Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Single Page: It's like I'm different from everybody else

By Ivan Brunetti
Originally published in Cerebus: High Society #10

Monday, August 21, 2017

A Single Page: I don't like the look of this one

By Doog!
Originally published Cerebus Bi-Weekly #25

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Single Page: More divine, more divine!

Written and drawn by David Morris
Originally published in Cerebus #152

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Single Page: I never told you those things!

Written and drawn by the great Trina Robbins
Originally published in Cerebus Bi-weekly #21

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Single Page: Hedgehog with a mohawk

By Dan McMurphy
Originally published in Cerebus Bi-Weekly, November 24 1989

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Single Page: Small change

By Roberto Corona
Originally published in Cerebus: Church and State #27

Friday, August 11, 2017

A Single Page: Horseshit luck!

Art and story by Dan Day
Originally published in Cerebus Bi-Weekly #13

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A Single Page: Threatening to devour

Script: John Milton Pencils: Douglas
Originally published in Cerebus Bi-Weekly #19

Monday, August 7, 2017

A Single Page: I Still Think Of You, Jim Henson



Back when people actually cared about what happened in Cerebus The Aardvark, just before Dave Sim nuked most of his audience from orbit with a view of life and the universe that was breathtakingly sexist and offensive, Sim offered comic creators a tiny platform in the back of his comics, giving artists exposure to an audience eager for new alternative comics.

This would evolve into multi-pages previews of comics from other self-publishers, but at one point he offered up a single page, with no rules about what could go on that page. Anything goes.

And for a while, the Single Pages were some of the best value comics available, with one page offering up a wide variety of styles and techniques from some established pros like Evan Dorkin and eddie Campbell, and lots of enthusiastic amateurs who nobody ever heard of again.

There were a few dozen of these Single Pages, and instead of providing some actual goddamn content, I'm going to share some of them over the next few days. (There would be more, but I recently traded up up bunch of Cerebus bi-weekly comics, which had the addition, for the earlier original copies, which didn't, and oh fuck I'm boring myself to death...)

They vary greatly in actual quality, but this Jim Henson tribute from Jim Aubry, published in Cerebus #162, is always my favourite, and the saddest bloody single page story I've ever seen. That look on Ernie's face as he fades away...