Sunday, 6 September 2020

Cerebus Around the World and Web #44 by Oliver Simonsen

Hi, Everybody!

Cerebus masks and whatnots with all the money going to Dave. New product will be added to the store this weekend if I get around to it. Also, they let me know that:
Your entire store will be on sale:
Sep 5 – 7
Sep 16 – 18
Sep 28 – 30
Everything but tees will be on sale:
Sep 10 – 12
Sep 22 – 24
Tell your fans! Remind them that everything but tees will be up to 35% off! That means $20 phone cases, $15 totes, $7 art prints, and way more.
Okay "fans" I've done told you.

The latest Cerebus in Hell? one-shot: Spider-Whore available to order wherever those kinds of things are sold.

The Amicable Spider-Vark is in stores, which is the lead in to Spider-Whore, which was SUPPOSED to be the immediate sequel, but Batvark: PENIS ended up taking Spider-Whore's slot when COVID-19 threw everything up into the air.

If you missed the Kickstarter for Dave and Carson Grubaugh's You Don't Know Jack, there's an Indiegogo, which is still up and running, LIMITED numbers of The Strange Death of Alex Raymond are available through there if you want one and didn't order a Fundraising Edition back when I posted a link to how to get one damn near every day for weeks if not months...

If you missed the Waverly Press Kickstarter for the Remastered Cerebus #1, limited overflow of the rewards are available at

And Signed copies of Vark Wars: Walt's Empire Strikes Back (Signed by Dave, Signed by Dave and me, Signed by me after I scribble out Dave's name, Pretty much available Signed only...)
Oliver Simonsen:

Cerebus among top 7 most valuable comics published in the last 50 years (thanks Steve Peters)

Bleeding Cool spotlights Jenny McKinnon writer of fav comic "Sleaze Castle", described as "Love and Rockets meets Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy by way of Cerebus". The comic, an early pioneer of the UK small press, was picked up by Dave Sim's Spirits Of Independence and featured in an issue of Cerebus

A look at Cerebus 1985 (scroll down): Cerebus, Marvel's epic and Yummy Fur

A look at two Cerebus stories

Cerebus trades inspired Marvel/DC

Cerebus a favorite growing up as a kid

Cerebus graffiti

Review of Cerebus #15

Cerebus and Todd McFarlane documentary (in Spanish)

Cerebus, Spawn and 300

When Cerebus started

Cerebus original recreation art

Cerebus and the Roach recreation art too

Cerebus, Bone and Sandman

Cerebus and Spider-Ham

Cerebus and Jaka (in Spanish)

Cerebus got him into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Cerebus and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Chan draws Cerebus along with other fav 90s indie comic characters

Dave Sim and Evan Dorkin

Dave Sim and Scott McCloud

Dave Sim and Gene Day

Gerhard draws Corto Maltese
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Cerebus panels shares

Dave Sim lettering

Carson Grubaugh draws Cerebus for Menachem, owner of the comic book store

See his many other Google-Image Grab-Bag Tier sketches at his youtube channel

Peeps are now getting their copies of the very "rare exclusive very limited early preview printing" of "Strange Death of Alex Raymond"


David Rankin: My copy of Strange Death has arrived safely after making it's way over to the UK! Number 32 of 123. That's my evening's reading sorted!

Jeramy B Lamanno: This book is amazing

Damin Toell got his

Claude Flowers: This arrived a few minutes ago ...

Kyle Pinion In the comments: Same!

Margaret Liss in the comments:
If you didn't get one originally, the IndieGoGo has 9 left out of 10. I only see the one 'perk' with it offered, but take a look see to make sure.

Sean Robinson:
It's an add on to any tier! We have something like... 20? 30? left! And we will do our very best to get the WHOLE book to you, ONE way or another , next year.

Menachem Luchins was live: Unboxing my STRANGE DEATH OF ALEX RAYMOND!

James Colclough: The Strange Death of Alex Raymond arrived today. I have #88 of 123. Looks great btw.

Steve Peters gets the ball rolling on the return "Cerebus Archive" - the plan so far: Dion Turner will scan his issues and Sean Robinson sets them up for printing
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Margaret Liss: Dave's essay "Why An Aardvark" ran in Cerebus #200, 201, 204, and 205. There was supposed to be a "final chapter" according to part 4, but as far as I can tell it was never printed. If you haven't read them 'cause "phonebooks" or it has been a while and you don't feel like digging through your boxes o'Cerebus comics:, lucky you. They are all posted to my website:
In the comments Margaret adds:
Following Cerebus #6 is entitled "The Many Origins of Cerebus"


A Strange Death series proposed

James Windsor-smith
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Aardvark Vanaheim 3D

Cerebus Jam

Eolake Stobblehouse enhances contrast on Gerhard pencil drawing

Alan Petrie:
It's COMIC ART NEWS & REVIEWS #25 from 1974. An all Harvey Kurtzman issue with 3 pages of Kurtzman interviews. Cover by Dave Sim of Cerebus the Aardvark fame.
And you can add it to the portfolio of MAD #1 cover parodies

Margaret Liss in the comments: Dave did a lot of work on CANAR
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Cerebus TV! today!
John Glisman: “The Making of 104”? This is in the back of Cerebus #105 (December 1987). In my years of reading/collecting Cerebus and related stuff, this has eluded me. Sounds like it would be pretty interesting: a video of Dave, Gerhard, and Bob Burden all at the top of their game. Of course I wasn’t at the Mid-Ohio Con in 1987. I did a quick check of Youtube- not there. Has anyone out there ever seen this

Threefiftyseven: I was thinking about Cerebus last night while watching the "last" of the Marvel movies, Endgame. I was reminded of Dave writing about how he had introduced something to the storyline which could, in effect, end the storyline, and for some reason I remember that as Fred and Ethel, though I may be mis-remembering.
Nothing more than that.


Thanks Oliver!

Next Time: Dave sent in stuff, so probably that...


Tony Dunlop said...

Looks like we all got our SDOAR vol. I about the same time. I've read it once, and am now reading it again, this time one "issue" at a time.
It's pretty much what I'd been hoping for/expecting; not an easy read, a little hard to follow at first glance; but then that was always true of Cerebus and I'm one who appreciates having to put in a little effort.
Also like Cerebus, I'm gaining insight from a second read-through that I missed the first time; partly because Dave is using techniques earlier on that he won't actually explain/describe until a few pages later; the second time through, then, I can see what he's up to.
Anyway: I could probably ramble on some more, but I'll stop with CAN'T WAIT FOR VOLUME II.

Steve said...

Well gee whiz, Dave didn't put a special comment in my copy of SDOAR like he did for others...guess I just don't rate.

But then, Carson did, so I'm good now.


Anonymous said...

Hi Steve. Dave wrote a personalized message based on the list I sent him of people who purchased a copy who had asked for one.
Some people had specified they didn’t want a message, so I went with no message by default, unless specifically asked for.

Michael R. said...

I guess I'm one of the unlucky ones who hasn't received their copies yet. Sigh. Maybe Tuesday. All good things come to those who wait. And wait. LOL.

Steve said...

Eddie -

I'd forgotten about that!

And as always, thanks for keeping this train rolling along -


Jeff said...

Michael? Blame the USPS guy in charge, who bribed his way into the office and who will probably go to jail or, more likely, get pardoned.

I swear, on your Bible, back in December of 2016, I said to my sister (a Trump supporter, but not rabidly so), "This may well turn out to be THE most corrupt Presidential administration, ever."

I wish I didn't know now what I barely knew then.