Saturday, August 29, 2009

(A Study in Scarlet © 2009 SelfMadeHero)

(A Study in Scarlet © 2009 SelfMadeHero)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


A Study in Scarlet is fully inked and ready for color!

The last panel I drew for Baskervilles had Holmes saying
"and now, my dear Watson, we have had some weeks of severe work and for one evening I think we may turn our thoughts to more pleasant channels?"
which seemed incredibly apt given all the work I'd just put into that book over more than just several weeks (Holmes and Watson had it easy in contrast). And now, completely by chance the last panel I drew for A Study in Scarlet read,
"Finally we put the last outlying post of the ________* behind us and freedom lay ahead".
I didn't seek out the panel (as its not the end of the book) it just happened to be, by chance, the last panel I drew. Now if I should end A Sign of Four on a similar note (work upon which begins immedietly-already done the layouts for the first four pages), then I shall be suitably freaked out.

Above is the 'this book belongs to' section of my Moleskine within which I scribble rough layouts for each of the books. I've comfortably managed to just squeeze in roughs for the first three Holmes novels (I've marked spaces for Sign of Four but Baskervilles and Study in Scarlet are all in there)- so for three 127 page graphic novels a Moleskine does just nicely.

(*I left this section blank so as not to spoil the story for those who may not have read it)