Saturday, 3 September 2016

4:30 PM $28,953 PLEDGED! THANK YOU, ALL!


$1,047 AWAY FROM THE NEXT "PLEDGE PLATEAU"! CAN YOU DO IT? 

The problem with the "government" thing is the officers of a corporation or its board -- which is just me right now -- can decide to make it into whatever they want to make it into.  All you need are enough votes.  "Let's sell CEREBUS to Disney!" Depending on who is in the A-V "government", that can go from a "when hell freezes over..." to a "slam-dunk" before you know it.  And after I'm dead there's nothing I can do about that.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dave,

I'm sure this would be one of the less-desirable options, but would you consider Kevin Eastman as a last-ditch possibility? I understand his Museum of Cartoon Art failed, but presumably he still has the art and might be willing to incorporate "Cerebus."

Also, what are your plans for your collection of other peoples' art/autographed books. Frank Thorne sketches, Barry Windsor-Smith sketches, autographed first edition "Dark Knight" and "Watchmen" collections, etc? Those would be valuable in some fashion.

ChrisW

Dave Sim said...


Hi ChrisW - Thanks for your kind comments on CEREBUS IN HELL? I now try to do at least one "I'll bet ChrisW will love this one" strip a week. This week it was the Legion of Miniaturized Super-Cerebus Robots attempting to attack Batvark.

Re: your comments here, I'd be willing to bet Kevin breaks out in hives whenever anyone suggests he do anything besides HEAVY METAL and his new Turtles stuff for IDW. There's a guy who's paid his dues.

The autographed books are all on one shelf in an antique secretaries desk in my bedroom. Again, speaking as a Researcher, I think the value is the Off-White House and contents per se. Not just the valuable -- as in $ value books -- but what is there and where it is. What books are near them and why those books are there. You're going to see a creator more accurately if you can actually walk around where he lived and see HOW he lived.

Anonymous said...

That's fine, it was just an idle thought/question.

I don't know if Sandeep showed them to you, but I even tried my hand at a couple CiH?-type strips, using John Tenniel and Bill Mauldin as the source material. I'd probably do more, but I can't think of any major artists in black-and-white whose work probably isn't copyrighted [I'm sure Mauldin's probably is, but I couldn't resist Willie and Joe meeting Cerebus] and I don't want to just grab a black-and-white artist just for the sake of it.

I was also mostly-limited to pre-Gerhard Cerebus images, because I don't have Photoshop or any equivalent, so I have to physically cut out all the backgrounds around him under as high a magnification as I can. Tricky enough to do with your first sixty-some issues, no way would I be able to focus that intensely on eliminating Gerhard's lines. I'd either have to chop off parts of Cerebus or leave the background details which would look jarring against whatever image I'm pasting Cerebus into.

The links are below, if you have any interest.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206751810701399&set=pb.1458757276.-2207520000.1472941561.&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206818328204295&set=pb.1458757276.-2207520000.1472941561.&type=3&theater

ChrisW

Dave Sim said...

Thanks, Chris! I have no idea how to use a link, I'm afraid, although I understand the concept.

It's always better to mail stuff to me if you want me to see it. Or fax it to 519-576-0955.

As we agreed WAY back, Sandeep is pretty strict about the "I am not Dave Sim's e-mail address". E-mailing me through Sandeep has the lowest odds of actually getting to me.

But, I look forward to seeing them!

Anonymous said...

That's fine too. I didn't email Sandeep, I just posted them on the Cerebus Facebook page. And I certainly won't waste your time even explaining links.

A couple weeks ago, I was home and visited my "home base" comics store, and Larry - the guy I interviewed in "New Fun" - commented how weird it was that "Cerebus" and "Love and Rockets" were coming back the same month. I hadn't even heard "L&R" were coming back, but that is weird.

ChrisW

Kit said...

Love & Rockets have been back for fifteen years. Volume 3 just concluded its eight-issue run as an annual a few months ago, so Vol 4 #1 will be coming out with the shortest gap between issues in nine years.