A Study in Scarlet
After the success of their other Illustrated Classics editions, Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard have once again teamed up. This time, they’ve created a visually compelling graphic novel adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterpiece A Study in Scarletwhich introduced the world to the immortal detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, Dr. Watson.
Ian Edginton and INJ Culbard’s comics adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic is about as good as the original which is to say that it’s just ok; Scarlet definitely isn’t the best Sherlock Holmes book. That’s largely down to the plodding explanation of the murderer’s motivations that take up most of the second half. It’s ...more
For the most part at any rate. I ...more
I like the illustration style, John is drawn well and there are some really sweet moments. However the illustration style makes some characters, especially Sherlock, seem more sinister than they actually are.
This isn't the first time A study in Scarlet has been adapted into a graphic novel but it is still a welcome addition. Ian Edginton is very faithful to Doyle's story. The book is quite pleasing all round. Ian Culbard delivers a style of art that doesn't ape the Strand illustrations, rather he chooses to caricature the characters using Doyle's descriptions. Everyone is instantly recognizable throughout. A narrow palette of colours is used, mainly all shades of brown and blue ...more
I'd like to start by stating that this is my first venture into anything Sherlock Holmes related, whether it be books, movies, TV shows or anything. And I have to say, it was a pretty great first experience.
I think that starting out with a graphic-novel version of "A Study in Scarlet" was a hella good decision. Now I am more familiar with the characters, I have an image of them in my head, and I think that that will be useful when I read more Sherlock Holmes.
Those who adapt stories that are so iconic have a big challenge on their hands: how to stay w ...more
Fortunately, this full colour graphic novel ...more
Love the graphic re-interpretations. I'd love to see more of these...
I loved when he was drawing blood from himself and said he better cover up the puncture wound as he frequently worked with poisons. Dr. Watson is definitely the ...more