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.
So one of the few other notebooks that we've looked at only once is notebook #27. We last looked at in F. Stop is not an Aperture back in May of 2015. From that entry "The cover says there were 100 pages, but only 45 were scanned. There were 41 blank pages and 17 missing pages. While the tag from Dave on the notebook said it was for issue #225, cover date of Dec 1997 and in the middle of Rick's Story, there are some notes regarding F. Stop and the story in Going Home some 2 years down the road in issue #240."
The cover shows us that it is another Hilroy notebook.
|Notebook 27, front cover|
Page one has some Booke of Ricke dialog of Cerebus asking Rick if we wants breakfast or perhaps a strong drink.
|Notebook 27, page 1|
|Notebook 27, page 3|