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Neil Macdonald talks to husband and wife comic book writing team Leah Moore and John Reppion about their journey with Doctor Who
LEAH floated in space, and then suddenly in front of her she saw The Doctor, taking his place in a perfectly formed comic book page, filled with beautiful colours, and underneath there was a name ... The Whispering Gallery.
She snapped awake, turned to her husband John and said ‘I know what we are going to do!’
IT sounds like an episode straight from the archives of Doctor Who, but for comic book writers Leah Moore and John Reppion, the inspiration for a new story about the Doctor came straight out of a dream.
Leah and John, who live in Toxteth, have been writing comics together for five years.
In that time they have built a well-respected reputation in the industry and an impressive portfolio of work.
Their latest project is a Doctor Who adventure, produced in collaboration with award winning artist Ben Templesmith and out at the end of February.
As Leah explainS, finding the story wasn’t easy.
Leah says: "Ben contacted us through Twitter (the social networking service) and asked if we wanted to do a Doctor Who story with him, so we accepted straight away.
"When we tried brainstorming, John and I were either coming up with ideas that were too big or that had been done before.
"Then in bed that night I dreamed I was floating above a double page spread from the comic, which gave me the story, the look, the title ... everything."
"I wish that would happen more often, but it was the first and only time so far."