Monday, 27 February 2017

Swords Of Cerebus Vol 2: Cerebus #7


PAUL SLADE:
Published between 1981 and 1984, Dave's six Swords of Cerebus volumes were his first attempt to collect the book in a more permanent form. He gave each story included in these volumes a prose introduction, explaining where the book stood when he’d been working on that particular issue and how he was thinking of its prospects at the time. We're currently covering the intros from Swords volume 2.
"Suddenly, I was free," says Dave.

Next week: Links in a chain.

14 comments:

Jeff Seiler said...

Comp, I say, complementary, Dave. Also, it's sequel, son...that is, the *next* one...

;-)

But, hey, who's countin'?

Dave Sim said...

YOU are, Jeff, YOU are. Always!

Speaking of which, now would be a good time to start correcting CIH? #1 and (assuming the College of Comic Book Knowledge gets a copy for you) CIH? #2 since we're in the early stages of CEREBUS IN TRADE PAPERBACK HELL? (working title). PLEASE get the issues photocopied (or buy an extra copy and mark it up: of course even as I say that I really can't picture you marking up an actual CEREBUS comic book: post-it notes?) and mark the corrections ON the strips. We're all -- me, Sandeep and Sean -- in agreement that that's the easiest way to review corrections to see if we think they're necessary or not.

I do appreciate you not pointing out my (intentional) double entendre of "push the needle in, pull the needle out" vis-a-vis my first mistress, Sarah Hitchens. Unless you missed it.

Jeff Seiler said...

Nothin' to see here, folks. Move along. Move along.

Jeff Seiler said...

Yeah, Dave, I'll mark up one of those signed and numbered one-of-one variants that I paid...um, do the math...carry the one...um...a buttload for.

Just kidding. I also bought four regulars. I'll check in a coupla days to see if The College has number two. Er, *issue* number two. Um...the second comic book.

Dave Sim said...

Which is actually the third CEREBUS IN HELL? comic book.

Jeff Seiler said...

The first being #300, right?

Am I being willfully obtuse again?

I can never tell...

Travis Pelkie said...

The first being #0, Obtuse-Man!

So, not planning to have the #0 in the trade, Dave?

Jeff Seiler said...

D'oh!

Forehead.

Palm.

Repeat as needed.

Jeff Seiler said...

I couldn't sleep, Dave, so I kicked out all of the proofreading for CIH? #1 in a coupla hours this morning.

I used Pink Post-it Notes and a pink Sharpie highlighter, with a Pentel pen and Scotch tape. Oh, and Tweezerman scissors from Italy.

The product placement is gonna cost ya...

Dave Sim said...

Travis - Not sure WHAT we're going to do with CEREBUS IN HELL? #0.

Calum Johnson's (STRANGE ADVENTURES COMIC SHOP in Halifax) suggestion was to bring it back into print as a $1 comic (as Image is doing with some of their titles: a low-cost introduction) which seems like a good idea. I think we'd have to wait a while so people who paid $4 for it don't feel too badly ripped off that it's $1 now.

Another possible good idea is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY if we can keep CIH? alive until FCBD 2018 with the #1 one-shots.

In both cases it might be a matter of cutting it down from 24 pages to 16 pages and including some ads so the people who bought the actual #0 can console themselves that they DO have content that hasn't been reprinted.

Dave Sim said...

Hi Jeff! Appreciate the 110% extra effort. #2 was supposed to be in the stores today. I hate to ask. Is it?

UK? USA? Canada?

Jeff Seiler said...

Hey, I live but to serve, Dave.

I didn't make it to The College today, so axe somebody eltse.

Paul Slade said...

I bought my copy of CIH? #2 off the shelf of a London comics shop this morning (March 2). So it looks like the UK's sorted.

Dave Sim said...

Paul - Thanks! That's very good news! I'm going to try to annotate my #2 strips on Saturday again.