Sunday, November 29, 2015

What Cerebus Aloneness!

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

What blurry transitional scene!

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Bare with me as I think it will be effective in fuller context - if not we'll go the conventional route and have the "depth of field" inverted. Everything was rendered "in focus" so can easily switch the blurriness in post. Here's an alternative with the focus inverted at the very end - if we go that route can also have it go a little earlier:)


Dave Sim Weekly Update: Dave uses art software! Meet the Ramone at "Warehouse of Wonders" comic store - the world's fastest comic bagger!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What Tavern Keeper Moment!

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Deni Loubert is writing romance novels - get your copy today!
She says: "I have been having a hoot ghostwriting a romance series lately and my friends have been asking for a link so here it is. The first two books in the series of five are out and getting 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon. So much fun!"

Cory Foster Cerebus reread "Parte Tres"
Church & State I

Monday, November 23, 2015

What Baskin-like Moment!

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Dave Sim Weekly Update

The Comics Reporter shoutout to the end of another succesful Cerebus Kickstarter

Comics Journal links Sean Robinson's Cerebus restoration progress

Thursday, November 19, 2015

What Hicks!

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Norwegian historian, Øystein Sørensen, shares today his original Lord Julius  artwork used on the exclusive postcard in the ongoing Cerebus Kickstarter campaign

here's another original Cerebus artwork piece he posted today

Alex Raymond's Agent X9 has been reprinted monthly since 1974 in Norway - final issue now on sale. Below the bad reprint quality compared to IDW's latest high quality reprint offering. The Norwegian comic though titled "Agent X9" was a detective comic anthology featuring also other strips such as Alex's "Rip Kirby" among others, below I believe is from the amazing Al Williamson run on the series

To keep up with demand additional Agent X9 stories were created by King Features exclusively for the Scandinavian comic (it was also popular in Sweden, Denmark and Finland )

Cerebus Kickstarter (2 days left!) animated gif made by Barry Deutsch, the creator of the acclaimed Hereville Graphic Novel series.

Hereville #3 released this month. Get your copy today

Cory Foster's Cerebus reread continues with "Parte the Seconde"

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What Lord Julius stage!

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Message from Sandeep Atwal:
Yo peeps! Head on over to and check out the discussion. Anyone want to be responsible for making T-shirts and stickers, or getting in touch with other comics professionals? Anyone have anything to say about Cerebus at a conference? Let us know!

New episode of podcast "Wait, What?" with a spotlight on Cerebus

Comics Journal spotlight Puma Blues "..placing it in proximity with two of the period’s most enduring successes, Cerebus and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Comics Review looks at Puma Blues calling Dave Sim "the Moses of Independent creators"  who "trail-blazed the entire phenomenon for the rest of us. Passionately, stridently non-“mainstream”, he soldiered on"

Menachem Luchins, comic store owner of Escape Pod Comics:
Just an FYI, if you guys aren't reading Hereville by Barry Deutsch you're missing out on a lot of classic Sim-inspired paneling and lettering. I mean, you're also missing out on a great series, the third volume of which I just finished reading in it's final form. I noticed at least 4 Sim "lifts" that Barry pulled off so amazingly! It's a great book and a wonderful series. If your shop doesn't carry it, I can provide, though we are low on stock.

Jimmy Gownley (creator of NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING graphic novel "AMELIA RULES!" through Scholastic Books) will take a favorite sequence from CEREBUS (getting Sean to e-mail him the restored/and or original art scans for that sequence) and then draw his character into the sequence and do that as a series of digital prints at the forthcoming Cerebus GoFundMe site.
Plan is to have other professional comic artists do likewise.

Monday, November 16, 2015

What Lord Julius sayings!

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Carla Speed McNeal tweeted yesterday: "Everything I know I learned from Dave Sim, Warner Bros cartoons, and a whoooole lot of movies."

John Layman interview: "I suppose the one influence that is definitely there is Cerebus, by Dave Sim. This was a comic I grew up on. When Cerebus was in its prime, it’s some of the best comics out there, and I think you can see influences in Chew"

The Comics Reporter plugs the Cerebus Kickstarter