As some of you might recall, last year, the school I teach at (Toronto Cartoonists Workshop) put out their first issue of an all new adventure comic series “Holmes Inc.” It was a wonderful experience for all concerned. lovely to read, well reviewed, and enjoyed by all who got a copy. (I think there are still a few available…we’ll get to how to order one in a minute…) Impossible as it was to believe, most of the work in the issue was from heretofore unpublished, first time comic book artists and writers, ready to burst onto the scene and kick Joe Quesada and Jim Lee around the block a few times with their upstart-y enthusiasm and skills.
Anything with exploding aircraft and wheelchairs on the cover can’t be all bad, right? And I THINK it had something to do with Sherlock Holmes and his descendants fighting world crime in the 21st Century.
Well, it’s starting up again…for issue #2. In just a few short weeks, the gears start gearing and the submissions start submitting. If you have graduated from any of the TCW classes (especially comic book bootcamp, storytelling or writing) and want to join in the fun for round #2 then head on over to the TCW homepage and let the king of TCW, Sean Menard, know that you want to play too.
TCW’s phone number is 647-328-1656 and the email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to see some of the newer students head out this year, as well as welcoming back some of the creative studs and studdettes that helped make our first issue so good.
Oh, and if you can’t live another moment without your personal copy of issue #1, called “The Best Sherlock Holmes Comic Book Ever” (by my mother and some of my neighbours), then let Sean know your troubles when you contact him, and he’ll get one out to you. A measly six bucks for 52 solid pages of tomorrow’s superstars is a pittance to pay.
Ty the Guy OUT
Here now, your Sherlock Holmes Comic Book Moment:
Ohh, to be just a tad closer to Toronto…
Steven G. Willis
“Creative Stud and Studdettes”…I’m gonna HAVE to quote that the next time I talk about Holmes INC #1!
Stud and Studdettes are both short forms for “student”, I’m fairly sure.