Friday, September 3, 2010

It's Fanzine Focus Friday! Part 2

A very delayed plug for a new fanzine Blue Box, edited by Grant Bull. This should have been posted ages ago but wasn't. The minions responsible are now suspended from the Balham Gibbit.

"I am very pleased to announce that the very first issue of Blue Box – A Doctor Who Fanzine is available to purchase…

Issue 1 includes some wonderful articles from a very talented and knowledgeable bunch with such gems as:

Towering Ambitions by Jez Strickley
Writing to the Doctor by Ian Wheeler
Playing 'Games' by David MacGowan
Finding Light in the Dark Dimension by Bob Furnell
Doctor Who – A Loving Obsession by Grant Bull
Looking Back: Death to the Daleks by Richard Farrell

Add to that wonderful mix of original and interesting articles an interview with David J Howe conducted by Grant Bull and an in-depth interview with Paul Cornell conducted by Gareth Kavanagh. Then top it all off art throughout and the beginnings of a comic strip by Ellis Hampton and Erin. All wrapped in a stunning cover by Draculasaurus.

Oh… and there’s more but I don’t want to give it all away pick up your copy and see for yourself!

Paypal orders to or email for more details on the same address.

UK - £1.50
Rest of the World - £2.50"

Issue 1 of Blue Box is a great start for a new fanzine. It's been out since June though so if you are planning to order a copy it's probably worth sending an email first in case it has sold out; if it has then issue 2 should be along soon. For your £1.50 you get a lot of content, a good eclectic mix of articles and interviews. The design is great with some lovely artwork but it is a shame that the reproduction left some of the comic strips so dark; hopefully this should be something easy to fix in future issues.