Sunday, 8 November 2020

Cerebus Around the World and Web #53 by Oliver Simonsen

Hi, Everybody!

Oliver Simonsen:

This column starts year two!

Cerebus on list of best Sword and Sorcery comics from the 70s -from the list: "Cerebus the Aardvark #1 (December 1977) was the best parody of S&S to appear in the 1970s. And I think it was because you could tell Dave Sim loved the sub-genre even as he poked fun."

here's a look at some contenders that aren't Conan

James Smith shares Cerebus Frazetta homage

Cerebus sees political machine

Rereading Cerebus on election night

Election done Cerebus style\

State of Cerebus flipped

Cerebus drawn as President

Cerebus wins poll

Cerebus victory dance

Cerebus can vote?

Can't search for Cerebus instagram posts this week because of the election

Ecstatic to get Volume 2 (in Spanish)

Wishing one could read High Society for the first time again

Cerebus cameo in Poison Ivy Gulch

Cerebus and the TV show Supernatural

Because he loves Cerebus (in Spanish)

Cerebus is prized art

Cerebus a favorite in France

Cerebus, Heavy Metal, Epic and 2000AD,

Someone sees Cerebus in Sonic poster
[Click for bigger, WAY bigger -Matt]

dan: Here's the two scariest/unnerving pages in Cerebus
(Missed this Halloween post because this column usually goes from Saturday morning to following early Saturday morning)

And this one i somehow missed:
Brian doing "Cerebus in hell?" promotion

Cerebus Facebook Group

Dion Turner: Ashcan arrived! I’m surprised because my remastered Cerebus #1 still isn’t here. This was probably easier to pull together.

Philip R. Frey shares Rip Kirby drawing by Carson Grubaugh for his and Dave Sim's collaborative 'Hermitage Awesomes' project

Philip R. Frey provides original in the link (also read Dave expanding on the scene in same link)

Philip R. Frey: The next piece from Carson Grubaugh which, to date, has only been used as a background for the first page of 'You Don't Know Jack'.

Philip R. Frey provides the original in the link

and also how it appears in "You Don't Know Jack":)

Philip R. Frey: Another day, another piece from Carson Grubaugh. I have to assume these were made for SDoAR, but I don't see where they were used at all.
This is one of two extra pieces Carson sent as a "make-up" for a delay in my shipment.

In the link Philip R. Frey shares the original

Philip R. Frey: I Have two more related pieces on my CAF. Here's one that came with my order of "Bantha Wrangled" editions of the two 'Vark Wars' comics.
Can we get some love for the artistic stylings of one Manly Matt Dow?

Philip R. Frey: This catches the group up on all of the Carson Grubaugh pieces I've posted on CAF. This one is based on as-yet unidentified art from 'Avengelyne'.

Additional info in the link:
I've included the page as printed, which replaces the 90's faces with Jack's

Philip R. Frey:
I wanted to pop in and say that I joined this group to try being more up-to-date on the goings-on in Cerebusland.
I became fascinated with Cerebus (and Sim) about five or six years ago (despite collecting comics for the better part of the last thirty years) and have spent far too much on these recent Kickstarters.
To provide some content alongside this otherwise self-indulgent post, here's a Cerebus parody I did some years ago for a proposed Charlton Comics pin-up book that never happened. (I guess posting my own art is still self-indulgent, but there we are.)

Philip R. Frey: Today's art is a two-sided piece with an Alex Raymond recreation on one side (technically the back) and Jack Vandyke's hand holding a cell phone (used throughout the You Don't Know Jack comic) on the other.
This, too, was an extra thrown in to make up for the shipping delay

Philip R. Frey includes original image in the link

Philip is not the only new member - there's also Thomas Bellavance and shares his latest acquisition as he starts on his Cerebus journey:

Thomas Bellavance asks: Any of you guys collect the single issues and what not?
Manymany answers in the comments and some great pictures too:
Margaret Liss, Dave Sim and Cerebus issue #1
[Mags... so young... -Matt]

Margaret Liss' Cerebus room - one side of the room three years ago.

Jeffrey Tundis' many Cerebus #1 (see more at his incredible website )

Some of John Christian's Cerebus collection

John Christian: Newest additions now hung with pride!

James Windsor-smith shares Following Cerebus cover

Original art found by Ron Essler

David Rankin shares his piece adding: I've got the page following this one!

in the comments Ron posts additionally!creatorid-cewl!linkclicked-image!emailid-10312020-021036.574PM-486697-865064!itemid-7236_227007!Fueks0Y

Lee Bentley: During my evening Cerebus reading last night, I came to the part where the Judge is telling Cerebus about the exploration of the moon, including the part about the "orange beads" found by the astronauts.

Claude Flowers in the comments:
I believe this section of the story was inspired by the book "Of a Fire on the Moon." Has anyone read it?
Conrad Felber: Yes, though the edition I have bears the alternate title: "MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11."

David Hartman: I usually try to avoid politics, but this opportunity was too good to pass up.

In the comments:
Mark Brett

Margaret Liss

Keith Callbeck

Thanks Oliver!

Spawn #10 Kickstarter"What the HELL is going on with the Halloween exclusive cover:?" Glad you asked:

The October 31 flash sale generally worked as planned and was well received. Thank you to everyone who participated.

First, a software issue on the Kickstarter side seems to make it difficult to get the new add-on feature to work on some Android devices. A lot of you left comments and sent us messages about this issue and all we can say is that kickstarter is aware and working on a fix.

For those of you who couldn’t get the variant option to work on October 31, we are offering a makeup window on the last day of the campaign. The makeup edition will be printed with an alternate colored cover to set it apart from the October 31 edition but will otherwise be the same. Also, the October 31 edition and the makeup edition will both arrive individually numbered and both editions will come with the secret trick-or-treat bundle of collectibles exclusive to Kickstarter. The October 31 edition looks to be the rarest Spawn 10 variant so far. Will the makeup edition dethrone it? We will find out!

Second, as many of you are aware Dave Sim offered his own alternate version of this book offsite at the same time our edition we as offered on October 31st. We were not involved in the planning of that variant and we are not publishing or distributing that version. Had we known of those plans ahead of time we would have let everyone know and coordinated both editions. We are in talks with Dave Sim to see if that version can be offered on Kickstarter and will let you know if that will happen. The Kickstarter version has been described as the “Grandma” or “Censored” edition. In reality it is the same front cover art with primarily different text by Dave on the back cover. Nothing is blocked out or obscured as some people may think. For more information stay tuned here or check for similar updates at:

Hi, again, Everybody! 


Some of you have expressed interest in purchasing the sketch cover variant that we currently have listed as a stretch reward. We want to make this campaign as enjoyable as possible for everyone and we consider all of your suggestions and requests. We will offer the sketch cover to every backer in the final 24 hours of the campaign including multiple copy bundles at deep discounts. We will modify the stretch goal so that instead of the sketch cover we will offer a new bonus for every backer regardless of your pledge level so everyone gets something if we hit the target. We will update the campaign page shortly to reflect this update.

We appreciate your suggestions and requests, keep them coming as we approach our final week stretch!
"What the HELL is going on with the Halloween exclusive variant cover from" I'm glad you asked that too:
As of Thursday night, the vote on whether to allow a sale of more copies by the first round buyers stood at:
19 Yes
0 No
3 Abstain
6 not voted

After some "Canadian Election Interference", (everybody say "Thanks Dave!"...) it looks like there's gonna be a second shot at getting your crubby little mitts on one. More info tomorrow, (I hope.).

Original Cerebus Pages/ Remastered Spawn #10 Preliminary Art/ Other goodies. 

End of the month, the 25th, pick up Spider-Whore. I'm not going to, because my 15 "contributor" copies showed up in the mail today. (I had nothing to do with this issue, but my name is on the cover.) I got issues #175-189 out of 2414. I'm signing and sending Dave five issues of his pick of numbers, but then I'ma offer the rest to the fine folks willing to give me money, kinda like I am with: 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...)
Check out the new Cerebus masks and whatnots. PENIS and XXXXX added. And there's a sale:
Your entire store will be on sale:
Nov 4 – 6
Nov 11 – 13
Nov 17 – 20Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales will be running:
Nov 26 – 27
Nov 29 – 30
Tell your fans! Remind them that everything will be up to 35% off! That means $13 tees, $20 phone cases, $30 hoodies, and way more.
Ya done been told fans!

As you all know, Wilf Jenkins was the Aardvark/Vanaheim lawyer for years, and during that time he was on the comp list. Wilf saved all his copies. Dave and Wilf have signed them, and there's a certificate of authenticity. 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. All the money goes to the Food Bank of the Waterloo Region.

David Birdsong sent in:
Hey Matt,

I've decided to stop collecting CGC comics for a couple of reasons. They take up space and they drive me nuts wanting to crack them open. I've got a counterfeit #1 that ends tomorrow that has attracted a lot of attention and two bids. I didn't want to ask you to hawk my stuff, but if a loyal AMOC reader wants it they have 24 hours or so (yeah, that again). I've got issues #1 and #2 up right now and 6 others coming soon.

Thanks (if you don't want to then don't worry about it at all),
Next Time: Spawn #10 news?


Philip R. Frey said...

Oh, my. I've been synopsised!

Brian West said...

Go Cards!