Sunday, 17 October 2021

Cerebus Around the World and Web #102 by Oliver Simonsen

Oliver Simonsen:

The new Cerebus Wiki is coming along!

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!

Cerebus at Heritage Auction!

"Strange Death of Alex Raymond" Publisher "Living the Line" has started a Patreon

"Cerebus in hell?" cover called great

Get a Gerhard Gold Coin!

Gerhard and Winsor McCay

Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving with Gerebus

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!

Cerebus and Talgard

Cerebus and The New Mutants

Cerebus and X-Men. Claremont ponders who is the antagonist? "Cerebus & X-Men are both reactive"

Cerebus and Howard the Duck

Cerebus and the Maxx

Cerebus and Conan

Cerebus and Oscar Wilde

Cerebus and Thor

Cerebus and Nik (in Spanish)

Cerebus and Fragtober

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

by Erol Lorenzo Debris

by Ernest McClendon

By "Beejaydrewthis" (click link for video)

By Diego Carneiro (click link for video)

Cerebus Syndrome part of the vernacular

Glen Storrie shares when he helped clear Dave out his old warehouse location

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."

Cerebus in 76 of 475 pages of the Jaka’s Story volume

Getting consecutive Cerebus issues back in the day

Poor College student still bought Cerebus

Just got a high grade 9.6 run of Cerebus

Cerebus was his first paperback

Cerebus a trailblazer

Cerebus, Rock and Apricot Brandy

Life is looking up with Cerebus

"Cerebus: High Society - the Digital Audio/Visual Experience" praised

Cerebus enamel

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)

Dion also got a Cerebus card from the "Cerebus Russian Translation Team"!

Luke Korolowics draws Cerebus

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.


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 for a shipping quote.

Buy Parallel Comicverses #1 ($11 postpaid) by Paypal:

Buy a digital copy of Parallel Comicverses #1 ($2) on Paypal:

It's also available on eBay; my seller ID is awakening_comics
Cerebus in Hell?:
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.
Heritage, is gonna be auctioning off al sorts of neat stuff. Check it out.
And your friend and mine, Sean Michael Robinson has made an album
And he and Carson have a Patreon.
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?!?"


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 I will email back that it's yours for the buying, THEN you have to pay at 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

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?