Saturday 13 July 2024

AMOC remembers Michael Zulli

Hi, Everybody!

AMOC was saddened to learn of the passing of Michael Zulli. 

When I learned the news, I let Dave know. And:
Dave also sent:

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And, since Mr. Zulli appears in the book:





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I gotta look through the AV Family Photo Album. I think I have pictures from the Moondance signing...

My condolences to Mr. Zulli's family, friends, collaborators, and fans.
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Rigamarole:
the Cerebus Humble Bundle:


SO, if you're THAT guy, Dave'll refund your money. Of course, you're taking money you don't really need away from a guy who already spent 25% of it to pay Gerhard, and then he gave... 20%(?) of the rest to feed the poor. But, yeah, because you paid $99CANADIAN(!) instead of $18USD (And, really, isn't that about the same amount?) you should TOTALLY get a refund... (I mean I paid $25 USD for the Cerebus Humble Bundle. And if you check the Leaderboard, other guys paid like a hundred US(!), but sure, ask for a refund. I'm not judging. (I totally am! I'm judging like my name is Judy, and you tried to screw over somebody for a minor amount of money...)
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Heritage has Cerebus adjacent stuff coming soon.
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The AMOC TeePublic Shoppe: up to 35% off:

July 16-21.*
*Sale dates are not final and therefore subject to change.
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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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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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Next Time: Dave sent more stuff...

Friday 12 July 2024

The Night Spike Returns! (Dave's weekly update #547)

Hi, Everybody!

Like it says on the Logo:
The little bit on the bottom there...

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

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A Moment of Cerebus runs Saturday through Friday.
The Week in AMOC:
  • Saturday: Please Hold For Dave Sim 7/2024.
  • Sunday: New Dave Art!
  • MondayThe Monday Report and Cerebus Figurines.
  • Tuesday: Jen's update for us on The Strange Death of Alex Raymond Go Fund Me.  Speaking of SDOARGFM, $173 until the next page is unlocked. And she's got a deal for a VINTAGE Cerebus #2. So far, THIRTEEN people got a chance at it, YOU have until Monday to get your money in so you can have a shot...
  • Wednesday: Hobbs continues his descent into Hell. (Depending on your stance on AI generated art...)
  • Wednesday (also): Steve Peters gave away some Original Dave Sim Art, and Dave has a..."mea culpa"(?) about the Cerebus Humble Bundle:


SO, if you're THAT guy, Dave'll refund your money. Of course, you're taking money you don't really need away from a guy who already spent 25% of it to pay Gerhard, and then he gave... 20% of the rest to feed the poor. But, yeah, because you paid $99CANADIAN(!) instead of $18USD (And, really, isn't that about the same amount?) you should TOTALLY get a refund... (I mean I paid $25 USD for the Cerebus Humble Bundle. And if you check the Leaderboard, other guys paid like a hundred US(!), but sure, ask for a refund. I'm not judging. (I totally am! I'm judging like my name is Judy, and you tried to screw over somebody for a minor amount of money...)
  • Thursday: Margaret continues GIVING away the first Notebook AKA Albatross 1 for FREE! We're trying to sell the six extra copies that are at Camp David Mags! And. You're. Just. GIVING! It. Away... See here if you wanna physical copy. 
  • Friday: that's this post. You're reading the Friday post right now. This is STILL like that bit in Spaceballs. (Should I link to LAST WEEK'S Update in these things?)
Okay, so that was the past week in AMOC. You're welcome.

And now, back to Bizness as unusual:
Rigamarole:
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Heritage has Cerebus adjacent stuff coming soon.
__________________________
The AMOC TeePublic Shoppe: up to 35% off:

July 16-21.*
*Sale dates are not final and therefore subject to change.
___________________________
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
___________________________
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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Next Time: I got some faxes.

Thursday 11 July 2024

Notebook One: Cerebus #24 Part Six

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.

Maybe instead of rewriting this opener every week, I’ll be a bit more efficient with my use of time and have this standard opening: 

Have you got your copy of Albatross One? That is Dave Sim’s name for his first notebook used in the creation of Cerebus. If you want a copy of the notebook – and trust me, as someone who has held the actual Albatross One, it is a pretty close duplicate and looks great – you can check out this post right here. Well not this post. The one at this link. Go check it out, this post will still be here.

And if you don’t want to buy one, you can wait as I release a couple of pages a week and check them out using the Notebook One tag. But trust me, the notebook is much much nicer then my silly little posts.

Okay, now that is done, on with this week’s Notebook One post.

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For the last month and a week or so we’ve been looking at pages from Dave Sim’s first Cerebus notebook that show content for Cerebus #24. Though much of it up to this point was unused plot points. We’ve been seeing those unused plot points be discarded and content for the actual issue appear. That being said, we still saw a bunch of unused material with last week’s pages. 

We left off last week looking at page 100 of the notebook, where Dave wrote a list of plot points and a drawing of Cerebus, Theresa, and Katrina. Now on page 100 we see the dialogue to go along with the trio.

Notebook #1, page 101

The dialogue on this page matches up very well with the dialogue on page 2 of Cerebus #24 including Cerebus’ thought bubble that says ‘Tarim. Cerebus hates these “cute” card games.’ Though on the final page it turns into ‘There is nothing Cerebus hates more than ‘cute’ card games.’ 

The next page continues with the dialogue between the two girls and Cerebus. The dialogue on this page matches up very well with the dialogue on page 3 of the issue. If you click on the picture and look closely, you can see circled numbers starting with #2. Those numbers are for which panel on the page the dialogue is for. And those match up very well.

Notebook #1, page 102

There is some dialogue on the left side that was crossed out:

One of the girls: That’s ridiculous. What would the lion of the coast be doing with a dress. . .

Cerebus: It was the blue silk one he wore at royal receptions.

Yah, I can understand why Dave didn’t include that. 

The dialogue between the girls and Cerebus continues on the next page of the dialogue. Including Dave’s circled numbers penciled beside some of the dialogue. Though at this point the numbering doesn’t match the panel numbering for page four. But it does break the dialogue into panel sized bits.

Notebook #1, page 103

And yes, this is the dialogue that appears on page four of the issue. Including Cerebus’ story of using women for shields during a fight and completely stunning Theresa. Though Janette doesn’t show up in this conversation, as it is just Cerebus, Theresa, and Katrina.

And you can probably see something on the back of page 103. We’ll see it next week when we see even more pages from Dave’s first notebook ‘cause I’m having fun giving it away for free. We’ll see how long I can do this before boss man fires me.





Wednesday 10 July 2024

Breaking news: YOU can get Original Dave Sim Art!

 

As Friend to the Blog Steve Peters said in an update on his NEW Kickstarter: Comicverse: Subspace Chatter Softcover Collection

Hi folks--- It is now GO TIME to get a chance at the original art by Dave Sim for the "Tails of Sparkybus" #4 variant cover. The largest cash donation (not including a reward item) made before tomorrow, July 11, at 5:00 PM EST will get it. I did pay Mr. Sim for this piece, so hopefully the highest donation isn't $10! A donation will help me to continue paying Dave for other projects.
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AND, Dave sent me this update on the Cerebus Humble Bundle:

So, if you think the Cerebus Humble Bundle deal is a rip-off since you bought 'em from CerebusDownloads.com, feel free to track down Dave and let him know you FEEL betrayed. And you DEMAND your $99CAD back! (And that you don't CARE if he spent the 75% Aardvark-Vanaheim keeps, since Dave sends Gerhard 25% of all the CerebusDownloads.com revenues, on food. You're taking food from an old man. Right out of his mouth. (Okay, hand.) (Okay, it's not food, it's money.) (And it's out of his bank account.) (But DAMN IT! You. SHOULD. Feel. Bad.). YOU tell Dave all that. It WAS the best deal in comics. And after the 18th, it'll resume that status. But, just because a once in a lifetime opportunity landed at Dave's feet and he could actually make a lil' scratch, go ahead. Bitch 'bout it. Be THAT kind of fan... I dare ya. I double-dog dare ya...)

The Ladies of Cerebus: AI edition: Part Four: Henrot-Gulch

Benjamin Hobbs:

David Birdsong prompted the AI to make some Henrot-Gulch images, after one of the AMOC readers requested it.  Never say we don't give you what you want!

Unless you're Anonymous Guy who keeps begging us to stop posting AI art.  He would be quite correct in saying we don't give him what he wants.




Next Week: Birdsong takes another pass at Red Sophia and Astoria!

Tuesday 9 July 2024

SDoAR 2.28: Ashcans; Pages Unlocked; 1/13 Chance to Win Cerebus #2

BIG NEWS! 

The next proofs of Giant-Sized SDOAR Ashcans No. 0 Restored, No. 0 Remastered, No. 1 Restored, and No. 1 Remastered have all been shared with StudioComix Press for printing! 

What does that mean? Well, Philip R. Frey, Eddie Khanna and I will all get copies to review, and if they are flawless, we will send them along to Dave for review. If they're not flawless, we'll tweak, do another proof, rinse and repeat.

As for the Cerebus #2 raffle, so far THIRTEEN donors are in the running, raising $615 in two weeks and unlocking two new pages in the past week! If you want a chance at winning...

Rules to win Cerebus #2 and Help Out SDoAR

One entry per person to anyone who donates $25 or more to the Strange Death of Alex Raymond 2024 GoFundMe campaign through Monday, July 15, 2024 at midnight, PST.

I will then randomly assign numbers to each entry and have Dave pull another Karnak, and I'll announce the winner on July 16, 2024. 


In addition anyone who unlocks a page (every $200 raised) gets a thank you gift from Dave! So what are you waiting for?!?

Just the GoFundMe Facts, Ma'am

  • $13,627.00 raised to date from 231 donations
  • 72 new pages released as mocked up by Dave Sim from 11 June to 10 December 2021
  • 93 total pages available on Dropbox, including Dave's 2019 mocked-up pages
  • $173.00 away from unlocking page 94
  • If you have not donated > $5+ donation grants access to all 93 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 at the beginning of month #7 of Year 2.

The Strange Death of Alex Raymond Preview, Part Twenty-Seven

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Ciao!

xx

Jen


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











Monday 8 July 2024

You can't have them either...

Hi, Everybody!


And Dave's Pen Pal strikes again:

And the latest AV Family Photo Album collection has these Cerebus Figurines (click for bigger):



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Friend to the Blog Steve Peters has a NEW Kickstarter: Comicverse: Subspace Chatter Softcover Collection. While it DOESN'T have a new Dave cover (that's the NEXT Kickstarter after this one...) It does have Cerebus related content, and Manly Matt Dow Art.

AND Steve sent in:
Hey Matt,

Could you read this on Please Hold and/or post it to AMOC? Thanks!

The Cerebus/Dave Sim rewards were really popular on the last couple of Kickstarters, so I'm going to offer the original art for the "Tails of Sparkybus" cover to the highest cash donation (that is, not including reward items, but an added donation, or a donation for no reward) made in the last 24 hours of the campaign, from 5PM EST on July 10 to 5PM EST July 11.


Man, that's some sweet Dave Sim Original Art goodness. 

And your link to the Cerebus Humble Bundle

Rigamarole:
__________________________
Heritage has Cerebus adjacent stuff.
__________________________
The AMOC TeePublic Shoppe: up to 35% off:

July 16-21.*
*Sale dates are not final and therefore subject to change.
___________________________
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
___________________________
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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Next Time: Unless...Maybe Jen has statues to give away for the SDOAR GoFundMe?

Sunday 7 July 2024

Sneak Peek: NEW Dave Sim Art!

Hi, Everybody!

Incoming!
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And over on Facebook, Oliver Simonsen shared Ben Dunn's post of one of Dave's new page for the crossover:
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And then as part of the prepared material sent for use on the July Please Hold, I got this. It's a SECRET!
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Friend to the Blog Steve Peters has a NEW Kickstarter: Comicverse: Subspace Chatter Softcover Collection. While it DOESN'T have a new Dave cover (that's the NEXT Kickstarter after this one...) It does have Cerebus related content, and Manly Matt Dow Art.

AND Steve sent in:
Hey Matt,

Could you read this on Please Hold and/or post it to AMOC? Thanks!

The Cerebus/Dave Sim rewards were really popular on the last couple of Kickstarters, so I'm going to offer the original art for the "Tails of Sparkybus" cover to the highest cash donation (that is, not including reward items, but an added donation, or a donation for no reward) made in the last 24 hours of the campaign, from 5PM EST on July 10 to 5PM EST July 11.


Man, that's some sweet Dave Sim Original Art goodness. 

And your link to the Cerebus Humble Bundle

Rigamarole:
__________________________
Heritage has Cerebus adjacent stuff.
__________________________
The AMOC TeePublic Shoppe: up to 35% off:

July 7 and16-21.*
*Sale dates are not final and therefore subject to change.
___________________________
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
___________________________
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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Next Time: Mondays and a dip into the AV Family Photo Album?

Saturday 6 July 2024

Please Hold For Dave Sim 7/2024

Hi, Everybody!

Please Hold Time!

First up, Audio:

Then, Video:
Friend to the Blog Steve Peters has a NEW Kickstarter: Comicverse: Subspace Chatter Softcover Collection. While it DOESN'T have a new Dave cover (that's the NEXT Kickstarter after this one...) It does have Cerebus related content, and Manly Matt Dow Art.

AND Steve sent in:
Hey Matt,

Could you read this on Please Hold and/or post it to AMOC? Thanks!

The Cerebus/Dave Sim rewards were really popular on the last couple of Kickstarters, so I'm going to offer the original art for the "Tails of Sparkybus" cover to the highest cash donation (that is, not including reward items, but an added donation, or a donation for no reward) made in the last 24 hours of the campaign, from 5PM EST on July 10 to 5PM EST July 11.


Man, that's some sweet Dave Sim Original Art goodness. 

And your link to the Cerebus Humble Bundle

Rigamarole:
__________________________
Heritage has Cerebus adjacent stuff.
__________________________
The AMOC TeePublic Shoppe: up to 35% off:

July 6-7 and16-21.*
*Sale dates are not final and therefore subject to change.
___________________________
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
___________________________
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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Next Time: Dave sent in things.

Friday 5 July 2024

Subordinate clauses! (Dave's weekly update #546)

Hi, Everybody!

Like it says on the Logo:
The little bit on the bottom there...

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

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A Moment of Cerebus runs Saturday through Friday.
The Week in AMOC:
  • Saturday: Spawn #10 rarities.
  • Sunday: New Dave Art!
  • MondayThe Monday Report and Dave's advice to a young artist.
  • Tuesday: Jen's update for us on The Strange Death of Alex Raymond Go Fund Me.  Speaking of SDOARGFM, $73 until the next page is unlocked. And she's got a deal for a VINTAGE Cerebus #2. So far, SIX people got a chance at it.
  • Wednesday: Hobbs continues his look at the terrifying world inside your computer. (Think TRON, but with more blonde dancers...)
  • Thursday: Margaret continues GIVING away the first Notebook AKA Albatross 1 for FREE! We're trying to sell the six extra copies that are at Camp David Mags! And. You're. Just. GIVING! It. Away... See here if you wanna physical copy. 
  • Friday: that's this post. You're reading the Friday post right now. This is like that bit in Spaceballs. (Should I link to LAST WEEK'S Update in these things?)

Okay, so that was the past week in AMOC. You're welcome.

And now, back to Bizness as unusual:
Rigamarole:
__________________________
Heritage has Cerebus adjacent stuff.
__________________________
The AMOC TeePublic Shoppe: up to 35% off:

July 2-7 and16-21.*
*Sale dates are not final and therefore subject to change.
___________________________
Friend to the Blog Steve Peters has a NEW Kickstarter: Comicverse: Subspace Chatter Softcover Collection. While it DOESN'T have a new Dave cover (that's the NEXT Kickstarter after this one...) It does have Cerebus related content, and Manly Matt Dow Art.

AND Steve sent in:
Hey Matt,

Could you read this on Please Hold and/or post it to AMOC? Thanks!

The Cerebus/Dave Sim rewards were really popular on the last couple of Kickstarters, so I'm going to offer the original art for the "Tails of Sparkybus" cover to the highest cash donation (that is, not including reward items, but an added donation, or a donation for no reward) made in the last 24 hours of the campaign, from 5PM EST on July 10 to 5PM EST July 11.


Man, that's some sweet Dave Sim Original Art goodness. 
___________________________
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
___________________________
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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Next Time: