Friday 23 February 2024

Subpostmaster scandal (Dave's weekly update #527)

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:
  • Saturday: Dave discusses the financials of Akimbo and Cerebus Archive Portfolio #10: Minds. You can expect more of this for awhile...
  • Sunday: I didn't post. It was a long day.
  • Monday: The Monday Report, and the first batch of entries in the Outstanding Achievement in the Filed of Excellence Faceybook group Cerebus month Contest.
  • Tuesday: Jen does her post about The Strange Death of Alex Raymond Go Fund Me.  Speaking of which, $175 until the next page is unlocked. 
  • Wednesday: An update on the Akimbo and Cerebus Archive Portfolio #10: Minds contest/giveaway/whatever it is. And Hobbs posts so new CiH? art.
  • Thursday: Margaret continued looking at the first Notebook AKA Albatross 1. $100 American will get YOU your own copy so she can move on to a different notebook. Howthat works: Send One hundred American dollars to Dave Sim, P.O. Box 1674, Station C, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4R2, Canada. It can be a check, a money order, or just a Ben Franklin. (Make sure that your Money Order is international. Otherwise Dave can't get paid (It's why I'm just sending him a hundred dollar bill...).)
  • Friday: that's this post. You're reading the Friday post right now. This is like that bit in Spaceballs
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. It's got Dave Art. Margaret's buying a copy.

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 23-25.*
*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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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've been sick, and I think  I got about thirty faxes from Dave. So, obviously, something is on his mind...

Thursday 22 February 2024

Notebook One: Cerebus #21 Material Part Three

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.

This week we’ll be seeing more material from Dave Sim’s Albatross One, his first notebook used in the production of Cerebus. Before this notebook, he would use sheets of paper just laying around the studio. We started this journey in Albatross One a while back starting with page #1 and Cerebus #20, and now we’re up to page 31 and Cerebus #21 material. If you want to go back and see all of the other Albatross One, aka Notebook One, posts, just use the Notebook One tag.

Last week we see dialogue from Captain Cockroach which is in all caps and you can tell by how Dave lettered it on the notebook page that Captain Cockroach was all excited and shouting. Well, the next page in the notebook continues that:

Notebook #1, page 31

In-between the Roach’s dialogue and the town person’s responses, there are some other world building bits, like the top right corner:

President issuing his own currency. People have been hoarding money. Now it’s flowing again and the President’s currency is worth more than Lower Felda’s.

Down the bottom there is a note for page 9 and some dialogue, but that isn’t what happened on page nine of the issue when what actually happened on page 9 was Weisshaupt giving Cerebus the backstory on Captain Cockroach starting with how he found the Roach and Elrod after Cerebus #12.

The next page of the notebook makes a reference to this at the top of the page – “Flashback to President discovering Cockroach and Elrod in #12”. There are notes about the Captain America – Bucky connection and as Dave wrote “inspiration to the people – absolute switch to blistering KKK white power Pro Felda Rah-Rah-Rah”.

Notebook #1, page 32

And there is the phase we all know, near the bottom of the page “Beat the Hsiffies – buy bonds”. 

The next page of the notebook has more on Cerebus #21. It seems to be President Weisshaupt explaining to Cerebus how he seized power from the tribunal, how Cockroach is the people’s hero, and how he plans to “split for Mealc. . .with lotsa dinero.”

Notebook #1, page 33

Since Dave used both sides of the pages to the notebook, there is a light image of the next page, 34, behind all the writing on this page. Don’t fear, you don’t need to wait until next week to see pages 34 & 35. Those pages were covered in Captain Cockroach Sketches from January 2022. So next week we will probably be starting with page 36.

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Cerebus In Public Domain Romance Cover Rough

FROM DAVE SIM:

IF IT WAS YOUR CHOICE, WHICH Dave Sim "Homage to Jeff Catherine Jones" ORIGINAL COVER WOULD YOU PICK? TWO CAN 10 AKIMBO BACKERS ARE DECIDING RIGHT NOW! STAY TUNED TO KICKSTARTER/AMOC FOR THE (we hope) EVERYONE GOES HOME HAPPY SHOCK SURPRISE ENDING OF THE YEAR!









Benjamin Hobbs:

Last year I showed some panels from a Work In Progress, Cerebus In Public Domain Romance (That's the working title. There's an ever growing list of possible names for the book.)

The cover will be painted. Having not painted in several years, I decided to pull out the ol' paints and make a rough. It's acrylic on wood.


Next Week: More painting.

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".
__________________________
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: 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
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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.
_______________
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:
__________________________
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