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By Eric Hoffman

In December 1977, suffering Canadian comedian publication artist Dave Sim self-published the 1st factor of Cerebus the Aardvark, a Conan the Barbarian satire that includes a foul-tempered, sword-wielding creature trapped in a human international. Over the following 26 years, Sim, and later collaborator Gerhard, produced an epic 6,000-page photo novel, the longest-running English language comedian sequence through a unmarried artistic staff. They revolutionized the comics medium by way of displaying different artists that they too may possibly forgo significant publishers, paving the best way for such successes as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Bone. This paintings, the 1st selection of serious essays on Cerebus, offers a multifaceted method of Sim and Gerhard’s complicated and wonderful oeuvre, together with their cutting edge use of the comedian medium, storytelling and satiric concepts, technical and visible sophistication, and Sim’s use of the comedian as observation on gender and religion.

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