“I was a quarter inch off the page trying to ink very interestingly and meticulously,” says Dave.
Published between 1981 and 1984, Dave's six Swords of Cerebus volumes were his first attempt to collect the book in a more permanent form. He gave each story included in these volumes a prose introduction, explaining where the book stood when he’d been working on that particular issue and how he was thinking of its prospects at the time. This example's taken from Swords volume 1.
This story, which was laid out by Marshall Rogers from Dave's script, is the first of Swords' exclusive bonus tales, which would go on to feature Cerebus work by Barry Windsor-Smith, Gene Day, Joe Rubinstein and Gerhard.
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Next week: Demonhorn... and some lousy poetry.