Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cerebus film survives worst fire in California history

Our home is partially destroyed, but luckily we're alive - and the multiple hard drives with Cerebus film material made it as well. WHEW.
Though some material is backed up on the cloud (thanks to George Gatsis for providing use of his cloud) a lot isn't. In fact so much I'm not sure the film would have survived had the hard drives been lost.
This has been the least productive 5 weeks in the long history of making this film as we've been hotel hopping with our 3 kitties, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, things are settling - and at the end of next week we should be moving into our new place back in LA.
Our little excursion to Santa Rosa happened 3 years ago for no other reason that this is where Charles Schulz worked on "Peanuts". It was an incredibly tranquil time that came to a nightmarish end. And hopefully maybe just a little bit of Schulz' spirit infused the film - though I know Dave has his own criticism of the strip...anyway, it's somewhat fitting to be leaving as Charles Schulz' home is now burnt down.

Below are a couple of images from the current facebook challenge making the rounds "7 black and white images featuring no humans, no animals and no explanation". I was nominated by Matt Dow right prior to the fire - and as of yesterday Matt is now running the Cerebus HQ blog "A moment of Cerebus". Big congrats!!!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

What return back!

Everything is now "test rendered" but some small odds and ends - less than 10 seconds combined. Will be going over what to tweak as we focus on "final pieces". Not yet sure what to post here moving forward - have to save something for the final film (and generally for when we get closer to hype the release).


Dave Sim Weekly Update Episode 200: Dave in new hardcover book "Jack Kirby 100"

Monty shares his Cerebus original art page

Bleeding Cool article on Cerebus comic book environment artist Gerhard
additional Gerhard convention pics cerebus fanart found on Instagram

Friday, September 8, 2017

What Minotaur, "Spikes" and bird!

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As it stands we have now "test rendered" the entire film save a few seconds of odds and ends. So now all that remains are final polished pieces...though we should save something for the final film - so not sure what we'll post moving forward, but we'll think of something. It will probably be much more sporadic till it's time to start hyping things up for a premiere.


Dave Sim Weekly Update: "Comic writing advice, Gus Funnell, Al Hewetson"

Spanish video review of "Cerebus: Church and State". I tried the youtube translate function, but gave up as it was still a little too hard to follow.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

What bird! What merchant!

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Monday, September 4, 2017

What door open!

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Dave Sim Weekly Update: BatVark origin! Dave Sim's Bruce Wayne smoking jacket! Batvark contest winner! And more!!

Coming in December - order now: "The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels" featuring Cerebus on the cover

Thursday, August 31, 2017

What Rolling Along!


Bleeding Cool spotlights "DEATH OF CEREBUS IN HELL #1" comicbook. Order now!

"Out right geekery" puts the comic "Batvark #1" in their "top 5". "Batvark #1" is in stores this week

"Invest Comics" puts the comic "Batvark #1" in their "top 5" as well. ""Batvark#1" in stores this week

Dave Sim Weekly Update: BatVark! Colin Upton!

Dave Sim Weekly Update: Colin Upton!! And Jim Pinkoski sells a half million comics!

Cory Foster's reread of Cerebus continues with "Guys"

Gerhard draws Aaquavark? and more in link

The first Cerebus collaboration between Dave and Gerhard now up on "Comic Art Fans" - click image in link for super close up view of page

Blog highlighting the "Single Page" feature from Cerebus where Sim offered comic creators a platform in the back of his comics, giving artists exposure to an audience eager for new alternative comics. For a while, the Single Pages were some of the best value comics available, with one page offering up a wide variety of styles and techniques from established pros and new talent alike. Below see feminist comic artist Trina Robbins' page click link for more

John Christian shares his find of young Dave Sim (11?) fan letter to Superman

VICE comic book artist Tyler Boss draws Cerebus

MSN features story regarding Cerebus' huge record:)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What Alley UVs!

Cerebus Film: "Prince Mick and Prince Keef alley" environment UV texture update by Rob Ellis


Dave Sim Weekly Update: "Cerebus In Hell? #0 Officially SOLD OUT!!"

Saturday, August 12, 2017

What Princes in an alley!

test render progress - going to update some environment UVs and textures, among other things


"Classic Comics Forum" starting off it's "Top 100 Comic Sagas" with Cerebus at #1. Includes additional art samples in the "SPOILER: Click to show" links

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

What Strangeness!

"Strange Cerebus" the movie - done for fun while waiting on the render:)


New Cerebus comic every month!! (Starting this month -
 order now)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

What Prince Keef! Prince Mick!

"Prince Mick and Prince Keef" test render

Sunday, August 6, 2017

What ale!

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production house company logo update idea


Dave Sim Weekly Update: Distribution Advice for Silicon Acres comic.

Some recent Cerebus fan art
Joshua Moore draws Cerebus
Konstantinos Petrocheilos draws Cerebus

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

What Chat!

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Becomix's blog article about Cerebus in Hell! Most hilarious CiH gags!
Becomix is not just a blog, but it is a User-built database of comics and Comics Marketplace - try the beta version

Cory Foster's Cerebuis reread continues
Partes the ninth and tenth:

Senior editor of The New Republic, Jeet Heer, says:: "Dave Sim predicted Politicon back in 1982 in his alternative comic book Cerebus the Aardvark."

Sunday, July 30, 2017

What Turn! What Grand Slam!

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Dave and Gerhard described as the ideal approach to comics around the 24 minute mark

MSN features story regarding Cerebus' huge record.
Todd McFarlene:
We're two years away from Spawn being issue 300, that will tie Cerebus for the longest, and then #301 it becomes the longest running independent comic book in the history of America, so that's still going to happen, and so at some point once I'm done playing in all of these other sorts of ponds, I'll come back on a full time basis and then probably die at the board."

Friday, July 28, 2017

What Raised Fist!

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Dave Sim Weekly Update: "BatVark flip book"

Gerhard posts gifs showing different stages of commissions:

Gerhard draws Swamp Thing as donation to Inkwell Awards

Thursday, July 27, 2017


Cerebus hrmpf and more slight changes to ongoing flow test


In Previews catalog "Strange Cerebus #1" Order now. Code: AUG171057
And still time to order "Aardvark Comics #1"

Savage Dragon celebrates 20th anniversary and compared to Cerebus in Bleeding Cool article
from the article: "It’s an achievement from one creative vision only matched in North American comics by Dave Sim" "Cerebus died unmourned and unloved in Cerebus #300 and went to Hell. And the Savage Dragon?" "And plenty, plenty more beside as the comic celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary in a similar fashion to Cerebus #300 – but at least with a different destination."

Spanish video series about Cerebus (if don't speak Spanish click the captions and translate buttons on bottom right of video)
episode 1
both posted within an hour of each other yesterday

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What Villagers!

animation update progress by Rob Ellis

Figured out why Cerebus' mouth wasn't rendering - my software version isn't rendering it for some reason. Baffling. So upgrading - about time anyway...and on the upside hopefully means overall improvement in rendering performance.


Nickelodeon cartoon TV series "The Loud House" is given "Cerebus Syndrome" analysis

Everett Dockery gives a blow by blow account sharing his experience on facebook playing the Cerebus card game Diamondback. Plus he made new decks.Here's a snippet

"We made 3 new decks. Black backs. The manilla colored ones would get marked on the back, warranting cheaters. These are firmer, thicker, and smoother.
On another note I'm about to lose 10 US Dollars."

Sunday, July 23, 2017

What point!

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From War of the Independents #4, out soon! Art by Don Simpson, written by Dave Ryan. Will be featured at upcoming Border Worlds Launch Party with Don Simpson event on Aug. 10th at Escape Pod Comics

Saturday, July 22, 2017

What Milk!

"no milk and a bag of Cerebus" alternative flow test

Friday, July 21, 2017

What Villagers! What Journey Flow!

animation update progress by Rob Ellis

Cerebus Film: "Journey to Necross' Lair - rough flow test" made up of test renders


Dave Sim Weekly Update: "Jim Pinkoski Writes..."

Gerhard draws new backgrounds for Dave Sim Cerebus sketches
...and new Gerhard "Summertime!!!" comic:)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

What Journey! What Destination!

"High Priest, Despuess and Cerebus in a bag head off towards Necross' lair" test render update

Necross appears - rough flow test

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What Grazing! What Above!

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Film reviewer Kevin O'Toole draws Cerebus

Rich Tommaso creator of the soon to be released Image comic (16th of August) "Spy Seal" gives props to Dave Sim and Cerebus influence

Gerhard draws background for Tony Harris drawing

Monday, July 17, 2017

What Barn!

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

What Necross! What Cought!

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alternative version progress

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thought I had solved the problem, but mouth movement still not rendering


Dave Sim Weekly Update: BatVark sales success phenomenon!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What Necross!

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rough puttogether of High Priest scene


Nerdy Show Interview: 40 Years of Cerebus the Aardvark with Gerhard

"The worlds greatest comic magazine, son!" (the ongoing Elrod spinoff done for fun:))

Saturday, July 8, 2017

What Sorcery!

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Dave Sim Weekly Update: "Cerebus Meets Fireball Boy!!!

Menachem Luchins owner of the comic book store Escape Pod Comics:
"Some thoughts about the Wall of Cerebus at Escape Pod Comics"

Tim Braun:
Yesterday, I visited the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis.
They are currently running an exhibition called, "POW! Capturing Superheroes, Chess & Comics!
The exhibit contained several Gold and Silver Age gems, and also had 1/2 dozen Cerebus and even an issue of The Flaming Carrot. All containing chess in the artwork.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

What More!

"and some more interior close ups" test render

."..maybe some turnips, too" test render

"Cerebus seated at the table" another angle test render

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

What Laundry!

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Monday, July 3, 2017

What Table Manners!

"Cerebus table manners" additional angle test render

"High Priest table manners" additional angle test render

Saturday, July 1, 2017

What Table!

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Friday, June 30, 2017

What Intro!

test render update


Dave Sim Weekly Update: Looking Back

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What Iron Vark!

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

What Captive!

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Example of Cerebus influence in today's DC comics?

Jesse Lee Herndon shares his latest Cerebus and Garfield mashup

Saturday, June 24, 2017

What Door! Observing! Cheering!

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Bleeding Cool spotlights the upcoming Cerebus comic "Aardvark Comics #1"!

Dave Sim Weekly Update: The Pork Knight Secret

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What Cheering Merchant!


Shares his experience on meeting Gerhard and his wife (@ approximately 1:06)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

What Merchant! What Store Keeper!

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special thanks to Rob Ellis for problem solving face (and then vest and pants) disappearing

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Friday, June 16, 2017

What Take Off!

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made up of test renders


Dave Sim Weekly Update: "A Call From Rob Walton"

Thursday, June 15, 2017

What Sarcasm!

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The driving force in alternative hip hop for more than two decades "El-P" is a Cerebus fan - he gives a shoutout to Cerebus in the latest Brian Koppelman (creator of Showtime's "Billions") podcast.
"El-P" has also done soundtrack for "the Big Short", "Breaking Bad", "Fantastic Four", Misfits" and Jim Jarmusch's latest "Paterson" among others. For more here is his Wickepedia page

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What Thrunk!

flow test

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What Necross lair exit!

test render - alt vers

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test render update

Monday, June 12, 2017

What Amulet!

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

What Northern Barbarian!

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Dave Sim Weekly Update: Order Batvark #1. Order Code: STL052158. Plus: Colin Upton!!

Podcast interview with John Layman where he talks about "falling in love with the Cerebus comic book"

Cerebus influence in the new brilliant "Twin Peaks: The Return"?
Afterall the publisher of the number one "about Twin Peaks" magazine was also the same publisher of the number one "about Cerebus" maybe?:)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

What Observations!

Cerebus Film: "Two visiting Princes" slight update test render


Cerebus featured in Bleeding Cool's "On this day in pop culture history"

Saturday, June 3, 2017

What Princes!

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Friday, June 2, 2017

What Steps!

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Dave Sim's Weekly Update: Dave's foster child, Dave borrows against his life insurance to make substantial charity donation,  Cerebus postcards, Cerebus stamp and poet Darrell Epp

Major Italian site covering the release of Batvark

Another top Italian site with a brand new spotlight and review of Cerebus Melmoth

Thursday, June 1, 2017

What red!

rough edit of test renders


Top Italian site spotlights "Batvark"

Another top Italian site covering the release of Batvark

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What axe!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

What Red!

test render progress

Monday, May 29, 2017

What Surprise

"Cerebus surprised" test render progress


Dave Sim and Sandeep Atwal auction "Cerebus in hell?" FOURTEEN AUTOGRAPHED PROOF COPIES

Award winning comic artist James Kochalka draws Cerebus

Award winning comics artist Ed Piskor features Cerebus in his latest strip!:)

Dave Sim Weekly Update: Tales Of The Frozen Dead... and Colin Upton!

BATVARK in Previews! Order from your local comic store today

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Order BATVARK from your Local Comics Shop now! JUN171076 BATVARK #1

Order BATVARK from your Local Comics Shop now! JUN171076 BATVARK #1
Order BATVARK from your Local Comics Shop now! JUN171076 BATVARK #1

Bleeding Cool article on BATVARK

"Cerebus in hell?" featured in the webcomic "The Comicverse"

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

What Mood!

Cerebus Film: "Cerebus in a mood" test render progress


Award winning comics artist Ed Piskor features Cerebus in his latest strip!:)

Monday, May 22, 2017

What Cerebus Title Logo Rotation!

"Rotating Cerebus Logo Title" test render. Not actual audio:)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

What blood there will be!

test render update progress


Renowned author Mary Gaitskill talks about Cerebus on "Big Think" podcast (haven't listened to yet)

"Cerebus In Hell" issue 3 review: "...but shit, Cerebus In Hell still makes me laugh."

"Cerebus in hell?" issue 4 preview:)

Heavy Metal preview includes a look at this story written by Morrison and drawn by Gerhard “THE SMILE OF THE ABSENT CAT” Chapter Two!prettyPhoto

Saturday, May 20, 2017

What Title! What Camera!

camera update test

timing changed a bit


The comic "War of the Independents" is a "Moment of Cerebus" pick: Follow the adventure as indie stars search for Cerebus' helmet!
Called "A must have for Cerebus fans"
Also features my own comic character "Captain Zap" and his sidekicks "1- A the Robot" and "Polly the Bird":) Drawn by legendary Don Simpson

Friday, May 19, 2017

What's Up?!

camera update test


Dave Sim Weekly Update: Heroes of the Home Front

Thursday, May 18, 2017

What Dodge! Throw! Flow!

test render update progress

alight test render update progress

test edit made up of test renders


Cerebus the Batvark issue #1. Order from your Local Comics Shop now!

The Comics Journal's "This week in comics" spotlights "Cerebus in hell?" issue 4
For more on Sandy's "departure" 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

What Testing! What Birthday!

rough brawl flow test render update progress


Happy Birthday, Dave Sim!! (May 17th so depending on your timezone:))
(speaking of time zones in Norway it's now May 17th and Norwegian Independence Day!!:))
I've sent a selfmade card and hopefully he'll get it in time

Al Nickerson shares his very recent Dave Sim correspondence: about, among other things, the Cerebus movie, Eisner buying him a congratulatory dinner upon finishing his magnum opus Cerebus - and so much more.
Here's some of the relevant Cerebus movie portion:

"Never having had the intention of signing off on a Giant Cerebus movie, I could afford to be more philosophical about Creator Rights. You want to do a CEREBUS something? You would be a better judge of that than I would. I can't see how I lost/would lose anything from someone else doing CEREBUS. Here's my 6000-page graphic novel. Here's what you did. If you can compete with what I did and improve on it, hey, good for you. If you fall on your face, it's your face that you fall on."

Read the full letter here
or see below

Just saw Hulu's Creator Rights movie "Batman and Bill" which follows Marc T. Nobleman's heroic journey to get Bill Finger creator credit. Highly recommended.

Monday, May 15, 2017

What Slow Motion!

test render update progress


Latest news on Dave Sim projects

Cerebus on list of "15 Comics You Thought Were Dumb But Are Actually Smart"

Friday, May 12, 2017

What Pigt tribe!

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Dave Sim Weekly Update: A Professor Calls (and Still Even More Colin Upton!)

Cerebus in hell #3 nudity on the cover pointed out and riffed on in fun
The Comics Journal's "This week in comic" spotlights "Cerebus in hell? #3" cover as well: "This cover makes me wild. I’ve been looking at it for 2 days! What in the world."

Sam Noir convention sketch of Cerebus

Cerebus in hell #4 in Previews

Cerebus film Director Oliver Simon's comic character CAPTAIN ZAP and sidekicks alongside the most iconic figures in indie comics search for Cerebus' helmet - includes legendary rap group Public Enemy! Drawn by the one and only Don Simpson!!
Highlighted by "Flippin' through Previews" with a hint at what's to come at the "A Moment of Cerebus" blog:) :Page 412, I turn and see from Red Anvil — War of the Independents 4.  Holy fucking shit! This series brings together the coolest indie superheroes and other type characters around, including Cerebus, so you know what the main highlight of my column at AMOC is going to be this month!"

With Mother's Day coming up: Cerebus film Director Oliver Simonsen's mom's book made available today as a paperback through amazon!!:)
Escape with her to the sixties and seventies, and hang out with The Rolling Stones, The Pretty Things, Jeff Beck, Keith Moon and more. Those were the days and hey Oliver was there too for some of it:)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

What Redness?

rough render progress
(Red Sophia came out a bit wonky...)
here's a in-progress version till we get the redhead properly rendered - more characters still to be added


Speaking of redheads:
Gerhard draws Red Sonja and Cerebus and more

"Cerebus in hell? issue 3 nudity on cover controversy:)
The Comics Journal in it's "This week in comic" segment spotlights "Cerebus in hell? #3" cover as well: "This cover makes me wild. I’ve been looking at it for 2 days! What in the world."

Original Cerebus publisher Deni Loubert on list of "5 Female Publishers Who Changed Comics"

"War of the Independents issue #4" now finally in Diamond Comics Distributor's catalog: Previews! The indie comic crossover mega event featuring Cerebus with a cast of every alternative comic super star continues!!
 as you see in the description from the thumbnail: the story is they are all in search of Cerebus' helmet

Also Cerebus film Director Oliver Simonsen's own comic character get's an appearance in this issue - here's a peek of legendary Don Simpson's excellent adaptation of Cap Zap and his sidekicks: the robot A-1/1-A and Polly the Bird. And in a case of comics metaphysics they didn't know he was planning on killing Polly...eeerie:)

The Under Guides Graphic Novel Podcast start a Cerebus review series with the first 6 issues (at 23:00) - includes Cerebus film music from Jeff Tundis (former right hand man of Dave) and voice clips by Jeff Seiler as Elrod the albino in our movie.

Dave Sim Weekly Update: Awesome Canada & More Colin Upton!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

What mean and powerful!

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Dave Sim Weekly Update: "Cerebus In Hell? #3", dean of Canadian Mini Comcs Colin Upton and Benjamin Hobbs girlfriend drawing

Cerebus called "an idiosyncratic masterwork" on Looper's list of "Amazing comics that should never be made into movies":)
From the article: "To do this story justice would be a herculean task that few outside of the obsessive Dave Sim would be up for"

Gerhard commision for owner of comics store "Escape Pod Comics" Menachem Luchins

Cerebus and Usagi Yojimbo team up by Jay Hilgenfeld

Thursday, April 27, 2017

What Flow! What Fairy Tale!

while waiting for things to render some odds and ends below

brief flow test

a Cerebus film teaser ad idea


Fables Deluxe edition #14 is out with a nice tribute:
"This volume is dedicated with respect and admiration to Dave Sim, who set the bar high."

Cerebus comic environment artist Gerhard did a signing today Escape Pod Comics comic store
A #BobsBurger #Cerebus mash-up by Gerhard. @ Escape Pod Comics

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

What reaction!

test render progress

Monday, April 24, 2017

What Meaness!

Mick Keef
Cerebus Film mock-up ad


Deconstructing Comics Podcast interview with Gerhard - haven't listened to yet myself

Sunday, April 23, 2017

What building!

composite update progress

Saturday, April 22, 2017

What Night!


Dave Sim Weekly Update: Steve Peters & Colin Upton!

in the comic, seen in the thumbnail above, Oliver Simonsen, the Cerebus film Director, also had a Cerebus comic story appear: "Young Cerebus":)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What Brawl Updates!


"Howlermouse" shares his Cerebus comic haul

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

What more additions!

update test render progress


sneak peaak at possible new "Cerebus in hell?" ccomic covers

Sunday, April 16, 2017

What flowing!

slight test render update

slight test render update

early rough brawl flow test

Saturday, April 15, 2017

What knocks! What much!

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Dave Sim Weekly Update: Cerebus in the New York Times and National Post

"Escape Pod Comics" comic store guest announcement: Carla Speed McNeil is coming to geek out over Gerhard with me on April 27th! If she can stop pestering him with architectural questions, she may even sign stuff for some of you. She'll also have art for sale

Johnny Logan Harley cameos "Cerebus in hell?" in his "Frozen Dead" web strip

Ben Granoff draws Cerebus

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

What flex!

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What Flying Jump!

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"CEREBUS ARCHIVE VOL 04" among Diamond Distributors top sellers via their Previews catalog

"Flying Fortress" comic artist Eric Weathers draws Cerebus
for a look at his comic

Cerebus by author (and painter) Jim Anotsu
a list of his books

Steve Peters creator of the comic Comicsverse, and currently doing a kickstarter, shares:
Some of you might remember I was doing some "Cerebus in Rabbit Hell" strips for my next comic (I posted one here and a few on my Patreon page). I thought it'd be fun to commission Mr. Sim to write a couple of them for me. Well, I got them back today (super fast! Dave is always the consummate pro), and they're great! I keep cracking up when I look at them. Can't wait to share them with the world.

Friday, April 7, 2017

What Landing!

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Dave Sim Weekly Update: Happy Anniversary "Hairy Tarantula Comic Store"

2001 signatures as of this writing
posted to youtube an old Cerebus.TV streaming clip to mark the occasion:)

A Cerebus reread just finished issue 1

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What Flying! Knocking! Shielding!

test render progress

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

What Knockout! What What Upside Down!

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New addition to "Wall of Cerebus" at Escape Pod comic book store. Drawing by "Too Much Coffee Man" and New Yorker comic artist Shannon Wheeler

Jon Rice shares his Cerebus tattoo