Back from the final meeting of the Holmes Incorporated Team last night, where we all got to see the cover for the first time, and we sent the book in for lettering, final production, and printing. All done. So I get to show off a bit more of it here on my blog, and also link you to the Holmes Comic blog for more info about it all.
First off, here’s the just-got-finished cover by Leonard Kirk, coloured by KT Smith (aka Keiren Smith–kts).
Leonard has a frightfully busy schedule at Marvel Comics, but managed to squeeze in a perfect shot of our sword-and-gun-fighting family of sleuths for our latest cover. And KT Smith’s schedule was no less busy, I promise, when she knocked those colours out of the park for us. BIG thanks all around.
Something else that makes it feel like a REAL comic book:
And that’s not all the fun that was had at the latest get-together of the creative team…
Our final meeting was filmed for an upcoming episode of The Electric Playground, which is doing a segment on Holmes Inc. and the group responsible. Our host for the segment, Shaun Hatton, interviewed a handful of the creators for their first even TV interviews, and shot the bunch of us as a full tribe as we gathered round the artwork and said praising things about each other in general.
And finally, a big thanks to Rob Pincombe, who has done so much heavy lifting on getting this issue ready to go that it defies belief. As our assistant editor, AS WELL AS as a surprise penciler, and writer, collaborator with my son, and co-ordinator of the Holmes Blog, he easily put more man-hours and creativity into this project than any three other contributors combined! It’s as much his baby as anyone’s and may he now take an internet bow!
So lovely evening all about and good work shown around, and apparently hours of enjoyable drinking in the pub across the street right after I left.
Go HERE to visit the Holmes Incorporated homeblog, and read tons of lively behind the scenes bits about the making of this comic.
See you around here with more Bun Toons, and some fun silliness when I get a chance to breathe.
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your putting Sherlock Holmes To Bed Bonus Moment:
Nah, I’m kidding, here’s the REAL putting Sherlock To Bed bonus moment:
Pencils by Danny Setna look truly amazing. Looking forward to the second issue!