Monday, May 30, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Margaret Liss' Cerebus tattoo with Dave Sim
Cerebus drawing by Marko Head
Cerebus on The Comics Reporter list(s) of "Name Four Specific Physical Comics Publications Or Specific Downloads You'd Take With You On A Proposed Trip. In The Fifth Slot, Describe In A Single Sentence The General Purpose Of The Trip."
Saturday, May 28, 2016
A preview of "Hero Comics; A Hero Initiative Benefit Book" with a story by Dave Sim.
Mike Clary shares his Cerebus tattoo
rough test render
Cerebus on list of "greatest metafiction comics in history"
From the article: "The comic is so complex that it’s inspired legions of fans to worship and pick it apart, since it began in the late 1970s."
Today there was a keynote on "Cerebus Syndrome" (the slow move from light to heavy topics) by Dr Harriet Earle at King's College London
1st paper of #altforms panel by #comics studies scholar Dr. Harriet Earle of Birkbeck on 'The Cerebus Syndrome' in #XMen. #writingback— US Studies KCL (@KCL_USA) May 27, 2016
"Can you correctly identify 25 of the IGN Top 100 Comic Heroes?" game featuring Cerebus among the top 25 IGN comic heroes. http://www.sporcle.com/games/jakethegoldfish/ign-top-100-comicheroes4Listening to a great panel on the 'cerebus syndrome' in comics by Dr Harriet Earle - the slow move from light to heavy topics.. #writingback— Emily Brown (@ejrbrown) May 27, 2016
Tom Allman shares his new Cerebus tattoo
Don Murray shares Cerebus art by Dave and Gerhard on the back of his denim jacket
Rapper Astronautalis calls Cerebus "MOST IMPORTANT COMIC BOOK OF ALL TIME"
Also, it would be an honor to have him in the filmMOST IMPORTANT COMIC BOOK OF ALL TIME https://t.co/aSJbuaJfdg— ASTRONAUTALIS! (@astronautalis) May 26, 2016
Menachem Luchins who runs the Comic Book Store Escape Pod Comics suggests Astronautalis play the role of@CerebusFilm WHAT?!— ASTRONAUTALIS! (@astronautalis) May 27, 2016
Let me know if you need a man with a raspy southern accent!
Dave Sim Weekly Update: "New Mr. A by Steve Ditko!"@astronautalis @CerebusFilm I say, I say... I think I might know a character, son! pic.twitter.com/VRui11PZq4— Menachem Luchins (@EscapePodComics) May 27, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
rough puttogether of some test renders
A new review of Cerebus issue #25 (not sure why the title of the upload is #26)
Cerebus gets a shout out in this video of Canadian Comic Books.
Justin du Coeur shares about his Cerebus collection http://jducoeur.livejournal.com/862194.html
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Dave Sim Weekly Update: Cerebus Archive #4 On Its Way http://momentofcerebus.blogspot.com/2016/05/weekly-update-135-cerebus-archive-4-on.html
Thursday, May 19, 2016
CGI clouds created and rendered by Rob Ellis
CGI rainbow and clouds created and rendered by Rob Ellis
New Cerebus print by Gerhard (plus a timelapse video showing the creative process in the link)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
rough test render
Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of CBLDF (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) and who also ran the influential "Feature Magazine", covering the indie comic scene back in the day, has a new Cerebus review out today:
"I think Cerebus has three distinct story cycles that can each be taken on their own: the high adventure & intrigue period of Swords thru Church & State; the Mailer-infused philosophical inquiry on gender & creativity spanning Jaka's Story through Guys; and the religious conversion novel spanning Rick's Story through Latter Days. Each have their merits.
The adventure pacing, wit, and acting in the first period is in parts some of the best the medium has ever seen, and the ending of Church & State is a great payoff to what was then the longest extended graphic novel narrative attempted in North American comics. Cerebus set the stage for the now-established format of the long-form graphic novel serial, and will always matter for that alone.
The quiet melodrama and violence of political repression depicted in the second period is often devastating. Guys, as epilogue or standalone, is also as good a memoir on the history of black and white comics in the direct market as we're ever gonna get, and it's legitimately charming. The inquiry into the nature of creativity in Minds was for me the apex of the book, and has a lot to offer. But this period also has the rough-going essays defining Sim's self-described "masculinism" which is where many readers part company with the book.
The last period gets really rough going, especially near the end, but even there the art and pacing in many places are still 20 years ahead of what anyone else is doing even now. The Hemingway lion hunting issue does things with 80 and 100 panel grids that transcend Eisner and Tezuka's cribbing of cinematic technique, and enter a realm all their own. The 19th century illustration inspired religious/demonic visions in Rick's Story are a terrifying depiction of schizophrenia that are playing to a certain extent in William Blake's sandbox.
As a casual reader, starting from the beginning and getting out when the returns start to dip for you is a good strategy. As a practitioner, go to a library and look at the craft in each stage, because it's masterful all the way to the end, even when the story doesn't always land."
Troy Little shares a page from the proposed "Ultimate Cerebus" in honor of Dave's Bday (scroll down page in link for Troy's rendition)
(more about "Ultimate Cerebus" covered by Bleeding Cool here http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/03/30/would-you-like-to-write-or-draw-ultimate-cerebus-for-idw-get-in-touch/ )
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Comics Alliance article: "Sim developed into one of the most accomplished and innovative cartoonists of his era. Maybe ever."
The Comics Reporter wishes Dave Sim a happy 60th Birthday!
Monday, May 16, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Win an exclusive Gerhard print
A very nice review of the all-new jam packed Cerebus story: "War of the Independents follows characters from The Tick, Bone, Zippy, Usagi Yojimbo, and more as they attempt to help Cerebus get his helmet back" click link for the full review http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/champions-island-kennel-block-blues-independents-comics-17
Jesse Lee Herndon's Cerebus review of issue 136
and issue 135
Friday, May 13, 2016
test render - mouth not moving properly in render for some reason
"Silence" podcast has more Cerebus this week's episode
Cory Foster's Cerebus reread "Parte the Eighth"
Jesse Lee Herndon's Cerebus reread video series is up to issue #134
Dave Sim Weekly Updates
Dave Sim's Woody featured over at Bleeding Cool
Comic Artist Simon Fraser draws Cerebus on Free Comic Book at Comic Book Store Escape Pod Comics
Comic Book Store Retro Rocket Comics have uncirculated copies of Cerebus
Monday, May 2, 2016
NOTE: taking a little vacation - will be posting again in a week:)
Tom Devlin. executive editor at Drawn and Quarterly, says he is spending too much time reading the "Moment of Cerebus" blog:)
Someone has created a playblast featuring some of our test renders
New book coming out called "The Greatest Comic Book of All Time" with a chapter devoted to Cerebus http://www.word-power.co.uk/books/the-greatest-comic-book-of-all-time-I9781137561961/
Gerhard's latest creation http://gerhardart.com/brians-paris-tribute-and-some-other-stuff/
New Cerebus drawing by Joe Rubinstein (he inked the Cerebus story "The Morning After")
New episode of the Cerebus review series Sanctuary of Reality
Ep 122 reviewing Cerebus issue 123