Charlie Kirchoff discovered his artistic aptitude as a child when he found that urine made an acceptable substitute for water when making sandcastles. Later, in college, he realized his talent for filling empty spaces and logically became a colorist. Charlie lives with his wife, Elbonie (a black woman who enjoys pretending to be a white man on the Internet), and their two ferrets, Freyja and Loki (who may not be too bright but they're loved). Charlie enjoys the "clothing optional" lifestyle of being a freelancer, however his lack of social interaction has taken a serious toll on his verbal skills.

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time Villain Design *SPOILERS*

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time Villain Design *SPOILERS*

I placed a spoiler warning on this post because the identity of the villain in Prisoners of Time was a huge reveal. I didn’t see anyone guess it before it was revealed and I personally thought it was a great choice on the part of the Tipton’s. I really don’t want to risk spoiling anything for anyone who has not yet read Prisoners of Time. That is why I have blurred the majority of this post. If…

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My Visit to Earth Station Who: The Happiness Patrol Review

My Visit to Earth Station Who: The Happiness Patrol Review

Since I recently made a blog post about my appearance on CGS, I thought I should also post about my appearance on the Earth Station Who podcast. I actually was on this one earlier, on July 25th. We reviewed the classic Doctor Who episode, The Happiness Patrol.

Have a listen:
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My Papercraft TARDIS

Papercraft TARDIS

Papercraft TARDIS- Click to Download

Back in 2012 I was asked by IDW to design a papercraft TARDIS which would be featured as a retailer’s incentive cover for Doctor Who series 3 issue 1. This was a fun change of pace from my usual coloring work and a chance to challenge myself doing something completely out of my wheel house. I had seen several paper TARDISes over the years, going back to the…

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My Doctor Who Chat With CGS

My Doctor Who Chat With CGS

I recently chatted with Comic Geek Speak about Doctor Who. Take a listen:

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Zombies That Ate the World was my third coloring gig for comics. It is a brilliant dark comedy from the French publisher Humanoids, written by Jerry Frissen and drawn by Guy Davis. If you’ve never heard of it, its an interesting take on the Zombie genre. In the near future, the dead rise and but instead of this being an apocalypse they are accepted back into society and are referred to as the more politically correct term of “Life-Impaired”.

Perhaps you’ve seen some of this series. It’s first English printing was in 2003 where it was a part of the anthology title Metal Hurlant, beginning with issue 8. However, Metal Hurlant didn’t run the entire thing. In 2009, Devil’s Due published the series in English as a monthly title. Most recently, in 2011, Humanoids put out 2 English language hardcovers collecting the entire series. This is my favorite printing, aside from the original French tomes.

Back in 2005, I was told that Humanoids was having an animated pilot of The Zombies That Ate the World produced. They asked me to color some of the character designs and even a few backgrounds. Here’s several examples of those:

I don’t know if they actually used any of those, I don’t believe I was credited. However, the pilot does match the colors I did in the comics pretty well. Check out the final here:

Unfortunately, this animated pilot was never picked up. But if you enjoyed it and want to know where the story goes, it does continue in the comics:

TBT: The Zombies That Ate The World Animated Pilot Zombies That Ate the World was my third coloring gig for comics. It is a brilliant dark comedy from the French publisher Humanoids, written by Jerry Frissen and drawn by Guy Davis.

An American Guide To Watching Classic Doctor Who

An American Guide To Watching Classic Doctor Who

When I ask other Doctor Who fans if they’ve watched the Classic series I often get this response, “There’s just too much, I don’t know where to start.” For me, its quite obvious where you need to start, and no, you DO NOT start at An Unearthly Child. This is a common mistake. There is a proper viewing order for an American to experience Classic Doctor Who for the first time and I shall list it…

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Gallifrey Bound!I’m off to Gallifrey!
If you’re going to be there too, please say hi. Here’s my schedule if you…View Post

Gallifrey Bound!

I’m off to Gallifrey!

If you’re going to be there too, please say hi. Here’s my schedule if you…

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This is a cover I recolored for the recently released Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland collection. Line Art: Brian Bolland Colors: Charlie Kirchoff (me) (via Charlie Kirchoff: Comic Book Colorist - Judge Dredd The Complete Brian Bolland)

This is a cover I recolored for the recently released Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland collection. Line Art: Brian Bolland Colors: Charlie Kirchoff (me) (via Charlie Kirchoff: Comic Book Colorist - Judge Dredd The Complete Brian Bolland)

An Interior page from DOCTOR WHO #1 Written by Andy Diggle Pencils and Ink Wash by Mark Buckingham Colors by Charlie Kirchoff (Me) (via Charlie Kirchoff: Comic Book Colorist - Doctor Who Vol 3 Issue 1 Page 7)

An Interior page from DOCTOR WHO #1 Written by Andy Diggle Pencils and Ink Wash by Mark Buckingham Colors by Charlie Kirchoff (Me) (via Charlie Kirchoff: Comic Book Colorist - Doctor Who Vol 3 Issue 1 Page 7)

An Interior page from DOCTOR WHO #1 Written by Andy Diggle Pencils and Ink Wash by Mark Buckingham Colors by Charlie Kirchoff (Me) (via Charlie Kirchoff: Comic Book Colorist - Doctor Who Vol 3 Issue 1 Page 6)

An Interior page from DOCTOR WHO #1 Written by Andy Diggle Pencils and Ink Wash by Mark Buckingham Colors by Charlie Kirchoff (Me) (via Charlie Kirchoff: Comic Book Colorist - Doctor Who Vol 3 Issue 1 Page 6)

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