Monday, May 31, 2010

What High Priest, Lord Julius, Bran and Movie Poster?

The High Priest from issue #13 spectacularly done, well almost done, by Uness Max. Wonderfully rich and dynamic. Beard and hair and flowing cloth will be added in Maya. Uness Max works in 3ds Max and those items don't transfer well.

Lord Julius (done in Maya) 90% completed by Trevor Sieben. Amazingly dead-on. Beautiful.

Bran Mac Muffin by Uness Max is also completely done sans hair , which likewise will be added in Maya. It's is so incredibly expressive and skillfully done.
Below is a rough idea for a Cerebus Film Movie Poster.

Friday, May 28, 2010

What Elrod, Bran Mac Muffin, Lord Julius and what a lady!

The characters that are populating the Cerebus universe are being created faster then i can zap (blog, that is). Uness Max has joined us and is incredibly great and seriously fast: above you see Elrod, which is finished, and Bran Mac Muffin nearly complete. Done in 2 days. Wow.
And not too slight the ladies: below is a female character that inhabits our little town by one of our founding fathers: Brian Bucmann.

And Trevor Sieben's continued progress on the Lord Julius, who i think we'll see done in the next few days as well.

Also, tonight on Cerebus TV a very special 1 hour episode w/Sterenko and Sim on Kirby! Followed by a brand new 30m minutes. Yes, 90 minutes all in all.

(and will of course also feature new animated bumpers:))

Hi, Dave Sim here!

( If you'd like to hear an audio version of this announcement, you
can click here: )

Join me and JIM STERANKO (Nick Fury, The Steranko History
of Comics and so much more) for the long awaited Dialogue on Comic Art,
JACK KIRBY, Part Two - Cerebus.TV # 27.

What was it like, to watch Jack Kirby DRAW?

What artwork was hanging on the stairs going down to his basement

It's a one hour, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear Jim Steranko
reminisce about his friend and mentor - Jack "King" Kirby -
a Cerebus.TV extravaganza coming your way Friday May 28 (10pm EDT) at

http://Cerebus.TV/ ...

Immediately AFTER the One Hour Jack Kirby Special, a Cerebus.TV half
hour Double Header:

What's the newest paradigm in Self-Publishing, conceived and developed by Logan DeAngelis of ComiXpress? ( )

If you missed it on Episode One of Cerebus.TV last October, you won't
want to miss it this time.

And -- this week's Art Auction! my unpublished magazine cover featuring
parodies of both Steve Ditko's Dr. Strange AND Ditko's legendary cover
to Amazing Spiderman #6. Edited down to terseness by Max Southall!

It's the 90 minute internet television comics show that can't be beat -
in MY humble opinion.

If you aren't watching Cerebus.TV and you're a die-hard comics fan like me,
what ARE you watching?

I'd appreciate your checking us out! And if you like what you see, if you're excited
by features about the past and present comics greats and the upcoming indie stars like I am, please tell a friend about our show.

-- Dave

But the really big news is there are new webcomics: Reality Stripped and the start of Captain Zap Issue #2, which is epic!:)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What Thrunk pt3?

Here is the beginning of the Cerebus movie. OK, still needs polish and is missing some Wizard dialog and not to mention Wizard animation (see here for some of the earlier progress on that front). Below: playing with the concept that when he comes to life Thrunk has lava seeping through the cracks.

Thrunk modelled by Brian Buchmann

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What Thrunk

Here's the latest progress on Thrunk by Brian Buchmann.
Max, director at Cerebus TV, told me that there were 5000 hits for Saturday, then another 5000 for Sunday and, the big surprise, 5000 on Monday beating the highs of Friday. Cerebus TV's best weekend yet so it's going in the right direction. And not to mention the 1000s that watch weekdays. Last month i was told CTV had 70 000 hits. 60 000 month before that again. Not bad.
Working on integrating the Dragon into the scenery, not there yet -but makes for a fun Cerebus TV bumper in the mean time:). Not actual background.

Also, AOL News reports today about the "Geek Chic" quiz. #3 asks: Dave Sim is known as "The Godfather of" what? (Answer: "Dave Sim is known, much to his chagrin, as "The Godfather of Independent Comics.")
And yesterday as we do every Wednesday new webcomics were posted: starting issue 2 of Captain Zap! and another installment of Reality Stripped. More Young Cerebus coming soonish -I swear!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What Birthday?

Yes, it's Dave Sim's Birthday coming up and since he doesn't surf the net I can safely say we'll surprise him with a little animated Bday greeting on this Friday's Episode 10PM Eastern at Cerebus TV

"Claghorn, Leghorn, Elric & Elrod" Dave Sim discusses the development of one of the most popular Cerebus Characters, Elrod the Albino, a parody of Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melniboné, channeling Warner Brothers cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn by way of the Fred Allen radio show character, Senator Claghorn. See the actual letter of comment Michael Moorcock wrote to Sim more than 30 years Ago!

Auction tie-in: The unpublished zombie cover variant of CEREBUS ARCHIVE No.4 featuring the first appearance of Elrod."

Maybe you'd like to buy him a present from the Cerebus TV gift shop:)

The above clip was already posted to our Facebook page.
Market Place by Wayne Watrach
Animation by Romain Lapierre, who also helped create the Cerebus 3D model with Brian Buchmann and Christophe Brebion. Cerebus rigged by Daniel Edwards. Horse modeled by Siva Kumar. Hair and texture by Ciro Ayala and rigged by Leah Kim. Additional hair dynamics and hair attachment by Suresh Mistry. Helmet modeled by Sandy Tietyen. Sword modeled by Nhat Quang Tran. Music Kevin MacLeod

Below is our very early progress on "Thrunk" by Brian Buchmann.

Hannu Hoffrén has joined us and is beginning on parallax animation on the City View matte painting by Holli Alvarado.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

What Dragon?

So we posted the new animatic in Cerebus fan groups etc yep, pretty much asking for it:) and so far no objections. whew. We are now moving on to finish it.
Above you see a Dragon, that is part of the Wizard's illusions: (see issue #1 he has skeletons, shadow beast and a giant serpent). Cerebus doesn't battle it, but it's very picturesque as it flies among the towers of the Wizard's castle.
It is created by Bob Pariury and as you see the animation is already underway on it. He was making it originally for his own animation short, so that works out really well:)

Cerebus is now being published in French, Italian and Spanish, the latter one is published first and in hardcover no less
for more go to Cerebus FanGirl's Blog

and speaking of Blogs -here's some of the latest on Cerebus:

from yesterday over at Comics Alliance

they look at the first 50 issues, which are the issues we are basing our movie on...well, with us more it's more like the first 25 issues.

And over at the AV Club Tasha Robinson shares how Cerebus changed her life

And Peter Crane explains why Cerebus is his favorite comicbook

As the Cerebus saying goes "Something Fell..." See Cerebus Wiki on explanation on how "When something of significance happens, something falls"