Who will replace him?
The Baker Street Irregulars, of course!
On Friday 20 May, author Tony Lee and illustrator Dan Boultwood visited both Marylebone and Pimlico libraries to present a dramatic demonstration of how they create a graphic novel – specifically, their new series of comic book adventures, published for children by Franklin Watts, called The Baker Street Irregulars.
Classes from St. Mary’s Bryanston Square and Westminster Cathedral Primary Schools joined in enthusiastically as Tony put their story ideas together, and Dan drew their imaginary hero or villain. Both sessions were extremely lively – and noisy! – and hugely enjoyable for both the children and the interested adults who popped in.
One visitor who enjoyed the morning’s session at Marylebone Library was the award winning Sherlock Holmes authority (and consultant, not only to the series of graphic novels, but also the successful film starring Robert Downey, Jr.) Leslie S. Klinger. Leslie was in town with other Sherlockians, visiting the Sherlock Holmes Collection at the Library, and taking part in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London.
The first two books in the series, The Adventure of the Missing Detective and The Adventure of the Phantom of Drury Lane, are published this month; the next two appear in June. All are of course on order for library stock!