Saturday, 28 December 2013

Weekly Update #11: 'Cerebus' & 'High Society' Reprinting

Previously on 'A Moment Of Cerebus':
Dave Sim, working with George Peter Gatsis, has remastered the first two collected volumes of Cerebus to restore details and quality in the artwork lost over the thirty years since they were originally published (as detailed here and here). After Cerebus' original printer Preney Print closed its doors, Dave Sim moved his printing to Lebonfon in 2007 as at that time they were still capable of working with photographic negatives and making printing plates as Preney had done. And then Lebonfon switched to digital scanning and printing - a technology which struggles to faithfully reproduce Cerebus' tone without creating moire patterns (as detailed in Crisis On Infinite Pixels). Dave Sim continues to work with Lebonfon to ensure the print-quality of the new Cerebus and High Society editions (as detailed in Collections Stalled). Now read on...
WEEKLY REPORT ON CEREBUS (16th PRINTING) &
HIGH SOCIETY 30TH ANNIVERSARY S&N GOLD LOGO (11th PRINTING)

DAVE SIM:
(by fax, 27 December 2013)
The final "problem child" digital file was for page 301 -- a hint of the moire remaining -- which was corrected by George Gatsis and emailed to Lebonfon on December 19th. Josee Michaud at Lebonfon relayed word to George just before noon on Christmas Eve that a 600 dpi proof of the page had been shipped to the Black Diamond Effect offices in Toronto.

As soon as George okays the new proof, we will be on to the next stage: unbound copies of CEREBUS and HIGH SOCIETY for George's and my approval.

Happy new year, everyone!

cc:
Matt Demory, DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS
George Gatsis, THE BLACK DIAMOND EFFECT
Patrick Jodoin, IMPRIMERIE LEBONFON

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