Monday, 17 January 2022

HOW MANY COPIES OF PIECES OF TURTLES 8 ARE THERE?

Hi, Every"HOW MANY COPIES OF PIECES OF TURTLES 8 ARE THERE?!?"body...

Geez, you guys seem a little on edge...

Anyway...
"HOW MANY COPIES OF PIECES OF TURTLES 8 ARE THERE?!?"
"UH-HUH, THAT'S GREAT...HOW MANY COPIES OF PIECES OF TURTLES 8 ARE THERE?!?!?"
The ol' AMOC Fax machine has been ringing off the hook:




Anybody got scans of the Bi-Weekly notes?

Wanna send them to Mikhail?

He'll be your best friend...

"HOW MANY MOTHER #$%&ING COPIES OF MOTHER #$%&ING PIECES OF MOTHER #$%&ING TURTLES MOTHER #$%&ING 8 ARE THERE YOU #$%&ING PIECE OF $#!*?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?"

Has anybody told you that you seem really stressed out?

Ya know what's good for that?

A vacation:

"I hate you so god damn much right now, Dow... So god damn much..."

Cheer up Imaginary AMOC reader who lives rent-free in my head. When I got back to civilization and listened to Brian's Excellent conversation with Dave, I faxed up and asked if the 15th was the for truly cut-off for Pieces of Turtles 8, and he said:
And included this:

Anyway, I'll tell you how many copies there are...
"FINALLY!!!"
Right after this:
"You mother #$%&er..."
Anyway, then there's the NEXT chapter in the Dave & Mikhail Show:




See?

There might be a Russian Turtles 8.

Didn't you want to know that?

Huh?

Didn't ya?

"yeah..."

And now, from the Desk of Eddie Khanna:

For the Cheap seats:

And now that you know, you got a mission from Dave:

Alright, so if you are one of the forty-five other guys who ordered a copy of Pieces of Turtles 8 (Canadian Price Variant), let Dave know how you want your copy(ies). Either email Eddie: eddiesdoar@gmail.com, me: momentofcerebus@gmail.com or fax Dave: 5195760955 and let him know how you want your Pieces of Turtles 8: Signed. Signed with CAN#. Unsigned, and otherwise ready to get slabbed by CGC. Run through a shredder, because it's ironic. Whatever.

Speak now or forever regret it...

SPEAKING of regretting it, I bought 10 copies. I don't need 10 copies. So I'm selling off my extras for $25 American (free shipping). 
"HEY MAN! THEY WERE $25 CANADIAN FROM DAVE TWO DAYS AGO! THAT'S PROFITEERING!!!!!"
Indeed. But hanging out with a Johnny Depp like-a-look ain't exactly cheap...
Also A: I'm doing YOU a favor my slacker/miss-the-boat/procrastinator friend. and B: I'll include some treasures from the AMOChive, so it'll be worth your money. If you're interested in the second chance, email "Second Chance" to momentofcerebus@gmail.com, and tell me how ya want your book:
Signed with CAN#
Signed with no number
Unsigned unnumbered
I'm gonna try to get Dave to sign my copy:
Peter Eastman
Kevin Laird
Daveatello
Dave Sim
I hope he goes for it...
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Over on the FaceItBooks, Craig Johnson shared:
For real Sim completists - completionists? - ah, whatever - Clifford Meth posted this and a few here might be interested for the Dave intro:-
Sadly, our friend, the writer/artist Bill Messner-Loebs (Flash, Wonder Woman, The Maxx) has fallen on hard times again. He and his wife, who is not in the best of health, are currently residing in a temporary residence while Bill seeks work. At age 73, that isn't as easy as it should be. While I can only hope other publishers will have work for him, I've developed a project for Bill that will take time to unfold--in the meantime, we have some books that Aardwolf published in 2005, and a handful with bookplates SIGNED by Dave Cockrum, Bill, and myself. THREE TENORS OFF KEY features an introduction by Dave Sim and an Afterword by the late, splendid Tom Spurgeon. SIGNED books just are $25 each plus $3 for postage. Please contact me directly if you'd like one.
So, help a brother out, huh?
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Cerebus in Hell?:
Hobbs' Kickstarter (ends on Wednesday at Noon EST)
____________________________________
If you want Digital PDFs of glamourpuss, email me at: momentofcerebus@gmail.com and I'll take care of ya...
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Heritage, they got a bunch of neat Cerebus stuff.
____________________________________
Carson's SDOAR Contests:
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Oliver's Cerebus movie: The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical, and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark is currently free with commercial interruptions on streaming channels "Plex", Comcast's "Xumo", or watch commercial free at "Vimeo On Demand" for $0.99 (to download for $1.99)
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Up to 35% off site-wide:
January 26-30
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!
Next Time: Dave refuses to run Pieces of Turtles 8 thru a shredder. Rip. Off...

Sunday, 16 January 2022

Cerebus Around the World and Web #115 by Oliver Simonsen

Oliver Simonsen:
The Cerebus film is now streaming on Tubi!:)
https://tubitv.com/movies/640736/the-absurd-surreal-metaphysical-and-fractured-destiny-of-cerebus-the-aardvark

The Cerebus film made the top of "the cover" of "Animation World Network''. A dream come true!
https://www.awn.com/animationworld/absurd-surreal-metaphysical-creation-no-budget-animated-feature
https://flipboard.com/topic/animation/the-absurd-surreal-metaphysical-creation-of-a-no-budget-animated-feature/a-afeS1CV5RzaNgE7mFaXvqw%3Aa%3A1670161494-f9ca3ba31e%2Fawn.com
https://www.facebook.com/AnimationWorldNetwork/posts/10161654377908206
https://twitter.com/ANIMATIONWorld/status/1480947381747142657

https://www.facebook.com/groups/340056510686015/posts/662760655082264/
https://www.facebook.com/windsor.smith.102/posts/624193932141397
https://www.facebook.com/groups/380618571964013/posts/7669486589743805/
(and many more)

The Cerebus film also made the top of "the cover" of the local paper of a magical little town named "Os", which is right outside of Bergen, Norway's second largest city, where I spent a good chunk of my childhood:). (The article itself is behind a paywall)
https://www.osogfusa.no/naeringsliv/filmen-til-oliver-simonsen-53-overlevde-brann-og-tok-14-ar-a-fullfora/

Hype Dept at work:)

Last week's 8.5/10 "Film Threat" review of Cerebus on Facebook
https://twitter.com/TorvoComics/status/1480282300189446148

https://www.facebook.com/groups/380618571964013/posts/7643582215667576/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/181263888597000/posts/5130823230307683/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/indiecomicsonfb/posts/5116386155061671/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1980scomics/posts/2226467307528278/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/340056510686015/posts/658832485475081/
(and many more)

"Strange Death of Alex Raymond" is "an amazing piece of work"
https://twitter.com/lukeyspooksss/status/1481746073144250379

"Strange Death of Alex Raymond" is "incredible"
https://www.instagram.com/p/CYui-M-PY8K/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

"Comic Book Historians" blog entry on "Strange Death of Alex Raymond": "I enjoyed it, it wasn’t what I expected. I felt unsettled like I finished a David Lynch movie. Metaphysically, maybe I just did…" (with a slightly different image from last time, too. See below)
https://comicbookhistorians.com/the-strange-death-of-alex-raymond-review-by-alex-grand/

"Strange Death of Alex Raymond" referred to as "lovely" and "....a very nice piece of work"
https://songsofinnocenceampexperience.blogspot.com/2022/01/this-weeks-comics-saturday-january-8.html



Jack VanDyke the star of "You Don't Know Jack" and "The Strange Death of Alex Raymond" shares
https://www.instagram.com/p/CYuWc6KOdhjN_aYcLrjzmyeWFPDs3Qh2iMsVy80/
Follow her at:

But "Strange Death of Alex Raymond" with no Dore?
https://twitter.com/BrotherK19/status/1480252988681863170

And that's our segue to the "Cerebus in Hell?" kickstarter (hence the banner, though there's never not a good reason to have an Iron Manticore banner) that is ending in a couple of days! And like all "Cerebus in Hell" kickstarters it's doing great - all three stretch goal cards unlocked!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1454227506/swords-of-cerebus-in-hell-hardcovers-volume-7-and-8

Larry Wooten sent Dave Sim stickers - in return Dave sent Larry a pile of postcards with the stickers on them, signed so that the postcards are from them both. Plus two signed "Cerebus in Hell?" comics!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/posts/4741701835897154/

CBR's "7 Great Comic Titles That Knew When To End" features Cerebus - from the article: "...feels like a complete, focused story from beginning to end." "Fiercely independent from day one, Dave Sim and Gerhard never lost the DIY ethos that drove the title and helped it to secure such a loyal following." "It's an enduring story that's important to the medium, and it's a delight to read."
https://www.cbr.com/great-comic-titles-that-knew-when-to-end/
And in Spanish too
https://www.cultture.com/101337-7-grandes-titulos-de-comic-que-sabian-cuando-terminar

Cerebus on Happy Magazine's list of "31 of the best graphic novels of all time"
https://happymag.tv/best-graphic-novels/

Bleeding Cool article: rarest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic features Cerebus and Flaming Carrot
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/rarest-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-comic-turtlemania-gold-at-auction/

Cerebus and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle by "TheIvoryFalcon". (A commision for Joshua Even?)
https://www.deviantart.com/theivoryfalcon/art/A-realm-of-Brutality-903519189

"Donnie" shares his drawing of Cerebus and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Commision for Joshua Even
https://twitter.com/spacetoxicpanda/status/1481925138941681666

Cerebus and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles translation
https://twitter.com/SantorioG/status/1480301761592233984

Cerebus and Spawn
https://www.reddit.com/r/comicbookcollecting/comments/s25ucr/cerebus_and_spawn_i_mean_spore/
https://twitter.com/TrailerDrake/status/1479992078318854151
https://twitter.com/CoolComicArt/status/1481388221204365313
https://twitter.com/1KevHamilton/status/1481357065947947018

Cerebus and Spawn (in Spanish)
https://twitter.com/AshlerSidekick/status/1480493889920327683
https://twitter.com/luisdadeleon_/status/1480112253135425540
https://twitter.com/umbrancatelli/status/1481364637052547079

Loved the Cerebus and Spawn comic
https://twitter.com/jellyscare/status/1481354677463695365

James Smith shares Marvel's homage to Cerebus
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/posts/4740344559366215/

Cerebus and Iron Man (...or is that Iron Manticore?)
https://twitter.com/barrydeutsch/status/1480904142587531266

Scott Shaw shares his pal Rich Moyer's artwork
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/posts/4740423292691675

[Close up -Matt]

Cerebus and the 70s and 80s
https://twitter.com/NickPiers/status/1480249817259552773

Cerebus and 1977
https://twitter.com/Seven_Soldiers/status/1479883346465505280

More Cerebus Russian translation underway - glimpse of issue 27
https://twitter.com/Mostcus/status/1482091913067089920

Speaking of, Cerebus #26 in Russian
https://twitter.com/Mostcus/status/1482695923549548549

Cerebus is going to be his first tattoo
https://twitter.com/KarlFurious/status/1481424928696061954

Cerebus and videogames
https://twitter.com/easy_andy/status/1479839366688260101

Cerebus, crypto and nft (in Spanish)
https://twitter.com/suditeh/status/1480894160441860096

Cerebus and potatoes (in Spanish)
https://twitter.com/john_wheel/status/1481186040186613763

Comfy Cerebus
https://www.reddit.com/r/comicbookcollecting/comments/s25ti5/comfy_cerebus/

Cerebus a very important comic
'https://twitter.com/KarlFurious/status/1481432685922897921

Someone took his Cerebus comics while away at the Air Force
https://twitter.com/MagicManArthur/status/1480241907443798018

Dion Turner wonders if it's intentional repositioning in the remastered version. Sean Robinson's full answer in the link (join the Cerebus Facebook Group to see)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerebus/posts/4745407045526633

Since the original image is gone Mikhail Bocharov tries to clean it up for the Russian edition

Sean Michael Robinson shares Dave Sim's recreation for the European translations

Dave Sim on list of "read more of than any other Author"
https://twitter.com/KissyFacedBrute/status/1482318800913453060

Was fortunate enough to meet Dave Sim once
https://twitter.com/GreatCthulhu420/status/1481434838808805377

Steranko on Cerebus TV
https://twitter.com/robertgavila/status/1480381554014801932

Cerebus Syndrome part of the vernacular
https://twitter.com/Daggerspiders/status/1479842363434586119

Rob Shepard shares in the comments in the Facebook group:
Cerebus is continuing; we have 2 whole issues completed in a 6 issue miniseries. It has Dave's blessings. Cerebus makes a deal with a Multiverse devil to return to life to right his wrongs, except by the time he gets back to his world, his son is dead, his grandson rules the world, to free the world he may have to kill him.

Was this the beginning of the germ of the idea for Rob?
https://momentofcerebus.blogspot.com/2020/04/cerebus-around-world-and-web-25-by.html
https://twitter.com/TheAndrewFoley/status/1251601274383896577
https://twitter.com/robshep11/status/1251601864984080386


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Thanks Oliver!

Next Time: I try and remember how to do all this....

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Please Hold For Dave Sim 1/2022 (Take 2!)

Hi, Everybody!

Even though I was out of the country, Please Hold For Dave Sim never stops...

And now, a week later, with minutes left of the clock for the deal in Part 1, I've made the Visual part of the A-V/AV club...

Here's the audio:

And the Video portion:

Part 1: 
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
Part 5:
Part 6:
Part 7:
Part 8:
And since this is TECHNICALLY a repeat, here's some fresh content just for you:
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Cerebus in Hell?:
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If you want Digital PDFs of glamourpuss, email me at: momentofcerebus@gmail.com and I'll take care of ya...
____________________________________
Heritage, they got a bunch of neat Cerebus stuff.
____________________________________
Carson's SDOAR Contests:
____________________________________
Oliver's Cerebus movie: The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical, and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark is currently free with commercial interruptions on streaming channels "Plex", Comcast's "Xumo", or watch commercial free at "Vimeo On Demand" for $0.99 (to download for $1.99)
____________________________________
Up to 35% off site-wide:
January 26-30
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!

Friday, 14 January 2022

C. Woerner's "Mot Ley-Lines" (Dave's Weekly Update #424)

 Hi, Everybody! 

Dave's Weekly Update:

Here's the book. Enjoy...
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If you listened to Please Hold For Dave Sim last week, you know you got a little over 24 hours to get your sumthing-sumthing...
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Cerebus in Hell?:
____________________________________
If you want Digital PDFs of glamourpuss, email me at: momentofcerebus@gmail.com and I'll take care of ya...
____________________________________
Heritage, they got a bunch of neat Cerebus stuff.
____________________________________
Carson's SDOAR Contests:
____________________________________
Oliver's Cerebus movie: The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical, and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark is currently free with commercial interruptions on streaming channels "Plex", Comcast's "Xumo", or watch commercial free at "Vimeo On Demand" for $0.99 (to download for $1.99)
____________________________________
Up to 35% off site-wide:
January 26-30
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!
Next Time: Please Hold For Dave Sim videos...

Thursday, 13 January 2022

Captain Cockroach Sketches

MARGARET LISS:

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.

We’ve seen the first notebook that Dave Sim used in the creation of Cerebus twelve times already, with the most recent time being over a year ago in Notebook Pages on Mind Game. The first albatross, as Dave called it, covered Cerebus #20 through 28 and had 194 pages out of 200 page scanned. And one of the characters we saw debut during this time was the Captain Cockroach persona of the Roach. We’ve seen some early sketches of him and his sidekick Bunky back in the post Captain Cockroach and Bunky.

On page 34 we see a Captain Cockroach logo with the Captain under the logo and what appears to be Bunky and Cerebus in the lower right corner. So this looks like the first appearance of Captain Cockroach in the notebook. 

Notebook #1, page 34

On the next page of the notebook, we get a much better look at the Captain:

Notebook #1, page 35

Pretty nice drawing to be stuck in a notebook. 


Wednesday, 12 January 2022

SOCIH? KS is going strong! New Add-Ons!

Benjamin Hobbs:

The Swords of Cerebus In Hell? Hardcovers (V7 and V8) campaign is going strong on Kickstarter right now! If you want to back the books, and haven't, now's the time to do so. There's only ONE WEEK left!

There are new add-ons!

The Batvark: Penis #1 Virgin Cover and Hermann #1 HRM Edition are both available for $25 each.

CIH? Original Art Card #1 is available for $30!  This card features an ink drawing of Cerebus' head.  Unlike the Head Sketches offered in the books (Which are always MORE than just Cerebus' head) this card is NOT customizable.  They will all feature the Passive Cerebus from CIH?.  Drawn and Signed by Benjamin Hobbs.

The stretch goal cards can now be purchased on their own as well.

If the the campaign reaches $15,000, BETTY will be added to the Series 4 Trading Cards. 

Next Week: The campaign will be wrapping up! Back it before then!