“a cascade of children's bricks” [TWIS]
Sherlock Holmes has been given form thanks to artists like Sidney Paget, Frederic Dorr Steele, Howard Elcock, Frank Wiles, and Arthur Twidle. He has sprung to life from the stage and screen through the magic of William Gillette, Eille Norwood, Basil Rathbone, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Brett, and Benedict Cumberbatch.
But James Macaluso has made a world where Sherlock Holmes is universally relatable: through the Re-Imagined Sherlock Holmes in LEGO building bricks.
His imagination and ingenuity have combined to transform some of Sidney Paget's iconic illustrations into LEGO scenes that are remarkably faithful to the original. How did he do it? Where did he find the pieces?
James tells us his story and takes us through his creations which include works inspired by Edward Gorey, other non-Sherlockian stories that he has similarly illustrated, and what we might expect next.
We have a straightforward Canonical Couplet this time. You ought to play, because the winner, who'll be randomly chosen from all correct responses, will receive not only a copy of one of James's books, but also a Sherlockian LEGO figure.
Send your answer to comment @ ihearofsherlock .com by July 14, 2023 at 11:59 a.m. EST. All listeners are eligible to play.
Special bonus content: Our Patreon supporters can see some of the artwork from James's books.
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- Previous Episodes mentioned:
- Episode 226: Collecting Sherlock Holmes (with Rebecca Romney)