Thursday, 24 June 2021

Lord Julius Banter from Cerebus #160

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.

We last saw Dave Sim’s twentieth notebook in February of 2019 in Looked Like A Hyena.  The notebook covers Cerebus issues #153 through 164 and had 59 pages scanned. Looking through the pages I saw some Lord Julius dialogue, and that usually makes me chuckle.

The notebook page shows Lord Julius talking wit the Eye of the Pyramid assassin from Cerebus #160:

Notebook 20, page 30

The sketch of the top of the page matches up with panel of page 200 of Flight, aka page 14 of Cerebus #160. The dialogue has circles with numbers in them. Those numbers match up with panel numbers of page 200. It looks like Dave originally had the dialogue for panel 4 as:

We are the hammer of vengeance we will crush your

And the ‘we will crush your’ was removed. Dave also updated moved the original dialogue for panel 5 to panel 4. The dialogue with the changes made on the notebook page matches up with the final dialogue on the finished page. 

The next page of the notebook continues the conversation between Lord Julius and the assassin, which continues on page 201 of Flight.  On this notebook page the dialogue doesn’t have the circled numbers above it, but it does read like a standard comic book page. Lord Julius dialogue in panel two originally said:

Well actually it’s a little closer to the floor than it used to be I’ll give you that.

And Dave marked it up and changed it to:

Really? And I was thinking it’s a little closer to the floor than it used to be.

The dialogue once again matches up with the finish page. Even the ‘slash’ at the end.

Notebook 20, page 31

Did you notice the handwriting at the top of the notebook page? It is in pencil and very light. It says:

Isn’t right now a good time to call me? I’m probably missing you right now.

Well, that definitely isn’t Dave’s handwriting, and I don’t think he would write that to himself. . .so who is it?




Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Swords of Cerebus In Hell? Dust Jackets!

Benjamin Hobbs:

This week I'm putting together the dust jackets for Swords of Cerebus In Hell? Hardcovers Volumes 5 and 6.

For Volume 5, it was easy to choose the character for the cover:

But for Volume 6 I'm torn between Canadian Vark:

And Fiendix:

I'm leaning toward Fiendix.  Do you have a preference between Fiendix and Canadian Vark? If so, leave it in the comments!

Next Week: It's the last Wednesday of the month! Strangers in Cerebus #1 and Swords of Cerebus In Hell? Volume 3 Softcover are on sale at your LCS!

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

What's in the box (part the next)!?!

Hi, Everybody!

I got MAIL! And that means the latest installment of "What's In The Box?"



And Sean and Carson are doing a thing next Friday...WITH EDDIE CAMPBELL!!!
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Up to 35% off site-wide:
June 23 – 27
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!

Next Time: Hobbs and the video of HIS mail!

Monday, 21 June 2021

Even more Progress on TMNT #8 Cover 2

Hi, Everybody!

#50. FIFTY! Fif-ty. (Which, with time off for Ramadan, means we've been doing this for a year.)
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Hey! Remember that second Turtles #8 cover Dave was doing?

Well guess what?




Click for bigger Margaret, click for bigger...
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Kickstarters:
Friend to the Blog Steve Peters sure would appreciate your support with his latest.
Reason for the Blog Dave Sim sure appreciates all the support he's gotten for HIS latest.
And Sean and Carson are doing a thing next Friday...WITH EDDIE CAMPBELL!!!
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Up to 35% off site-wide:
June 23 – 27
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!

Next Time: Unless I get more on this from Dave, something completely different...

Sunday, 20 June 2021

Cerebus Around the World and Web #85 by Oliver Simonsen

Oliver Simonsen:


Kickstarter campaign for Cerebus Archive Number 9 is going great - especially love that video (ever since a kid had a fondness for that song:))
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aardvarkvanaheim/can9-cerebus-archive-number-nine
https://twitter.com/meowwcat/status/1404922864978042881
https://twitter.com/BigBWest/status/1405009460460986370
https://twitter.com/MomentOfCerebus/status/1404943828654694401
https://twitter.com/GMcFerren/status/1404911778438463490

American Library Association and Diamond Book Distributors will be hosting a live virtual discussion between Eddie Campbell (From Hell, Bacchus), Carson Grubaugh (The Strange Death of Alex Raymond) and Sean Michael Robinson (Living the Line publisher) on graphic novel creation. They'll also be taking your questions towards the end of the session.
Friday June 25th 2021, at 2pm – 3 pm (Pacific Time) (5pm- 6pm Eastern Time)
https://www.facebook.com/LivingtheLine/posts/158250529659770
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86930178942
https://fb.me/e/16oN53tW0

"Cerebus in hell?" mint copy wanted
https://twitter.com/Shanghalla/status/1404853044936851461

John Layman, creator of mega hit Image comic "Chew" shares new "Cerebus High Society: The Regency Edition"
https://twitter.com/themightylayman/status/1404555752891576320



New "Cerebus High Society: The Regency Edition" shared by Margaret Liss whose name and essay is featured in the back of it
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/4086994938034517/

Jesse Lee Herndon has done an unboxing video of the new "Cerebus High Society: The Regency Edition"New "Cerebus High Society: The Regency Edition" shared by Jeffrey Tundis
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/4085933761473968/

New "Cerebus High Society: The Regency Edition" shared by "spikenector" https://www.instagram.com/p/CQIPlCPFdiD/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

New "Cerebus High Society: The Regency Edition" shared by Tony Palermo who adds: "Stunning reproduction."
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/4084482588285752/

Philip R. Frey shares new "Cerebus High Society: The Regency Edition"
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/4079111498822861/

Phillip Buckner shares new "Cerebus High Society: The Regency Edition" . Jacqui Mercado in the comments: "It's a beaut! I'm completely blown away by how beautiful it is"
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/4078124072254937/

Phillip posted at the ComicArts site the sketch card given to purchasers of the "High Society' Regency Edition "Candidate" and "Prime Minister" bundles.
https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1736272

Film and Comic critic Kyle Pinion shares new "Cerebus High Society: The Regency Edition" adding: A super nice hardcover collection of one of my favorite comic storylines.
https://twitter.com/kylepinion/status/1404514248227758082




Andrew Lariviere: The extras were a great surprise.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/4086994938034517/



Gerhards draws Samurai Gerebus!
http://gerhardart.com/samurai-gerebus/

Below commissions for Joshua Even

By Juan Paolo Cagampan
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQHebCqg2RC/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

By Mike Hoffman
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQHeK6igTn3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

By Francisco Bertomeu Baidal
https://www.facebook.com/francisco.bertomeubaidal/posts/1915101715311898


By Ben Fellows
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQJoZ0hAgvr/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

By Marcos Medina
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQQE1mWFBTO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQFcm1mldfe/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

By Justin Sirois
https://twitter.com/JustinSirois/status/1405635054219546624
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQPILg0geLM/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQPFA4ohG5u/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Adorable process video in link
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQOa4ZQhPTl/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Progress by Michael Montenat
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQRcRf5hLQh/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Progress by by Brookes
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQQu06FBMGk/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

And a better scan of Daniel Watts drawing (featured also last Sunday)

Cerebus and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover comic
https://twitter.com/redrobin0141/status/1405142568720027648
Looking to start reading Cerebus
https://twitter.com/iamshirtacus/status/1404831789814800389
https://twitter.com/breakfastman117/status/1405303893660033027

"TomCast PopCast" is starting reading Cerebus with the Remastered first phonebook
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQIAOGODCEb/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Bought the original first Cerebus phonebook in Spain
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQMWMPrDEz1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Has started reading Cerebus and is on issue 4
https://twitter.com/tes_star/status/1404721306852118528

Elrod's "overripe grapefruit" in Russian
https://twitter.com/Never_Asked_For/status/1404803933755875345

Issue 2 in Russian released
https://twitter.com/Mostcus/status/1404047175601033222

Cerebus issue 8 page shared
https://twitter.com/tes_star/status/1405032794175291394

Reading Cerebus #34
https://twitter.com/JusticeTrek/status/1404272443129307142

John Layman's favorite issue is #36 (hard to argue with that)
https://twitter.com/monkey__marc/status/1404556799651586050

John Layman also shares images of his huge Cerebus original art collection (click link for much more)
https://twitter.com/themightylayman/status/1404829594809556992

Italian site looks at Cerebus Volume 9
https://twitter.com/la_quasi/status/1404349356824801289

Favorite Cerebus pages shared by Price Blythe, owner/founder of Oregon based Blythemation, a media company, and http://SeedMatters.org (click link for full pages)
https://twitter.com/blytheprice1969/status/1404681498331172866

His sons are reading Cerebus for the first time
https://twitter.com/blytheprice1969/status/1403897765156040706

Cerebus love
https://twitter.com/nicotinedreamin/status/1404082784910692360

Cerebus on "5 comics to know me" list
https://twitter.com/kenaprice/status/1404063694489800706

Cerebus videogame wishes
https://twitter.com/FletchWazzle/status/1403837552512188422
https://twitter.com/Graizur/status/1404821421503754247

Cerebus drawn by Brookes
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQGeRT0hR2k/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Cerebus drawn by Frater Walpurgis
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQEKJd-BWaF/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Cerebus and Manga
https://twitter.com/Logo_Daedalus/status/1404081411829559296

Cerebus Syndrome part of Anime vernacular in Russian
https://twitter.com/_69lolechka69_/status/1403993076192923650

Cerebus postcard in Russian
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/permalink/4085032968230714/

Cerebus collection shared
https://twitter.com/ChrisMo78558304/status/1404561376341729281
https://twitter.com/ferolhumphrey/status/1406119703165210624

Cerebus recommended
https://twitter.com/OmniandSnazzy/status/1405564478217990147
https://twitter.com/pennnursinglib/status/1405641932554993666

Cerebus Remastered Editions are awesome
https://twitter.com/TheTonicmole/status/1403562441766838272

Dave Sim's view on pirating Cerebus?
https://twitter.com/ChrisMo78558304/status/1404567777105518593
for the answer to that
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/dave-sim-bootlegs-the-bootleggers-on-cerebus-downloads/

Jim MacQuarrie shares his Ben Affleck/Matt Damon Cerebus movie comic
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQMhjX9An5r/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Speaking of Damon and Affleck I see animator Sergey Bel has started a new youtube channel and is adding his amazing Cerebus animation to it
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGS3nmDRSsNSXA_2xj0maTaBrZvxCXxqk

Also speaking of Damon and Affleck here's some random film images




Cerebus the star of the bookcase
https://twitter.com/Aimlow5/status/1404845778695241735

Author wrote Senior Thesis on Cerebus
https://twitter.com/RonHogan/status/1405181710816452619

Cerebus and Hemingway
https://twitter.com/Pro_Dover/status/1406056346647105542

Cerebus is Canadian culture
https://twitter.com/EbLasag/status/1406080919337906177

Verdict: Berserk with Disney characters has MAJOR Cerebus vibes
https://www.reddit.com/r/Berserk/comments/o22cu0/mickey_did_nothing_wrong/h25athp?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

Cerebus the cartoon dude
https://twitter.com/Dood952/status/1403904109200216068

Cerebus and Red Sophia
https://twitter.com/ZombieClaudeR/status/1405769013112700930

It's a Dave Sim hand
https://twitter.com/doodleattack/status/1404462114463436804

Belated Dave Sim Bday wish
https://twitter.com/AndreiBondoc05/status/1404464399990013957

Cerebus to make a long story short - click link for tiktok video
https://www.tiktok.com/@escapepodcomics/video/6974835954179673350?sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6975189069169608197&is_from_webapp=v1&is_copy_url=0
There's only days left of Bianca Alu-Marr and Steve Peters Kickstarter. One of the rewards is "Parallel Comicverses #1" that includes a 15-page Comicverse/Cerebus story written by Dave Sim!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakeningcomics/comicverse-under-quarantine

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Thanks Oliver!

Next Time: Did I run the WHOLE STOP ME IF YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF CEREBUS IN HELL? I did? Shit...