Local Artist Jamie Chase to Sign New Graphic Novel, Feb. 20

Editor | SantaFe.com - February 4, 2013

From a Big Adventure Comics press release...

Santa Fe artist Jamie Chase will sign his graphic novel adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes mystery Hound of the Baskervilles at Big Adventure Comics on Wednesday, February 20 from 4:00–7:00 pm.

The greatest detective of all time investigates the seemingly supernatural in this version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. Writer Martin Powell and artist Jamie Chase blend modern comics, classic detective fiction, and the adventurous sensibilities of the pulp novel into a delectable Sherlock Holmes mystery that appeals to new readers and old fans alike.

"Locals may know Jamie as an accomplished painter — now we're happy to help him showcase his talents as a comic artist," said Kevin Drennan, owner of Big Adventure Comics. "This is a great opportunity for fans of sequential art — and of Sherlock Holmes — to meet and talk with one of the creators of this landmark graphic novel on its release day."

Chase will appear at the store, located at 801 Cerrillos Road, Suite B (next to Whole Foods), to sign books and share his experience adapting one of the most-loved Holmes tales. He will also have his other publications and be available for commissioned sketches.

About Big Adventure Comics
Big Adventure Comics is northern New Mexico's only comic store, stocking a broad range of books in a variety of styles and genres for all ages and tastes. It is also Santa Fe's premier gaming destination, and hosts regular Magic: The Gathering events. 

About Jamie Chase
Jamie Chase has been exhibiting as an abstract figurative painter for more than three decades. His dynamic work has been the subject of shows around the world. A lifelong fan of the classic horror comics, he writes and illustrates independently published graphic novels.

About Martin Powell
Martin Powell has been a professional writer since 1986. The Eisner-nominated author is known especially for his mystery, science fiction, horror, and humor work. He has worked with such popular characters as Superman, Batman, Popeye, Tarzan, Lee Falk's The Phantom, Frankenstein, and The Spider.