So today was pretty much all Cerebus with a little glamourpuss and a bit of Patriots thrown in.
In my mail was Cerebus Archive #16 wherein Dave Sim talks about the creation of the logo for Deni Loubert’s fanzine, Cerebus. This logo would later morph into Cerebus the Aardvark. I read those pages first. . .still haven’t finished it. Savoring it. Read Secret Avengers #16 by Warren Ellis and Jamie McKelvie. I brought it because of Warren Ellis’ writing credit, and found out I really liked McKelvie’s art. Typical Warren Ellis story and it reads as a stand-alone story. But for $4? For 20 minutes of reading entertainment? Meh. I still haven’t gotten to Batwoman #3 and 4 or to Rachel Rising #2 & 3 or glamourpuss #22.
Also in the mail were some Cerebus cover tee-shirts from the Poetic Press / Fantastic Apparel guys. Also issue #267 of The Comic Journal which has a Dave Sim essay on the passing of Will Eisner. The other item in the mail was a customized New England Patriots jersey. A #87 home jersey with the name on the back of ‘GRONNNNNNNK’. I would’ve put a ! at the end of that, but the NFL.com shop wouldn’t let me for whatever reason. Idiots. But I’m still pretty happy with my Gronkowski jersey.
This morning was spent stapling and folding various issues of newsletters. When I get them, they are usually correlated so the cover is followed by the interior pages, so I just need to separate one issue’s worth of pages, staple and fold. I usually do this to approximately 50 issues worth, and keep the other ones flat for storage. The newsletters take up a small corner of the living room – several fedex boxes, 6″ x 12″ x 10″, plus a few out to grab quickly for orders or reference.
While I stapled and folded I watched the latest episode of CerebusTV. Luckily for me they went to a flash version so I can start from the beginning and pause if I need a bathroom break. It is also lucky for me because whatever plugin they are using for the stream says that it is missing when I check it on chrome (still works in firefox, but I use chrome now for various reasons). I usually watch it on SimTeeVee over on youtube, but that channel is playing a Christmas special – which I figure I can check out later in the week.
Then this afternoon I went to fellow Cerebite Jeff T’s comic book store and dropped off some Cerebus the Newsletters and pick up the comics I mention above along with a “As seen on CerebusTV” backer board and a copy of zootanapuss #1 – just glamoupuss #22 with a different cover – signed by Dave Sim and #428 out of 519 copies.
After I finish this, I’m going to be doodling ideas for the new logo for Cerebus the Newsletter. With the next issue, #22, that will be my 9th issue as publisher – which is more than Fred Patten (5, issue #1 – 5) and Aardvark-Vanaheim (8, #6 – 13). So if you want to get in on the fun of contributing an article, piece of art, essay, etc for the issue, just email them to me at cerebusfangirl at cerebusfangirl dot com.