Holmes Inc. Smashes Onto the Scene!

Since we’re all about giving you a behind the scenes look at the making of Holmes Inc., we thought we’d share our official press release with you! We’ll be rounding up all the great coverage we receive into a new post soon.

The world’s greatest detective-adventurers return this summer in HOLMES INCORPORATED #2! 

Written and illustrated by the comic book superstars of tomorrow! 

Fasten your seatbelts and hang on to your pipe!  The descendants of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson continue the family business in modern times, serving Queen and country, battling diabolical villains and solving the big mysteries no one else dares to confront as agents of HOLMES INCORPORATED! 

Led by comic book industry Renaissance man, Ty Templeton (Stig’s Inferno, Batman Adventures, Justice League, Howard The Duck, The Simpsons, and Spider-Man), The Toronto Cartoonists Workshop and a new generation of comic book artists and writers offer up this new take on Sherlockian mythology, featuring characters and a concept created by Ty the Guy himself!

And for our second issue, we’ve gone from gigantic to ginormous with 12 brand-new stories!  That’s right, even more twists, more turns and more story than our 52-page first issue! With a cover by superstar comic artist Leonard Kirk (Supergirl, X.Men, Agents of Atlas, New Mutants, X-Factor), this 80-Page Giant extravaganza is NOT to be missed!

Make sure to visit the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop table at FAN EXPO Canada (Aug.25-28) to buy a limited edition copy of the book and meet the creators! They’ll share their experiences, answer your questions and happily sign copies Of Holmes Inc. for one and all. More updates are at the Holmes Inc. Website.  Summer of 2011 – The game, most assuredly, is afoot!

Presented by the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop.


What makes Holmes Incorporated so unique? 

Each story features a creative team made entirely of students and graduates of the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop. After studying side- by-side with industry professionals, they’re putting their new skills out there for the world to see, some seeing their work in print for the very first time! 

 This new take on Sherlockian mythology combines the mystery and deductive reasoning of Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved characters with the all-out action and international intrigue of a James Bond adventure in twelve exciting, new comic book tales. 

 For the first time EVER, Holmes Incorporated #1 and #2 will be available for FREE digital download to your desktop, tablet or phone from our four digital partner sites – DriveThruComics, GraphiclyMy Digital Comics and The Illustrated Section!!! 


Find out more!!! 

Check out https://holmesinccomic.wordpress.com for regular Holmes Inc. updates along with pin-ups, sneak peeks, behind the scenes details, and special comic book tutorials! 

Follow Holmes_Inc on Twitter at http://twitter.com/holmes_inc

The TORONTO CARTOONISTS WORKSHOP provides aspiring cartoonists with a chance to study with working professionals in the North American comic book, webcomics, animation and illustration fields. The TCW’s innovative FIT TO PRINT class doubles as a pro working environment. It simulates a freelance gig for a mainstream comics publisher, complete with division of labour, strictly enforced deadlines, and editorial feedback at every stage of production.  

Students work on pre-determined characters and concepts, further mimicking the pro world where so much work is done on established properties.  HOLMES INCORPORATED is the first in a series of publications that will feature TCW student artists and writers. More info at: http://cartoonistsworkshop.wordpress.com


Ty Templeton has worked in the comics industry for more than twenty-five years, contributing scripts and art to Batman, SupermanSpider-Man, Mad Magazine, The Simpsons, The National LampoonHarvey Pekar’s American Splendor, the Avengers, the Justice League and many others. He’s also been a comics publisher, editor, colourist, letterer, teacher, and a lifelong reader of these things. (Don’t get started on his stage or TV careers, or the disastrous chapter of his life playing Gumby on TV.)  His greatest creations are his four kids, and a musical single he once put out with Alan Moore, guest-starring members of the bands BAHAUS and APRIL WINE. 

More Ty info at: 



www.holmesinccomic.wordpress.com, www.cartoonistsworkshop.comHolmes Incorporated, the Holmes Incorporated logo, and the likeness of the characters are TM Ty Templeton. These collected anthology packages are © 2010 and © 2011 TORONTO CARTOONISTS WORKSHOP, with each story ©2010 or ©2011 the respective creators. 

All rights reserved. 






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