Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Sketches of Prince Mick

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.

Last week we left off with page 63 of Dave Sim's notebook #9 with a look at the sketches of Prince Mick. There are a few more pages of Prince Mick sketches so I figured we could look at them.

On page 64 we see Prince Mick now with his sunglasses on for every portrait and we get a glimpse of his carriage as well.

Notebook 9, page 64
On page 65 It looks like Dave didn't like the top of Prince Mick's head so he crossed it out and  redid it.

Notebook 9, page 65
The next page shows a few more full body sketches of Prince Mick and a close up of those lips. And a little Cerebus in the reflection of his sunglasses.

Notebook 9, page 66
Just one sketch on the final page this time. And a line of dialogue "Dunno. The axel broke or the spoke or summ't."

Notebook 9, page 67


crazyyears said...

First the sketches made me chuckle then I started giggling remembering our introduction to Mick & Keef. Good stuff! Thanks, Margaret.
--- Michael Hunt

Jeff said...

One of the most fun things I've ever done was playing Prince Mick during a Cerebus Live reading at S.P.A.C.E, back in the oughts.

"Yow 'now. The dollies. The gash, the trim. The tavern tramps and 'oores."

"Oh! Fug. Me. Ha! Ha, ha ha! We're all out o' tavern tramps an' 'oores today, but just get a load o' them tahts. Go on, give 'em a squeeze, eh? Fanks, mate! Best larf oy've had in a long whoyle."

Or, something loike that. Still too lazy to go look.

Jimmy Gownley said...

This was such an amazing period. Thank you for sharing these!