Thursday, 19 July 2018

Adam Beduin

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 Albatross One back in October of 2016 in Out of the Depths. Notebook #1 covers Cerebus #20 to 28 and while the cover said there was 200 pages in the notebook, there were only 194 pages scanned.

On page 41 we see some early sketches of Adam Beduin, President of the Feldwar States.

Albatross One, page 41
Wait, what? Adam Beduin?

On the next page we see Captain Cockroach and some discussion about Hsiffies. We also see a sketch for the opening scene to Cerebus #21, Cerebus wondering how he got from Togith to Beduin.

Albatross One, page 42

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