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.
Going along the same lines as the last couple of weeks - here are some bits from a notebook only shown here once before. This week it is notebook #31 which covers issues 256 through 265. There were 67 out of 80 pages scanned and once again was another Hilroy notebook whose wire spiral was damaged after usage:
|Notebook 31, front cover|
|Notebook 31, page 58|
The next page of the notebook continues on in the blue pen for a bit. It appears to be the same conversation from the previous page. Then down the bottom the pen changes to black and the conversation continues on about the shore line.
|Notebook 31, page 59|
The other paragraph gets reworded a big, but is used for the most part. Petrou Pass even gets a mention.