Sunday, 17 October 2021

Cerebus Around the World and Web #102 by Oliver Simonsen

Oliver Simonsen:

The new Cerebus Wiki is coming along!
https://cerebus.fandom.com/wiki/Cerebus_Wiki
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/posts/4439063106161030

Philip R Frey says: Now over 300 articles! Most are ported over from Margaret Liss' old wiki, although there are several brand new articles, as well.
What has been completed:
All location articles
All object articles
All available people articles

Go indie Cerebus! Cerebus now at indiegogo!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cerebus-2-remastered-expanded#/


Cerebus at Heritage Auction!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/posts/4425010147566326/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/posts/4441035169297157/
https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/covers/dave-sim-cerebus-2-remastered-kickstarter-edition-knife-fight-variant-cover-original-art-waverly/p/322143-42001.s

"Strange Death of Alex Raymond" Publisher "Living the Line" has started a Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/livingtheline

"Cerebus in hell?" cover called great
https://www.instagram.com/p/CVB0XqdsEgadLWg3I0Gg3QASLIm2sQMreA7NGU0/

Get a Gerhard Gold Coin!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/posts/4441857962548211
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/slampresstomes/draculavisions

Gerhard and Winsor McCay
https://twitter.com/carlsmithwriter/status/1447209258416844806

Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving with Gerebus
https://www.instagram.com/p/CU3edUMMw9Abp2cSsMZrk_iHQZzvnhe4Pb9Bsc0/

Tomorrow look for a 4 page Cerebus/Spawn sequel for an anthology comic called "Darkest Image" with proceeds going to the CBLDF! Here's Brian Payne's blue line pencils and inimitable lettering to be inked by James Windsor-smith!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/posts/4435196006547740/

Cerebus and Talgard
https://www.worldcomicbookreview.com/2021/10/06/talgard-tome-one-review/

Cerebus and The New Mutants
https://twitter.com/PurpleBrainCMX/status/1447458690404167684

Cerebus and X-Men. Claremont ponders who is the antagonist? "Cerebus & X-Men are both reactive"
https://twitter.com/ClaremontRun/status/1447536085693837319
https://twitter.com/ClaremontRun/status/1447536090890608648
https://twitter.com/ClaremontRun/status/1447536095999270913
https://twitter.com/ClaremontRun/status/1447536101124628480
https://twitter.com/ClaremontRun/status/1447536124696670209
https://twitter.com/ClaremontRun/status/1447536118635900935

Cerebus and Howard the Duck
https://twitter.com/ClaremontRun/status/1447536112457687048

Cerebus and the Maxx
https://twitter.com/NewWarriorsTalk/status/1447799225530470404

Cerebus and Conan
https://twitter.com/vent_haven/status/1447778860519600129

Cerebus and Oscar Wilde
https://twitter.com/realjaxtaylor/status/1447701877844414467

Cerebus and Thor
https://twitter.com/St_Rev/status/1447651559022661635

Cerebus and Nik (in Spanish)
https://twitter.com/fahsbender125/status/1448071676659437581

Cerebus and Fragtober
https://twitter.com/1oconer/status/1448016681750642689
https://twitter.com/Justin_Belmont/status/1447216094876344329

"Cerebus and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" commissions for Joshuia Even below:

by Erol Lorenzo Debris
https://www.instagram.com/p/CU2iB_aLRzB/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/CU3TXYjsX3y/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

by Ernest McClendon
https://www.instagram.com/p/CU2hvf0LzAI/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

By "Beejaydrewthis" (click link for video)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CVBw_x6rEwT/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

By Diego Carneiro (click link for video)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CVEQCySLHIV/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Cerebus Syndrome part of the vernacular
https://twitter.com/AleRevengeance/status/1447030890593406980

Glen Storrie shares when he helped clear Dave out his old warehouse location
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/posts/4434839419916732/

Currently reading Cerebus - at issue 50 and says: "...have a wonderful sense of humour, and it's a perfect example of something where it's derived from a lot of dramatic tension that's undercut by the absurdity of the whole thing. Really delicate balance, on top of some great artwork and direction."
https://twitter.com/easy_andy/status/1448099405811310603
https://twitter.com/easy_andy/status/1448099407954694152

Cerebus in 76 of 475 pages of the Jaka’s Story volume
https://twitter.com/NadabComics/status/1449113227825229824

Getting consecutive Cerebus issues back in the day
https://twitter.com/1oconer/status/1448016681750642689

Poor College student still bought Cerebus
https://twitter.com/hippieh0p/status/1447650531560804355

Just got a high grade 9.6 run of Cerebus
https://twitter.com/Just_Pele/status/1448709146908446728

Cerebus was his first paperback
https://twitter.com/pallendromeda/status/1447160663453884417

Cerebus a trailblazer
https://twitter.com/MarvelMatic/status/1448161431480766464

Cerebus, Rock and Apricot Brandy
https://twitter.com/JohnEDavies/status/1447478145020571648

Life is looking up with Cerebus
https://www.instagram.com/p/CU_w168sA6I/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

"Cerebus: High Society - the Digital Audio/Visual Experience" praised
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/posts/4435207189879955/

Cerebus enamel
https://twitter.com/Comrade_Bullski/status/1449135309229330438

Keep the helmet, Dion Turner! Don't fracture your destiny!! Unbeknownst To Dion, his replica of the accessory of the aardvarkian shaman king holds mystical powers! For centuries factions will battle over it. (click link for more pictures of the making of the Cerebus helmet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/posts/4445393068861367/

Dion also got a Cerebus card from the "Cerebus Russian Translation Team"!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/posts/4440232122710795/

Luke Korolowics draws Cerebus
https://twitter.com/LukeKorolowicz/status/1446971889704910852
https://twitter.com/LukeKorolowicz/status/1446971267391836167
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Thanks Oliver!

Next Time: Things. Strange, New, Wonderful Things.

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Incoming Message From The Big Giant Head: Cerebus Sword & Flames covers

 Hi, Everybody!

The Cerebus Sword & Flames covers are apparently a "Hot" ticket item.

Besides #5, which has been sold to Lou, #7 has been sold to Adam.

Jen and Larry wanted #s 15 and 11, despite Dave only having drawn and painted nine of these (and #s 1 and 9 going to Heritage for future auctions...) Which Dave has completed.

FURTHER complicating things, Michael R. (Of the Easton Pennsylvania Rs, naturally), paid for #26 (his Cerebus Archive Number.) This despite Dave only having 22 covers.

Michael said:
Hi Matt!

I'm in.

After this email I'm going to Cerebus Downloads and GULP! plunking down $600 Canadian for an Aardvark Short Sword Sketch Cover. WHAT AM I INSANE!!! ... but Grace and I scalped tickets in last minute to see The Stones. The scalper wanted $600. CANADIAN!!!! SOLD!!!! Who knows if we're EV-VAH GONNA see Mick, Keef and the boys again. It was encore time. It was the 26th song of the set, "Can You Here Me Knockin". It was AWESOME!!! Grace was hoping for "Brown Sugar". We missed it. It was played earlier. If it's possible for Right Hand Drawing Dave Sim Hand, can he possibly draw the MOST HOLIEST bad @$$ #26 Aardvark Short Sword blank cover Cerebus #1 cover ever for anybody living in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Michael

I called Dave and left a message wherein I said, in part, "I say number it 26 and say 'sequential numbering is SO twentieth century!'."

Dave responds thusly:




So, 2-4, 6, 8, all still available, more a-comin'.

Next time: Oliver, unless I have to do another update from my phone. (Hopefully this reads okay...)

I only got a minute

 Hi, Everybody!

My foot's outside the door, so figure these out:




Wait, what's that below what Dave's signing?


Okay, Moment.

There's all sorts of fun in the post below this.

Next Time: Oliver, as long as I make it back in time...

Friday, 15 October 2021

Contagion and Yoda (Dave's Weekly Update #412)

Hi, Everybody!

Dave's Weekly Update: (which is picking up from #410.)


If ya want Steve's book:
Anyone outside the U.S. should email me at awakeningcomics@gmail.com for a shipping quote.

Buy Parallel Comicverses #1 ($11 postpaid) by Paypal:
https://py.pl/1RF0FH

Buy a digital copy of Parallel Comicverses #1 ($2) on Paypal:
https://py.pl/1WFcYs

It's also available on eBay; my seller ID is awakening_comics
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Cerebus in Hell?:
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Friend to the Blog, Gary Boyarski, is Kickstartering his next issue of Jack Grimm: Harbinger of Death. With Dave AND Gerhard art on variant covers.
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Heritage, is gonna be auctioning off al sorts of neat stuff. Check it out.
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And your friend and mine, Sean Michael Robinson has made an album
https://seanmichaelrobinson.bandcamp.com/releases
https://music.apple.com/us/album/mismenagerie/1586540064...
And he and Carson have a Patreon.
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Up to 35% off site-wide:
October 15 – 17
October 27 – 31
Tell your fans! Remind them that everything will be up to 35% off -- that means $13 tees, $20 phone cases, $30 hoodies, and way more!

And Dave's NEW Cerebus ART is Still rolling.

Next Time: I gotta go to a wedding, so whatever I pull out of my butt before I leave in an hour or two...

Thursday, 14 October 2021

It's ANOTHER Vark-tober Miracle...

Hi, Everybody!

"Da fug? On a Thursday?!?"

Yep.

Because, It's ANOTHER Vark-tober Miracle!!!

I got the scans BEFORE bedtime!!!

But first, let's get caught up:
So #5:
SOLD to Lou (he's already paid, so quit yer bitchin'...)

And I faxed Dave that Jen DiGiacomo and Larry Wooten commented that they wanted #15 and #11 respectively. And this article about the Stones pulling Brown Sugar from their setlist.

And Dave said:
And then today I got:
So you can't bid on this:
Until it goes live at Heritage.

But you can with these, since they are: 
FOR SALE (you can click for bigger...):
#2 $600 Canadian ($484.90 American)

#3 $600 Canadian ($484.90 American)

#4 $600 Canadian ($484.90 American)

#6 $600 Canadian ($484.90 American)

#7 $600 Canadian ($484.90 American)


#8 $600 Canadian ($484.90 American)

PLEASE(!) I'm just one man. E-mail (NOT COMMENT HERE!!!!!!) which # you want to momentofcerebus@gmail.com. I will email back that it's yours for the buying, THEN you have to pay at cerebusdownloads.com. Then, I think I'm out. 

You're Dave's (and maybe Eddie's) headache then...

Happy Shopping!

Next Time: The Weekly Update!

Dave Sim's Cerebus Notebooks: The Covers

MARGARET LISS:
A few years ago I scanned all of Dave Sim's notebooks. He had filled 36 notebooks during the years he created the monthly Cerebus series, covering issues #20 to 300, plus the other side items -- like the Epic stories, posters and prints, convention speeches etc. A total of 3,281 notebook pages detailing his creative process. I never really got the time to study the notebooks when I had them. Just did a quick look, scanned them in and sent them back to Dave as soon as possible. So this regular column is a chance for me to look through those scans and highlight some of the more interesting pages.

A quick one this week as I’m writing it a couple weeks in advance as I’m going to be on vacation when this is posted. . .so hello from the past. 

I was wondering what all 36 notebook covers would look like if I had them all at once and could put them on the floor and take a picture. Since Dave only sent a couple at a time, I never did that. And to be honest, I’d probably wouldn’t have though to do it at the time. I only took a couple pictures of the notebooks themselves; my focus was on scanning them and getting them back to Dave. 

So I’ve done the next best thing. No, I haven’t traveled to the Off White House to take the picture myself. I photo-shopped it. Be advised, that you can click the picture below, but it is pretty big in size. 

The numbering starts from the top left corner with notebook #1 and going right to #6, and then the next row of covers starts with #7 at the far left, etc. So notebook #36 is the bottom right corner. 

A few notes:

Notebook 6: had no cover, so that is page 1. And yes, page 1 was loose.

Notebook 7: while it has a cover, it had come off the wire binding at some point.

I tried keeping the sizes relative – so the 3” x 5” notebooks are smaller than the 8.5” x 11” notebooks.

All the notebook covers


Wednesday, 13 October 2021

SOCIH? V5 and V6 Hardcover campaign goes LIVE at NOON!

Benjamin Hobbs:

The Swords of Cerebus In Hell? Volume 5 and 6 Hardcovers Kickstarter should go live at noon today. (As I'm writing this I'm still figuring out details on the KS page.)  The campaign will last for 21 days! 

You can back the campaign by clicking on the link below, starting at noon!

In addition to the add-ons shown last week, the 2018 Christmas card will be offered, updated to 2021. (Update still in progress)


 Laura McFarland (Co-writer of Strangers In Cerebus and The Unethical Spider-Vark) has been hard at work painting a BRAND NEW Christmas card for 2021:

This is a composite of a painting she created earlier this year and a NEW painting of Cerebus that Laura has been working hard on!


She is still working on the sword.  The Cerebus painting will be up for sale on the KS as soon as it's done! (The painting Cerebus is being composited into will be hanging over our couch this Christmas season.)

Next Week: Vark-tober fun?