By 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 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 via a unmarried inventive crew. They revolutionized the comics medium via exhibiting different artists that they too may well forgo significant publishers, paving the best way for such successes as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Bone. This paintings, the 1st choice of serious essays on Cerebus, presents a multifaceted method of Sim and Gerhard's advanced and interesting oeuvre, together with their cutting edge use of the comedian medium, storytelling and satiric suggestions, technical and visible sophistication, and Sim's use of the comedian as statement on gender and religion.

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