Just before David Tennant started his run as the Doctor the partwork publisher GE FABBRI asked me and a few other artists to come up with some sample images for a new trading card series to be called DR WHO: BATTLES IN TIME. The style I was assigned was "pulp"
When the images were put out to test for a jury of schoolkids they, in their infinite 8 yr old wisdom, opted for the photo-card option, little gits.
I took a shot and sent the samples to Panini's Dr Who Magazine and the very next day got a call from the editor offering me work on the Storybook. Lemons and Lemonade, I guess - sometimes things just work out!