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Sherlock Gift Tags Have Arrived, John!

A Holiday Gift for You

to say Thank You for your support of both Sherlock Holmes and this site.

Click on the image below or this link to download a set of 10 gift tags featuring characters from BBC Sherlock (sorry I’ll work on the other versions). The tags were designed to to be printed on Avery micro-perfed business card paper, but can be printed on any card stock and cut apart if preferred.

An image of the Sherlock Holiday Gift Tag PDF

Click on image to download the Sherlock Holiday Gift Tags PDF (6.6MB)

Have fun!

(Oh, and if you need some gifts to use with the tags, please feel free to check out our new MX Publishing Shop or consider a t-shirt, tote, or calendar… all profits for December go to the Hurricane Sandy Funds of the Red Cross and the Humane Society.)

I’m Pretty Certain John Can Help You With the Answer, Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch as BBC Sherlock looking at computer screen with a puzzled frown; text says: John, why am I on the 'naughty' list?

Hmmm, drugging your best friend without his knowledge or consent; sneaking into top secret military bases with I.D. stolen from your brother; breaking and entering on numerous occasions; then there’s that whole naked at the Palace behaviour and helping a blackmailing, traitorous terrorist-supporter escape thing…oh, and of course, the lying to your friends and re-opening psychological wounds in a war veteran stuff. I just can’t imagine why you’re on the “Naughty List,” Sherlock. [“Sarcasm.” “Yes.]

(Notice I left off making all your fans wait an additional three months minimum for the next episode…)

There’s an absolutely adorable cartoon of young Mycroft and his Christmas Wish List here (although Mummy looks much too loving, solidly middle-class and mundane for the psychological profile of a parent for Mycroft and Sherlock). I’d spotted it before I found it listed all a bunch of other terrific fan art links on Anne Zanoni’s Sherlock blog here. And finally, I found this interesting piece from another nerd/geek/tech regarding the pros and cons of Jeremy Brett’s series, Sherlock and Elementary (although I completely disagree with the Elementary analysis given I finally got to see the latest episode all the way through, but I’m working on my own Open Letter Holiday Wish List to Moftiss and may post it, so I’ll save the comments).

You Look Good In Anything, Sherlock

As I race to get things done in time for both the Seattle Sherlock Con (sorry, registration is now closed)  and NaNoWriMo (any writers might want to take a peek at my new NaNoWriMo prep post with a new Novel Project Development Worksheet at IconoclasticWriter.com), I went completely insane and decided to try to write, design, and complete not one but two special projects to premier next weekend. And since efficient production doesn’t always follow in a linear fashion, I ended up doing the artwork first. Now I’d like opinions as to which one to use in the project (the others will be used in a different fashion).

So below are three images. Let me know in the comments which you like best and would like to see printed — I mean physically printed — as well as optimized for screens.

Oh, and if you don’t hear a lot from me this week, know it’s because I’m working on dropping a bunch of new things after the 4th.

Version A: 1980’s – Style Posterized Version

Posterized version of Sherlock on the rooftop in Reichenbach Falls with the text "What might we deduce about his heart?" and "Sherlock Cares"

Version A: A Simplified, posterized image similar to some classic 1980’s poster artwork by artists like Nagel and Goines

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