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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Drawing Humor Out of Sherlock Holmes

Sometimes – and I know this is hard to believe! – it is possible to take Sherlock Holmes too seriously. But the late Norman Schatell had a cure for that.

The Lighter Side of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of more than 300 of his hilarious cartoons and illustrations, compiled by his son, Glenn, gently poking fun at Canonical characters and conventions. A lot of them are laugh-out-loud funny, and all the more so because only Sherlockians would understand the humor.

Many of the cartoons appeared first in such illustrious publications as The Baker Street Journal, The Sherlock Holmes Journal, The Armchair Detective, Baker Street Miscellanea, and The Serpentine Muse. Others were illustrated envelopes that Schatell mailed to his friends.

The Lighter Side of Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Amazon KindleNook and Kobo. 

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