Author(s): Olivier Legrand
Based on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, The Baker Street Four provides an inside look behind the infamous Baker Street Irregulars. Billy, Charlie, and Tom are inseparable, and for good reason. Filled with con men and scoundrels, London's East End is not easily survived alone. Fortunately, the three friends--and their faithful feline companion--can count on the protection of Sherlock Holmes, for whom they sometimes act as spies. When Tom's girlfriend is kidnapped, the Baker Street Irregulars must put their budding sleuthing skills to use. Then, when a Russian immigrant is framed for a Jack the Ripper-inspired crime, our heroes set out to discover the truth and uncover a conspiracy that may go deeper than they ever imagined. Armed with only their quick wit and street smarts, the Baker Street Irregulars must work together to solve mysteries in the nick of time. Make way for the youngest detective team of the Victorian era! Hailed by critics and audiences, The Baker Street Four has received numerous awards and was featured at Angouleme in 2012. Insight Editions is proud to continue to bring this exciting story to English audiences worldwide. Originally published in 2009 by Vents d'Ouest/Glenat Editions.
Born in Paris, Jean-Blaise Djian has always had an immense love for comics. He has since become a recognized and indispensible writer in fantasy comics for both young adults and adults. A fan of comics, role-playing games, and imaginary worlds, Olivier Legrand is also a professor of letters. In 2009, he co-authored The Baker Street Four with Jean-Blaise Djian, a series that has quickly become a must-have in the detective genre. Together they also created the first volume of The Later Argonauts and Prospero. David Etien was born in 1981 in the suburbs of Paris, where he still lives. Comic strips have always been the medium by which he wanted to express himself. After studying in Parisian art schools, he returned to Les Gobelins in 2002, where his training allowed him to work on animated feature films such as Persepolis and Lucky Luke. It is with The Baker Street Four, written by Olivier Legrand and Djian, that David has had the opportunity to share his passion and talent for comics with the world!