which showcase his stunning work. Like this:

As you can see, his art covers all eras of Doctor Who, so it’s always a pleasure to scroll through his photos.

And his tweets include some of the highly-detailed work he did on those much-missed Doctor Who Storybooks!

And, as Series 5 is my favourite, I particularly love this:

Follow Andy @herbarianband.