Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter Details

It’s all about Sarah Jane Smith.

Sarah Jane Smith – without a doubt, the most popular Doctor Who travelling companion of all time. An investigative journalist – confident, courageous, compassionate, inquisitive – possessing a sharp mind and tongue, and unabashedly feminist.

Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter is a celebration of the lives of Sarah Jane Smith and Elisabeth Sladen and features:

  • Twelve exciting short stories by authors Nick Walters, Paul Magrs, Simon Bucher-Jones, Rick Cross, Rob Nisbet, Tony Jones, Daniel Tessier, Russell McGee, Kevin Mason, Nick Krohn, Steve Ince and Matthew Kresal
  • Two exclusive comic strips with story and artwork by Jon Huff and Ken Holtzhouser
  • Essays by Jessica Chaleff, Sam Maleski, David Johnson, Niki Haringsma, Aidan C Matear, David McAllister, Thomas Spychalski, Claire Chaplin and Gary Phillips
  • Selected Artwork by Russell McGee, Ken Holtzhouser, Jon Huff, Brian Gorman, Jessica Chaleff, Faiz Rehman, Anne-Laure Tuduri, Lee Hamill, John Monaco, Mark Hyland, Robert Hammond and Steve Ince
  • A special foreword by Sadie Miller

All net proceeds from this publication will be donated in support of the British Columbia Cancer Foundation, the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province. The BCCF enables donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia.

Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter will be released April 15, 2021

COMING SOON! What The Fans Think: UFO

Unapologetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

WHAT THE FANS THINK: UFO

Created by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson, UFO, was the duo’s first full live action television series and highlighted the missions of the Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization – SHADO – which defended Earth from extra-terrestrial threats. UFO aired for one season (1970-71) of stories totaling 26 episodes.

This volume of What the Fans Think concentrates on all 26 original UFO episodes through original reviews, analysis, personal opinion and essays. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst, and merely average, episodes of the series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

Available Spring 2021

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WHAT THE FANS THINK is Pencil Tip’s series of books where the fans review and assess their favorite television series. Fan opinion can be extremely critical, often harsher than that of the meanest television critic. But when the fans love something, you know it. Praises are heaped in droves.

Each volume will concentrate on a specific series and will feature original reviews, essays, and analysis of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst and merely average, episodes of a series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

The Tellyvision Compendium Scheduled for Release November 10

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THE TELLYVISION COMPENDIUM

A TRIP THROUGH CLASSIC TELEVISION

Tellyvision (2002-05, 2010-12) was an independently published fan magazine dedicated to the coverage, promotion and enjoyment of British, American and Canadian television programs. Each issue featured celebrity interviews, reviews, episode guides, opinion, columns, in-depth articles, topical material and more.

Compiled by Bob Furnell and edited by Bob Furnell, Richard Peevers, and Robert Mammone, this special omnibus edition brings together a selection of some of the best articles from the original issues – updated and revised – plus previously unpublished material presented in this collection for the first time ever.

The Tellyvision Compendium features articles on such television programs as: Blake’s 7; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Keeping Up Appearances; The Good Life; Campion; Timeslip; Doctor Who; Star Cops; Bergerac; Strange; Lord Peter Wimsey, Doctor In The House; Sky, and many others.

Step back in time as we take you on a trip through classic television.

THE TELLYVISION COMPENDIUM
Publication: November 10, 2020
Trade Paperback | 218 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9953195-6-1 | $15.99 CAD | $12.99 US | 10.00 UK | $16.99 AUS | 11.99 EUR

Just In Time for Halloween Frights

Just in time for Halloween…

Everyone loves tales about ghosts, things that go bump in the night, haunted houses, and the unexplained, and Pencil Tip Publishing is excited to bring you Grave Warnings II: Hob House, our second collection of ghostly tales of the supernatural and suspense.  Following on from our 2016 short-story collection, Grave Warnings, this second volume features a further six exciting short-stories from six of the best new writers in the horror genre.

England. 1776.

Alexander Penrose had a simple idea. He just wanted a home for himself and his family, and when he found a beautiful plot of land going cheap in the English countryside, he could see no earthly reason not to buy it and build the house of his dreams. But sometimes, just sometimes, there is a reason why land is cheap.

These seven tales follow the history and fortunes of the house he built – Hob House – as its terror-filled halls weave their way from one century to the next. From the reign of George III to the modern day, meet the poor souls who were fated to become its inhabitants in life… and sometimes in death.

Six of the best new writers in horror – Craig Charlesworth, Simon Blake, Greg Maughan, Peter Gouldson,, Robert Mammone and Richard Peevers – invite you to open the doors and step inside. But do so at your own risk, because not everyone who goes in comes out again. And those who do are never quite the same again.

Grave Warnings II: Hob House
Coming October 1 2020
Trade Paperback | ISBN: 978-0-9953195-7-8 | 260 pages | $17.99 CAD

UPDATE: Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter Project

We realize it’s been a while since we last updated readers about our forthcoming charity collection, SARAH JANE SMITH: ROVING REPORTER, but we have some exciting news for you.

It’s been a long time coming but, we’re really excited to reveal the final line-up of material being included.  This special tribute to Elisabeth Sladen and Sarah Jane Smith – the character she played during her years with Doctor Who, K-9 and Company and The Sarah Jane Adventures features an assortment of material for this special tribute including 12 original short-stories, 2 original comic strips, numerous essays and articles, original artwork and more.

The publication will include:

  • THE YOHIWAH PROPHESY by Rob Nisbet
  • IN MEMORIAM by Tony Jones
  • MORETON HARWOOD by Paul Magrs
  • EXPOSURE by Daniel Tessier
  • THE HAUNTING OF CHILLINGHAM CASTLE by Russell McGee
  • THE WITCH OF WESTSEA by Nick Walters
  • THE FIRES OF BELTANE by Kevin Mason
  • FUGITIVE by Nick Krohn
  • FIFTEEN MINUTES by Steve Ince
  • BABELSTORM by Rick Cross
  • SARAH JANE SMITH AND THE SUBURBAN GHOST by Simon Bucher-Jones
  • THE MAJESTIC PROTOCOL by Matthew Kresal
  • THE DEPARTURE – An original comic strip with story and artwork by Jon Huff
  • CANCEL CULTURE – An original comic strip with story and artwork by Ken Holtzhouser
  • Essays by Jessica Chaleff, Sam Maleski, David Johnson, Niki Haringsma, Aidan C Matear & David McAllister
  • Artwork by Russell McGee, Ken Holtzhouser, Jon Huff, Brian Gorman, Jessica Chaleff, Faiz Rehman, Anne-Laure Tuduri, Lee Hamill, John Monaco, Mark Hyland, Robert Hammond and Steve Ince

An exact date for publication has not been set as of yet, but the publishers are aiming for a late 2020 or early 2021 publication.

All net proceeds from this publication will be donated in support of the British Columbia Cancer Foundation, the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province. The BCCF enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia.

PRESS RELEASE: What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7

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WHAT THE FANS THINK: BLAKE’S 7

Unapologetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce, What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7, the first in our on-going series of fan reviews and assessments.

This volume of What the Fans Think concentrates on all 52 original Blake’s 7 episodes through original reviews, analysis, personal opinion and essays. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst, and merely average, episodes of the series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

Blakes 7 is a British science fiction television created by Terry Nation and produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1981. With a popularity sustained throughout its original broadcast run, the show has been applauded by fans and critics alike for its dark tone, moral ambiguity, and strong characterization.

WHAT THE FANS THINK: BLAKE’S 7
Publication: Summer/Fall 2020
Trade Paperback | 250 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9953195-9-2

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WHAT THE FANS THINK is Pencil Tip’s series of books where the fans review and assess their favourite television series. Fan opinion can be extremely critical, often harsher than that of the meanest television critic. But when the fans love something, you know it. Praises are heaped in droves.

Each volume will concentrate on a specific series and will feature original reviews, essays and analysis of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst and merely average, episodes of a series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the Vancouver branch of the BCSPCA (British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Cover design by John Swogger | Artwork by John Swogger