Cerebus Action Figure Prototype
by George Peter Gatsis
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1. Rare break in the year as Funkmaster John begins the lengthy CEREBUS ARCHIVE NUMBER TWO shipping process. Fax yesterday informed me that the UK/AUS/NZ/EU copies will be all in the pipeline by Monday at the latest.
2. Dave Fisher is back from his fact-finding mission to the warehouse in Leamington. "You've got a LOT of stuff down there." Report, including photos to follow.
3. I bid a fond farewell to HIGH SOCIETY as the last few pieces of the jigsaw puzzle are put in place. One "Next:" to be retained, the rest deleted, as the print date starts bearing down on us.
4. Never mention Brad Pitt on a website if high-profile Hollywood investors are reading. Words to live by.
"Well, since you mentioned Brad Pitt in a recent post, I know Dede Gardner, for instance. When can we have a conference call with Dave regarding these matters?"
WAY too premature for a conference call. Brad Pitt would definitely be at the top of my short list for CEREBUS' voice based on his voicing [what I should have said was 'acting chops'] the 70-year old man who "youthens" in the adaptation of Scott Fitzgerald's BENJAMIN BUTTON and the fact that Cerebus is different ages in FRACTURED DESTINY.Why don't you get me an address for Mr. [name withheld] and I'll send him an autographed copy of the CEREBUS trade personalized for Mr. Pitt and...for good measure...a picture of Mr. Pitt as an aardvark in his O*c*r winning role in 37 YEARS AN AARDVARK that he can take over to [production company] personally?
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1. OFF-WHITE HOUSE COPIES goes "front burner" again as Dave Fisher prepares for a fact-finding mission to the warehouse in Leamington
2. Learning curve on shipping JAKA'S STORY, MELMOTH, LATTER DAYS and THE LAST DAY directly from Southern Ontario to the Diamond Star System in Mississippi proves steep: everything needs to be RE-boxed
3. Possibility raised of getting copies of the HIGH SOCIETY 30TH ANNIVERSARY REMASTERED GOLD EDITION TP (Diamond order code
AUG120748JAN150915) personalized through the two local Kitchener-Waterloo comic stores.
4. Voice-work on CEREBUS: THE MOVIE, as far as I can see, will be virtually the last thing done on the movie
"I actually wanted a black actor to do the voice of Cerebus -- thought that could have really worked especially with Elrod -- but John Di Crosta did such a great job. He also did the voice of Doctor in the TRANSFORMERS movie among other things. And Stephen Mendel, the voice of the Wizard [the Wizard character from CEREBUS No.1] has a huge list of credits including MED MEN and, in the comic book animation realm, Splinter from TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and even as Nekron from way back in Frazetta/Bakshi's FIRE AND ICE -- just to bring it full circle: now to be remade by pioneer Robert Rodriguez :)
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It is claimed Ernest Hemingway once wrote a six-word short story that could make people cry for a bet. The wager was ten dollars, which Hemingway won with the following: "For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn." However, there's no hard evidence that this ever happened...
...Here’s how Mr. Hemingway described the author’s role in his Nobel Prize winning speech in 1954: "Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates. For he does his work alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day. For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed."
1. CEREBUS ARCHIVE NUMBER TWO now within 100 autographs of being "off my desk"
2. CEREBUS: FRACTURED DESTINY Hello Joe Rubinstein Via Facebook! Hoping to get some sheets of the comic-art drawing paper you use and wondering if Kinko's can print on that paper. 37 YEARS AN AARDVARK on its way to Antony via Oliver.
3. Bar codes stickers for MELMOTH, JAKA'S STORY, LATTER DAYS and THE LAST DAY have been produced and are awaiting "testing/testing" at Diamond before being applied to the books
4. Not sure what Scott and Tom will be getting for their work on the GOAT layout but I'll be sending them something today. Hope Scott -- who has been "under the weather" all week, he says -- is feeling better soon