Dave Sim’s Cerebus Returns In New Miniseries ‘Cerebus In Hell’
Dave Sim's iconic and often controversial self-published epic Cerebus was a testament to the creator's determination, and proof that a black-and-white independently published satire about an aardvark could span three decades and three hundred issues. The series finished in 2004, seemingly never to return --- but Sim has now announced a brand new collage comic, Cerebus In Hell, due for publication later this year.
Inspired by David Malki's Wondermark, Sim and business partner Sandeep Atwell will use collage to create new stories of Cerebus' time in hell. The concept takes on somewhat of a metafictional aspect, as the character of Cerebus --- who is so closely associated with sprawling epic stories --- is sent to hell and must endure being in a four-panel gag strip, similar to Garfield. The collage format is necessitated by the fact that wrist pain has limited Sim's ability to draw.
According to the interview in Previews, Sim and Atwell produce daily webcomics in the run-up to Cerebus In Hell #0, and if there is enough interest in the one-shot, a miniseries will follow in 2017.
Here are the solicitation details:
Cerebus In Hell #1
(W) Dave Sim (A) Dave Sim & Various (CA) Dave Sim, Hieronymus Bosch
The first new Cerebus comic since 2004! Where has Cerebus been since he died twelve years ago? Is he in hell? Purgatory? Limbo? Some strange 1980 disco with links to Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Henry Kissinger? Some ancient Greek disco with links to Plato, Socrates, Aristotle? Some 1990s disco with links to The Stone Roses, the Happy Mondays, and Oasis? Is he stuck inside his own Cerebus Online Disco Twitter-feed? Well, wherever he is, he deserves it, so feel free to laugh at his misfortune! This one shot leads into the Cerebus In Hell? 4-issue mini-series in 2017 celebrating Cerebus‘ 40th-anniversary!
Item Code: JUL161105
In Shops: 9/28/2016