Sunday, 9 June 2019

TL:DR: The Genesis Question part fifty-seven, THE GRAND FINALE (or is that "the grand finally"?)

Hi, Everybody!

So, two things:

1, the bizness:

The remastered Volume 1 is available digitally for $9.99.

If you're in the market to dress like Dave Sim, you can buy a "Matt D's A Moment of Cerebus" t-shirt right here. Or, if you're one of those nostalgia buffs who likes the earlier funnier A Moment Of Cerebus posts, the Tim W. Logo is available too.

If you want this:

Bidding's at Thirteen bucks, thanks to Jeff Seiler!

If you got a couple of extra bucks and want to do a fellow Cerebus fan a solid, Friend of the Blog Mike Battaglia has a go fund me here.

All the Postcard from Hell? #2 surveys are in, and the cards are at the printers.
The Cerebus In Hell?  "Approval Is An Authoritarian Construct" T-Shirt is available in the US and UK. Or you could give Bezos the finger and get it on even better things than a t-shirt. 
If you're looking for Cerebus the Barbarian Messiah, or Conversations. You got more than one way to behead a Borelean, Conversations, and Cerebus the Barbarian Messiah 
2, I ran out of pages from issue 289/290 to run in front of Dave's Genesis Question commentaries. Dave suggested I use Jewish, Christian or Muslim religious images. But then, Superman's Frenemy: David Birdsong sent in a bunch of (so far) unused Cerebus in Hell? images and now I'ma gonna run them. So:

image by Doré, Sim & Birdsong (coming to a Cerebus in Hell? #1 near you (next year.) (The Amicable Spider-Vark #1.).)

Psalms 104

Psalms 139

Proverbs 8:22-31

Ecclesiastes 3:11

Habakkuk 3:3

Acts 14:17

Acts 17:23-31

Romans 1:18-25

Romans 2:14-15

Romans 10:16-18

Colossians 1:23

1 Thessalonians 5:21 

And that's it.

Dave's hand took a crap, and he gave up on doing the Genesis Question commentaries.

Thanks for coming along on this year plus-long journey.

Thanks to all the commenters for all the comments. 

Yup, time for some navel gazing. You could go back and rewatch June's Please Hold... or here's a better post.

Something that I wanted to clear up a bit, this post, was written by Carson, on May 23rd. He decided to NOT post it, and only posted it on June 3rd, because of David Johnson's revelation of Hazel Poni's true identity. 

Something I don't think David J realized is just how small a community Cerebus fandom is. He sent the message to Carson (that Carson responds to in that post,) and also Brian and Gerhard (re-reading "Hazel's" message to Carson, it's clear at the beginning that "Hazel" was directing the message at Gerhard). Anyway, it was rather inevitable that the message would find its way to me. 

I have back channel conversations with the whole Cerebus in Hell? team, Margaret Liss, Carson, and (on rare occasions) Gerhard.

Something I wanted to clear up from Carson's post, (well, "Hazel's" message to Carson that was part of Carson's post) (Which I'm only mentioning here since David "I'm leaving and I'm never coming back" Johnson keeps coming back for the Genesis Question posts, so I figure he'll see this).

"Hazel" said:
He [David Johnson] says people like Matt Dow and you three love the old Dave and Cerebus, but don't like them after God became a part of them.

 Yeah...that's news to me. (About me, I don't pretend to speak for Gerhard, Brian, or Carson.) I'm pretty sure I've posted multiple images from Latter Days and The Last Day, and have only spoken highly of the latter third of the Cerebus series. I don't think I'd be running a blog devoted to Cerebus if I didn't like the whole thing...

"Hazel" continued:
David is ok with all of you choosing those things, but wants you to know that God doesn't like it.

The morbidly curious part of myself wants to know A: how does David know that? and B: how that works? If God is omniscient and omnipotent, how can things exist if He doesn't like them?

This is the main thing "Hazel" wrote that I want to clarify:
In Matt's reply to David he explained all of you could do what you want,
Yup, I did.
that he was  an agnostic,
Sure am.
and that belief in a Creator outside of any simple idea and sharing that with others was wrong,
Nope. I did not. I just re-read the whole thing, anybody want to double check? Anybody finds the part where I said what "Hazel" said I said, and posts a quote of that in the comments gets an original drawing of Iguana, Beer, Cerebus and Batman signed by me and sent to their house.
and added a link to Take On Me.
Yup. I did that.
He made it clear that he liked the old  Dave and Cerebus, but not how God is a part of them now.
Okay, the person who finds THIS gets a drawing of Iguana as their favorite superhero (Male. Iguana's not doing drag anymore...)
David says Matt and some of the other fans wish to continue helping Dave do, what they call the old style Cerebus in Cerebus In Hell?, but they don't want to do anything about God.
Um...I don't even have words...

"Hazel" brought me up a few more times, but nothing that smacked of a serious break with reality, so I'll leave them out, but "Hazel" did say:
I myself like all of you, but think what all of you have done by doing the story, is wrong. If all of you reply to this, I'll send it to Matt, Dave, and David. Matt and Dave didn't ask me to do this.
Nope, I did not. And I never would. Like I said, it's a small community, and we all talk. So, if I had a problem with somebody, they'd know it.

Okay, bed time for Bonzo...

Next Time: Will Matt FINALLY get a Please Hold For Dave Sim transcript done? God I hope so...


Birdsong said...

Thanks for mentioning the store Matt. It's:

No, they wouldn't let me use the "?" in the title, but it'll do. There's still some tweaking to be done and we want to get some more things up there soon. There will be a Cerebus In Hell? logo shirt along with the other items today. SIM CITY has been the most popular CIH? to this point and that may be on a shirt soon as well. If anyone can think of other CIH? images you'd like to see let us know. Dot tone Cerebus and Gustave Doré images are not going to do very well on shirts, but they might be okay on other items. Stickers, magnets, phone cases, who knows?

Look for a permanent link to the online store over there on the sidebar soon.

Birdsong said...

Ok so now when you check out that link ( you will no longer see the Authoritarian shirt. Instead you'll see the Cerebus In Hell? logo on a lot of items all edited to fit nicely. Lots of options, sizes and colors.

We're flying by the seat of our pants here, so bear with us. More images and items to follow...

Birdsong said...

Oh, and you know that gray hoodie Dave is always wearing in the Weekly Updates? There's one just like that one there with the CIH? logo. If some generous fan wants to send one to Dave we won't try to stop you.

Michael R. said...

Hi guys!

I like the t-shirt that I made for Dave for his birthday. It's a white T-shirt with a small Cerebus logo with the most used Cerebus from CIH?. It's a very simple design and I think it works. I know Dave likes it. LOL.

Also, I thought about making the same design, very large and putting on in the center of the T-shirt , but I thought it didn't look right.


Jeff said...

Monday, June 10th, downtown Minneapis, 75°F, sidewalk cafe, cool breeze, plenty of Bud.

Life is good today.

Jeff said...

Minneapolis. Sheesh!

Damian T. Lloyd, Esq. said...

A lovely 20 degrees (Celsius) in Vancouver, with plenty of bud here too!

-- Damian

Michael Battaglia said...

@Birdsong -- that sheer scarf is talking to me...

Not only would I totally rock it, but given that it's almost six freakin' feet in length it would make a really nice banner-style wall-hanging.

Here's the link to the item in question in case I've piqued anyone's interest:

Tony Dunlop said...

That'd be a...different kind of bud, Damian...

Q: How can you tell someone's an alcoholic?
A: He'll drink Budweiser if that's all there is.

Birdsong said...

Hey, there's SIM CITY stuff too:

There will be a big post here with pictures and such extra soon. Promise.

You know that thing where you get time to do stuff? Yeah, when that happens.

Damian T. Lloyd, Esq. said...

Old joke: The CEOs of Budweiser, Coors, and Guinness walk into a bar. The Budweiser CEO orders a Bud; the Coors CEO orders a Coors; and the Guinness CEO orders a Coke. They other two ask him why, and he says, "If you boys aren't going to drink beer, I won't either."

-- Damian