Cerebus the Barbarian Messiah: Essays on the Epic Graphic Satire of Dave Sim and Gerhard

Cerebus the Barbarian Messiah: Essays on the Epic Graphic Satire of Dave Sim and Gerhard

Eric Hoffman


In December 1977, suffering Canadian comedian booklet 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 global. Over the subsequent 26 years, Sim, and later collaborator Gerhard, produced an epic 6,000-page photo novel, the longest-running English language comedian sequence by way of a unmarried artistic workforce. They revolutionized the comics medium through displaying different artists that they too may 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 advanced and enjoyable oeuvre, together with their leading edge use of the comedian medium, storytelling and satiric concepts, technical and visible sophistication, and Sim's use of the comedian as statement on gender and faith.

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