Thursday, 31 August 2017

To an Iestan Boy?

MARGARET LISS:
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.

We've seen Dave Sim's notebook #18 three times already and most recently this past February in Dino's Cafe. Notebook #18 covers Cerebus #136 to 141 and had 64 pages scanned.

Dave wrote down the dialogue between the two maids in issue #138 starting on page 38 of the notebook. It matches up word for word for page for their first page in the issue with the exception of the word 'birthday':

Notebook 18, page 38
The dialogue continues for a few more pages in the notebook, and then on page 42 there are some sketches of the maids:


Notebook 18, page 42

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