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.
We've looked at Dave Sim's notebook #4 a couple times already, the most recent being in July of 2015 in A Plan for Church & State I. The notebook covers issues #59 to 70, and while the cover stated it had 200 pages, only 160 pages were scanned.
On page 66 we see a thumbnail and some sketches for Cerebus #63, Mind Game III & IV:
|Notebook 4, page 66|
|Notebook 4, page 67|
|Cerebus #63, Mind Game III|