Cerebus Archive 4
|October 2009: Cerebus Archive #4|
|Publisher, Writer/Artist||Dave Sim|
|Graphic Design, Digital Production||Sandeep Atwal|
Pages 1-7: Reprint (with commentary, re-lettered, and missing page 3) of "...Adriene All Alone!" from 1975 (first published in Gene Day's Black Zeppelin #1, 1985, but with a different first page), art & story by Dave.
Page 8: Wedding invitation to Dave from Gene Day and Gale Jack, for September 20, 1975.
Pages 9-11: "A Day In The Life Of Gene Day" by Dave, from Jeff Zinger's fanzine Comic Report #3 (July 1976). Discussion includes cover to said issue by Gene (featuring the Creeper), Gene's self-portrait, and Dave's self-portrait from Comic Report #2 (May 1976).
Pages 12-20: Originally unpublished "Life's End!" by Dave & Gene in 75-76 (see Cerebus Archive 11 for the redrawn version). Discussion includes four-panel progression by Jim Steranko from "At the Stroke of Midnight" in Tower of Shadows #1 (Sept 1969).
Pages 21-22: Character design & single page for proposed Orb Magazine series, The Partisan, by Dave & Gene.
Page 23: Orb Magazine #1 cover by John Allison, #6 cover by Jim Craig.
Pages 24-25: Small reprint of the first page of "The Shadow of the Axe!" (first printed in Creepy #79, May 1976) written by Dave (as "Dave Sims") and art by Russ Heath; rejection letter by Warren Publishing, undated.
Back cover: Color letter from Jim Waley, Orb Productions, January 29, 1976 (as referenced on page 23).
From Archive Drawer #1: September 1975 to July 1976.
- This was the first issue to be published exclusively, Print On Demand, by ComiXpress.
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