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So now that it’s over I can finally show you guys the covers I did for the Watson Washington convention this year :D

I don’t think I’ve ever drawn this many faces properly together in one place D:

Thanks @sherlock-seattle for the opportunity, it was a lot of fun!

In the category ‘might finish later’ I’m super sick so I can’t do much besides sketch. The many faces of Sherlock Holmes…..Some ended up looking better than others ….. From top left: Benedict Cumberbatch, Johnny Lee Miller, Robert Downey Jr, Jeremy Brett, Peter Cushing and Basil Rathbone.

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“She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen

Flea Theater, 2011

Starring Satomi Blair, Allison Buck, Ugo Chukwu, Jack Corcoran, Edgar Eguia, Cleo Grey, Raul Sigmund Julia, Annabel Lalonde, Bruce A. Lemon, Sean McIntyre, Megha Nabe, Margaret Odette, Brett Ashley Robinson & Nicky Schmidlein

You don’t really know much about Sherlock Holmes, do you?

Just stumbled on this in a review of Guy Ritchie’s big screen take on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: “Can’t Guy Ritchie leave well enough alone? First, he turns the greatest literary sleuth into a bipolar, boxing loving, pistol wielding, hyperactive manchild.”  Other than the man child bit that seems like a pretty accurate description of the character as written by Conan Doyle.

I was talking with an acquaintance last night who’s a huge Sherlock fan and we started talking about Holmes’ sexuality, and we both thought he was pretty ace, but I expressed how I thought each adaption had a difference nuance, so I thought I’d be interesting to explore my ideas on the specific sexuality of each Holmes adaption I really like or have seen a lot of.

All my favorite Holmes fall under the ace spectrum

Canon Holmes – graysexual, sex-repulsed (never had a sexual attraction in his life, never wants one.)

Benedict Cumberbatch – asexual, straight up (if you don’t mind the pun, but doesn’t mind pretending he’s not, which sometimes causes some confusion for others.)

Arthur Wontner – graysexual, bi-curious (if you’ve ever seen the movies he’s in, it’s pretty darn clear he’s definitely curious about romance, but will he ever go through with his curiosities? One gets the feeling that no, he won’t.)

Jeremy Brett – asexual, hetero-curious, sex-afraid (and by that I mean he probably never even got the “talk” and honestly doesn’t know much about how anything works, and therefore the idea of sex scares him and he doesn’t want to investigate it further. He once did fall in purely romantic love, but she never reciprocated anything, and he shut down that part of himself forever.)

Ronald Howard – asexual, sex-repulsed (pretty much speaks for itself.)

Basil Rathbone – asexual, hetero-curious (Rathbone always struck me as someone who had no sexual attraction to anyone, but if anyone approached him, he’d be tempted, just out of curiosity. )

RDJ – is just straight (he’s not even ace. That’s one reason I kinda have an issue with his Holmes.)

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“Come, Watson, come!” he cried. “The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come!” (Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange).

Trivia: The original quote is from Shakespeare’s Henry V:

The game’s afoot;
Follow your spirit and upon this charge,  cry:
“God for Harry! England and Saint George!”