(T)he question of whether his beloved creation Cerebus will ever make a return will certainly come up. He does, in fact, have plans.
“The only way I would revisit the character—and here’s a Coast exclusive for you—is if I was to do a miniseries or graphic novel, Cerebus: The Afterlife, which I have a few mental notes floating around in my head about. I might have to wait a few years. People were squeamish enough about seeing Cerebus in his old age, not wanting to think about getting—or being—old. Speculations on an afterlife would really push some hot buttons, I think.”
I guess the question would be: is there an appetite for the material? How many people read the series from start to finish because they loved it? I’ll admit that I have the complete Cerebus series, all 16 phonebooks, and I’ve read most of the series. I stopped reading part way through issue 279, putting it away because I lost interest in the dense religious material and the Cerebus/Woody Allen meandering; though I did read 299 and 300. I’ve contemplated starting the series again, at #1, but there are so many comics I haven’t read already, I should probably read those first.
As pertains to the events of Dave Sims trip, here is the schedule:
First up is the airport meet & greet! Dave arrives on Air Canada 606 from Toronto at 1PM Wednesday, September 22nd. Be there with a “welcome to Halifax” sign or something to that effect, and Dave will choose his favourite to win a set of Cerebus books! AND they get another set for their local school or public library!
Are you an aspiring comic artist? A cartoonist ready to break into the biz? Would you like some tips and advice from one of the most experienced and award-winning
cartoonists? Drop by the Spring Garden Road Library in downtown Halifax between 4 and 7pm for portfolio reviews with the one and only Dave Sim!
Another portfolio review is set for Friday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 pm also at the Spring Garden Road Library.
Then the big night – The last Signing. 10pm at Strange Adventures – 5262 Sackville Street in downtown Halifax.
The Glamourpuss event – dress up to the nines to join Dave and friends at the Economy Shoe Shop for a shindig.