Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Killing-Off Your Lead Character

Cerebus #300 (March 2004)
Art by Dave Sim & Gerhard
(from a letter to Gabriel McCann, 8 October 2005)
I was aware of Doyle’s problems with getting rid of Sherlock Holmes which is why I spent twenty-five years telling people that Cerebus dies in the last issue. Even the most thick-witted will accept something if they’re told for twenty-five years. Doyle's problem was a) having a publisher with a stake in the property and b) trying to do it on the spur of the moment.

(Submitted by Gabriel McCann. Thanks Gabe!)

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