Tuesday 20 February 2024

SDoAR 2.08: Up next on BBC1 -- Anonymous and Frey!

Anonymous and Frey? Sounds like a damn British drama series! Shakespeare and Hathaway. Charters and Caldicott. Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). And now Anonymous and Frey!

What the hell are you babbling about, Jen? Fine. Picture the scene...

Anonymous to the rescue! $250 worth of donations in the past week unlocks another page! 

And as if that's not enough, Philip R. Frey to the rescue... again! Another four! Count 'em, FOUR more new REMASTERED pages completed in the past week for SDOAR 2024 Giant-Size Ashcan No. 0 REMASTERED.

As for me, the SDOAR 2024 Giant-Size Ashcan No. 1 REMASTERED very detailed review continues!

Just the GoFundMe Facts, Ma'am

  • $10,875.00 raised to date from 182 donations
  • 58 new pages released as mocked up by Dave Sim from 11 June to 16 November 2021
  • 79 total pages available on Dropbox, including Dave's 2019 mocked-up pages
  • $125.00 away from unlocking page 80
  • If you have not donated > $5+ donation grants access to all 79 pages and all pages moving forward
  • If you have donated, thank you, but if you want to donate monthly, GoFundMe does not offer that option, so please do so as we are in the middle of month #2 of Year 2.
SDOAR 2023 GoFundMe -->> https://www.gofundme.com/f/sdoar-2023

The Strange Death of Alex Raymond Preview, Part Seven

Thisthisthisthisthis, this Oxford comma and finally ellipsis
That's all I got!

x

Jen


SDOAR 2023 GoFundMe -->>
 https://www.gofundme.com/f/sdoar-2023 <<-- SDOAR 2023 GoFundMe

Monday 19 February 2024

Draw an Aardvark, Win Fun Prizes!

Hi, Everybody!

I dinna post yesterday because I's busy.

Anyway, Over on the Outstanding Achievement in the Filed of Excellence Faceybook group, James Banderas-Smith is running Cerebus month. There are prizes:

If anything in there strikes your fancy, join the group and draw Cerebus for a chance to win it.

Your competition:










Good Luck!

And Mondays:
And Akimbo and Cerebus Archive Portfolio #10: Minds Kickstarter:
Anyway, you can get Akimbo thru Diamond:

Speaking of Diamond, You can order a copy of the Cerebus #1 Facsimile Edition. Also available in Signed: Cerebus #1 Facsimile Edition Signed. (Final Order Cutoff for online orders is the 29th. Non-online orders are due the week before (or is the week after? Eddie wasn't sure when he told me.)) 

Rigamarole:

Living the Line has a new Kickstarter: TIHKU!

Oliver' Simonsen's Cerebus movie: The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical, and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark it's currently available on "Plex", "Xumo", "Vimeo On Demand", "Tubi". If you're in Brazil..."Mometu", "Nuclear Home Video".
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The AMOC TeePublic Shoppe: up to 35% off:

Your store will be up to 35% off
February 22-25.*
*Sale dates are not final and therefore subject to change.
___________________________
Heritage has Dave Sim Cerebus stuff too.
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The Help Out Bill Messner-Loebs Go Fund Me, or buy Rodney Schroeter's book with proceeds going to Bill.
___________________________
The Last Day Without nothing.
   "      "     "        "  Dave's signature.
   "      "     "        "  an Old Cerebus Remarque
   "      "     "     Auction catalog for the Panoramic Remarques
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Next Time: Jen. Alex Raymond. Stan Drake. Stan's new car.

Saturday 17 February 2024

I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you can't prove everything.

Hi, Everybody!

Boy, them fellas sure crapped the bed over on the Akimbo and Cerebus Archive Portfolio #10: Minds Kickstarter. (I dunno, I pledged my monies and moved on. I'm just assuming based on these faxes I'ma getting...):


Click for bigger:


Anyway, you can get Akimbo thru Diamond:

Speaking of Diamond, You can order a copy of the Cerebus #1 Facsimile Edition. Also available in Signed: Cerebus #1 Facsimile Edition Signed. (Final Order Cutoff for online orders is the 29th. Non-online orders are due the week before (or is the week after? Eddie wasn't sure when he told me.)) 
And the proofs are approved:


And Dave has continuation from this month's Please Hold For Dave Sim:


Gee, now I get to do more work. Thanks Dave...

Rigamarole:

Oliver' Simonsen's Cerebus movie: The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical, and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark it's currently available on "Plex", "Xumo", "Vimeo On Demand", "Tubi". If you're in Brazil..."Mometu", "Nuclear Home Video".

And since the topic is Kickstarters, Living the Line has a new one: TIHKU!
__________________________
The AMOC TeePublic Shoppe: up to 35% off:

Your store will be up to 35% off
February 22-25.*
*Sale dates are not final and therefore subject to change.
___________________________
Heritage has Dave Sim Cerebus stuff too.
___________________________
The Help Out Bill Messner-Loebs Go Fund Me, or buy Rodney Schroeter's book with proceeds going to Bill.
___________________________
The Last Day Without nothing.
   "      "     "        "  Dave's signature.
   "      "     "        "  an Old Cerebus Remarque
   "      "     "     Auction catalog for the Panoramic Remarques
___________________________
Next Time: Man, I'm think High Society pages...

Friday 16 February 2024

Steve Peters (Dave's weekly update #526)

Hi, Everybody!

Like it says on the Logo:

It's Friday, so that means:
Dave's Weekly Update:

A Moment of Cerebus runs Saturday through Friday.

The Week in AMOC:
Okay, so that was the past week in AMOC. You're welcome.
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If you missed out, CAN10 will join the others available here eventually...
And you can get Akimbo thru Diamond:

Speaking of Diamond, You can order a copy of the Cerebus #1 Facsimile Edition. Also available in Signed: Cerebus #1 Facsimile Edition Signed. (Final Order Cutoff for online orders is the 29th. Non-online orders are due the week before (or is the week after? Eddie wasn't sure when he told me.)) 

And I know the Cerebus fans Down Under get soaked on shipping, but here's a Dave Sim related Kickstarter where the North Americans get screwed: Greener Pastures #8 "What's  Greener Pastures #8? And how does it relate to Dave Sim?" I hear you ask. Well here's a hint:
(A tip of the shiny metal helmet to Oliver' Simonsen whose Cerebus movie: The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical, and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark it's currently available on "Plex", "Xumo", "Vimeo On Demand", "Tubi". If you're in Brazil..."Mometu", "Nuclear Home Video", for sharing the link on the Faceybookees.) Anyway, the project is live.

And since the topic is Kickstarters, Living the Line has a new one: TIHKU!

Okay, back to Bizness as unusual:

Rigamarole:
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The AMOC TeePublic Shoppe: up to 35% off:

Your store will be up to 35% off
February 22-25.*
*Sale dates are not final and therefore subject to change.
___________________________
Heritage has Dave Sim Cerebus stuff too.
___________________________
The Help Out Bill Messner-Loebs Go Fund Me, or buy Rodney Schroeter's book with proceeds going to Bill.
___________________________
The Last Day Without nothing.
   "      "     "        "  Dave's signature.
   "      "     "        "  an Old Cerebus Remarque
   "      "     "     Auction catalog for the Panoramic Remarques
___________________________
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Next Time: Faxes about AKIMBO...

Thursday 15 February 2024

Notebook One: Cerebus #21 Material Part Two

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.

Continuing onward with our sequential look at the pages from Dave Sim’s first notebook (out of 36), last week we got past the material for Cerebus #20 and to material for Cerebus #21. If you want to find the rest of the posts on Notebook One, just click here to see them all as they use the tag ‘Notebook One’.

Last week there was a small sketch of Captain Cockroach on page 26 of the notebook, and now on page 27 there is a sketch of Elrod as Bunky, Captain Cockroach’s sidekick.  The text on the page shows how Dave used the Hsifan’s as a stand in for the “yellow menace” rhetoric during World War II. We see how the manipulations of Elrod and Cockroach by President Weishaupt on the uncaring populace keep him in power.

Notebook One, page 27

We already saw page 28 of the notebook in Beat the Hsiffies, Buy Bonds! which has material on Cerebus #21 as well, most notable a sketch of the first page of the issue.

Then on page 29 there is a list of potential dialogue between Cerebus and President Weisshaupt. The first line item that is crossed out read:

I’m going to give them a shitload of the gold the Cockroach is getting me in exchange for being given the title of President of the United Feldwar States.

Notebook One, page 29

The next couple of crossed out lines are:

- Why don't the Illusionists take power, then?

- Have you seen the Illusionists in this city? Ever since the [two illegible words] they've been getting shipments of drugs from the across the Eastern desert, they've been useless.

- Surely if you explained it to the tribunal?

- Explain what? That three years from now their only source of income is going to be

- Why not form an alliance with the [illegible word]

In the finished book there is no discussion about the Illusionists, just the backstory of Captain Cockroach and how Weisshaupt is using the populace’s hatred of the Hsifan Khanate to gain control of the army and then more power for himself.

Page 30 of the notebook continues with the material on page 29, Cerebus wanting out of Beduin, and Weisshaupt's tactics.

Notebook One, page 30

Then we get Dave’s first take a the dialogue between Elrod and Cerebus and then Elrod and the “pigeon” from whom Elrod is attempting to sell for gold some bonds. We also see down the bottom of the page the excited dialogue from Captain Cockroach. That isn’t the way it played out on the finished page though – as Captain Cockroach was standing with Elrod and the “pigeon” got excited to see the Captain.

Next week: probably more of Notebook One. Did anyone send Dave money for one for themselves? Yes, yes I did. . .




Wednesday 14 February 2024

CAN 10 and AKIMBO Backer Surveys now on KS!

Benjamin Hobbs:

The CAN 10 and Akimbo Kickstarter ended last Friday with an impressive 142 backers raising $19,065! A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported this campaign.

The Backer surveys went out Saturday, if you haven't filled yours out yet, please take the time to do so! 


Next Week: I'm really hoping that I'll have the AKIMBO proof done.

Tuesday 13 February 2024

SDoAR 2.07: Progress? Yeah, Let's Call It Progress!

Philip R. Frey to the rescue!

Four! Count 'em, FOUR new REMASTERED pages completed in the past week for SDOAR 2024 Giant-Size Ashcan No. 0 REMASTERED.

As for me, the SDOAR 2024 Giant-Size Ashcan No. 1 REMASTERED detailed review continues!

Just the GoFundMe Facts, Ma'am

  • $10,625.00 raised to date from 180 donations
  • 57 new pages released as mocked up by Dave Sim from 11 June to 10 November 2021
  • 78 total pages available on Dropbox, including Dave's 2019 mocked-up pages
  • $175.00 away from unlocking page 79
  • If you have not donated > $5+ donation grants access to all 79 pages and all pages moving forward
  • If you have donated, thank you, but if you want to donate monthly, GoFundMe does not offer that option, so please do so as we are in the middle of month #2 of Year 2.
SDOAR 2023 GoFundMe -->> https://www.gofundme.com/f/sdoar-2023

The Strange Death of Alex Raymond Preview, Part Six

Thisthisthisthis, this Oxford comma and finally ellipsis
x

Jen


SDOAR 2023 GoFundMe -->>
 https://www.gofundme.com/f/sdoar-2023 <<-- SDOAR 2023 GoFundMe

Monday 12 February 2024

Matt enters his "Reads" period. (Not content from Reads, just walls of text...like Reads!)

Hi, Everybody!

So, NORMALLY, I get a Fax from Dave about seven in the morning on Mondays with the Monday Report. Today I woke up a three-thirty in the morning to the first of many many faxes from Dave.

Let's run them in the order received (this is MOSTLY about the AKIMBO Kickstarter and the last day "deal"):
Yeah, Dave's message to Bill is for Bill's eyes only until I hear from Bill that he's okay with it being run. I'm not optimistic...
And then Mondays:

Then back to it:


Okay, I'm off to bed so I can read my new fax at three-thirty TOMORROW morning...

Rigamarole!
Speaking of Diamond, You can order a copy of the Cerebus #1 Facsimile Edition. Also available in Signed: Cerebus #1 Facsimile Edition Signed. (Final Order Cutoff for online orders is the 29th. Non-online orders are due the week before (or is the week after? Eddie wasn't sure when he told me.))


And since the topic is Kickstarters, Living the Line has a new one: TIHKU!

Oliver Simonsen's Cerebus movie: The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical, and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark it's currently available on "Plex", "Xumo", "Vimeo On Demand", "Tubi". If you're in Brazil..."Mometu", "Nuclear Home Video"

The AMOC TeePublic Shoppe: up to 35% off:

Your store will be up to 35% off
February 22-25.*
*Sale dates are not final and therefore subject to change.
___________________________
Heritage has other Dave Sim Cerebus stuff too.
___________________________
The Help Out Bill Messner-Loebs Go Fund Me, or buy Rodney Schroeter's book with proceeds going to Bill.
___________________________
The Last Day Without nothing.
   "      "     "        "  Dave's signature.
   "      "     "        "  an Old Cerebus Remarque
   "      "     "     Auction catalog for the Panoramic Remarques
___________________________
Next Time: I GUARANTEE Jen got Faxes too...

Sunday 11 February 2024

Gerhard and the Best. Show. Ever!

Hi, Everybody!

Before we do it, Dave checked in with AKIMBO/CAN10 news:
Yeah, I'm not running Bill's fax. I asked him, and he said, "Nah dawg." So, if you REALLY need to see it, send three bucks to me.

Anyway, Gerhard emailed me:
Hey Matt,

Hope you're doing well.

I just got back from the Orlando Comic Art Expo. It was the best show ever. Period.

I had done a whole bunch of drawings ahead of time. I don't like sketching at shows.
I'm too slow. I spend most of the show with my head down, drawing.
I can't talk to anybody while I'm drawing because I use my hands when I talk.
So I blatantly ripped off--- I mean... "lovingly recreated and reinterpreted" panels from the book.
I call them Moments of Cerebus. I sold each and every one of them.
Like I said: Best. Show. Ever.

You can post them all at once, or one a day, or whenever you need some actual Cerebus content.

Best wishes,
Ger









































 Ger sold all of these, but if you want/need one, he DOES do commissions.

Alright, I'ma watch the Tremendous Bowl.

Next Time: Monday.