High Society: The Digital Audio/Visual Experience (DVD Box-Set)
by Dave Sim
IDW, $39.99 (ISBN: 978-1-61377-969-9)
Release Date: Soon!
Press Release, San Diego, CA (May 19, 2014)
Dave Sim's masterwork Cerebus ran for an impressive 300 issues between 1977 and 2004. Starting with issue #26, Cerebus got a taste of High Society, a storyline that concluded with issue #50, and which critics and readers alike recognize as the point at which Cerebus became a vehicle for political commentary. High Society is also widely considered a great starting point for first time Cerebus readers.
This August, IDW Publishing will release a multi-disc DVD set that presents the entire Digital Audio/Visual Experience of High Society in a unique multi-media format. The Cerebus: High Society Digital Audio/Visual Experience has Dave Sim reading every issue in character -- complete with accompanying music and sound effects -- while motion effects applied to the story art present the material like you’ve never seen it before. Each issue also includes a section of full Editorial Comments from Sim, giving fans a virtual guided tour of this masterpiece.
"With the restoration of the High Society graphic novel now dragging on into its 3rd year -- and no end in sight -- it's Justin Eisinger and IDW to the rescue with Cerebus: High Society Digital Audio/Visual Experience DVD set! Thanks guys!" said Dave Sim.
"Cerebus means so many things to so many readers, it really is a monumental work of our times," said Justin Eisinger, IDW's Senior Editor Books. "Having the opportunity to work with Dave and his team to bring this High Society set to life -- and in this form -- is a special experience that we'll never forget. The creator PERFORMING the story?! It's a hell of a thing."
Originally brought to life through the magic of Kickstarter [and George Peter Gatsis], the High Society Digital Audio/Visual Experience is a must-experience for all fans of Cerebus.