SHERLOCK HOLMES: WEST PALM BEACH
Fifteen Sherlock Holmes authors meet fifteen artists.
This is the premise for THE ART OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: WEST PALM BEACH, the first in a series of unique, new illustrated anthologies coming this May from MX Publishing, the world’s largest publisher of Sherlockian books.
And I am proud to say that one of those writers is me.
The brainchild of noted Sherlockian author Phil Growick (The Secret Journal of Dr. Watson), THE ART OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: WEST PALM BEACH presents original works by some of the finest artists from one of the world’s most vibrant creative communities, such as political cartoonist Pat Crowley, muralist Eddie Mendieta, landscapist Lupe Lawrence, and collagist Bruce Helander. These works reflect a story by a leading Sherlock Holmes writer like Mark Mower (A Farewell to Baker Street), David Marcum (Sherlock Holmes – Tangled Skeins: Stories from the Notebooks of Dr. John H. Watson), Mike Hogan (Sherlock Holmes & Young Winston: The Deadwood Stage) and Nick Cardillo (The Feats of Sherlock Holmes).
Each volume of THE ART OF SHERLOCK HOLMES will be a full color hardcover coffee table book available in a standard edition with a standard grade of paper and a special edition with ultra-grade of paper. It will also be available as an e-book.
The release date for the standard edition of THE ART OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: WEST PALM BEACH is May 22 and the special edition is May 25.
Both editions are now available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Sherlockholmesbooks.com:
Ten percent of the net profits of THE ART OF SHERLOCK HOLMES will be donated to the following charities:
Happy Life, Nairobi, Kenya
Stepping Stones School, Surrey, England
The American Cancer Society
Activities promoting the release of THE ART OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: WEST PALM BEACH begin May 10 with a gallery exhibition of the anthology’s art pieces at the Ann Norton Sculptor Gardens in West Palm Beach, Florida. More activities follow on May 25 that include a launch party at Undershaw (former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – now Stepping Stones School) and a live feed to the gallery exhibition to see the art and meet the artists.
Want to keep up with these and future events for THE ART OF SHERLOCK HOLMES? That’s easy! You can follow along on Twitter at @ArtofSherlock or at The Art of Sherlock Holmes Facebook Page where you can read the latest posts, sign up for the AOSH newsletter, watch creator interviews, and more.
Finally, if you are an artist who thinks this sounds like the kind of project you would like to join, there is still time to make a submission for the second anthology:
Future anthologies will feature artists from art communities throughout the world, and you can find out more by clicking here.
That’s all for now, but stay tune for more news about THE ART OF SHERLOCK HOLMES!