Wednesday, 13 February 2019

DAVE SIM DRAWS FIRST CEREBUS BODY PART IN OVER A YEAR!


Benjamin Hobbs:

Welcome to the second installment of THE EVOLUTION OF A CIH? COVER! Last time, we saw the fax I sent Dave, pitching the idea for the cover of COLOUR YOUR OWN CEREBUS (Out in October! Mark your calendars NOW!)

For the rough layout, I drew this Cerebus hand holding a color pencil:



Dave saw the layout and decided to draw the Cerebus hand himself, which leads us to...

DAVE SIM DRAWS FIRST CEREBUS BODY PART IN OVER A YEAR! 

(no, it didn't take him a year TO DO IT, he just hadn't drawn a Cerebus body part... oh, FORGET it.)

Here we have the hand!


As you can see, it's holding the GIANT PLUSH PURPLE CRAYON that was teased last week.

Dave sent over a placement guide for the Cerebus grey tones as well:



Here's the in-progress version of the cover.  (The background is not in place yet.)


Next week: THE EVOLUTION OF A CIH? COVER! PART THREE!

3 comments:

Mike Battaglia said...

Merely being a random Cerebus fan and not in Dave's inner circle (sigh), I'm not sure that this will mean anything to anyone outside of myself, but I figured I'd share it just in case there is some value:

Knowing that this cover will feature new and original art by Dave Sim, featuring Cerebus--and that the cover is not a parody of another comic, but just a fresh, original cover for this specific issue--all adds up to me feeling wildly compelled (or even merely compelled) to buy a copy of CIH for the first time.

Jeff said...

This is great! But, and I hesitate to say this, but oh what the heck:

Dave drew and inked a head shot of Cerebus wearing a Galactus-type cosmic helmet in my Kirby 100 book a while back, but (IIRC) less than a year ago. If you insist, I can go down to the basement and open my plastic storage container that's labeled "Dave Sim stuff" and double-check the date.

Sorry if I pissed in anyone's porridge. Maybe relabel the post "Dave Sim draws first Cerebus body part for a cover in a year!"?

Anonymous said...

Holy shit. Jeff's sycophancy truly knows no bounds at all. Hey Jeff, Dave sent me a piece of his navel lint three days ago. Do you have any navel lint from Dave from before that? Didn't think so.