Best known for his superb, highly distinctive illustrations for Doctor Who fanzines, magazines and books, Phil Bevan (1953-1998) created during his all-too-short life an incredible wealth of extraordinary artwork. Alongside the fantasy, science fiction and horror subjects in which he specialised, he also produced many cartoons for advertising and other purposes – testament to a keen sense of humour.
Compiled by noted researcher Stephen James Walker with the full co-operation of the artist’s estate, The Art of Phil Bevan is the definitive biography of and tribute to this incredible talent. Presented within are hundreds of high-quality reproductions of his full colour and black-and-white artwork – including for the first time a comprehensive collection of his celebrated Doctor Who output and a generous sampling of his other work, much of it previously unpublished.
The Art of Phil Bevan is an essential addition to the bookshelves of all Doctor Who fans and anyone with a taste for brilliant genre artwork.
‘What a glorious book this is … beautifully-presented … an essential addition to the bookshelves of all Doctor Who fans and anyone with a taste for brilliant genre artwork.’ John Freeman, DownTheTubes.net
‘Wow my copy just arrived . Its an absolute monster of a book. Pages full to the brim, with both full page art and some assorted smaller pieces. This looks a definitive collection. Stunning art. Huge kudos to TELOS and Stephen James Walker for bringing this to us.’ Bryan, thedoctorwhosite.co.uk
‘A masterpiece not only of design but also in its comprehensive coverage of Phil’s work.’ J Jeremy Bentham
‘It looks gorgeous. Phil’s artwork was really something unusual and special. I’m so pleased that this appears to be a fitting tribute to a very talented artist.’ James C McFetridge, Gallifrey Base
‘All the artwork I hoped would be there was, along with a ton of stuff I hadn’t seen before. To my mind it cements Phil’s place as one of THE three great original Who artists, along with Frank Bellamy and Chris Achilleos. Superb work.’ Rob Franks, Gallifrey Base
A self portrait of Phil Bevan – The Gray Man
240pp. Large format 22cm x 28cm limited hardback. Fully illustrated in full colour throughout.
Publication Date: 7 October 2022
Copies of this book are available to USA-based customers through the following retailer:
WHO North America: https://www.whona.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen James Walker has authored or co-authored an average of one book per year since the early 1990s, many of them about the BBC’s acclaimed Doctor Who series. The Art of Phil Bevan is his thirty-first title. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Physics from University College London, and his many other interests include cult TV, film noir, vintage crime fiction, Laurel and Hardy and an eclectic mix of soul, jazz, R&B and other popular music. Between July 1983 and March 2005 he acted as an adviser to successive Governments, responsible for policy on a range of issues relating mainly to individual employment rights. His working time is now taken up by his writing projects and by his role as co-owner and director of Telos Publishing. He lives in Kent with his wife and family.