Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Have you guys seen the Sherlock Holmes series with Jeremy Brett? I got it for Christmas and we've been watching it in a kind of marathon session of Batman pages and Sherlock Holmes. As much as I love the Peter Cushing episodes, there’s only a limited number of those shows available, and the Jeremy Brett ones seem to stick very closely to the original stories. What fun!

I just finished a New Cover for Batman #7. I'll try to post it here on Monday. It's very strong, and very revealing. Very, very revealing.

Well, I don't know how this stuff happens. But as much as I tried to keep it a secret where the “Blood” piece I put up is going to appear, “Bleeding Cool” got a hold of the information that it, (along with 7 other pages), is going to appear in the new Dark Horse anthology book, "Dark Horse Presents". Bleeding Cool says pages from Frank Miller’s “Xerxes” are also going to be in there, along with “Concrete”, and a bunch of other great stuff.

I can tell you this. I'm beginning to see color pages, and they are truly terrific. Not because I did it, but because of the coloring by Moose Baumann. I'm trying to think of how to show you guys some more of the story, but it's only 8 pages of the graphic novel, and each page is 1/8 of the job. I've got a full page of Lionel, the idiot savant, who’s had the living hell beat out of him, and it's really terrific.

Okay, here's a new piece of news. I've been asked to do the cover on issue #2. I suspect you can guess who's doing the cover for Issue #1. You’ve got to keep your eye on that Dark Horse.

On Batman Odyssey, pages are continuing to come in from Bill Sienkiewicz, and they are a treat. Other inkers? Stay tuned.

My son Joel and I, are working on a new webisode featuring Taco Bell's “Super Delicious Ingredient Force”. I'll tell you more about it on Monday.


  1. Hi Neal,

    Jeremy Brett is indeed excellent as Sherlock Holmes, and I also enjoyed Basil Rathbone's work in that role.

    All the new comics stuff sounds very exciting, and I'll be watching out for it. The industry can certainly use as much of an influx of that trademark Adams excitement as it can get right now!

    Can't say I'm a huge fan of Taco Bell's food, but the Super Delicious Ingredient Force really rocks, so I'll be looking forward to the next installment.

    Happy New Year to you and everyone at Continuity!

  2. I like the Basil Rathbone sherlock holmes. He seemed to fit the character best.

  3. Basil Rathbone,...with today's production values would have truly been Greater than anyone.

  4. You should check out Rupert Everett as Holmes.The case of the silk stockings,not bad! I still love Basil Rathbone!