An Ulverston comic artist was in London recently to help promote the launch a new Doctor Who book.

Kate Holden helped create pieces for ‘Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived: Amazing Tales For Future Timelords’ having several of her illustrations featured throughout.

She has also had several pieces of work displayed at the Lakes Comic Art Festival.

The book is a celebration of the women who have appeared in the long running sci-fi series throughout the years, with everyone from Sarah Jane Smith played by the late Elisabeth Sladen, to Jodie Whittaker who is playing the latest incarnation of the titular Doctor. Each illustration in the book was contributed by a team of female artists, sticking with the overall theme of celebrating women in the series.

Published by Penguin Random House and authored by Simon Guerrier and Christel Dee, both long time fans of the show.

Kate is currently working as an artist in London for Bright Little Labs who are behind the Detective Dot series of books that helps educate children with coding and helps improve STEM skills.

In an interview with The Mail, Kate said: “I’d done two batches of fairly minor characters and companions, then they came to me and said ‘Kate can you do one more piece for us?’ And it turned out to be Jodie Whittaker just after she regenerated and says ‘Oh brilliant!’ Being northern and getting the chance to draw a northern doctor I was absolutely over the moon. It was really cool to be in a book alongside some really big female illustrators.”

One of the main pieces contributed to Doctor Who The Women Who Lived by Kate is an illustration of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor.

Recently Jodie Whittaker took up the mantle of the Doctor in the series, being the first woman to play the role. The series has been running for over 50 years and has had a variety of actors give their own interpretation, with Jodie Whittaker being the 13th.

Each person to play the role has put completely different spin to it, such as Tom Baker’s wide eyed eccentricity or David Tennant’s more childish silliness.

The latest series premiered on BBC One last week on Sunday 7th to general praise all around from fans and critics alike.