Thursday, October 2, 2008

GG Artist 5...erm...4 Sherlockian Questions - Phil Cornell

Phil Cornell
Gaslight Grimoire Interior Illustrations

1) When did you first encounter Sherlock Holmes?

In 1964, when I was nine, my parents gave me The Readers' Digest Young Peoples' Annual which contained 'The Adventure of the Speckled Band'. When Holmes rattled off his series of deductions about how Miss Stoner had travelledby dog-cart (even though I had no idea what a dog-cartwas), I was hooked. Discovering the rest of the Canon in the John Murray editions at my local library cemented the fascination!
2) Do you have a favourite story from the canon?

'The Sign of the Four' is the epitome of everything I love in a Holmes yarn. A fair client in distress, a spooky old house, a hidden treasure, romance, a death in a locked room, some great Holmesian dialogue, the thrilling pursuit down the Thames...what more could one ask for?

3) Are you active in any Sherlockian societies?

I am the "expedition artist" for 'The Sydney Passengers'.

4) Are you involved with any other Sherlock Holmes projects?

I am currently working with fellow Sydney Passenger Chris Sequeira, cover artist (and Oscar nominated make-up artist) Dave Elsey, and penciller Tim McEwen on a new dark and gritty Sherlock Holmes comic for new comics publisher Black House Comics. Watch out for 'Dark Detective: Sherlock Holmes'

Two full page illustrations by Phil Cornell from Gaslight Grimoire.

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