Friday, 18 September 2020

HERMANN (Dave's Weekly Update #357)

Hi, Everybody!


Heeeeeere's




HERMANN #1! (The NEW CiH?) Final order cut-off is October 22nd.
I only wrote one strip, but my name goes on the cover, BECAUSE IT'S IN MY CONTRACT, BIRDSONG!!! SUB-SECTION TWELVE, PARAGRAPH FIVE, CLAUSE SIX. CLAUSE SIX!!!


Hrm. Too small. Hard to read. Need bigger. Need to click. Hrm.

I guess Spider-Whore has reached the Final Order Cut-off. (Brian West's talk on the Tweet was spot on...)

The Amicable Spider-Vark is in stores now, and Batvark: PENIS will join it on the 30th. Not sure about Batvark: XXXXX, as it has two different listings according to Previews. (Ain't keeping up with this fun?)

Signed copies of Vark Wars: Walt's Empire Strikes Back (Signed by Dave, Signed by Dave and me, Signed by me after I scribble out Dave's name, Pretty much available Signed only...)

Cerebus masks and whatnots with all the money going to Dave. New product will be added to the store when I get around to it. (Soon, soon...)

If you missed the Kickstarter for Dave and Carson Grubaugh's You Don't Know Jack, Indiegogo, until Sean and Carson remember to end it...

If you missed the Waverly Press Kickstarter for the Remastered Cerebus #1, limited overflow of the rewards are available at cerebusoverload.com.  Hey, update:
Cerebus Overload Ebay surprise!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/254721028403 (Misprinted #1)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/254721035463 (Sketch Card with a Sketch by Dave)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/254721036009 (Another Sketch Card with a Sketch by Dave)
IT'S WILF JENKINS WEEK*!!!

As you all know, Wilf Jenkins was the Aardvark/Vanaheim lawyer for years, and during that time he was on the comp list. Wilf saved all his copies. Dave and Wilf have signed them, and there's a certificate of authenticity.The books will be available from Looking For Heroes, for $10 (CAD) plus $4 dollars shipping to Canada and $5 dollars shipping to the USA. All the money goes to the Food Bank of the Waterloo Region.

(I have no idea if the books are available yet, I haven't HEARD anything, so...)

Since this is Wilf Jenkins Week*, we're gonna "Wilf it up" and do a Please Hold For Wilf Jenkins. On Sunday, so, if you got a question for Dave's lawyer (1982-2014), send it in to momentofcerebus@gmail.com, or post it here.


Next Time: An AMOC Mailbag interlude...
*Eh, it might run for longer than a week. "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a nonlinear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey...stuff."

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Twenty Years of CerebusFangirl.com

MARGARET LISS:

Unpaid intern for AMoC and the front room in my house filled of Cerebus, Dave Sim, and Gerhard memorabilia shows that yes, I'm the Cerebus Fangirl. 

I asked Matt if he could ask Dave if I could talk about what he sent me. And in Dave's words "if he sent it to me, I can post it to AMoC". So here we are.

Last week I got a comic sized bubble envelope in the mail from Ontario. Yes, Canada. I didn't remember ordering anything from eBay from Canada, and it wasn't from Dave, so I wasn't sure what to make of it. When I opened it, there was a copy of Cerebus #114, and a letter from Dave. The letter wasn't addressed to me though. . .it was addressed to Wilf, the now retired former corporate lawyer for Aardvark-Vanaheim. Down at the bottom Wilf had written a note to me:

Yeah, I did react some parts. . .

Yup, the CerebusFangirl.com domain has existed for 20 years as of 04 August 2020. The Cerebus Fangirl website existed before then - only a couple pages at first, but as it grew I knew I needed a domain name for it. And while I'm no longer a girl, as Dave says, CerebusFanWoman really doesn't have the same ring to it.

And that issue #114? It is from the Wilf Jenkins Collection. Well, no longer. Now it is in my collection. It is signed both by Dave and Wilf and has a WJC annotation on it:


The comic came bagged and boarded. I was going to toss out the board and put it in a new one as the board was slightly bent. But then I looked at the back of it:


And yup, there is the seal:

All embossed and fancy like.

Pretty cool.  Thanks Dave! Thanks Wilf!





Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Swords of Cerebus In Hell?- Cover Revisions

 Benjamin Hobbs:

I sent this cover mock-up for SWORDS OF CEREBUS IN HELL? off to Dave:

He replied with this fax:This is the revised mock-up that I sent off to him on Tuesday:

The back cover has been modified slightly, since the over all dimensions were incorrect on the first mock-up.

Next Week: More SWORDS fun!

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Wilf Jenkins Week!: 177 covers?

Hi, Everybody!

WILF JENKINS WEEK! JUST KEEPS ON...listen, the spirit is willing...

Wilf Jenkins the lawyer for Aardvark/Vanaheim from 1982 to 2014, received comp copies of every book Aardvark/Vanaheim published, and saved them all. Now, he (and Dave Sim) have signed all the books and they are being sold through Looking For Heroes, for $10 (CAD) plus $4 dollars shipping to Canada and $5 dollars shipping to the USA. All the money goes to the Food Bank of the Waterloo Region.

***UPDATE: the books haven't been processed by Looking For Heroes yet, so they aren't available for purchase, but soon. As soon as I hear they're ready, I'll let you know.***

Okay, Wilf and I are doing Please Hold For Wilf Jenkins, so if you have a question for Mr. Jenkins that you'd like me to ask him, email momentofcerebus@gmail.com. I'm sending him the questions tonight, so you got a little bit.
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I'm pretty much down to posting the hundred and seventy-seven signed covers, and it's pretty monotonous. Picture a Cerebus cover:
Like this one...

With a "Dave Sim WJC" and "Wilf Jenkins" written on it. 

Repeat.

I mean I'm lazy, but I'm not THAT lazy...

But speaking of Please Hold, by POPULAR demand* here's the 2018 Please Hold For Dave Sims:



More as I get them uploaded.
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The latest Cerebus in Hell? one-shot: Spider-Whore available to order wherever those kinds of things are sold. FOC is in three Days (according to Brian West on the Tweeters...)

Cerebus masks and whatnots with all the money going to Dave. New product will be added to the store when I get around to it.

If you missed the Kickstarter for Dave and Carson Grubaugh's You Don't Know Jack, well you're kinda F'ed in the A... The Indiegogo is over, or not (what do I know...) but the books are:
Got the physical copies of Hermitage Awesomes today. The books look great!
YDKJ and SMCs should ship to me this Friday and I will begin fulfillment as soon as they get here!
If you missed the Waverly Press Kickstarter for the Remastered Cerebus #1, limited overflow of the rewards are available at cerebusoverload.com. I got my books today, and I was the first backer, so you should be getting your rewards sooner, rather than later...

And Signed copies of Vark Wars: Walt's Empire Strikes Back (Signed by Dave, Signed by Dave and me, Signed by me after I scribble out Dave's name, Pretty much available Signed only...)

Next Time: Hobbs! Hobbs and Wilf! Not my problem how THAT works...
*one guy asked, and somebody seconded it...

Monday, 14 September 2020

Wilf Jenkins Week!: The Collection! (and an oddity only Matt cares about...)

Hi, Everybody!


The latest Cerebus in Hell? one-shot: Spider-Whore available to order wherever those kinds of things are sold.

The Amicable Spider-Vark is in stores.

Cerebus masks and whatnots with all the money going to Dave. New product will be added to the store when I get around to it.

If you missed the Kickstarter for Dave and Carson Grubaugh's You Don't Know Jack, well you're kinda F'ed in the A... The Indiegogo is over, or not... but the books are:
Got the physical copies of Hermitage Awesomes today. The books look great!
YDKJ and SMCs should ship to me this Friday and I will begin fulfillment as soon as they get here!
If you missed the Waverly Press Kickstarter for the Remastered Cerebus #1, limited overflow of the rewards are available at cerebusoverload.com. I got my books today, and I was the first backer, so you should be getting your rewards sooner, rather than later...

And Signed copies of Vark Wars: Walt's Empire Strikes Back (Signed by Dave, Signed by Dave and me, Signed by me after I scribble out Dave's name, Pretty much available Signed only...)
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WILF JENKINS WEEK! JUST KEEPS ON RAMBLIN' ON!

Wilf Jenkins the lawyer for Aardvark/Vanaheim from 1982 to 2014, received comp copies of every book Aardvark/Vanaheim published, and saved them all. Now, he (and Dave Sim) have signed all the books and they are being sold through Looking For Heroes, for $10 (CAD) plus $4 dollars shipping to Canada and $5 dollars shipping to the USA. All the money goes to the Food Bank of the Waterloo Region.

***UPDATE: the books haven't been processed by Looking For Heroes yet, so they aren't available for purchase, but soon. As soon as I hear they're ready, I'll let you know.***

Okay, Wilf and I are doing Please Hold For Wilf Jenkins, so if you have a question for Mr. Jenkins that you'd like me to ask him, email momentofcerebus@gmail.com. Or leave a stupid comment here. Whatever. (You guys ARE aware that I collate the questions, and send them to Wilf (or Dave for Please Hold For Dave Sim,) beforehand, so idiotic questions/comments can be weeded out...)
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Hey, wanna SEE the Wilf Jenkins Collection?

Click to obsessively pour over every detail like an insane person.
(I don't care if I did it too Margaret, it's still creepy...)


Ditto.



 

Some months later (or the next day. Canadian weather is weird...)

Dave might have called "dibs" on some of these...

These too...

I don't think these are ten bucks...

Or these...

I showed the back of this one, but here's the front.

And the Certificate of Authenticity.

I got like a hundred and seventy-seven more pictures of individual issues, so IF Wilf Jenkins Week goes long, I'm covered...

Also, this:


..is a LOT of Tim W's A Moment of Cerebus stickers...

Like I don't think there'll be a roll of Matt Dow's A Moment of Cerebus stickers until A Moment of Cerebus belongs to somebody else...

Next Time: Did I mention the hundred and seventy-seven other pictures?

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Cerebus Around the World and Web #45 by Oliver Simonsen

Hi, Everybody!


Wilf Jenkins the lawyer for Aardvark/Vanaheim from 1982 to 2014, received comp copies of every book Aardvark/Vanaheim published, and saved them all. Now, he (and Dave Sim) have signed all the books and they are being sold through Looking For Heroes, for $10 (CAD) plus $4 dollars shipping to Canada and $5 dollars shipping to the USA. All the money goes to the Food Bank of the Waterloo Region.

***UPDATE: the books haven't been processed by Looking For Heroes yet, so they aren't available for purchase, but soon. As soon as I hear they're ready, I'll let you know.***

As it's Sunday, time for a round-up of (because it's Wilf Jenkins Week) all the Wilf Jenkins referances from across the Web: https://twitter.com/search?q=Wilf%20Jenkins&src=typed_query

That's just Brian West tweeting about stuff I posted...

I guess we'll just go with Oliver's Dave Sim/Cerebus stuff...
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Oliver Simonsen:

Review of streaming series "The Boys" sites Cerebus' Roach as being one of the first self absorbed unstable superhero celebrities
https://www.cinemastlouis.org/the-lens/boys

Tim Webber, founder of "A Moment of Cerebus", got his copy calling it: "Easily the ‘Best Graphic Novel’ of 2020. Groundbreaking and awesome."
https://twitter.com/MomentOfCerebus/status/1303782811137191937
https://twitter.com/MomentOfCerebus/status/1303786796032106496

Strange Death of Alex Raymond tour cancelled
https://twitter.com/MomentOfCerebus/status/1303788137345429504

"Cerebus in hell?" vote pin
https://twitter.com/Iainsross/status/1303788249312305157
https://www.instagram.com/p/CE7cHUflKRM/?igshid=1vgordxi2l9bi

Cerebus Funko POP by "TheFieldmarshall"
https://www.furaffinity.net/view/38078086/

More drawings by "TheFieldmarshall" that have a certain resemblance...
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/thefieldmarshall/

Cerebus Merch
https://twitter.com/RonHogan/status/1303877500452376577

When a Cerebus buyer was recommended Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
https://twitter.com/VRKurosawa/status/1304160541951356949

Cerebus and Reid Fleming
https://twitter.com/EdBx1970/status/1304388164119863299

Cerebus and Moomin
https://twitter.com/JerryWThrasher1/status/1303497777729671168

Cerebus and Lewis Trondheim (in Spanish)
https://twitter.com/Fran_Vidal_rol/status/1303480779557789697
https://twitter.com/KenshiHamster/status/1303389484357226498

Cerebus and Japanese Harry Potter?
https://twitter.com/bmarchant3/status/1303466315630473217

Cerebus, X-Men and Kirkman's Invincible
https://twitter.com/AlexPaknadel/status/1303447380403068929

Cerebus and Fantastic Four
https://twitter.com/MrSeanRoper/status/1302216108699721728

Cerebus and Doom Patrol
https://twitter.com/Geossi13/status/1303423787275358209

Space Vark and...

Cerebus and the Maxx
https://twitter.com/Al_Nickerson/status/1302746592332705792

Cerebus and Spawn in Portoguese
https://www.instagram.com/p/CE-MfWRD_yX/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Cerebus and Spawn in Brazil
https://www.instagram.com/p/CE9_jyIjl4z/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Spawn #10 chosen "....if you had 72 hours left to live, and was provided with 1 last comic book or graphic novel of your choice to read"
https://twitter.com/burn1frmJim2Jim/status/1303717099697614850

Cerebus, Hellboy, Love and Rockets (in Spanish)
https://twitter.com/kingmob84/status/1303402235720855553

Cerebus and the Sword of Eden
https://twitter.com/Al_Nickerson/status/1302790380207910914

Cerebus' Guide to Self-Publishing and Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics
https://twitter.com/CHADinAMSTERDAM/status/1302591753158000651

Cerebus and Sergio Aragones
https://www.instagram.com/p/CE0uf4nBqi6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Cerebus and Scooby Doo
https://twitter.com/KeithAlanMorgan/status/1302363249652965377

Cerebus is his kind of humor
https://twitter.com/yelmelnobrainer/status/1303871127765348352

A look at Cerebus issue #20 and the Stones "Emotional Rescue"
https://13thdimension.com/retro-hot-picks-on-sale-this-week-in-1980-2/

Reading Cerebus #21
https://twitter.com/JusticeTrek/status/1302987779371143169
https://twitter.com/kingmob84/status/1303402235720855553

Cerebus issue #25 and up was all way ahead of its time
https://twitter.com/monkey__marc/status/1303778052560891905

Cerebus creator owned long form was way ahead of it's time
https://twitter.com/GregWoronchak/status/1304056808546459650

Pages from Cerebus issue #55 shared
https://twitter.com/chycho/status/1303762641987411969

Epic Cerebus
https://twitter.com/doodleattack/status/1303388587086483459

Cerebus Jam
https://twitter.com/torkum/status/1302846720179462149

A youtube video look at Cerebus Melmoth
https://youtu.be/YVumD1XqSFI
https://twitter.com/TedEDee1/status/1303826255884754951

Cerebus recommended
https://twitter.com/Logo_Daedalus/status/1302344212885762050


[Ckick for bigger -Matt]

Cerebus Syndrome/Cerebus Trope part of the vernacular
https://twitter.com/ViewToons/status/1302273861011021824
https://twitter.com/NepuContext/status/1303734836927049728
https://twitter.com/evaisnotamused/status/1303690096722337792
https://twitter.com/evaisnotamused/status/1303680964334247938

Bran Mak Morn and Bran Mak Muffin
https://twitter.com/doodleattack/status/1302365348541403138


Elric and Elrod
http://grognardia.blogspot.com/2020/09/elric-in-comics.html

Cerebus panels shared
https://www.instagram.com/p/CE3CuFiBtBB/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/CE0QBDzhRIO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Gerhard does concept drawing and cover of "Smokes the Fox" (click link for GIF)
http://gerhardart.com/smokes-the-fox/

Larry Wooten has Carson Grubaugh draw straight-to-ink CerebusFanGirl Margaret Liss. Get your's via "You Don't Know Jack" indiegogo campaign
https://igg.me/at/DfadX1j8jUI/x#/updates/all
https://www.instagram.com/p/CE_twQxBwf8/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

CEREBUS FACEBOOK GROUP

John P Garrett:
Gifts from Margaret Liss!!
I am forever in your debt.
My gratitude will prove eternal.
I'm about to read the complete 1-300 for the first time!!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3295912807142738/


John P Garrett in the comments:
Cerebus # 0 is autographed with a head sketch!!!!
Thanks so much for this!!!

Steve Peters: Lately I've been making some progress on my sketch card comic (I do free sketches for people who buy my comics online)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3294290487304970/

Phil Cawthorn: The best thing about not reading a cerebus phone book for 20 years is that it's pretty much a new story. I'm really enjoying church and state 1.I never could understand how it was that Dave took the old grandma from Giles
for Mrs Henrot Gutch. Still she really fits the part.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3304155056318513/

Margaret Liss in the comments

James Windsor-smith: What was the last issue of cerebus you bought while it was still running? I quit my job and had to give up at 289-290
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3302587663141919/

Claude Flowers: Dave's interest in Stan Drake's work led me to pick up several reprints of "The Heart of Juliet Jones," including this 1984 hardcover from France.
You see tell why he suggests certain characters were drawn from human models, not just the vivacious Eve Jones but other, minor characters like the local kid Pam: Drake really goes to town on particular panels, investing tons of detail as if he were drawing a portrait to be hung on a wall. And the levels of body language go from stiff (introverted Juliet) to astonishing (Eve, who leans, leaps, and lights up every page she's on).
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3302549776479041/

Sam Noir posts tidbit from Dave Sim Comics Journal Interview
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3301722966561722/

Sam Noir posts news item of upcoming "Swords of Cerebus"
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3301710056563013/

Posts pic of Dave Sim and Neil Gaiman in CBLDF article in Overstreet's Fan #8
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3291329160934436/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3291268967607122/

Graydon VanRy: New member, thanks for the add. Started at issue 86 in high school and still read and reread all the time.
Not sure if this has ever been asked. Has anyone ever found the barbarian aardvark figure made by Citadel Miniatures in the early eighties that Dave had to threaten to sue over? Never seen one.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3301025269964825/
Margaret Liss in the comments: Yup. Seen them. Brought them all second hand. Send stuff to Dave to make up for buying unauthorized merch. . .Here are some pictures of them. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1089325257801515&type=3
and pictures of painted ones.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1692605024140199&type=3


Steve Peters shares Bob Burden post
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3300660323334653/

Margaret Liss in the comments:
It was from April 4, 1984. A couple years before issue 104. Here is Gerhard and Bob doing the 'I got your nose' gag. The above picture I'm assuming is by Gerhard and the below must be by Dave (unless someone else was hanging out with them and Gerhard let them use his camera).


Damin Toell: Surprise mail.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3300109526723066/



James Windsor-smith on Dave Sim and Stan Lee
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3293308694069816/

Larry Wooten: Green logo pin added.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3298130353587650/

Larry Wooten: Program and Larry Marder's con badge arrived.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3286450111422341/

Ron Essler: For your Labor Day listening pleasure: Aardvark by Kensington Market. Dave won a copy of this album, probably in 1969...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3291587904241895/
Brian Payne in the comments: Produced by the late, great, Felix Pappalardi, no less.

Brian Payne: I just bought two lots of "Cerebus Bi-Weekly" (issues 3 -15) on eBay for under 3 dollars, of course the shipping was thrice that but still a pretty good deal. I've got the 1st phonebook but bought it used (it's definitely the most beat up 'phonebook' in my "Cerebus" collection) so being able to read a bunch of these early issues again without worrying about the spine breaking makes this a sound investment, methinks.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3294026453998040/

Byron Dunbar: "I always wondered . . . why an aardvark in universe?"
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/3287245038009515/

William Hoffknecht:
Newest copy of Back Issue Magazine, #121, is all about Conan and various tributes a d knock offs. A small reference to Cerebus here.
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Thanks Oliver!

The latest Cerebus in Hell? one-shot: Spider-Whore available to order wherever those kinds of things are sold.

The Amicable Spider-Vark is in stores, which is the lead in to Spider-Whore, which was SUPPOSED to be the immediate sequel, but Batvark: PENIS ended up taking Spider-Whore's slot when COVID-19 threw everything up into the air.

Cerebus masks and whatnots with all the money going to Dave. New product will be added to the store when I get around to it.

If you missed the Kickstarter for Dave and Carson Grubaugh's You Don't Know Jack, well you're kinda F'ed in the A... The Indiegogo is over(? I think...), but the books are:
Marquis informed Sean and I today that they had an issue with their press, so our books will now be shipping to me on Sept 18th rather than Sept 11th. I am sure this still leaves plenty of time to get all of the books to everyone before the election, which is my target "latest-date" for delivery.

If you missed the Waverly Press Kickstarter for the Remastered Cerebus #1, limited overflow of the rewards are available at cerebusoverload.com.
This weekend there is a 30% sitewide sale. The discount code is CEREBUS30 (Good through Sunday at Midnight). Also, the books have arrived and are being packed and shipped as I type and you read (unless you're reading this in a few months, in which case: WHY?)
And Signed copies of Vark Wars: Walt's Empire Strikes Back (Signed by Dave, Signed by Dave and me, Signed by me after I scribble out Dave's name, Pretty much available Signed only...)

Next Time: More WILF JENKINS WEEK!!!