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“five hundred cases of capital importance” [HOUN]  

Thanks to you, dear reader, the Baker Street Elementary comic strip is watched and read all around the world. And given this particular issue number, perhaps it's worth stopping to celebrate.

Joe Fay, Rusty Mason, and Steve Mason created the Baker Street Elementary comic strip in the image of the classic Peanuts comics over late-night pizza during a BSI weekend. They thought they'd have enough ideas for about six months' worth of strips. With today's issue, they reach #500.

We've been proud to syndicate some of their strips; we ran our first in 2017 — more than seven years ago. Since then, we've featured more than 175 BSE comic strips.

See if you can pick out some of the regulars (and irregulars) in the final panel. It's a nice retrospective of many of the characters hanging out around the hallways.

So if you have a moment, celebrate this halfway-to-1,000 milestone with Joe, Rusty, Steve, and us.

Oh, and speaking of numbers, you may notice that there is a Canonically-correct number: 17 panels in today's Baker Street Elementary comic strip...

Baker Street Elementary follows the original adventures of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, as they and their friends work through the issues of elementary school in Victorian London. An archive of all previous episodes can be viewed at www.bakerstreetelementary.org.