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First of the Last…

Continuing with my tracing paper prelims…

This looks to be for the cover of Cerebus 291:


it is:

The Cerebus character was added later… digitally.

This was the first time that I used a computer rather than physically cutting and pasting.

(after all… it was 2003: let’s get with the new millennium)

I also did the colours on the computer.

Which means the original art still looks like this:

The little calendar on the side of the desk was added digitally as well.

I was working from home at this point and didn’t know that there needed to be a calendar there.

It doesn’t show up until issue 293:

Which means that Dave was working at least three issue ahead of me at this point.

He had drawn and lettered the calendar which I scanned and added to the cover.