Monday, 15 April 2019

April 15th: A Friendly Reminder

Hi Everybody!

Contractually obligated preamble:

The Jaka's Story remaster has a Starcode! APR191258 First month orders will be signed and numbered! Cue Your Friend and Mine, Sean Robinson:

This is just a reminder that you have until April 25th to order the SIGNED, REMASTERED, SELF-DRIVING JAKA'S STORY from your local comic shop!
Regarding that "signed and numbered" bit-- I've discussed it with Dave, and there's a slight change compared to how it was discussed before. Dave will be signing the ENTIRE print run of the book. If stores order X copies, and Diamond orders Y copies over the initial order of X, Dave will be signing X + Y copies total. But the catch is, we have no idea how many copies Diamond will "pad" the order by. So! If you want a signed and numbered copy, you still should proceed with GREAT HASTE to your comic shop and order a copy! But if you're a gambler, and you want to take a chance on it... you might be able to still pick up a signed copy from Diamond shortly after the street date for the book.
Secondly, we would love to have your help in selecting the image (or images) to use for the Jaka's Story bookplate! We'll be printing these on Avery labels. They're 3.5" x 5", and they will be signed by Dave and machine-numbered. Do you have a favorite image from the book, something that's somehow representative and also an attractive stand-alone image? Do you have a design concept? Well, we'd love to hear from you! Leave a message in the comments, or email us at cerebusarthunt at And I'll send the winner who selects the final image a special prize in the mail.
Thirdly (and lastly)—as I've been going over the book with a fine-toothed comb, I've been mulling over what to do about three of the five Jaka's Story pages sourced from newsprint instead of original art. And I've decided to give a shot to re-toning these three pages, that is, digitally removing the Cerebus tone and creating new tone to replace it.
Are you adept at Photoshop, and have a bit of time in the upcoming week? Would you like to "adopt" one of these three pages for your own? Would you liked to be thanked in the back of Jaka's Story? if the answer is "yes" to all three of these questions, please write to me as soon as possible at cerebusarthunt at gmail dot com!
Thanks for your eyeballs and your time, everyone! I hope you enjoy the book. It won't be long now...
There's a special AMOC auction for the cover of Green Dante/Green Virgil. (Currently winning with $1277.00 US Dollars is: 高伯乐 (Gao BoLe)) 
The remastered Volume 1 is available digitally for $9.99
Greg Hyland is Kickstartering the second volume of the Monster Atlas, and if he gets another hundred and twenty-nine bucks CAD ($97 USD), it'll have Gerhard art like the first volume. It'll look a little something like this.

Well, if you live in the U.S.A. it's time to pay the Taxman, so:

Taken without permission from Margaret (but I paid the tax on it, don't worry...)

Next Time: "Bits". SO many "bits"...


Glen said...

I remember this Epic Illustrated comic & just noticed the home owners shadow is cast on the door in the first panel.

Steve said...

Just wondering: if the Gao BoLe offer doesn't prove to be valid will the GD/GV art go to the next highest offer?

And just when does the opportunity end to put in an offer for the GD/GV art?


ps -- as I kid I used to go to a revival theater downtown to see Marx Bros movies; good memories

Jeff said...

I liked "The Girl Next Door" better, but this was a pretty good try-out job by Ger.

Did (does) anyone else get the "inside baseball" joke in the sound effects? You know, without actually telling it? Because that might be, um, rude...

Jeff said...

Yeah, Steve, I also wondered whether the Chinese have (finally) hacked AMOC.

Is Gao a hitherto-unheard-from super-dedicated Cerebus fan who really, REALLY wants a piece of Dave Sim original art?


Has Matt been playing fast and loose with AMOC's cyber-security settings? Inquiring minds want to know...

Just kidding, Matt! I think it's pretty clear that Gao is just a completist.

Sean said...

Gao is a very real very supportive Cerebus fan! Fyi

Michael Grabowski said...

So does the person's shadow on the door in the first panels count as a character so Dave drew it, or is it 100% Gerhard hatching/color/tone? (Not being an artist, I'm not sure of the right term.)

Damian T. Lloyd, Esq. said...

What's the joke, Jeff?

-- Damian

Jeff said...

We're not supposed to tell, Damian. That is, anyone. Not just you.

Damian T. Lloyd, Esq. said...

Ah! Thanks. I know you always wanted to be an inside people. Who's "we"?

-- Damian

Jim Gullett said...

This is kinda off topic. I ordered the remastered first volume through my comic shop and I just found out its not available until the end of May. I have been spoiled by Amazon and I figured that it would take more than a week to get it. But a month and a half? Are these remastered editions still pre-orders?

Cerebus Art Hunt said...

Hey Jim!

No, V1 is not a preorder. I don't know the typical special order turn-around time, but that seems really long to me! Maybe verify they're using the correct order code, really ordering from Diamond etc? Diamond has plenty of copies on-hand (just checked the inventory.)


Lemme tell you though, it's well-worth the wait!

All the best,

Cerebus Art Hunt said...

Hey Jim!

Quick follow-up. Either post or message me (cerebusarthunt at gmail dot com) the name of the store and I'll see if I can help out!