Whoop! The final page!! Thank you thank you thank you
to all that has faved and commented! This would not have gotten near completion without your gracious feedback and encouraging words. I'm only glad I manage to finish it before all the readers died of old age..
Special kudos to Aragonite
who have beta'd the chunky drafts and provided inspiration and encouragement. From her I nicked the idea that Lestrade's ancestry lies in Bretagne, the north-west part of France.
The idea to make a three-page comic about a Lestrade/Watson sleepover came from the song "Heartbeats" from The Knife ("sharing different heartbeats in one night"), then the rest of the pages stemmed from the description of this entry
at Deviantart, and the dark fic Last Man Dead by Calcarbonate. CC is also responsible for coming up with Lestrade's first name, "Ghislain" which is just embarrassing and French enough to be perfect. And the final panel is totally nicked from the end of Last Man Dead.
Works I have paid homage to/nicked stuff from/was inspired by:
"Sherlock Holmes" Granada - tv-series based on Conan Doyles stories (obviously)
"Morse" - tv-series (super-amazing)
"Homicide: Life on the Street" tv-series (also super amazing!)
"And the Ass saw the Angel" by Nick Cave - book
"Brokeback Mountain" - movie
"Double Vie de Veronique" - movie
"Ballad" by deadmouse - comic (as in 'I am not drawing too much details, at least not compared to deadmouse')
"Love and Rockets" - comic