Thursday, 7 August 2014

Cerebus Scan Brigade - Assemble!

SEAN & Dr. MARA:

Friends! Cerebus Scan Brigade!

We are in the middle of an assessment of assets for the ongoing Cerebus and High Society restorations. For pages where we have neither original art nor quality negative scans, we're sourcing pages from Dave's file copies, of which we currently have access to the first 25 issues.

From time to time we'll be putting out an all-call message to any Cerebus fans out there with original issues. Do YOU have the best printed edition out there of various pages? Take a look at your copies and let us know!

So! We're currently hunting for quality 1200 ppi color scans of the following pages. These pages, as they exist in our file copies, either have significantly degraded/weak black coverage (flaky, milky or otherwise flawed black ink in the large black areas), OR have a double impression from the printing plate (resulting in a "blurry" image, with visible after-image or "shadow" around each line.)

Here's an example of weak black coverage. No, that's not a snowstorm in Theresa's hair.


This is an example of a bad "blurry" page, where the printing plate slipped during the impression:



If you have nice, crisp-looking pages of any of the following, please, if you're willing, email us a sample scan at CerebusArtHunt [at] Gmail [dot] com. No need to scan the whole page until we see it-- just a single panel is fine. For your assistance, you will have our undying gratitude, and you'll be thanked in the resulting books along with everyone else who has helped so far.

Thanks again so much to everyone who's helped with any stage of this restoration! I've been tearing through High Society this week and I think it's safe to say, the book is going to be amazing. I can't wait to share more with you all as things develop.

We are seeking non-damaged scans of the following pages. How are your copies?

Issue Page
22
4
22
13
22
15
22
16

23
6
23
7
23
9
23
15
23
19

24
3
24
5
24
8
24
11
24
13
24
14
24
16
24
17
24
18
24
19
24
20

25
2
25
5
25
8
25
11
25
13

7 comments:

David Birdsong said...

I have the first printing of 'Swords Of Cerebus' volumes 1, 4, 5 and 6 and the second printing of 2 and 3. Do you think any of those would be useful?

Sean R said...

Hey David,

Yes, please take a look at your copy of Swords 6 and see if it's better than what we're presenting here. In our general experience so far it seems like the Swords are generally of a slightly lesser quality than the original issues (tho sometimes not), and the phonebooks are significantly degraded from that....

David Birdsong said...

Will do, but it will be a few days.

Lee Thacker said...

I'm on it. The only way I'm able to send them is through Dropbox (I've done issues 22 and 23 and they're STILL uploading to Dropbox an hour later!) I hope that's okay. I sure don't envy your task, these files are HUGE (unable to email them the conventional way!) and take some time to scan in!

Daniel E. said...

I've scanned the pages in question and sent you an e-mail.

Anonymous said...

Is it worth our while looking through reprints like Cerebus Weekly? That's all I have to help with.

Tim McEwen

Sean R said...

Hi Tim,

Swords reprints may be useful, but Weekly reprints are unlikely to be better than what we have. Thanks for the thought!