Cerebus creator Dave Sim's new comic glamourpuss
December 27, 2007 12:57 PM Subscribe
Aardvark Vanaheim presents: The Fabulous World of glamourpuss.
Four years after publishing the 300th and final issue
of his epic-length Cerebus
, comic artist Dave Sim has announced that he is launching a new bi-monthly title debuting April, 2008. The topic? Fashion.
In the intervening years, longtime collaborator Gerhard severed ties
with Sim's Aardvark-Vanaheim publishing company, and Sim published essays and correspondence in his Blog and Mail
website, including contemplations on whether, given popular opinion on his (disputed, at least by him) misogyny, politics, religion and sanity, it would make sense for him to bother even attempting to publish new works. He completed but ultimately canceled a single-volume "secret project" - with an essay
that suggested his belief that forces, both worldly and spiritual, were acting against him. But you have to admit that the new project, described as "part haute couture
magazine parody that's SO
'six months ago'," part "homage
to the classic photorealism black & white 'beyond noir' comic strips of the 1940s and 50s," and part "strangest
super-heroine comic book of all time," does sound interesting. Although given Sim's much discussed misogyny, "a train wreck waiting to happen" seems a likely opinion as well. Previously on Metafilter