Friday 31 January 2020

GREEN DANTE GREEN VIRGIL (Dave's Weekly Update #324)

Hi, Everybody!


Green Dante/Green Virgil!
Click for bigger! (And, yes, those are all REAL tweets!)

Cerebus Archive Number Eight: Women

Next Time: I gotta lot of non-AMOC stuff going on, so probably the next six pages of High Society...

Thursday 30 January 2020

We Haven't Got A Boat

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 saw a page from Dave Sim's 29th notebook used in the production of Cerebus. On that page Dave wrote down the slide number used for the cover of an issue of Cerebus and some notes. On the next page, he continues.

On page 210 we see that slide #61 was used for issue #258's cover:

Notebook 29, page top of page 211
Cerebus #258 cover
From the Cerebus Cover Art Treasury book Gerhard said the location is "Agawa Canyon, Ontario". And yes, the paper is ripped so part of the text is missing. At the bottom of the page is the description that went along with slide #31 that was used for issue 259's cover:

Notebook 29, page bottom of page 211
Cerebus #259 cover
For this one, Gerhard said the location was "Long Beach, British Columbia".

Wednesday 29 January 2020


Benjamin Hobbs:

On sale at your LCS today... HOUSE OF CEREBUS #1!

Now available to order from Diamond, GREEN DANTE/GREEN VIRGIL #1:

Featuring ALL NEW ART from DAVE SIM:
Let your LCS know you NEED this book today!

Next Week: Terribly lit rooms and other problems.

Tuesday 28 January 2020

The Ol' AMOC Maibag, she ain't what she used to be...

Hi, Everybody!

*deep breath*

Friend to the Blog, Greg Hyland is running the next volume of The Monster Atlas on Kickstarter, ENDS FRIDAY! Cerebus Archive Number Eight: Women 11 DAYS TO GO! Green Dante/Green Virgil, featuring the FIRST ALL NEW DAVE SIM ART IN CEREBUS IN HELL? OF 2020!!!
The GoFundMe for Blair Kitchen's family

TOMORROW, HOUSE OF CEREBUS #1 the 30th Cerebus in Hell One-Shot is released:
(It's the 35th overall issue in the Cerebus in Hell? saga.)
You should buy two.

Back to the ol' AMOC Mailbag:

Heritage Auctions has a bunch of glamourpuss pages for sale:
Original Comic Art:Illustrations, Dave Sim glamourpuss #1 P...

Original Comic Art:Illustrations, Dave Sim glamourpuss #11 ...

Original Comic Art:Illustrations, Dave Sim glamourpuss #11 ...

Original Comic Art:Illustrations, Dave Sim glamourpuss #15 ...

Original Comic Art:Illustrations, Dave Sim glamourpuss #18 ...

Original Comic Art:Illustrations, Dave Sim glamourpuss #18 ...


And David Birdsong sent in:

Here are two more items found recently. Ads from 1978 and 1982.

*pant* *pant*

Okay *pant* I'm spent...

Next Time: Hobbs reminds you of the importance of flossing...

Monday 27 January 2020

NEVER. FORGET. Judenhass

Hi, Everybody!

It is January 27th. International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Fifteen years ago, Dave decided to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by writing and illustrating Judenhass:


Next Time: Something sunnier?