Cerebus the Aardvark

Cerebus the Aardvark is at Issue 300, which means that (a) Dave Sim will have written, drawn and self-published 300 issues of a comic book (about an anthropomophic aardvark) from 1977 to 2004, and (b) That I might finally get around to buying the last few trade paperback phonebooks in the series.

I stopped buying them about the time that Daves work turned from brilliant comic books into poorly veiled (or not even that) ranting misogynist screeds which happened to also have pictures of an aardvark.

I am … fucking amazed that the same dude who produced High Society also managed some of the later incomprehensible crap in the series.

HOWEVER, regardless of my opinion of the work – much much kudos to Dave for having the drive to self-publish his work for a quarter-century.

I wonder if my local comics shop has a copy of the new trades.



  1. If not, Comics Compulsion does mail order.

  2. Hell, and I thought one of the Cerebus the Aardvark trades were intimidating. Now I really want to see them all to end. Scare the children kind of stuff.

    Last time I read any Cerebus he had just found out he wasn’t male…