It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us here at the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop. The renovations on our new studio space are just about complete, and our roomies at Guerilla Printing have already set up in the back office. Summer classes are gearing up, and of course the second issue of Holmes Incorporated is nearly here! Huge thanks to everyone who are still working their butts off behind the scenes, most notably our letterer KT Smith and our assistant editor Rob Pincombe. You guys rock!
The stunning cover for issue two, pencil/ink by Leonard Kirk, colour by KT Smith
Once the comic book arrives the real fun begins! Yes, of course you the reader will get an awesome anthology of kick-ass stories to read. And we the students will have a great showcase of our talents for editors. But we’ve gotta get the book in people’s hands first! So this summer we’ll be hitting the bricks (both physical and virtual) to promote the heck out of this book and ourselves. Here’s our schedule so far…
First, we’ve got our official launch party from 7 to 10 p.m. on July 22 at the TCW Studio at 587 College Street. Get your copy of Holmes Inc. #2 and meet the creators. Plus, mix and mingle with TCW staff and students as we show off our new digs.
We will have a booth at Fan Expo on August 25-28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Get your tickets today, as this is always a hot event.
Digital downloads of the issue will be available at several sites. Look for an official announcement on this next week!
The book will be available in select comic book shops around Toronto. Details to follow.
And if you’re outside of Toronto but are one of those people who love the feel of a printed comic in your hand, just drop us a line at the TCW and we’ll gladly sort something out!