Saturday, 5 September 2020

Please Hold For Dave Sim September 2020

Hi, Everybody!

Good thing it's a three day weekend huh?

So Dave called on Thursday. We talked for just under two and a half hours. If you're on the Facebookees, you saw the link to the audio podcast. (Or if you subscribe to the A Moment of Cerebus podcasts.) Anyway, for the folks who don't, here it is:
 

And for the people who are weird sadists who enjoy watching Youtube videos where I'm way TOO loud and Dave isn't, here you go:

Part 1: Dave makes me prove that the recording is working. "Fool me once: shame on you, fool me twice: shame on me."

Part 2: Dave and I discuss technology and this "Internet" fad thing...

And then Rich Laux's winning of the Mis-stapled The Amicable Spider-Vark #1 for $150. (Dave's says there are a few more copies out there soon to be auctioned by Rob Walton, if I hear anything, I'll let you guys know.)

Part 3: And Michael R. of Easton Pennsylvania is the Spider-Vark secret code winner

And since I've nowhere else to put it, the latest Cerebus in Hell? one-shot: Spider-Whore available to order wherever those kinds of things are sold.


Hi Matt!
Ok. I think I got it. The FAKE bar code on page 26 ( my CAN number ) when I googled the 10 numbers I got ... the REAL bar code for Trojan Magnum Bareskin Lubricated Condoms. I enclosed 2 photos.

Believe it or not, but that FAKE bar code was one of many wacky ideas that were going through my head.
1- the "wink-wink" on the front cover
2-the " approval is an authoritarian construct"
3- Denver vs Cleveland Super Bowl in 1987 ... WHY??
4- dinky
5- all those G.I. words. are they even REAL???
6- I even was looking at Spider-Vark's fingers to see if he was pointing to the "spot"

Michael


Part 4: Wilf Jenkins week is coming next Friday.

I'm not a 100% sure what that all means. What I DO KNOW:
  1. Wilf was the Aardvark/Vanaheim lawyer for years, and during that time his was on the comp list. 
  2. Wilf saved all his copies.
  3. Dave has signed them, and there's a certificate of authenticity
  4. The books will be available from Looking For Heroes, for $10 (CAD) plus $4 dollars shipping to Canada and $5 dollars shipping to the USA.
  5. All the money goes to the Food Bank of the Waterloo Region
  6. Dave has already bought a thousand dollars worth of A/V back issues he didn't have
  7. Wilf played Cerebus in this. I have photos, I'll share next week.
Here's a couple of photos from the signing:




And as Dave says, if you are missing any of the Cerebus Archive portfolios, Dave will have one-off copies printed and will sign and personalize them to you. $100 (um...I've never asked if that was American or Canadian, so we're just gonna assume American. And probably a few bucks for shipping.) You can fax Dave: (519) 576-0955, call him: (519) 576-0610, or email me and make me be your eBitch: momentofcerebus@gmail.com

Part 5: And we start answering the actual questions I got. First up:
Hi,

Did Dave ever publish the conclusion to the Why an Aardvark essays that ran in Cerebus around 205? I was wondering if any of the Archives or Following Cerebus had it.

Thanks,

JV
And I said:
I think maybe issue #6 or 7 of Following Cerebus, or the last issues of Cerebus Archive? 
 
Part 6: And then I added in my fax:
Speaking of Cerebus Archive, a whole lot of peoples would be most happy to give you money for a collected version. Either print or digital. Maybe a Kickstarter in 2021? Huh? Maybe? Please? (I admit a selfish interest, since I only have issues 1 and 3 (and a bootleg of 1 that Seiler printed off at my place years and years ago…).)
And Dave answers: (anybody remember the lesson Cerebus gave on the stoop of the hotel on the side of the mountain in Church & State 1? The one with the baby?)

Part 7: Dave continues on the subject of Cerebus Archive. 


Okay, I TRIED to not "out" Sean as being the guy with the digital files, because I didn't want him getting chased down the street by crazed Cerebus fans like something out of A Hard Day's Night, but Dave got to me. Sean has up to issue #13. So, if you have issues #14-18 and want to scan them and get them to Sean, we want them at 600dpi (minimum) and put a black piece of paper is on the other side of the page to eliminate bleed through. More on this as I hear about it.

Part 8: Margaret asked:
Dave sent me something for the 20th anniversary of the cerebusfangirl.com domain name (August 04, 2000, the website had geocities domain before then). Can you please ask him if I can post about it at AMoC? I'm not going to ruin the surprise unless he wants me to. If he has anything to add to that post, I can get posted along with pictures.

And please thank him for it, it was a welcomed surprise!

Take care,
Margaret
http://www.cerebusfangirl.com

Part 9: Aw geez... This one is going to get me in trouble...

DISCLAIMER: 
This is all Dave's take on the situation as DAVE understands it. If he's wrong, and he probably is, it's not anybody's fault, the situation is fluid and ever changing. Until an OFFICIAL announcement is made, take EVERYTHING with a grain of salt. We're all humans back here, and are trying our best. When there is something OFFICIAL, I'll let you know. And let you know that it IS official. Until then, just relax!
Okay, the question from AMOC big Weine...um, Winner Michael R. of Easton Pennsylvania was:
Hi Matt!

Question for Dave. Will there only be 150 Signed & Numbered sets of High Society: The Regency Edition? ...or will there be tiers of the Recency Edition? The reason I ask is because I saw a price range of $125-$295. GULP. I hope the $295 version comes with a night at the Regency. LOL. Also, I'm guessing that there won't be a Kickstarter with this one and only available at Waverly Press.

Michael
I added in my fax to Dave with all these questions:
I know this is more of a question for the fine folks at the Waverly Press, but he asked so I’ma asking. Anything about Aardvark/Vanaheim’s collaborations with the Waverly Press that your allowed to talk about, or is that still all “backstage pass” stuff that you and I know and everybody else can guess?
 
Part 10: again, 
DISCLAIMER: 
This is all Dave's take on the situation as DAVE understands it. If he's wrong, and he probably is, it's not anybody's fault, the situation is fluid and ever changing. Until an OFFICIAL announcement is made, take EVERYTHING with a grain of salt. We're all humans back here, and are trying our best. When there is something OFFICIAL, I'll let you know. And let you know that it IS official. Until then, just relax!


I did send a message to the Waverly Press, and got back:
"The Regency Edition is still fluid, there are a lot of moving parts to it, and at the advertised price points (I hope) collectors will be happy.
It will be lavish, it will have A LOT to offer Cerebus collectors at every price point and it will have a lot of extra pages of rarities, mostly previously unpublished."
And I'll mention here that if you missed the Waverly Press Kickstarter for the Remastered Cerebus #1, limited overflow of the rewards are available at cerebusoverload.com.

Part 11: 
Hi there, for some reason I COMPLETELY missed the new 2010 edition of The Cerebus Guide to Self-Publishing even though I was one of the guys that encouraged Dave multiple times to consider a reprint.... Any chance this PDF can still be had? Appears this is no longer available on Sellfy.

Much Appreciated!

Blake
and Jeff Seiler asks:

Hi, Dave! Many years ago, you wrote to me about the then-upcoming penultimate Cerebus volume, "Latter Days" (still one of my favorites) that you had considered using the Jacobean spelling of the second word in the title--"Daies". I'm waaay too old to go dig out that letter. So (finally getting around to an interrogative sentence), what made you change your mind?

Did you think it would be too much of a spoiler warning for the back-of-the-book issues of Cerebus reading Genesis in the 1611 version, or did you think it would confuse potential buyers, or was it something else?

Just curious.

Best, as always, and yours to the very end,

Jeff
 
Basically, if it's out of print and not a phonebook, you're gonna have to pay to have it scanned and remastered if you want it. Dave's all about getting money into the Aardvark/Vanaheim's coffers. Like 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.

Part 12: Okay the question was about: