A few years ago I scanned all of Dave Sim's notebooks. He had filled 36 notebooks during the years he created the monthly Cerebus series, covering issues #20 to 300, plus the other side items -- like the Epic stories, posters and prints, convention speeches etc. A total of 3,281 notebook pages detailing his creative process. I never really got the time to study the notebooks when I had them. Just did a quick look, scanned them in and sent them back to Dave as soon as possible. So this regular column is a chance for me to look through those scans and highlight some of the more interesting pages.
Well, not quite yet. I'm heading to San Jose (yes, I know the way) in a couple of weeks to watch the Boston Bruins take on the San Jose Sharks. Way back in the late 1980s Dave and Gerhard went to San Jose. Dave took notebook #10, which I have notebook #10 listed as issue #112/113. There is also some scripting for the Roach tale from AARGH #1 and some ideas for the upcoming Jaka's Story.
And also some "vacation sketches" by Dave.
|Notebook #10 page 57: "Sid Vicious Lives", small text "Your name here|
|Notebook #10 page 58: "San Jose Chic"|
|Notebook #10 page 57: People relaxing - probably at the hotel pool.|