Friday, December 31, 2010

What New Years! part 3

Our New Year resolution is to finish all the animation in 2011!

To bring in the New Year the Cerebus Rig got a major update by Dane Parsons (
Update consists of fixed wrists, added tongue, added lipsync controls, added eyelid controls for more emotion

Progress on City Environment by Steven Shearing (added tower in back)

Tonight and all weekend: a special New Year's Eve Cerebus TV episode -it's also part 2 of the spotlight on Steve Bissette.

Also, read Dave Sim and Stepen Bissette's 4 part and ongoing conversation at: 57 minutes ago

Below: New Fan NewsLetter of Friends Of Cerebus out now!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

What New Year! part 2

Elrod The Albino textured by Sharon Seberry (

Kerem Gogus Palace modeling progress.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What New Year!? part1

Vest by Trevor Sieben
(Cerebus now has his helmet and sword and vest, only missing his medallions)

Animation by Sandip Roy.
(aplogies to the animator -I added the audio file slightly off)

City Progress by Steven Shearing

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What Service? What Tie!

Bartender animation in-progress by Alex Pilalis.

Final Lord Julius: Jacket/Tie dynamics by Preetam Stephen.

Monday, December 27, 2010

What A City Scene!

Beginnings of a city environment by Evan FireHeart

Below is a quick little test render of a scene -environment to be added. Animation by Ceri Miles

Sunday, December 26, 2010

What Holidays!? part 4

The Holidays are now over...more or less...sorta ...and we're getting back in the game.

Lord Julius: Jacket/Tie dynamics by Preetam Stephen. To avoid intersection Preetam moved some key frames on Ryan Smith's animation. Which was really great and beyond the call of duty.

Guard rig progress Punit Deotale

Friday, December 24, 2010

What Holidays? part 3

animation progress by Arul Nithish Ck

Animation progress by Ahmed Nabil

Tonight and all weekend: Cerebus creator reads "A Christmas Carol."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

What Holidays? part2

"Cautious walk" Animation in-progress by Varun Boomboi

Lord Julius' cloth dynamics with additional adjustment by Preetam Stephen.
Below are more scenes that Preetam will add cloth dynamics to. (For the scenes below I did quick render tests to their new updates, apologies to the respective animators).

Lord Julius animation by Ryan Smith

Loird Julius additional animation update by Sandip Roy.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What Holidays? part 1

Animation Update by Sandip Roy

Cerebus flung animation update by Ceri Miles

Monday, December 20, 2010

What A Throw!

Cerebus flung animation in-progress by Ceri Miles
For our extended Serpent battle scene from issue #1.

City Progress by Steven Shearing

Sunday, December 19, 2010

What service! What smoothness! What a tie!

Bartender animation in-progress by Alex Pilalis.
Below how the scene appeared originally in the comic

High Priest animation progress by Marcelo Pirk

Lord Julius' tie cloth dynamics adjustment by Preetam Stephen

Saturday, December 18, 2010

What And Then!? What Sword! What Rig!

Animation in-progress by Preetham G. Raj

Cerebus Sword update in progress by Reginald Pierre

Guard rig progress Punit Deotale

City Progress by Steven Shearing

All weekend on Cerebus TV

Ep41 - "The Irrepressible Stephen R. Bissette" Part One
Even though he's been retired from comics for the last several years, Steve Bissette is still far and away the biggest "firebrand", politically, to come out of the birth years of Independent Comics in the 1980s and 90s. A close... look at what I consider his best work, TYRANT, as well as the work he's best known for, SWAMP THING

Friday, December 17, 2010

What Stabbing! What promotion!

"Tavern Bully" animation progress by Will Huang
The "Tavern Bully" in the comic and movie goes by the name Techot Thal -but just so nobody think's were ripping off the Star Wars tavern scene we've extended this sequence into a full-on battle- and it's also a great way to start our film off with a bang:)

Cerebus/Lord Julius animation progress by Sandra Liliana Hernandez Aya

Animation Progress by Alvin Tan

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What Tavern! What Render!

Animation in-progress by Dane Parsons (

This is the scene as it appears in the comic:

Above a test render -played with a different agle, which will have to adjust especially towards the end:)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What Kitchen Staff Supervisor?

Cerebus/Lord Julius Animation in-progress by Sandra Liliana Hernandez Aya

Environment modeling in-progress by Steven Shearing

Monday, December 13, 2010

What Town? What People? What Lord Julius! Tie and Jacket!

Lord Julius Jacket and Tie dynamics by Preetam Stephen

Lord Julius Animation by Ryan Smith

Animation update by Sandip Roy

Environment modeling in-progress by Steven Shearing

Town Woman and Man modeled by Andrew Hwang. Town Woman rigged by Daniel Edwards

Sunday, December 12, 2010

What Red Sophia! What City Environment!

Red Sophia modeled by Akanksha Poddar

Red Sophia, of course, is a parody of Red Sonja

Below City Environment progress by Steven Shearing

Saturday, December 11, 2010

What Clothing!

Jacket progress by Preetam Stephen. (Flaps to be added, Arms to be made less wide etc)

We're also working on some test render for Lord Julius scenes, got a ways to go (for one thing the framerate is slightly off making the lipsynch and animation off)

And below a test render, somehow screwing up the direction of the grass blowing in the process:)

Friday, December 10, 2010

What Flower!?

Early animation in-progress by Varun Boomboi

Animation Update by Sandip Roy

Animation progress by Ahmed Nabil

Tonight and all weekend on www.Cerebus.TV
E35 - "CEREBUS THE POPE" Air date December 10
While reimagining page 327 of CHURCH & STATE as a full-colour piece for auction, Dave Sim muses aloud on "Catholic-bashing", the excesses of the Church in the Middle Ages, the sale of Papal indulgenses -- and thenactual does the entire "Sermon on the Chimney" (pages 327 to 330) in Cerebus' voice. The episode also includes shots of the Church & State original artwork that still exists in the Cerebus Archive.
"Sermon on the Chimney" is the auction piece this week -- it can be personalized to you or someone else for a Christmas gift and will be shipped by FedEx to the winning bidder.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What Rigging! What Lord Julius!

Farmer Warrior (issue #13) Rig by James Zonta
Modeled by Akanksha Poddar

Lord Julius Animation by Ryan Smith

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

What assasination! What Pigt?

Lord Julius animation in-progress by Justin Bysma. Jacket to be added.

Bran Mac Muffin animation in-progress by Eric Seay

Saturday, December 4, 2010

What Flower Power! What Dusk!

Lighting by Ritesh Gupta

Cerebus Animation update by Sandra Liliana Hernandez Aya
Warped it to simulate the comic page (below) -will warp less and better in fianl output, also apologies to the excellent animator for rendering the fps wrong so the lipsynch is slightly off.

All weekend CerebusTV: the forming of Image comics featuring Erik Larsen

Animation progress by Marcelo Pirk

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What Prison! What Bureaucrat!

Lord Julius animation Sandip Roy

John Chen textured, modeled and lit door (for Elrod prison scene. issue 34)

John Chen modeled, textured interior prison. Here with a lighting update.

John Chen Door exterior in progress: modeled, textured and lit.
(Elrod prison scene issue 34)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What step-by-step process

Ahmid Nabil shares with us some of his process on the "Cerebus escapes via a vent" animation.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What the What!

Kerem Gogus Palace modeling progress.

Early High Priest animation from Ryan Smith.

New hit Graphic Novel out from Fantagraphics with introduction by Cerebus creator, Dave Sim:

Monday, November 29, 2010

What Is What!

Lip-synch animation progress by Arul Nithish Ck
Below the comicbook panel in which the scene is from

Animation progress by Ahmed Nabil

For more panels etc of the comicbook featuring the scene go here to a previous blog post

Below lipsynch animation update by Sandip Roy

Sunday, November 28, 2010

What Lord Julius! What High Priest!

Lord Julius Animation by Alex Pilalis

High Priest animation update by Marcelo Pirk.
Below the comicbook page in which the scene appears

and here are a couple of blogs postings about Cerebus and his creator:

Saturday, November 27, 2010

What Stealth! What Necromancy!

An indignant Cerebus Animation update by Sandra Liliana Hernandez Aya

A stealthy Cerebus Animation in-progress by Jenna Smith

Friday, November 26, 2010

What Soldier? What Paperweight!

From issue #4. Soldier modeled by Akanksha Poddar.
Below the soldiers as they appear in the comic

Necross animation update (issue #13) by Preetham G. Raj
Below as the scene appears in the comic

And tonight 10PM eastern, and all weekend long thereafter, it's the long-missing "Quick Cuts" episode on Cerebus TV -tune in: it'll be wacky!:)