Thursday, 14 June 2012

Kickstater Commentary

(from the Nerdist interview, 30 May 2012, and the Boneville Blog, 3 June 2012)
We've communicated a few times over the years and it doesn't feel like World War III is going to break out. It's his charm and wit that I remember more nowadays. The crazy period during the self-publishing tours in the early '90s was fantastic. All the nights we spent talking about comics and dissecting the business were some of the best times of my life. Those were exciting days, and for a while it felt like we were kings. The shit that came later, I mostly try to forget...

I think Dave is exactly right choosing his most popular, and possibly best book(s) in the Cerebus canon to launch a Kickstarter project into the digital realm. Don't know exactly what platform or format he's going with, but the extras sound interesting. That's the direction we are moving in here at Cartoon Books. I think it's the future, and he's wise to move that way.

(via Twitter, 30 May 2012)
The first 120 or so issues of Cerebus meant a lot to me back then. Give if you want to.

(via Twitter, 11 June 2012)
Word. (RT @ColleenDoran on Dave Sim "the single most important person in the history of the creator rights movement").

(from The Comics Reporter, 8 June 2012)
...the Cerebus-related fundraiser is at about 600 percent of its desired goal. This doesn't surprise me; I think Sim is perfectly suited for Kickstarter given the esteem with which he's held by his fans.

(via John Scrudder at Twitter, 12 June 2012)
Dave Sim RULES!

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(via Twitter, 5 June 2012)
Best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle art since Mike Zulli's.

Dave Sim's initial $6,000 Kickstarter goal to digitize Cerebus: High Society was just the start! The ultimate goal of the Cerebus Digital 6000 project is to digitize all 16 of the Cerebus 'phone' books and make them available online. The 'dream goal' is to raise a total of $100,000 through the Kickstarter campaign. If this fund is met, the whole series is in the works! Please consider donating.

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