Wednesday, August 31, 2016

What Elrod showing!

"Elrod showed Cerebus" test render
below in context


Dave Sim the Orson Welles of comics. Read Sean Robinson's pitch for the Cerebus-comic-restoration-kickstarter - only a few days left!

Carson Grubaugh's Cerebus Re-Read Challenge continues with "Melmoth"

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What Explosion! What Necross!

"Explosive Cerebus" sequence rough puttogether of test renders

So...hey howabout a pre-Cerebus spin-off staring Necross and the villagers below headed by the High Priest and his sidekick Despuess from issue 5? Really there are so many colorful characters in the Cerebus series - any one of them worthy of their own title in an expansive Cerebusverse. Anyway, just an idea. Pardon the rough sketch below:)


New comic story from Grant Morrison and Gerhard (and edited by Rantz Hoseley!) coming soon

Monday, August 29, 2016

What splinters! What superhero landing pose!

"Elrod, Cerebus and the splintering" test render progress

Cerebus "superhero landing pose" done for fun:)
...for more on this now celebrated stance:
"Woo! Superhero landing! You know that's really hard on your knees. Totally impractical, they all do it."
— Deadpool


Cerebus comic restoration Kickstarter makes headlines at Yahoo Finance
Also channel 2 CBS news site
and channel 3 NBC site
The Comics Reporter

Cerebus drawn by Elliot Cowan

after years in the making this weekend finally saw the public online premiere of his indie animated full length movie masterpiece

Last week's brand new Cerebus comic strips!

Interview with comic artist Steven Pennella: "Dave Sim is one of the giants of self-publishing and really knows the art form inside and out."

Saturday, August 27, 2016

What Town! What Devil!

test render

test render


Gerhard draws Star Wars issue #1 cover recreation with original artists Tom Palmer and Howard Chaykin

Friday, August 26, 2016

What Skull cloud! What Jaka!

"SKULL Clouds as Cerebus rides away" clouds created and rendered by Rob Ellis


Dave's The Origins of Jaka (and Rick): Vanessa Redgrave (and Richard Harris). Plus: 9 days left of the comic-restoration-kickstarter!

as an aside here's me (in the blue T-shirt) with my childhood friend Benji Redgrave (Vanessa's nephew - son of her almost as famous sister actress Lynn Redgrave). Read all about it in my mom's book.  Also, while we're at it: in the photoalbum right across is the nephew of Pattie Boyd (featured in last Friday's episode). My mom was also friend's with Pattie's sister Paula.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

What Explosion!

test render

to the right as it appears in the comic


Sean Michael Robinson:
Do you have a favorite image from Going Home? We're looking for suggestions for what image should be featured on the last page of the restored book. Something that would look good really large, and fits in thematically with the book?

Cerebus-comic-restoration-kickstarter update

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What Sequence!

"Adventure begins sequence" rough puttogether of test renders


Street Artist "MikeBDope" aka "SharpieVillain" (tagline "No pencils no erasers") draws Cerebus at comic store "Meltdown Comics" (click link for the full process)

Declares "Cerebus the Moby Dick of comics", "sophisticated and funny" and thinks maybe "vendors are speculating a big Cerebus resurgence" (7:29-10:15)

Monday, August 22, 2016

What UVs! What Hello!

"Brothers-in-crime UV transfer" by Technical Director Nick Wolensky
 (a particularly tricky UV transfer of one of the earliest animations, which used a completely different rig even)

test render

What Overseer!

test render

Sunday, August 21, 2016

What Michelangelo!

test render


Dave Sim Weekly Update! Pattie Boyd: George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Cerebus! Also: Comic-restoration-kickstarter going strong!

Speaking of read about Pattie Boyd, George Harrison and my mom, Inger Simonsen, being invited to Donovan's castle in her book.
Here is a picture from my mom's photo album of Pattie Boyd during Easter weekend at Donovan's castle, yes, an actual Irish castle. (Also, in the pic is Sid Maurer who painted/designed the album covers for Donovan's records).

Comic creator and founder of Alterna Comics Peter Simeti draws Cerebus

James reading and reviewing the first issues of Cerebus
Carson Grubaugh rereading and reviewing Cerebus

Thursday, August 18, 2016

What Turn! What Corner!

"Cerebus turns a corner" test render


"Flipside Focus" podcast focuses on Cerebus (53:12). Hear them exclaim: Cerebus is gangsta!:) and they suggest Cerebus getting an animated movie:)

and speaking of

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

What Mirrors! What Hallway! What Wizard!

Wizard "hall of mirrors" Cerebus film sequence rough puttogether of test renders


Bleeding Cool headlines the latest Cerebus kickstarter

Monday, August 15, 2016

What Pushing! What Horrors!

"Cerebus pushing forward" test render

test render

fun with exposure:)

from the comic:


"411mania" spotlights Cerebus

"The Comics Reporter" looks at the latest (5th) Cerebus comic restoration kickstarter

Sunday, August 14, 2016

What Aye! What Torture!

test render

test render


It's official Carson Grubaugh is the new collaborator on Dave Sim's upcoming project: "Strange Death Of Alex Raymond"

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane posts Cerebus as Spawn
Todd writes:
Dave Sim (a fellow Canadian artist), created one of my favorite comic book characters Cerebus the Aardvark and it was a BLAST being able to collaborate on Spawn issue 10!
This pin-up he did for Spawn issue 4. And it MAY have been an unforeseen foreshadowing to our collaboration on Spawn! Funny how things work out!!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

What Twice!

test render


Dave Sim Weekly Update: Jaka Origins! Comic-restoration-kickstarter underway!

and this week's "Cerebus in hell?" strips!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

What's smashing! What's hanging! !

"Cerebus impact" test render

"hanging around a bit (to be inserted into a conversation)" test render

"Cerebus destroys image of self" rough puttogether update

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

What Kick! What Thrunk!

"Cerebus kicking it - update" test render

(rest of Thrunk sequence to be inserted elsewhere in the film)


Cerebus "Reads" now restored and available at comic stores

"Cerebus comic restoration kickstarter" under way! Get 10 prints, artist notes, "Collected Letters 3" + more!

Also check out (future collaborator on upcomimg The Strange Death Of Alex Raymond?) Carson Grubaugh's Re-Read of Cerebus

Another Cerebus reread is still going strong over at the Classic Comics Forum

Cerebus featured on BBC Hereford & Worcester radio show
Cerebus sited as "favourite example of the interaction between speech narration and an audience"

and below 'nuff said:)

Monday, August 1, 2016

What puttogether! What vacation!

made up of test renders

Will be gone on vacation for a week - will resume the Production Blog when back:)