Category Archives: Bootcamp Comics

Holmes Incorporated: The Shameless Plugging Begins

As many regular readers of the blog know, I have been teaching comic book scripting and illustration at the  TORONTO CARTOONISTS WORKSHOP and after some months of being up and running, we’re putting out our first comic book, created entirely by the workshop gang.

It’s called…

…which is an idea that I’ve had kicking around for a few years, and I’m tickled to see it make it into print.

The stories feature the descendants of the Holmes family,  in the year 2010.  In the many decades since the Master Detective died, back in 1935, the great-grandchildren of Sherlock, Mycroft and Watson, have managed to keep their family together for generations, serving King, Queen and country for nearly a century, as the agents of HOLMES INC.

Some GORGEOUS Sherlock Holmes character studies by contributor Alex Greychuck

The first issue, a HUGE 52 page extravaganza (just like in the Golden Age) will be heading for the printers quite soon, so I’m getting the final pages from the contributors quite regularly now.  And I’m going to give you guys a sneak peek over the next few days of everyone’s work.  You’ll have to come to the FANEXPO Canada ( in Toronto) to buy a pre-release copy of the book, then it will be available online for the world to get their grubby hands on it.  Until then, you lucky ART LANDERS get the first reveal in human history of these soon-t0-be classic stories.  And it happens RIGHT NOW!!

Sneak Peek #1: A couple of preview pages by Christopher Yao (artist) and Greg Dunford (writer) from the first story in the book.

Promise yourself you’ll remember this day as the day you first laid eyes on the work of tomorrow’s superstars!  Now for a lovely page two.

What the…?  He’s breaking in…?  You’ll have to get the issue to see the rest of the story.    And there are EIGHT (8) big stories in this first issue, each SEVEN (7) pages long, so the A-quality entertainment simply won’t stop coming.  Neither will these previews – you’ll be getting another tomorrow.   And if you look closely at the preview coming up in a day or so, you might notice a certain bunny doing the inking chores.


Here now, your COMIC BOOK moment of ZEN


Here’s a story I wrote a year or so ago, with lovely artwork by “Comic Book Bootcamp” graduate Jason Laudadio, lettered by KT Smith.   It was originally slated to appear in the anthology SEX, VIOLENCE, SUFFERING AND WICKEDNESS COMICS, a title which was to feature the work of my former students…but which never came out…at least not yet.  So– you lucky legions of websurfing art seekers get to see it here, instead.




There are more of these mini-masterpieces, originally meant for the anthology, and you all can read more of them here, at the bootcamp alumni website, but you already knew that.   Don’t just SIT there–get on over and enjoy some excellent work from a horde/swarm/nest/colony of new talents.  Oh wait, you SHOULD just sit there, it only requires a mouse click.  Just let the atrophying joy of the inter-tubes wash over your fine, stringy muscles.

Ty the Guy