CEREBUS ARCHIVE NUMBER 6
A Portfolio of 10 Signed & Numbered Prints with Exclusive Commentary by Dave Sim
Raising Funds For The Restoration & Preservation Of The World's Longest Graphic Novel
HI! DAVE SIM HERE! ANNOUNCING THAT KICKSTARTER CEREBUS ARCHIVE NUMBER 6 (CAN6) HAS LAUNCHED! CLICK HERE TO LINK TO IT! AND PLEASE JOIN ME HERE EVERY DAY AS I DISCUSS, WITH CEREBUS FANS, THE "CEREBUS-ENDING CRISIS" WE'VE BEEN IN SINCE JULY OF THIS YEAR:
CAN WE KEEP GOING? THE TMI ANSWER!
PART SEVEN OF FOURTEEN
The plain answer to: Okay, so why NOT stay in bed 24/7 apart from prayer times and eating?
It was CEREBUS that got me here, which means it's CEREBUS fans who got me here and I'm definitely not unmindful of that. Quite the contrary. It's a lifelong debt I'll never be able to repay. I look at CEREBUS, personally, in that sense, as a metaphorical booster rocket that I shed in 2004. It got me out here to where I am. But, now, personally, I don't need it anymore.
I would, however, I think, be doing a disservice to the hardcore CEREBUS fans if I treated the intellectual property that way: CEREBUS as a species of detritus in my life. So that's a big part of Where We Are: me trying to be supportive of CEREBUS and of CEREBUS fans, of CEREBUS as an intellectual property and of the CEREBUS ARCHIVE on an on-going basis for those people for whom CEREBUS is important while avoiding letting CEREBUS drag me back into a life I managed to escape OR letting CEREBUS bankrupt me trying to keep it on life-support.
We're steadily plodding in the direction, I hope, of CEREBUS fans taking over the basic maintenance involved. A time where I'll be less the hands-on 24/7 President of Aardvark-Vanaheim...
[Which is the present Reality as constituted: President of Aardvark-Vanaheim as the bottom-line description of my physical context in that, as far as I'm concerned, I don't have any personal possessions. Everything of a physically-incarnated nature associated with me belongs TO Aardvark-Vanaheim and IN the Off-White House in perpetuity.]
[It would be nice if -- ten years from now when I'm 70 or fifteen years from now when I'm 75 -- I could just walk away and get a room somewhere with a bed and a chair and a lamp and a mini-fridge and a washroom, one or two changes of clothes and a prayer robe where I could just sleep and read and pray and fast and listen to the Qur'an 24/7. Confident that the Off-White House exists -- that I've done everything possible to preserve CEREBUS for present and future CEREBUS fans and that everything is in there and secure, scanned and restored -- but, to finally be able to say goodbye to the CEREBUS "booster rocket", and to remove myself physically from that context.]
...than CEREBUS' Former First Custodian who finally waved goodbye:
"Everything is in place. Hope some of you get a chance to visit the Off-White House and see everything but I've crossed all the t's I intend to cross and dotted all the i's I intend to dot."
So, that's what I'm working towards. There's a LOT that needs to be done before I can get there and the odds are not good that I will ever get there. But, not being a feminist in the devouring context of the worldwide Feminist Theocracy there aren't any viable lifestyle options alternative to this one, that I can see (and I've examined all possibilities pretty thoroughly) so I might as well -- WE might as well -- persevere in the only avenue open to us as long as we're able to do so.
A lengthy answer, but I hope -- Greg G of Los Angeles CA -- one that clarifies the extent of my personal engagement with CEREBUS. Where that begins and ends in 2016 and for the foreseeable future. I'll get -- WE'll get -- as far as we get with the CEREBUS ARCHIVE Portfolio Project, 10 pages at a time. In order. And that's as far as we're going to get.
Less lengthy Q&A's with our Pledge Partners tomorrow:
THANKS FOR JOINING US! MY DISCUSSION OF THE "CEREBUS- ENDING CRISIS" CONTINUES TOMORROW ON A MOMENT OF CEREBUS:
CAN WE KEEP GOING? THE TMI ANSWER!