Wednesday, 13 June 2018

What About Trying That?

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 last looked at Dave Sim's thirteen Cerebus notebook last October in Terror in a Turgid Tool. The notebook covers Cerebus 112 / 113 plus a few other miscellaneous things. One of those things is a couple pages that show a draft of an editorial cartoon:

Notebook #13, page 10

Notebook #13, page 11
Both look like mock-ups of a cover for WAP!, aka Words and Pictures, a newsletter for comics professionals. But it isn't. It was used as an editorial cartoon, The Corporate Pyramid, in WAP! #6. IT was also reprinted in an issue of The Comics Journal.

1 comment:

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