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The Extraordinary And Controversial Career of Dave Sim
The Extraordinary And Controversial Career of Dave Sim
No other comic artist's legacy is as tough to nail down as that of Dave Sim, born on this day in 1956. As the creator of Cerebus, Sim is one of the medium's biggest champions for creators' rights, a patron saint of self-publishing, a contender for the title of greatest living cartoonist, and a visionary who achieved something that seemed both both crazy and impossible. Simultaneously, he's a lightning rod for controversy, the holder of a litany of contentious opinions that he's made one with his work, and he's often dismissed as a kook at best, disgusting at worst. Yet no matter what one thinks of Sim as a human being, there's no denying the white-hot sequential brilliance that emanates from one of comics' most controversial creators.
Dave Sim’s Photorealism Exploration ‘The Strange Death of Alex Raymond’ To Be Completed at IDW [SDCC 2013]
Dave Sim’s Photorealism Exploration ‘The Strange Death of Alex Raymond’ To Be Completed at IDW [SDCC 2013]
Based on the life (and obviously death) of the famous Flash Gordon creator, The Strange Death of Alex Raymond is a work that began in the pages of Dave Sim's self-published series glamourpuss as what the cartoonist has described as "a metaphysical history of comics photorealism." It once seemed like the ambitious project would not be completed due to audience attrition, but Strange Death
‘Cerebus’ Creator Dave Sim Contemplates ‘Career End Point’ And Economic ‘Doomsday Scenario’
‘Cerebus’ Creator Dave Sim Contemplates ‘Career End Point’ And Economic ‘Doomsday Scenario’
In an editorial published in the latest and final issue of glamourpuss, cartoonist Dave Sim identifies low sales of the self-published series -- just about 2,400 copies in the direct market (comic book stores) -- as the "end point" in his decades-long comics career...
Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 30, 2012: The Low Life Theory
Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 30, 2012: The Low Life Theory
Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week. KEY: * "But it's not really a superhero comic" ^ Yes, people drew things before Action #1 % Dating is difficult * BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN Book designer supreme Chip Kidd is famously a heavy-duty Batman collector, and he's written a couple of prose novels, although I think this is the
Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – February 15, 2012: The Blind Fighting the Blind
Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – February 15, 2012: The Blind Fighting the Blind
Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week. KEY: * Set time machine for sometime around the Kennedy assassination ^ Set time machine for sometime around Elvis's first appearance on Ed Sullivan ¢ Set time machine for sometime around the collapse of the USSR £ Set time machine for sometime around the end of the Civil War % Just give the ti
Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 30, 2011: The Multi-Story Mind Makes a Move
Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 30, 2011: The Multi-Story Mind Makes a Move
Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week. KEY: * Donner and Blitzen ^ Dasher and Dancer % Prancer and Vixen * AVENGERS ORIGINS: THOR #1 I believe this is part of a sequence of origin one-shots that will be collected in time for the Avengers movie; this one's by Kathryn Immonen and Al Barrionuevo...
Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – July 27, 2011: Post-Comic-Con First-Person-Heavy Edition
Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – July 27, 2011: Post-Comic-Con First-Person-Heavy Edition
Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week. KEY: * You wait months, and then two show up at once ^ Seas of eyes % Retrospectacle * % ALAN MOORE: STORYTELLER Gary Spencer Millidge has made something of a career of being an Alan Moore expert--he co-edited the Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman anthology a couple of years ago... Read Mo
Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – January 26, 2011: Avengers O.D.
Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – January 26, 2011: Avengers O.D.
Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week. KEY * I believe in bugs. I truly believe in bugs ^ Darling, will you marry me twice % I want bicarbonate of chicken tonight ¢ Do not mind if I thump you when I'm talking to you % ¢ ACTION COMICS #897 Paul Cornell and Pete Woods' tour of DC Universe villainy, via Lex Luthor, finally gets around

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