Friday, 20 May 2022

Aardvark downunder (Dave's Weekly Update #441)

Hi, Everybody!
  
Dave's Weekly Update:

Neat TeeVee, neat...

Good thing this was a short one, because I got another video you NEED to see:


THAT'S RIGHT, The Strange Death of Alex Raymond has been nominated for an Eisner
What's next? 
Voting for the Eisner awards is being held online using a two-step process. The first step is for prospective voters to apply at https://form.jotform.com/221146151922144. After filling out the form, eligible voters will be invited to go to the ballot and cast their votes. Those who previously registered will automatically be invited to fill out the new ballot. All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote. The deadline for voting is June 8. New voters must have registered by June 1 in order to be invited to the ballot.
Thanks to Vark Wars, and Vark Wars: Walt's Empire Strikes Back, I get to vote...

Heh heh heh...

Anyway, you should congratulate Sean by buying something from The Living the Line store...
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Speaking of  Cerebus in Hell?:
The Uncrucifiable Cerebus Goes To A Gay Bar is getting Final Order Cutoff-ed, which means:
CIH PRESENTS KURTZ VS KURTZ ONE SHOT


Click for the fine print.

And then there's these things:


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Hobbs' Kickstarter for the HARD COVER Swords of Cerebus volumes 9 & 10 ended, get your surveys in.
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Speaking of surveys, the Form & Void Kickstarter needs TWO of them. SO, if everybody could make sure that they have their surveys filled out, that'd be great. All the extras are printed and waiting on the books which will be printed as soon as the comic store edition gets its numbers to Dave. (I think that FOC is coming up too...)
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Heritage, pretty much has the best Cerebus Original Art deals available...
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Oliver's Cerebus movie: The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical, and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark is currently available "Plex", "Xumo", "Vimeo On Demand", "Tubi".
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Up to 35% off site-wide:
May 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: Aardvark Comment?

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Jaka's Fuzzy Black Sweater

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.

Just last week we saw a couple pages from Dave Sim’s second notebook, which covers Cerebus #27 through 37. Those pages were walls of text for Cerebus #36. How about a page with sketches of outfits for Jaka?

Notebook #2, page 167

We have Jaka with her fuzzy black sweater holding a package for Cerebus along with a couple of other outfits. Even a sketch of her in the green house.


Wednesday, 18 May 2022

SOCIH? V 9 and 10 KS ends at NOON EST!

Benjamin Hobbs:

The Kickstarter for Swords of Cerebus In Hell? Volumes 9 and 10 ends today at noon EST! A GIANT THANK YOU to everyone who backed it! If you haven't backed the project, and want to, make sure to do so before NOON EST!

 

This week I was working on the VARK WARS Trading Cards (Available on the above Kickstarter):

And Matt Dow asks me if I want HIM to write the card backs.  As it happens, I was already half through writing the card's backs.  However, I told him if he had something better, I was open to using it.  

I went ahead and finished my text, and Matt sends over HIS text, and now I have two sets of funny text.  Currently, I'm planning on using my text on the back of the cards.  Presented here, is the text he wrote for the CEREBUS FANBOY card laid out on the VARK WARS card back:

Theoretically, if there were enough demand, we could print an alternate set of Vark Wars Trading Cards for the next KS campaign. THE DOW CUT.  If you're desperate to own VARK WARS TRADING CARDS: THE DOW CUT, make sure to use the hashtag #ReleaseTheDowCut on twitter.  I'm sure Brian will let us know when it starts trending. 

Next Week: It's the last Wednesday of the Month! NEW CIH? at your LCS!

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Happy 66th Birthday Dave Sim!

Hi, Everybody!

It's Dave's Birthday!

He sent me a little something:




So getting ready to make Dave a card, I looked up the Rip Kirby strip dated for his birthday:

And it looked REAL familiar:


Okay, I may have mentally combined that with this page too:

Happy Birthday Dave!

Next Time: Hobbs and HIS birthday wishes...

Monday, 16 May 2022

It's Dave's Birthday Eve!

Hi, Everybody!


I also got this from Dave:

Hey, what Dave wants, Dave gets:
Route 66
Nat King Cole

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way
Take the highway that's the best
Get your kicks on Route 66
It winds from Chicago to LA
More than two thousand miles all the way
Get your kicks on Route 66
Now you go through St. Louis
Joplin, Missouri
And Oklahoma City looks mighty pretty
You'll see Amarillo
Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona
Don't forget Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino
Won't you get hip to this timely tip
When you make that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66
Won't you get hip to this timely tip
When you make that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66
Get your kicks on Route 66
Get your kicks on Route 66
I also sent him the Wikipedia page.

Sunday, 15 May 2022

The UK bits of Dave's House. Well...some of them.

Hi, Everybody!

Let's see...

Picking up from Yesterday:
Dave faxed:

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Click all ya want. This is the size it is...

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Click for same sizeness...

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I sent Lee the photos, and he said:
Hi Matt.

Wow! What a nice surprise! It's incredible to think that Dave has a framed picture of me, David and Terry up on his wall (a Brits wall by the look of it!) alongside Lenny Henry, Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French. Please thank Dave from me for sending those photos.

I recently went on two mini tours (five gigs at the end of April and four gigs last week) with The Wedding Present - my first time touring with a band. David invited me along to get a taste of 'life on the road' in preparation for our book signing tour in November to promote the release of Volume Two of the Tales From The Wedding Present hardback books. I had a great time and sold and signed lots of copies of Volume One at the merchandise stall.

I've been working daily on new stories and I have ten more pages to draw before inking the final twenty pages.

Thanks again.
Lee
Then I sent him the fax. Because, as I said, "Should REALLY have included Dave's fax about this..."
Niiiice!

The entryway! I am humbled beyond belief.
So he's all happy...

But if you click over to CerebusDownloads.com, looking to grab a last minute copy of Pieces of Turtles 8.2 Swordfish/Canadian/1st Edition for $25 Canadian, you will NOT be all happy. Because as I warned yesterday, it is gone. And you are shit-out-of-luck unless you can find a Turtle Profiteer...
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SPEAKING of Turtle profiteering...

I bought a 10 pack, and I'm getting one of them signed:
Kevin Laird
Peter Eastman
Davelangelo
Dave Sim
With my CAN#, 37. 

That leaves seven more copies that I'm selling for $25 American.

"Uh...I'm no math genius, but ten minus one isn't seven..."

True imaginary AMOC reader who lives rent-free in my head, but Steve already put in to buy two copies, and he's sending me stuff, so I can't really say, "no".

So if you want one, and you want it unsigned/unnumbered/ready for CGC slabbing, you REALLY need to shoot an email to momentofcerebus@gmail.com, and stake your claim. Otherwise, I'm probably gonna have Dave sign all of them and write eight random numbers to increase their resale value...
You: "Gee, I really wanted my CAN# on a PoT8.2..."
Me: "If your CAN# is 76, 95, 43, 112, 302, 8000006, 5, or 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058, have I got the Piece of Turtles 8.2 for YOU!"
Plus, all MY copies come with an OFFICIAL A Moment of Cerebus N.F.T.*:
See, it's not an Internet NFT where you lose money when the pyramid scheme comes crashing down and it turns out you don't really own anything. I ACTUALLY print the thing out, sign, sketch , and personalize each one. See the bit above Cerebus where it says: "TO                  BEST WISHES"? I actually put your name in the "                 ". And it's FREE with PoT8.2 purchase. In fact, I'll even throw in the 1st N.F.T.*:

Now how much would you pay?!? (It's a rhetorical question. It's $25 bucks American. Unless you just want the N.F.T.*, then it's five bucks. And I ship anywhere the money comes from...)

Where else can you get copies of three of the four participants of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #8 for THIS cheap?
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Also, if you ALREADY bought one of those N.F.T.*-less Pieces of Turtles 8.2, Eddie really REALLY wants you to remember that:
We have to do it the same way as last time for this one; Default setting is 'SIGNED AND NUMBERED' on all copies purchased. If they want something different (eg, CAN#, unsigned, unnumbered; or half signed and half numbered, or all signed and all unnumbered) they should email eddiesdoar@gmail.com, or with any special notes.
The sooner, the better...
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The Living the Line store is having a 20 percent off sale through the 15th, HEY! That's TODAY! Hurry up! 

AND, Sean's doing a contest in the Cerebus Facebook Group. Um...ya gotta be a member to see the post. So if you're not "IN", you need a FaceItBook id, I recommend using a realistic fake name, like "Julius Tavers". Then ya gotta pass the entrance exam. Tell Mags "Ron sent ya"...
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Hobbs' Kickstarter for the HARD COVER Swords of Cerebus volumes 9 & 10 is still a kicking. I'm doing a pass on the backs of the Vark Wars trading cards (if that changes whether or not you wanna back him...)
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Heritage, pretty much has the best Cerebus Original Art deals available...
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Hey!

Remember when Gerhard was working with Grant Morrison on Smile of the Absent Cat for Heavy Metal?

I don't know if it's in this Humble Bundle, but I don't know that it's NOT in this Humble Bundle...
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Cerebus in Hell?:
The Uncrucifiable Cerebus Goes To A Gay Bar MAY221082 Order Cut Off May 26, 2022
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Please fill out your surveys so I can get the copy Travis is buying from me.
And if you didn't wanna deal with Kickstarter or the Waverly Press, guess what's in the new previews.
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Oliver's Cerebus movie: The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical, and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark is currently available "Plex", "Xumo", "Vimeo On Demand", "Tubi".
_______________________________________________
Up to 35% off site-wide:
May 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: Monday. So Jesus-y stuff. And...High Society pages if nothing else drops on my lap...
*Not-Original F***ING Turtles Sketch

Saturday, 14 May 2022

SON OF A B****! LET'S ALL CRAM IN AT ONCE!!! Updates on damn near EVERYTHING!!!!!

Hi, Everybody!




Yup, it's one of THOSE days...

Pieces of Turtles 8.2!

Where the @#%& to start?!? Wednesday, Eddie sent me:
Hey Matt, just giving you an update: we're at roughly 225 copies sold and around $3650. So far today and yesterday have had the least amount of sales.
Then TODAY, Dave faxed:
I was at work. Because I've got to pay for my 10 copies SOMEHOW...

So I couldn't do $#!* until I got home.
Meanwhile Eddie faxed Dave who faxed me:
Again, I's working. So I couldn't stop them even if I wanted to...
Then I got:

And then I got off work and could try to "ride herd" on this and sent Eddie:
I just tweeted at TMNT and Kevin Eastman, plus I sent emails to the guys I profiteered off of last time.

So, HOPEFULLY you'll get a last minute push.
Manly
(Ya know, if I ACTUALLY didn't wait until the last minute...)
And Eddie sent back:
it's a win/ win! Rarebility vs Sales!
Sent George an email for ending it after today, but I'm sure there may be a few extra hours people could slip in.

Also asked George if we could set up fields for purchasing options next time (eg CAN#, signed / unsigned, numbered/unnumbered, any special notes). We have to do it the same way as last time for this one; Default setting is 'SIGNED AND NUMBERED' on all copies purchased. If they want something different (eg, CAN#, unsigned, unnumbered; or half signed and half numbered, or all signed and all unnumbered) they should email eddiesdoar@gmail.com, or with any special notes.
I repeat for the kids in the back of the class not paying attention:

Default setting is 'SIGNED AND NUMBERED' on all copies purchased. If they want something different (eg, CAN#, unsigned, unnumbered; or half signed and half numbered, or all signed and all unnumbered) they should email eddiesdoar@gmail.com, or with any special notes.
Go get 'im champs!

And if you don't read this until tomorrow, and the offer is gone, I AM buying 10, and will be offering 9 of them to the first people to cross my palm with silver (ie: 25 bucks American...) plus you get the SECOND AMOC N.F.T*:
It looks like this...
Ya know, with added "my bullshit"...
(Larry, you're already getting one, so don't just give me money...)

momentofcerebus@gmail.com "first come, first cervix"
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But that ain't even today's Moment...
I...I kinda hate days like this...

So Dave Faxed me on Tuesday:
 
Photo #1 (click for bigger)
 
Photo #1 take two (ditto)
 
Photo #2 (click. Big. Er.)
Lemme 'shop that for ya:
Yup, I've seen that in Carson's version:

Dave also faxed:

Nuh-uh buddy that "PS" is TOMORROW'S post...

And the folder with Photo #1 and Photo#2 ALSO had this photo:
Click for bigger.

Jesus Mags, you're gonna pop a blood vessel if you keep straining your eyes like that. Calm the fug down...

I got it:
Click for bigger

Bigger by clicky
 
Click for smaller.
(Nah, I'm just messing with ya. It only goes bigger...)
 
And then there's the TOP SECRET stuff I probably won't talk about until Tuesday.

But, ya know, NOT speaking of Sean Robinson...
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The Living the Line store is having a 20 percent off sale through the 15th, that's tomorrow... 

AND, Sean's doing a contest in the Cerebus Facebook Group. Um...ya gotta be a member to see the post. So if you're not "IN", you need a FaceItBook id, I recommend using a realistic fake name, like "Sophia Henrot-Gutch". Then ya gotta pass the entrance exam. Tell Mags "Ron sent ya"...
_______________________________________________
Hobbs' Kickstarter for the HARD COVER Swords of Cerebus volumes 9 & 10 is still a kicking. I'm doing a pass on the backs of the Vark Wars trading cards (if that changes whether or not you wanna back him...)
_______________________________________________
Heritage, pretty much has the best Cerebus Original Art deals available...

And Eddie sent me:
Hey Matt here's a photo from our man at an undisclosed location doing the scanning!
 
If he ain't getting scans of that Rip Kirby art, then what's the point?
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Hey!

Remember when Gerhard was working with Grant Morrison on Smile of the Absent Cat for Heavy Metal?

I don't know if it's in this Humble Bundle, but I don't know that it's NOT in this Humble Bundle...
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Cerebus in Hell?:
The Uncrucifiable Cerebus Goes To A Gay Bar MAY221082 Order Cut Off May 26, 2022
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Please fill out your surveys so I can get the copy Travis is buying from me.
And if you didn't wanna deal with Kickstarter or the Waverly Press, guess what's in the new previews.
_______________________________________________
Oliver's Cerebus movie: The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical, and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark is currently available "Plex", "Xumo", "Vimeo On Demand", "Tubi".
_______________________________________________
Up to 35% off site-wide:
May 14-15
         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's PS...

Friday, 13 May 2022

Stack o' Chris Woerner books (Dave's Weekly Update #440)

Hi, Everybody!
  
Dave's Weekly Update:

Chris Woerner's books:
And the rest...(just like the original Gilligan's Island theme.)

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The Living the Line store is having a 20 percent off sale through the 15th. 

AND, Sean's doing a contest in the Cerebus Facebook Group. Um...ya gotta be a member to see the post. So if you're not "IN", you need a FaceItBook id, I recommend using a realistic fake name, like "Sophia Henrot-Gutch". Then ya gotta pass the entrance exam. Tell Mags "Ron sent ya"...
_______________________________________________
Heritage, pretty much has the best Cerebus Original Art deals available...
_______________________________________________
Cerebus in Hell?:
The Uncrucifiable Cerebus Goes To A Gay Bar MAY221082 Order Cut Off May 26, 2022
_______________________________________________
Please fill out your surveys so I can get the copy Travis is buying from me.
And if you didn't wanna deal with Kickstarter or the Waverly Press, guess what's in the new previews.
_______________________________________________
Oliver's Cerebus movie: The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical, and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark is currently available "Plex", "Xumo", "Vimeo On Demand", "Tubi".
_______________________________________________
Up to 35% off site-wide:
May 11-15
         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 sent me stuff, so...that

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Dialogue for the First Five Pages of Cerebus #36

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.

Last week we looked at Dave Sim’s second notebook, which covers Cerebus #27 through 37, and saw some sketches of Lord Julius. Today we have two pages that cover the dialogue from Cerebus #36 pages #1 through 5.

Notebook #2, page 164

Notebook #2, page 165

On the first page it is all dialogue except for some sketches of a bundle with something in it. Something that we don’t see until later in the issue. The dialogue on this page is pretty much word for word what is in the finished issue. The next page starts off pretty dang close, but near the bottom of the page it starts to differ.