Sunday, 24 May 2020

Cerebus Around the World and Web #29 by Oliver Simonsen

Hi, Everybody!

The Strange Death of Alex Raymond Fundraising Edition, if you'd like to get a copy of the book a year(? or more?) before it goes to press AND at the same time, fund Dave's California sales trip (rescheduled for whenever California opens for business), mail a check for fifty dollars American to :
Box 1674 Stn. C
Kitchener ON N2G 4R2 CANADA
Or, go to (where you can still get "The Best Deal in Comics" all 16 volumes for $99 Canadian!) and click the one time donation button (there are three of them $1 $5 $10, click any of them, and adjust the quantity to $75 (or $80 if you're using the $10 one,) (the price is higher because uses Canadian monies...) Then send an email to to let him know how you want your name spelled. This ends on May 31st

The Kickstarter for the Remastered Cerebus #1 (which is already funded, at this point more money means more extras.) Ten(?) days until the campaign ends. The most recent update:

We have decided to post a list of the on-offs from the Cerebus Archive that Dave Sim has generously offered. Unless otherwise noted, just 1 of each is available and everything is hand signed and in some cases numbered by Dave. We should also mention that a portion of the sales of these add-ons, Dave is donating to his local Waterloo Food bank. The Waverly Press is also donating a portion of these sales from to our local food bank. If you see something you want on this list, then send us a private message and we will build a custom tier package that includes your current pledge alongside the new add-on. Unfortunately Kickstarter does not offer a simpler option to add on individual items yourself, though we will bring this suggestion to their attention. Also note that Dave will be handling shipping of these Cerebus Archive add-ons directly, so they will arrive separately from the standard Kickstarter items.

We want everyone to have an equal chance to pick these up, but keep in mind that some of these items may sell out quickly.
Cerebus Archive #1 CGC slabbed 9.8 - $175
Cerebus Archive #2 CGC slabbed 9.6 - $150
Cerebus Archive #3 CGC slabbed 9.6 - $150
REMASTERED Cerebus TPB Reprinting 1-25 - $90 (2 available)
High Society French Language - Hardcover - $375
REMASTERED Church & State TPB - $80
Judenhass - $25
Low Society Comic - $50
Dave Sim's Collected Letters Volume 2 - $65 (3 available)
Cerebus Cover Art Treasury - $100
The manual add-ons that we are unveiling on Monday will all be unlimited and are being produced exclusively for this Cerebus No. 1 project, so those will be available to everyone.
A bit of eye candy (below). We received the proofs of the 11 x 17" poster and they are superb! Note that the final production posters will see the art cropped a bit differently (Cerebus will be larger) from these samples, but this is close to how they will look. We will post regular updates to share production proofs and samples of other items so you can all see first hand how everything is developing.
Thank you for your support and have a great weekend!

Dave and Ger art for sale. And GERHARD sez: "Looks like the original to me, as featured on my blog March 6th 2019: -Ger"

And The Coronavirus Trilogy: CRISIS IN INFINITE QUARANTINE, BATVARK: CORONAVIRUS, SUPER CEREBUS VS COVID-19, and the fourth part from Free ComicBook Day: The League of Extraordinary Corona. And the Daily Cerebus in Hell? strips. Which have been written and assembled for you at no cost, so if you wanna maybe buy some High Society Red State buttons, or Blue State buttons that'd be great. Supplies are limited, when they're gone they're gone. And, word 'round the campfire is that Diamond is opening and shipping around May 20th, either way, Green Dante/Green Virgil is the next Cerebus in Hell issue to ship. And the "new kid" is The Amicable Spider-Vark.
Oliver Simonsen:

I usually finish this column Saturday morning so there's more Dave Sim Birthday greetings to post from last Sunday. (Also, look under the "Cerebus Facebook Group" heading further down in this column for even more.)

Dave Sim Bday

Dave Sim Bday in Italian

Dave Sim Bday in Spanish

Far out, man! Cerebus 1977. Can you dig it! Hurry up for those stretch goals! Kickstarter for "Cerebus the Aardvark No.1 - Expanded Edition with Remastered Art" is almost over!!
[Whoa, Déjà vu...-Matt]
You will trip out when you see the enhanced version!

In light of there being a kickstarter for issue #1 and us attempting to adapt it - here is a look at our progress on a scene from that first issue. Like the hardcopy edition of The Times said "Finally a comic book movie that isn't as square as Marvel and DC!"

We are still working on the the "2D Lama Lotus psychedelic flower power scene" that follows

On a sidenote: the groovy 70s Cerebus kickstarter has been getting some free twitter love from Parallax Studios' animated liveaction hybrid film adaptation of the comic “To Meet the Faces You Meet" by Richard Corben and Jan Strnad from 1972 starring the voice of Patton Oswald! They are in a similar situation as us so returning the favor and spreading that 70s love - get down with their trailer and everything here

Multi Award winner Colleen Doran: "When self publishing, we were constantly compared to Dave Sim"

Rich Johnston, Bleeding Cool founder, recommends Cerebus for being laugh out loud funny

Barry Deutsch, a Charles M. Schulz Award winner for his self described lefty progressive political cartoons, says Dave Sim is best ever letterer

Dave Sim is funny and gracious

Dave Sim is funny and generous

Drinks on Dave Sim

Dave Sim convention a great time

Dave Sim hashtagged visionary
Escape Pod Comic Store would not exist without Dave Sim's support

Dave Sim funny convention sketch

Cerebus phonebook shared in France

Cerebus phonebook shared in Sweden

Cerebus is "best comic book storyline or run of all time"

Cerebus a fav

Cerebus on top 3 list of non superhero comics

Paul Poirier's commisioned Cerebus drawing by Mike DeCarlo as a bday gift to himself is colorized by ‎Amy Jalbert Gilman

Cerebus for the win

Cerebus greatness

Cerebus most important comic of all time in Spanish

Cerebus drawn and animated by Douglas MCT (Click on link and you'll see some animation, too)

Cerebus on "top franchise of all time" list

Cerebus and Manga

Cerebus Spawned

Jay Fosgitt (Creator of BODIE TROLL (Boom), DEAD DUCK AND ZOMBIE CHICK (SPP), artist for Marvel, Boom, IDW and Disney) draws Cerebus

An interesting look at some "Sword and Sorcery craze" pre-Cerebus #1

IDW in the news, home of "Strange Death of Alex Raymond"

Here's the movie Dave Sim recommended in Friday's Weekly Update

Going AMOC

Cerebus doesn't love you

Kevin O'Toole who runs the radio show "Culture Dogs", a weekly video/movie news and review program for West Hartford, Connecticut, draws Cerebus

Cerebus panels shared

Cerebus cover shared

Bleeding Cool spotlights the upcoming "Cerebus in hell?" issue "The Amicable Spider-Vark Annual One-Shot." (I'm sure that is an unfortunate typo)

Did you know "Cerebus in hell?" PR guy Brian West can draw too - is there nothing he can't do?

"Indie Ebook Uprising" spotlioghts "Cerebus in hell? free coronavirus issue

Cerebus #1

Maxwell Brady-Hoover of "Brady-Hoover Designs" does designy Cerebus

Reminiscent of Cerebus

Cerebus prints

Cerebus and Spawn

Cerebus and Alpha Flight

Cerebus and Red Sophia

Cerebus and Wolverine

Cerebus and Mary Boys

Cerebus reviewed

Artist James Smith draws Cerebus (support his Patreon here

"Sky High": Happy birthday, Sim! I wish you the best, and many more birthdays to come. Painted this to commemorate ya

Christian G. Marra: Happy birthday!!!!

Gabriel McCann: Happy 64th Birthday Mr. Sim

Keith Callbeck: Facebook memories tells me it was a year ago today that I spent two hours on the phone with Dave for a podcast interview. I had forgotten the great exchange we had at the end of the call.

Fantasy Artist Chet Minton draws "King Cerebus" - commissioned by Paul Poirier as Bday present to himself (and will send Dave a copy as well!).

Rick Norwood shares "Cerebus as The Phantom, cover of Comics Revue #200 by Sim. Sim drew The Phantom, Chester Brown drew Little Orphan Annie."

David Branstetter shares Dave Sim's letter to Erik Larsen's comic Savage Dragon

Margaret Liss: "From the Buyer’s Guide for Comics Fandom #269, 12 Jan 1979."

and also shares:
I have one room in my house for all my Cerebus stuff. It will all go to Aardvark-Vanaheim upon my death (there are more boxes not in this picture. I should label all of them.)


Margaret Liss: "It appeared in issue 2 in Aardvark Comment with Frank’s letter."

Ruben Miranda: Posted in a private group by Michael Climek. Shared with permission!

(and hey waitaminnit, check out #1:))

John Christian got the latest Cerebus Kickstarter portfolio in the mail
John Christian bought the classic Cerebus plush toy for $300

Larry Wooten has received a bunch of Cerebus goodies from "A Moment of of Cerebus" blog runner Matt Dow!
[Click for better view-Matt]

[These next two aren't from me.-Matt]

Scott Warren has received and framed Elrod painted by "A Moment of of Cerebus" blog runner Matt Dow! (where else are you going to find a blog like this?!)

and on the back of the painting:

And one last look at the ol' Cerebus #1 before the excellent remastered version becomes the new standard - hurry up and get your copy and more here

Thanks Oliver!

Next Time: Aardvark Comment. That's my life now, doing Aardvark Comment...(I'm not complaining, it's just the truth.)

1 comment:

Brian West said...

Thank you, Oliver. Thank you, Matt.