Friday, 18 March 2016

Weekly Update #126: The Cerebus Oversize Project


Tired of low-resolution images? Bored of the same-old small file sizes? Introducing The Cerebus Oversize Project! Over the next week, Dave will reveal more details of an exciting new way to obtain VERY hi-resolution images of Cerebus artwork. You won't believe your eyes!

7 comments:

Eric Berry said...

Very exciting stuff!

al roney said...

YES!!!

Phonebook covers?

Damian T. Lloyd, Esq. said...

Sim-related: Just came across this, for those who are interested in Alex Raymond, in advance of Dave's own Strange Death: "Alex Raymond: An Artistic Journey: Adventure, Intrigue and Romance" by Ron Goulart, with strip illustrations. www.hermespress.com/products/alex-raymond-an-artistic-journey-adventure-intrigue-and-romancer

-- Damian

Chris said...

It looks like a great idea but I do have one concern and that is if you are going to loose revenue from the "Archives".

If you are giving super high res files, why can't we just print them out onto nice paper?

Chris

al roney said...

@Chris - That's the point (to print them out), as it would be cost prohibitive to included these oversized pieces in an Archive release...

Dave Sim said...

Hi Chris and Al! Yes, there's no logistical way to do it properly. Also, see my comments above about the individual choices that apply.

What you're paying for with CEREBUS ARCHIVE and the Bonus Prints is the best possible physical reproduction and a big part of that is "size as": the prints are 11x17 and are shot from 11x17 artwork. Reduction is always going to erode detail. With the oversized pictures that holds true. Your best bet is "size as", but the entire CEREBUS ARCHIVE project is only possible because all of the prints are 11x17 so we can have a "one size fits all" shipping package and (relatively) affordable shipping. 11x17 is really the upper boundary of what you can affordably ship.

Travis Pelkie said...

Make sure to send out some sort of "press release" out to various comics blogs, if you want the greater comics world to take note. Especially tell Rich at Bleeding Cool, of course.