So a Cerebus fan out there is putting together a book on CEREBUS, Dave Sim and Gerhard and he is asking for submissions:
CEREBUS / DAVE SIM BOOK – DEADLINE 30 NOVEMBER 2010full name / name of organization: Eric Hoffmancontact email: email@example.com categories:cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgender_studies_and_sexualityjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culturereligion theorytwentieth_century_and_beyond
DEADLINE: November 30, 2010
Call for papers for a collection of critical essays on various aspects of or approaches to Dave Sim’s comic book Cerebus, both a scholarly and popular, though coherent, companion
(and introduction) to the series.
Any subject matter is welcome, so long as it pertains to Dave Sim and/or Cerebus.
Some recommendations of subjects that in which I am most interested:
Discussion of 1970′s comics scene in which Dave first started to contribute together with a discussion of the various influences on Cerebus (Howard the Duck, Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja)
Cerebus as satire of the comics medium (The Roach, “reads,” etc)
Cerebus as social satire (political and religious satire)
The shift in tone from earlier and later Cerebus as a result of Dave’s conversion
The influence of Cerebus on the comics industry
Cerebus and the graphic “Novel”
Dave Sim as self-publisher and his feud with Gary Groth and the Comics Journal
Dave Sim and the CBLDF
Comics fandom and Aardvark Comment (& the Yahoo Group)
Narrative structure in Cerebus
“Something Fell” (Yes, I know Craig Miller wrote something on this in “Following”)
Dave Sim as magpie (Barry Windsor-Smith, Mort Drucker, etcetera)
Gerhard’s impact on Cerebus
Sim’s use of literary characters (Wilde, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, etc)
Sim’s use of public personas (Elrod, Mick and Keef, Lord Julius, Konigsberg, The
3 Stooges, etc)
Meta-narrative in Cerebus (Viktor Davis/Reid in Reads, Sim in Minds and Guys)
Cerebus and Religion (both pre-and post-conversion)
Cerebus as a critique of feminism
Gender issues in Cerebus (male/female light/void, he/she/it, YHWH, God, “Tangent,” “10 Impossible Things,” etc)
Any suggestions this group might have about other forums that might be useful in soliciting submissions would be most appreciated. I would also be grateful forthe names and contact information of any potential contributors. And I welcome any suggestions.
Thank you in advance for your kind attention to this matter.