Friday, 24 June 2016

Cerebus In Hell? #0




17 comments:

Stephen R. Bissette said...

Bosch, Gustave Doré... will we also get a taste of the Italian Disney comics rarity "Mickey's Inferno"??

Dave Sim said...

I'm guessing you have a copy of that.

Dave Sim said...

You have NO idea how long it took to cut out and stick down all those tiny little reduced word balloons on the mock-up with little scraps of double-sided tape.

Dave Sim said...

No, I think we'll probably just take a pirated copy of FANTASIA and dub in some funny dialogue and then solicit for it through Diamond. If that does some big box office, we'll see about doing something with "Mickey's Inferno".

Stephen R. Bissette said...

Dave: I do have a copy (photocopy, and the color Disney Comics reprint translated edition); and man, I have done TONS of collage comics in my career arc, and I know exactly how time-consuming it can be (and I didn't have an ass't to help me 'perfect' the final result)! I think this looks brilliant.

Dave Sim said...

I appreciate it, Steve! Has anyone used Bosch's painting for a comic book cover? You would know the answer to that.

We were originally going to have ALL NINE #0 covers here for the Launch. Why are most of the Hell painters Flemish?

Dave Sim said...

Oops "Sensing CEREBUS-readership wide heart attack"!!

No, you don't have to buy nine covers. It was a different plan that we abandoned that will take some 'splaining. So, probably next week some time.

Stephen R. Bissette said...

Well, yes, Dave, there have been a few... but my favorite comicbook "adoption" of Boschian imagery in a comicbook remains the Russ Heath issue of SON OF SATAN (censored slightly from the version Heath had drawn for a planned Marvel B&W zine, which had to be toned down to pass the Code once it was revamped for four-color comic publication), which I used to show a few choice panels from in my JOURNEYS INTO FEAR slideshow in the context of Bosch's seminal imagery.

Stephen R. Bissette said...

Well, a lot of Flemish phlegm in Hell?

Bosch heralded from the Netherlands, originally.

Jeff Seiler said...

So, Dave, apparently, cutting out itty-bitty pieces of paper and tearing off pieces of tape from the dispenser doesn't put the same kind of stress on the wrist, eh?

Dave Sim said...

Hi Jeff! No, actually, it doesn't. Which I was very happy about: it's all fingers and thumb. Like signing autographs. The typing is the only stressful part and that can be done left-handed.

Dave Sim said...

You'd think I'd remember a Russ Heath panel from your show. More "Too Pretty" horror! Do you know offhand which issue of SON OF SATAN that was? THIS I've GOT to see -- and own.

Stephen R. Bissette said...

SON OF SATAN #8, Dave (Feb 1977), is the ticket.

Stephen R. Bissette said...

Oh, and I had to dig a bit, but Rob Walton's comics miniseries BLOODLINES featured not one but TWO Bosch cover art 'borrowings.'

Stephen R. Bissette said...

For instance: BLOODLINES #4: Bosch, or merely Boschian? You decide...

https://comicsyrup.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/1059521-bl4_super.jpg

Dave Sim said...

Nice try, Bissette. I'm not looking up Boschian. It's probably just a different kind of putrescence.

Stephen R. Bissette said...

Well, in a manner of speaking....