The Black Archive #57: Vincent and the Doctor

No. 57 of 73 in the The Black Archive books series
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By:Paul Driscoll
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Released:  February 2022 (original release)
June 2022 (print-on-demand release)
Publisher:  Obverse Books
Format: paperback
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Cover blurb:
‘Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world. No one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again.’

In Vincent and the Doctor, Richard Curtis sets out to right a wrong. How could an artist now so beloved and whose paintings sell for millions be so unappreciated in his own lifetime? Can time travel also be used to cure depression? One invisible monster is defeated, but when it comes to the troubled Vincent van Gogh, the Doctor finds himself completely out of his depth.

This archive considers how the voices of the writers, the artist, the monster and the paintings combine and clash to create a living work of art in itself... one that cannot be contained within its many frames.

Paul Driscoll is on the Black Archive editorial team. This is his third entry in the range.

Book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day

“A grandly ambitious thing to attempt with something as exhaustively detailed as (Doctor Who). But they actually manage it. Treat your bookshelf."
—Doctor Who Magazine

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