Monday, December 29, 2014

What Music Video! What Vent Open!

updated with input and suggestions from Dave Sim himself! His verdict so far is: "the music video's REALLY good!"

Music video is so far made up of animation clips in various stages of development.

new beginning idea and animation update progress by Sergey Belyaev

Order the 30th anniversary edition of the first 500-page graphic novel "Cerebus: High Society"!

Huffington Post recommends seeing CGI-driven Cerebus the aardvark film!:)
See under the "Guardians of the Galaxy" heading in the article

Saturday, December 27, 2014

What paintings on the wall! What environment!

Dave Sim has penciled a production painting on watercolour paper, which Joe Rubenstein will then paint. For more on this exciting development
Here's the progress on the wall where the paintings will go.
Environment modeling progress by John Eyre
And here's more of the environment progress below

Friday, December 26, 2014

What Vent Throughing! Blur Running! Holidays!

animation update progress by Sergey Belyaev

nameless villager that we refer to among ourselves as "Twerp".
Background not rendered yet. Test of blur concept.

Hope everybody had a wonderful holiday!:)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

What Statue Dust! What Shadow Beast!

animation and dust added progress by Sergey Belyaev

medallions added using script/code SetUp by Nick Wolensky

RIP John Balge - comic book journalism pioneer and early patron of Dave Sim

Saturday, December 20, 2014

What Model Sheets! What Shadow Beast!

Nate Spidgewood  wanted to take a crack at putting a team together to do a 2D animation sequence for when Cerebus is hallucinating from the effects of the Lama Lotus. We already had a storyboard that Daniel Grant did on his own initiative as well. Nate asked Brian Andersen to make some model sheets, which just came in to my surprise. Wether the 2D portion happens or not these might still be helpful for the new "interview" scenes being added to the film.
(Click to enlarge)



rough concept layout render of Cerebus connected to Shadow Beast.
Medallions added too not that you can really see them:)

Currently rerunning "Sim & Steranko on Kirby!" on Cerebus TV

Friday, December 19, 2014

What Sanctuary scale and stairwell! What armchair and throne selections! What Wizardry!

Sanctuary environment progress and scale test by John Eyre
here's another reference John is working off of the underground stairwell

Latest on the film from Dave Sim - yes, he blogs every Friday!

also, here's an armchair for the new character he selected from some references faxed to him
and here's the reference for the throne the fax mentions that it will eventually be swapped out with
here are the selections in color

low res rough test render


Dave Sim on list of "Graphic Design Masters In Comics"

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What Sanctuary! What Giant Shoulders!

"The Sanctuary" environment modeling progress by John Eyre

Below floor plan of "the Sanctuary" by Oliver Simonsen approved by Dave. Since there are no references for the sidewalls John will improvise on those. As for the paintings on the wall Dave suggests using photoshop and that we can choose some from "Rick's Story" and also make them into Kickstarter bonus prints. If anyone has any favorite paintings they'd like to see from that Cerebus book let us know

rough test render

New review of "Cerebus: Church & State Vol II". From the article: "Sim and Gerhard were, quite simply, the greatest creative team ever to work in comics. This was their first masterpiece" 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

What Dave Sim Co-Director! What Glow Props!

Fax from Dave Sim (click to enlarge)





Dave Sim ponders: "What if it's a hit?" I have to agree that getting this far on the film was as Dave puts it "Extremely Unlikely, as well. As in: getting hit by a comet while purchasing a $3 million winning lottery ticket Extremely Unlikely."  Pretty sure it hasn't been done before

very rough test of glowing props and statue

The Beat spotlights holiday gift ideas from Cerebus environment artist Gerhard!

New Cerebus drawing will be available for the next Kickstarter campaign!

Dave Sim art auction of his drawings of Margaret ("Gone With the Wind") Mitchell

"Judenhass" inspires teacher to talk about Ferguson

Saturday, December 6, 2014

What Direction! What Test Rendering! What Trailer!

Direction on the film from Dave Sim has begun! We were admittedly never quite sure how best to proceed with the beginning text - it was more of a placeholder till now. Here's from his recent fax (click to enlarge)

rough render test
and here it is in a slight update to an old rough teaser idea

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Dave Sim the screenwriter! Dave will write a "framing device" for the Cerebus animated film!!
Bleeding Cool article on the casting call

Dave Sim art auction!

Gerhard redraws the Regency Hotel from the Cerebus High Society storyline! Prints available!

Acclaimed comic book artist Alex Robinson draws characters from the first 200 issues of CEREBUS!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

What Thanksgiving!

"Thanksgiving" is a US holiday where watching "Wizard of Oz" is one of the traditions:)

Cerebus News

"Judenhass" by Dave Sim is now free

"Judenhass is an astonishing piece of work. Painful and real and unflinching. I don't remember the last comic I read that made me cry, but this did."

Neil Gaiman

"To apply the term ‘beautiful’ to this book may be a misnomer considering the subject matter, but its impact cannot be denied."

Joe Kubert

"This wise, appalled, deeply humane response to an endless shock and sorrow could come only from the profoundly thoughtful Dave Sim."

Peter Straub

"Dave Sim's "Judenhass" is a noble enterprise, reminding us of a painful and shameful part of human history. His writing and artwork are dramatic"

Jean Shuster Peavy
Sister of Joe Shuster
Artist-Creator of SUPERMAN

"Judenhass is endlessly disturbing, often unpleasant and incessantly horrifying in its stark coldness. The quotes should never be forgotten or made light of. It is why all people of good will say, 'Never again.'"

Marv Wolfman

As usual, trailblazing Dave Sim is way out in front. Look what he has accomplished in Judenhass. He begins at the beginning, defining his terms, as he looks at an ancient and world-wide problem from a fresh perspective.

Robin Snyder
Editor/Publisher - The Anotherrandomday Comics

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What Cerebus opens a vent! Auction!

animation update progress by Sergey Belyaev

Cerebus News
Dave Sim art auction

Monday, November 17, 2014

What Opening Music! What Trailer! What Documentary!

"Opening Music" Original Cinematic score by Nils Jiptner

rough teaser idea -might need to dial down the text:)

Cerebus News
Cerebus Documentary!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

What Announcement!

Major announcement in a few weeks!

Bleeding Cool article: "I consider Sim to be one of the few genuises that comics have created in the English speaking world" 

Drawing of "Prince Keef" among other things from the Cerebus notebooks shared by Margaret Liss 
Speaking of here's a plug for my mom's book about her life with the Stones:)

Monday, November 3, 2014

What Invitation! What Despuess!

animation by Sergey Belyaev

Animation update progress by Jason Minos

rough layout concept

Saturday, November 1, 2014

What Helmet! What Riding! What Entering!

camera angle idea by Sergey Belyaev

animation update by Matteo Rovatti
with layout below

layout update progress plus a brief very rough test render in the beginning

Coming January 2015! Pre-order Cerebus Graphic Novel "Church and State" now. In Diamond Previews. Item Code: STAR00271

Creator Rights victory! Outcome of Jack Kirby lawsuit. Kirby co-creator of X-men, Fantastic Four, Cap America, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Black Panther, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (not to mention Groot)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

What odds and ends! What Halloween!

Many odds and ends -some not listed here

slight animation update

layout progress

camera angles adjustments progress

layout update

rough test render - didn't quite work out

eyebrows and animation adjustmet progress

camera shake update progress

End credits rough concept layout idea


Cerebus Dragnet art auction!

The making of the Cerebus Graphic Novel "Jaka's Story" Logo!

Monday, October 27, 2014

What Music! What Guarding! What Lord Julius!

Music progress by Nils Jiptner

guards animated by Rob Ellis

layout progress

Cerebus Dragnet art auction!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

What Horse riding! Castle pointing! Questioning!

facial expression update by Matteo Rovatti

layout update progress

layout progress, helmet added, medallion necklace added using using script/code SetUp by Nick Wolensky

The brand new AMOC sticker.... a 'bonus item' to each portfolio that goes out. I'm not talking about one sticker, I'm talking about a sheet of removeable (matte finish) and a sheet of permanent adhesive (gloss finish) along with instructions of where to buy the blank label sheets and the PDF print file so you can make more of your own at your will. So here's what it looks like as a single sticker.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

What Cerebus and Lord Julius! What Corner Turning!

animation update by Sergey Belyaev

animation update by Sergey Belyaev

sword added by Rob Ellis


Dave Sim now answering questions! 3 hours left of Kickstarter campaign!
particularly apropos our film, i think, was this response (click to enlarge)

Dave Sim Kickstarter optimism: "the way that STAR TREK fans brought STAR TREK back to life and got a movie made after however many years when STAR TREK had DOA stamped all over it in any conventional sense. Well, you know, that's CEREBUS In Spades."

A sports vs comics forum discussion takes an interesting Cerebus turn:)

Cerebus by Locke & Key and Little Nemo in Slumberland artist Gabriel Rodriquez. #Inktober
"InkTober" drawings from up and coming artist Nick Pendleton

David Felizarda
Dave J. Woodward

Interview with author J.F. Lewis: "Cerebus: High Society & Church and State I & II" on list of most influential Graphic Novels

Thursday, October 23, 2014

What Up! What Medallions and Vest! Skeleton!

expression update progress by Rob Ellis

medallion and vest added using using script/code SetUp by Nick Wolensky

Cerebus facial expression update progress

3 last Bonus Prints added to the Cerebus Kickstarter! 2 days left!
scroll down on the above link or see them here in the link below

Margaret Liss shares the notebooks: the making of Cerebus issue#98!

Preview of new Cerebus story by Dave Sim! And Dave in gag photos as a new foundation is layed on the "Off-White House"!
 for a better view of the comic in progress

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What Ground Standing! What Breakfast! What Walnut!

sword adjustment by Rob Ellis

not actual music.
rough layout test render

rough effects concept layout

Dave Sim art auction: Alex Raymond & Linda Evangelista!

Dave Sim drawing new 8 page "Surreal Cerebus Tracing Paper" story!
Alex Robinson draws Cerebus characters for Inktober!