Steve Bissette and Dave Sim Chat

Yesterday I got my Steve Bissette Captain Beefheart sketch from the post office and also read the purportedly last entry of the exchange between Steve and Dave Sim about self-publishing, comics in general and many other topics. That’s kind of a shame. I’d like to see the two of these guys go on long enough that there is a book that can be published out of the exchange. Illustrated by both, of course. That would rock.

My fallouts as a reader of this exchange include buying the above sketch, becoming a regular viewer of Cerebus TV, and buying from ComiXpress all the issues of Cerebus Archive published since the title was dropped by Diamond. I was already a regular purchaser of Sim’s glamourpuss comic, which is hard to describe but is one of my favorite things being published today.

Sim had a quote in one of the missives that I love so much for a variety of reasons. The context he used it in was self-publishing and giving up on things preemptively. I find it applicable broadly and think it gets even better if you strip the context away:

Never commit suicide – always make them kill you
Dave Sim

Amen. Truer words were never spoken.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

One thought on “Steve Bissette and Dave Sim Chat”

  1. I’ve been reading Cerebus since #163. Nice to see that Dave Sim is back with a new one!

    Best!

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