Norman Schatell was the leading Sherlock Holmes artist of the 1970s. ‘The Lighter Side of Sherlock Holmes’ is a collection of over 300 humorous cartoons and illustrations based on the characters that appear in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s’ famous stories. Many of the cartoons and drawings originally appeared in ‘The Baker Street Journal’, the British ‘Sherlock Holmes Journal’, ‘The Armchair Detective’, ‘The Baker Street Miscellanea’, and ‘The Serpentine Muse’. Murder Ink, a former New York City mystery book shop, used fifteen of the cartoons to illustrate a line of stationery. The book includes the comical ‘Arts and Crafts’ Sherlock Holmes drawings, ‘The Anthropological Holmes’ (a fanciful look at Sherlock Holmes in ancient civilizations and around the world), and many of the illustrated envelopes he mailed to his friends. The book is a must for all Sherlock Holmes buffs – and a treat for anyone who enjoys the stories, movies, and television shows.
“This is a whimsical collection worthy of your Sherlockian bookspace and an acknowledgement of the contribution of a Sherlockian whose imaginative sketching keeps Sherlock Holmes alive.” – Brenda Rossini
“Norman Schatell’s artwork added a great deal to the world of Sherlock Holmes fandom in the 1970s. Thankfully, due to his son Glenn’s efforts, new-wave fans can now enjoy his collection of humorous, irreverent, and delightful cartoons for years to come.” – Amy Thomas
The Lighter Side of Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Barnes and Noble USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle, Nook and Kobo.