Thursday, 29 August 2019

She's Your Elf. . .

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.

Albatross #2, aka Dave Sim's second Cerebus notebook, covered Cerebus #27 though 37 and out of 200 pages, 198 were scanned. Looking though it I found some early sketches of Elf:

Notebook #2, page 37

Notebook #2, page 38

Notebook #2, page 39

Even that early she had the sparkles and glitter.

1 comment:

Tony Dunlop said...

The final version is a lot less..."elfquesty." Good move.