Find Out What I Don’t Like About Sherlock Holmes in Comics

Reading Holmes! cover

I was honored to be asked to contribute an essay to Reading Holmes!, a book now crowdfunding. It’s about different approaches to reading about Sherlock Holmes. My essay is titled “What Makes a Good Sherlock Holmes Comic?” and starts off

As the owner and operator of, my dirty little secret is that there are a significant number of comics featuring Sherlock Holmes that I don’t like. Most of them result from a conflict between what people think of when they hear the word “comics” and the associations they have with Sherlock Holmes.

Reading Holmes! cover

Pledge now to get a copy of the book here. I previously contributed to the companion volume, Writing Holmes!, with an essay about how the website came about. That book is also available through this Kickstarter.

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