Monday, 7 September 2020

Clean Version!

 And here, finally, is Andy Lambert's's superb wrap-around cover, minus the Celestial Toyroom logo and issue number.

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

CT Art Preview Exclusive: "Genesis of the Daleks"

 Here is JL Fletcher's amazing artwork for the "Genesis of the Daleks" postcard given away with Celestial Toyroom Issue 508/9.

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Celestial Toyroom #508/9 UPDATE!

Celestial Toyroom issue 508/9 is currently at the printers and Alan Stevens' Guest Editor's Blog has now been put up online:

Once more unto the breach, dear friends...

Doctor Who fans may choose one of two roads to travel: either fretting themselves to a frenzy, or petting themselves to a purring satisfaction. And in the course of doing one or the other, they eat their way into that universe, turning cinders and flinders of stars into issues for Celestial Toyroo

m. Why do they do this? Unable to fully fathom Doctor Who, they seek to change the things they have problems comprehending into Something Utterly Fathomable. Nor will they stop until the nebulae he travels through and the planets she visits have been processed in the name of Sublime Order: for only when Doctor Who has been thoroughly catalogued and nailed down, will it be, in our sight, acceptable and wholly respectable.

So please join Dylan Rees, Ian Scales, Fiona Moore, John Darley, Mathew Peck, Dale Smith, Jez Strickley, Andy Lambert, JL Fletcher, Ann Worrall and myself as we tear up another piece of the universe in our never-ending quest to comprehend the infinite.

Kindest regards,

Alan Stevens (with thanks to Stanislaw Lem) 

  below is a version of the cover without the Celestial Toyroom logo!


Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Celestial Toyroom #508/9

The next Celestial Toyroom is another Alan Stevens-edited spectacular, with plenty of interest to Magic Bullet Productions fans: a reminiscence about Peter Miles, a Cool Things... on The Magician's Apprentice/The Witch's Familiar, and an incisive article about why the Cybermen are less rational than they pretend to be! Check out the full contents here.

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Art History of the Daleks

New article this month: "Dalek Art" by Alan Stevens. Do the fascist mutants of the planet Skaro have an artistic side? Are they the ones behind the mysterious carvings on the planet Spiridon? And what is their strange connection with modern British sculptor Barbara Hepworth... and plagiarism-courting American artist Roy Lichtenstein?