A few years ago I scanned all of Dave Sim's notebooks. He had filled 36 notebooks during the years he created the monthly Cerebus series, covering issues #20 to 300, plus the other side items -- like the Epic stories, posters and prints, convention speeches etc. A total of 3,281 notebook pages detailing his creative process. I never really got the time to study the notebooks when I had them. Just did a quick look, scanned them in and sent them back to Dave as soon as possible. So this regular column is a chance for me to look through those scans and highlight some of the more interesting pages.
We've looked at Dave Sim's notebook #2, which covers Cerebus #28 to 37, only twice before. First in Albatross, Too in August 2016 and most recently last month in Hsssssssssssssssssssss. If you've picked up the Cerebus Cover Art Treasury book, you'll see a few pages from this notebook with sketches of the covers of the single issues in High Society.
However, you won't see the page that shows the cover thumbnail for Cerebus #37.
Cerebus #37 cover
|Notebook 2, page 186|
Since we can also see Dave's drawings of for the Priestess card game. The next page shows a bit more of the card set:
|Notebook 2, page 187|