Thursday, 22 March 2018

A Letter to the Prime Minister

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 look at Albatross, Too, aka Dave Sim's notebook #2 used in the creation of Cerebus. Notebook #2 covers Cerebus #28 to 37 and had 198 pages out of 200 pages scanned.

On page 35 of the notebook is page two of issue #29. Well, the layouts and dialogue for it. The number and size of panels is about the same, but a lot has been changed between the page from the notebook and the final page:

Notebook #2, page 35

Cerebus #29, page 2 (High Society page 70)

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