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.
A couple weeks ago we had a request from Tony D to see some of the notebook pages for the Three Wise Fellowes. Aka Koshie, Moshie and Loshie, they first appeared in Cerebus #268. There is only one notebook for the issues they appear in: notebook #33, which covers #265 to 300. We've only look at notebook #33 once: it was the final notebook.
The first page of the notebook that has some three wise fellows material on it is page 7:
|Notebook #33, page 7, as always, click to enlarge|
The next page which has some interesting things about the Three Wise Fellowes is on page 23. We see Kosher making the statue on Cerebus' cast.
|Notebook #33, page 23, as always, click to enlarge|