So I’ve been making these paper figures for myself for a while (they’re lining the walls of my studio), and I thought I’d make them available to everyone else. For free. Every Monday. Print the figures out yourself on your own printer, or you can take them to your local print shop (that’s what I do) for the best quality.
I figured I’d start with a set of figures from the BBC show SHERLOCK, given that if it weren’t for that marvelous show I probably wouldn’t be on tumblr in the first place.
I don’t usually do backgrounds for these, but this set comes with a Baker Street diorama, because come on, Baker Street.
Anyway, click here to download the print file. It’s a little shy of 27MB, which isn’t HUGE, but it’s probably better suited to a laptop or a desktop than a phone. If you want to get OTHER paper figure sets, just go to the paper figure page at CroganAdventures.com and pick out the set(s) you want (more of these will pop up each Monday, so check back each week or follow to see what’s new).
I want as many folks as possible who might enjoy these to see ‘em. So I’m doing a
Since this is the first of what’ll be lots and lots of these sets, I’m gonna make this contest a BIG one. THREE winners!
• First Prize: A professionally printed set of the Sherlock figures, a set of my Arthur Conan Doyle stories Sherlock Holmes figures, and AN ORIGINAL PAPER FIGURE OF YOUR CHOICE THAT I WILL DRAW JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT IT. Maybe you’ll want a portrait of yourself in a London constable outfit so that you can hang out in Baker Street with the others. Maybe you want red pants John. Maybe you want the hound. Maybe you want something entirely unrelated to Sherlock, like the janitor from Scrubs or Totoro. So long as I consider it within the bounds of good taste (I do make all ages comics, after all), it’s your call. You’ll get the digital file, a professionally printed copy, AND the original art. Usually I charge eighty bucks for one of these, so that’s a real steal!
• Second Prize: A professionally printed set of the Sherlock figures, a set of my Arthur Conan Doyle stories Sherlock Holmes figures
• Third Prize: A set of my Arthur Conan Doyle stories Sherlock Holmes figures
And, because it’s important to share, whomever the winners reblogged from will ALSO receive the same prize as their follower winner! (winners who reblog from themselves only get one prize, and there’s no additional prize if you reblog directly from me)
• likes aren’t eligible, ONLY reblogs.
• You can reblog as often as you like, but Tumblr only shows your most recent reblog, so you’ll only show up once. Sorry. Tumblr’s doing, not mine.
• You don’t have to follow me to win, but I’ll be doing contests like this fairly regularly and posting new figures along with occasional contest updates, so it might be an easy way to keep up.
• I’m lousy with numbers, so no spreadsheets or anything like that for me, because if I tried it I’d end up leaving people off. I’m going to use a random number generator (random.org) to pick a number. If that number happens to be a reblog, it wins! If it’s a like, I pick another random number, and repeat ‘til there’s a winner. I’ll do third place first, then second, then first.
• The winners will be chosen at 4am Eastern Time early on Saturday, September 29th. I’ll be helping to run the SCAD-Atlanta 24-hour comics event, so there will be plenty of witnesses on hand and we’ll make a big to-do about it. Obviously, no reblogs after 4am Eastern on September 29th will be eligible.
• If this reaches 5K notes, I’ll add another prize. Something fun.
As always, art collectors can find the originals on my original art page.
Sherlock Series 2 now available on Netflix USA
Just confirmed to us on twitter by multiple followers, Sherlock Series 2 is FINALLY available for viewing on Netflix in the United States. Since we’re region locked to the UK we can’t provide functional direct links, but to find it log into your account and search for the series as normal. And enjoy!
Sherlock has received a nomination for Best Short-Form TV Drama from the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain, with Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Steve Thompson all sharing the accolade.
Sherlock finds itself up against Appropriate Adult (Neil McKay) and This is England ‘88 (Shane Meadows, Jack Thorne) in the category.
You can read the full list of nominees here.
The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain supports writers across media including books, film, online, radio, theatre, TV and videogames.
Screening on BBC One on Sunday September 9 2012 at 20:30BST, Inspector George Gently: The Lost Child is the third episode of the fifth series of the period police drama starring Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby, and features Mark Gatiss in a guest role.
Exclusive First Look - Interior Pages from Sherlock: The Casebook
Following our debut of the full wrap around front cover of Sherlock: The Casebook, we’re once again able to bring you an exclusive look at the upcoming tie-in book thanks to BBC Books and Ebury Publishing.
As revealed above, we can present a selection of interior spreads from the book, showcasing the behind the scenes material, in-character banter, and fact filled trivia that reveal the links of the television series to the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, all of which combine to create a must-own title for fans of BBC Sherlock.
The 160 page hardcover is due to be published in the UK on October 25 2012. You can preorder the book from Amazon UK for the current price of £8.84 (correct at time of writing). For information on international delivery rates from Amazon UK, click here.
Sherlock: A Masterclass at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival
The complete hour long recording of the Sherlock Masterclass at MGEITF 2012 with Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Sue Vertue and Andrew Scott that took place on Friday August 24 2012 has just been released, and we’ve included it above for viewing.
Thanks to the team at MX Publishing, we’re excited to bring you this exclusive interview with Sherlock producer Sue Vertue on the genesis of the BBC series. The interview was carried out as part of this month’s Sherlock Holmes week and in support of the Save Undershaw campaign, for which Mark Gatiss is also a Trust patron.
First image of Mark Gatiss in ‘Inspector George Gently: The Lost Child’
Mark Gatiss guest stars with Helen Baxendale in the third episode of the current series of the 1960s set drama Inspector George Gently, alongside series regulars Martin Shaw and Lee Ingelby.
The episode is due to screen on BBC One on Sunday September 9 2012 at 20:30BST in the UK. You can read the full synopsis for the ninety minute drama over on the BBC Media Centre website.
Sue Vertue, Andrew Scott, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss collect the Terrestrial Programme of the Year Award at MGEITF 2012.
August 24 2012 was a hugely successful day at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival for Sherlock, seeing a fantastic and informative Masterclass panel, the unveiling of the first hints of possible plotlines for Series Three, and two more awards to add the ever growing collection at Hartswood Films.
Read on for our in-depth write up of the Masterclass panel and the Awards wins, though please note we have summarised much of what was said to avoid any misquoting.
Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat: ‘You can’t make it for anyone but yourself’
Writers and co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, as well as Moriarty star Andrew Scott, discuss their approach to redefining Sherlock for television, describing their early work with actor Benedict Cumberbatch and producer Sue Vertue, and expressing their surprise at the show’s rapid and success and the affection it earned with the public.
Via The Guardian.