I love my Doctor Who Valentine’s Day cards as much as Rose loves Ten! Okay… that may be a bit extreme, but I do like them a whole lot! The card stock is thick and they are printed in great quality. I like that Tom’s cards are a mix of some of the older characters like Daleks and Cybermen as well as new ones like Oswin and the Silence. These V-day cards are a great way to whisper sweet nothing’s to your favorite Doctor Who fan!
Interview with Tom Kurzanski:
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m an illustrator and designer based out of Centennial, Colorado – a Navy brat whose time growing up was spent traveling along a dotted map line that Indiana Jones would be proud of. Now I’m content to doodle the days away creating comics, parody art, and t-shirts alongside my fiancé, Annie, and our pup, Lucy.
How long have you been illustrating?
Since I was three. My dad sent me a simple drawing of a Knight while he was away on a ship, and I took it upon myself to flip it over and do my own version. This led to creating my own comics and stories under the kitchen table. I attribute my creativity to my sister, who shoved a crayon up my nose on a long car trip, lodging it snugly against my brain.
How would you describe your artistic style?
Transformative and effervescent, with subtle earthy notes… or maybe fluid, cartoonish jokery.
Tough question to answer, as there are so many artists I love the work of – many of them comic artists. Brian Hurtt, Les McClaine, Kazu Kibuishi, Darwyn Cooke, Roger Langridge, TaraMcPherson, Linda Medley, Mike Allred, Philip Bond, D’Israeli, Eduardo Risso, Tony Millionaire, John Currin… I could go on for ages.
Since you’re a fellow Doctor Who fan I’ve got to ask, who is your favorite doctor and favorite companion?
My favorite Doctor remains the seventh. While I love the Doctors who have come since, Sylvester McCoy introduced me to Doctor Who during my three-year stay in the UK. His dark clown with the trademark umbrella will always hold a special place in my heart. I had a crush on his sidekick, Ace, but as a companion Rory Williams cannot be beat.
Tom Baker/4 had the scarf and Matt Smith/11 has the bow tie. What would your signature item be if you were the Doctor?
A full, glorious beard. Out of which I would pull various objects, as needed.
What else are you a fanboy for?
Venture Brothers, Futurama, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Supernatural, Twin Peaks, the Parker books, Parks & Rec, Community, Nerdist, the Thrilling Adventure Hour, D&D, and Paul F. Tompkins.
Video game– Dark Souls (so I could finally get around to playing it)
Book– Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design (I never get tired of drooling over his work)
Movie—Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
TV Show—Secret Agent, a.k.a Danger Man (I love re-watching it when I can, and there are a million episodes)
Where can we find you in the web?