It’s the home stretch, and we’re down to less than a hundred hours before you can have and read your OWN copy of Holmes Incorporated #2! It’s coming out soon as a digital download, and actual paper and print copies will be arriving at our office to see, touch and hold on Friday, available as a mail order, or off the shelves in select comic stores in the Toronto Area.
So all this week, we’re handing out free previews of every story appearing in the second issue to whet the appetite of even the most jaded comic fan. And yes, I know this is San Diego week, and I’m terribly sorry to be taking so much attention away from the goings on down there in California, but if we turn out to be more popular and talked about than some silly old convention, it’s not my fault they couldn’t keep up with us.
Yes, that’s the rotting corpse of the Great Detective. We like to offend as many as possible on the very first page. Script by future master, James Cooper, art by future superstar, Daniel Wong.
Next up, a delightful entry from Dino Caruso and Pierce Derochers-O’Sullivan, two towering talents with perhaps the coolest names in comics.
Poor little dead sea monster From Canada – You can find out what happens in the full story on Friday! Next, sway to the delicious rhythms of the dance, as we move to steamy South America with too-skilled-to-be-newcomers, Christopher Yao and Darius Fox. (Okay, those are some kick-ass cool names too.)
Down boys, Sherlock’s great granddaughter is still a teenager.
Uh-oh. Nefarious hands are reaching for our “Watson”. That can’t be good, but it CAN be read and enjoyed on Friday. I don’t believe in the soft sell, do I?
Our last preview pages for today (plenty more coming in the next few days though), comes your way, courtesy of the mind-bogglingly well-named Rain Infinity. (Yup, his real name!). Dig that crazy-good artwork, and wait til you read the rest of his story! Wait, he’s a writer AND an artist, and he’s already great at both?
If you like the look of “Poker-Face”, you’re going to LOVE his bodyguard!
I haven’t even begun to show off the talent that’s contributing this giant sized issue of Holmes Incorporated, but I’ll continue doing so over the next few days. The digital download will be FREE, just as it is with Holmes Incorporated #1–keep an eye on the Holmes Incorporated website to find out when it becomes available. You’ve got no darned excuse for not checking out the next generation of super-star writers and artists as they crash this party we call the comics industry.
See you tomorrow with more goodies and previews.
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your BONUS Holmes Incorporated Moment, courtesy of the magnificently named Gibson Quarter (who ain’t no slouch when it comes to artwork! Coloured by my other half of the sky, Keiren Smith).
Don’t forget, you can digitally download the first issue already at GRAPHICLY, and it’s also free, because we love you guys and want you to read this stuff.
And check out the Holmes Incorporated Blog, where the contributors and their editor give you the DVD extras, with layouts, scripts, and behind the scenes goodies.
And of course, the fount of all this fun, the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop is always looking for new converts to the madness. If you live in Ontario, drop by and learn yerself how to make funnybooks.
(for bios/contact info/deviantART sites etc of all of our creators, check out the Holmes Incorporated website.)