Saturday, 21 April 2018

As Harry Anderson (R.I.P.) said: "A fool and his money were lucky to get together in the first place..."

Hi, Everybody!

So, the eBay auctions:
CEREBUS IN HELL? / Aardvark-Vanaheim studio-office clean-up clipping panels
And bonecrusher86 is where to look for the other items from this week's Weekly Update

Back when Dave was auctioning off the original art for the IDW covers through Heritage Auctions, I set up an alert for Dave Sim stuff. Here's what it caught this time:

Dave Sim Cerebus #33 Cover Moon Roach Original Art (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1981). Having abandoned his previous identities of "The Cockroach" and "Captain Cockroach", Artemis was now using the guise of "Moon Roach". Dave Sim used the character to satirize the comic industry and specifically Batman, Captain America, Moon Knight, Wolverine, the Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars series, Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns, Jim Valentino's Normalman, the Punisher, Neil Gaiman's Sandman, and even Sgt. Preston of the Royal Mounted Police. The Roach often upstaged Cerebus when he appeared in a story. Astoria appears on this cover in one of her earliest appearances in this story arc collected as "High Society". Cerebus the Aardvark also appears on the cover (it's his book, after all). A gorgeous cover painted in gouache on Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 14". The board is lightly toned and has been slightly sunstruck on the edges from a previous framing. Overall, in Excellent condition. 

Dave Sim and Gerhard Cerebus, Sugar and Spike Illustration Original Art (1984). What a mash-up -- Cerebus babysitting Sugar and Spike! "Glx Sptzl Glaah!" was the title of a 1977 fanzine devoted to the art of Sheldon Mayer, the creator of Sugar and Spike, and that same phrase is remarked below the artists' signature on this zany piece by Cerebus creator Sim and his long-time background illustrator Gerhard. 12" x 9", Excellent condition.

Gosh...I wish I had some money...

Next Time: Anybody wanna buy a relatively healthy white baby?

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