Friday, October 23, 2009

The Art of Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror Part 2

Here's another example of the art from a U.S. poster (the half sheet above) being the basis for a line drawing in the Australian daybill below. I'm just guessing, but I reckon the Australian printing process - or the paper used - did not reproduce paintings and photographs well. I have one Australian daybill in my own collection (the Alamo flick The Last Command) and the paper is extremely thin, rather like that in a Silver Age comic book.

Next week: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

For earlier posters in the Rathbone-Bruce series, click the "Sherlock Holmes" label link below.


Laurie Powers said...

These are nice, although I don't know a thing about Sherlock Holmes.

Evan Lewis said...

Watch out, Laurie. Holmes can be addictive. And there are enough original stories, pastiches, books about, movies, TV episodes, radio shows, comics and miscellany to occupy you from now 'til the Crack of Doom.

Duane Spurlock said...

About once a year I read three or four Holmes stories. Good for the winter months -- it has the beneficial effect of a series of B-12 shots!

Funny, but Basil Rathbone looks more like Leslie Howard in these posters than the usual Rathbone.