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.
Another notebook we've only looked at once before is the second to last notebook, notebook #35, in Spore & Konigsberg. That is also what Dave had labeled the notebook which only had 36 pages scanned. In that entry we didn't see the cover. Once again, shocker, it is a Hilroy. It must've been the main type of notebook for sale in Kitchener.
|Notebook #35, front cover|
|Notebook #35, page one|
|Notebook #35, page two|
|Latter Days, page 184|