Sunday, 13 September 2020

Cerebus Around the World and Web #45 by Oliver Simonsen

Hi, Everybody!

Wilf Jenkins the lawyer for Aardvark/Vanaheim from 1982 to 2014, received comp copies of every book Aardvark/Vanaheim published, and saved them all. Now, he (and Dave Sim) have signed all the books and they are being sold through Looking For Heroes, for $10 (CAD) plus $4 dollars shipping to Canada and $5 dollars shipping to the USA. All the money goes to the Food Bank of the Waterloo Region.

***UPDATE: the books haven't been processed by Looking For Heroes yet, so they aren't available for purchase, but soon. As soon as I hear they're ready, I'll let you know.***

As it's Sunday, time for a round-up of (because it's Wilf Jenkins Week) all the Wilf Jenkins referances from across the Web:

That's just Brian West tweeting about stuff I posted...

I guess we'll just go with Oliver's Dave Sim/Cerebus stuff...
Oliver Simonsen:

Review of streaming series "The Boys" sites Cerebus' Roach as being one of the first self absorbed unstable superhero celebrities

Tim Webber, founder of "A Moment of Cerebus", got his copy calling it: "Easily the ‘Best Graphic Novel’ of 2020. Groundbreaking and awesome."

Strange Death of Alex Raymond tour cancelled

"Cerebus in hell?" vote pin

Cerebus Funko POP by "TheFieldmarshall"

More drawings by "TheFieldmarshall" that have a certain resemblance...

Cerebus Merch

When a Cerebus buyer was recommended Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Cerebus and Reid Fleming

Cerebus and Moomin

Cerebus and Lewis Trondheim (in Spanish)

Cerebus and Japanese Harry Potter?

Cerebus, X-Men and Kirkman's Invincible

Cerebus and Fantastic Four

Cerebus and Doom Patrol

Space Vark and...

Cerebus and the Maxx

Cerebus and Spawn in Portoguese

Cerebus and Spawn in Brazil

Spawn #10 chosen "....if you had 72 hours left to live, and was provided with 1 last comic book or graphic novel of your choice to read"

Cerebus, Hellboy, Love and Rockets (in Spanish)

Cerebus and the Sword of Eden

Cerebus' Guide to Self-Publishing and Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics

Cerebus and Sergio Aragones

Cerebus and Scooby Doo

Cerebus is his kind of humor

A look at Cerebus issue #20 and the Stones "Emotional Rescue"

Reading Cerebus #21

Cerebus issue #25 and up was all way ahead of its time

Cerebus creator owned long form was way ahead of it's time

Pages from Cerebus issue #55 shared

Epic Cerebus

Cerebus Jam

A youtube video look at Cerebus Melmoth

Cerebus recommended

[Ckick for bigger -Matt]

Cerebus Syndrome/Cerebus Trope part of the vernacular

Bran Mak Morn and Bran Mak Muffin

Elric and Elrod

Cerebus panels shared

Gerhard does concept drawing and cover of "Smokes the Fox" (click link for GIF)

Larry Wooten has Carson Grubaugh draw straight-to-ink CerebusFanGirl Margaret Liss. Get your's via "You Don't Know Jack" indiegogo campaign


John P Garrett:
Gifts from Margaret Liss!!
I am forever in your debt.
My gratitude will prove eternal.
I'm about to read the complete 1-300 for the first time!!

John P Garrett in the comments:
Cerebus # 0 is autographed with a head sketch!!!!
Thanks so much for this!!!

Steve Peters: Lately I've been making some progress on my sketch card comic (I do free sketches for people who buy my comics online)

Phil Cawthorn: The best thing about not reading a cerebus phone book for 20 years is that it's pretty much a new story. I'm really enjoying church and state 1.I never could understand how it was that Dave took the old grandma from Giles
for Mrs Henrot Gutch. Still she really fits the part.

Margaret Liss in the comments

James Windsor-smith: What was the last issue of cerebus you bought while it was still running? I quit my job and had to give up at 289-290

Claude Flowers: Dave's interest in Stan Drake's work led me to pick up several reprints of "The Heart of Juliet Jones," including this 1984 hardcover from France.
You see tell why he suggests certain characters were drawn from human models, not just the vivacious Eve Jones but other, minor characters like the local kid Pam: Drake really goes to town on particular panels, investing tons of detail as if he were drawing a portrait to be hung on a wall. And the levels of body language go from stiff (introverted Juliet) to astonishing (Eve, who leans, leaps, and lights up every page she's on).

Sam Noir posts tidbit from Dave Sim Comics Journal Interview

Sam Noir posts news item of upcoming "Swords of Cerebus"

Posts pic of Dave Sim and Neil Gaiman in CBLDF article in Overstreet's Fan #8

Graydon VanRy: New member, thanks for the add. Started at issue 86 in high school and still read and reread all the time.
Not sure if this has ever been asked. Has anyone ever found the barbarian aardvark figure made by Citadel Miniatures in the early eighties that Dave had to threaten to sue over? Never seen one.
Margaret Liss in the comments: Yup. Seen them. Brought them all second hand. Send stuff to Dave to make up for buying unauthorized merch. . .Here are some pictures of them.
and pictures of painted ones.

Steve Peters shares Bob Burden post

Margaret Liss in the comments:
It was from April 4, 1984. A couple years before issue 104. Here is Gerhard and Bob doing the 'I got your nose' gag. The above picture I'm assuming is by Gerhard and the below must be by Dave (unless someone else was hanging out with them and Gerhard let them use his camera).

Damin Toell: Surprise mail.

James Windsor-smith on Dave Sim and Stan Lee

Larry Wooten: Green logo pin added.

Larry Wooten: Program and Larry Marder's con badge arrived.

Ron Essler: For your Labor Day listening pleasure: Aardvark by Kensington Market. Dave won a copy of this album, probably in 1969...
Brian Payne in the comments: Produced by the late, great, Felix Pappalardi, no less.

Brian Payne: I just bought two lots of "Cerebus Bi-Weekly" (issues 3 -15) on eBay for under 3 dollars, of course the shipping was thrice that but still a pretty good deal. I've got the 1st phonebook but bought it used (it's definitely the most beat up 'phonebook' in my "Cerebus" collection) so being able to read a bunch of these early issues again without worrying about the spine breaking makes this a sound investment, methinks.

Byron Dunbar: "I always wondered . . . why an aardvark in universe?"

William Hoffknecht:
Newest copy of Back Issue Magazine, #121, is all about Conan and various tributes a d knock offs. A small reference to Cerebus here.
Thanks Oliver!

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.

Cerebus masks and whatnots with all the money going to Dave. New product will be added to the store when I get around to it.

If you missed the Kickstarter for Dave and Carson Grubaugh's You Don't Know Jack, well you're kinda F'ed in the A... The Indiegogo is over(? I think...), but the books are:
Marquis informed Sean and I today that they had an issue with their press, so our books will now be shipping to me on Sept 18th rather than Sept 11th. I am sure this still leaves plenty of time to get all of the books to everyone before the election, which is my target "latest-date" for delivery.

If you missed the Waverly Press Kickstarter for the Remastered Cerebus #1, limited overflow of the rewards are available at
This weekend there is a 30% sitewide sale. The discount code is CEREBUS30 (Good through Sunday at Midnight). Also, the books have arrived and are being packed and shipped as I type and you read (unless you're reading this in a few months, in which case: WHY?)
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...)

Next Time: More WILF JENKINS WEEK!!!

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