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.
Another notebook we haven't yet looked at is notebook #31, which Dave used for the double issue #289/290. It is a small, pocket size notebook, and only four pages in it were scanned:
|Notebook #31, front and back covers|
As you can expect for a notebook that covered issue 289 / 290, it is all text. The first two pages look like they could be notes of an astronomy student.
|Notebook #31, pages 1 & 2|
|Notebook #31, pages 3 & 4|