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IDW’s “Curious Cases of Sherlock Holmes” Collection (Also, Happy Holidays)

In time for the new Robert Downey sequel, IDW Publishing has released Curious Cases of Sherlock Holmes, reprinting various Holmes comics published by Caliber Press in the 90s, including Adventure of the Opera Ghost written by Steven Phillip Jones and illustrated by yrs truly. So for any Holmes fans who have not had the chance to pick up this fun and exciting and well-drawn pastiche featuring Holmes meeting the Phantom of the Opera, what are you waiting for? Daddy needs some royalties!

In other news, as many of you hopefully know by now, I have a webcomic/serialized graphic novel titled Rose Madder, my deconstructionist romance comic.  This year, I am participating with dozens of other webcomics creators in the Comic Creators For Freedom wallpaper project, helping to raise money to end human trafficking.  Here’s the B&W version of my contribution to their benefit wallpaper, this year themed “Epic Snowball Fight”.

You can see the full-color version here.  Rose will be included into the benefit wallpaper featuring the characters of all the webcomics contributing to the project–and webcomics creators can still be a part of it, as the deadline for contributions is December 31.  Click on the Comic Creators For Freedom link above for more details.

Shameless plug for the old webcomic

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Since it’s been a while since I’ve posted, I thought I’d take the opportunity to mention my little webcomic, Rose Madder, my weekly serialized graphic novel. In about a month or so Chapter Four begins, which introduces a bunch of new characters and is a hoot to boot. So this is a good time to catch up on the previous installments if you haven’t already.

Would you like to get a cool picture and help Japan at the same time?

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Right now, the good people from Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology are auctioning off various items, including the artwork above by me, for Japan relief. 100% of the proceeds from the eBay auction goes to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. The drawing features Haruko Haruhara of my fave anime FLCL on her Vespa, inked with permanent markers and colored with Dr. Martin’s dyes on 11×14, 140 lb. watercolor board.

The high bid for the above artwork also gets a bonus drawing of Haruko with the characters of my webcomic Rose Madder, Rose, Tarpit LaBrea, and Lucy Purr the cat, also in full color on 11×14 watercolor board:

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Here is the auction link.

It’s for a good cause, and again, 100% of the bid goes toward the Japan relief fund. So bid high and bid often, and you can get some nice artwork in the process. I rarely work non-digitally these days, so as far as art from myself goes, this is a rarity. Go on, you know you want to!

Rose Madder is here


I’m launching my Rose Madder webcomic, at (don’t forget the hyphen!).  It’ll start with a re-presentation of my prologue, “Ozymandias”, and then roll into the new material.  A page a week, I hope I can keep that schedule.

The third and final part of my History of Rose Madder series will be up here in a few days, as soon as I write it.

Rose Madder is © 2010 A.L. Baroza

Sit Down Shut Up: “High School Musical Musical”

The final first-run episode of the series.  Maybe it’ll get a second life eventually in eternal reruns on Adult Swim or Comedy Central or something.  Fun fact:  the song that Helen and Andrew sings after she rappels onto the stage was originally written to be “The End” by The Doors, but I guess they couldn’t get the permissions to use it.
(Edited to remove dead Hulu link, 12/27/09.)