For the longest time, there was speculation about some secret unpublished graphic novel that the Robert Downey Jr. movie, “Sherlock Holmes” was based upon. Well, as I reported to you in May, the drawings in question are not a graphic novel, although they certainly could be turned into one. The fact is the artist, John Watkiss, was chosen to create graphic novel style artwork that was used in development of the movie. So, now you can see the evidence for yourself. If you’re in LA, here’s your chance to see all 17 of these pieces at Gallery Nucleus. The show includes a painting by Watkiss specifically for the show.
“The Art of the Motion Picture: ‘Sherlock Holmes’ by John Watkiss” runs from December 12, 2009 thru January 18, 2010. The opening reception is Dec 12 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Check out the Gallery Nucleus site for more details and check out the John Watkiss blog for more on the artist.