Dave Sim at the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expos in Columbus, Ohio in 2007. Photograph by Margaret Liss.
|Born||May 17, 1956 |
|Genres||fantasy, Political satire, spirituality|
David Victor Sim (born May 17, 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian comic book writer and artist, best known as the creator of Cerebus the Aardvark. Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Hamilton (ˈhæməltən ( 2006 population 504559 UA population 647634 CMA population Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms A cartoonist is a person who specializes in drawing Cartoons Traditionally much of this work was and still is humorous and is intended primarily for entertainment purposes Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page A literary genre is a category of literary composition Genres may be determined by Literary technique, tone, Content, or even (as in the case of fiction Fantasy is a Genre that uses magic and other Supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting Political satire is a significant part of Satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politicsusing political cartoons politicians and public affairs Spirituality, in a narrow sense concerns itself with matters of the Spirit, a concept closely tied to religious belief and Faith, a transcendent reality Cerebus the Aardvark, or simply Cerebus ( IPA: ˈsɛrəbʌs is an award-winning independent comic book, written and illustrated by Terrance Casey Brennan ( August 11, 1948) is an American Comic book writer and Memoirist. Howard Eugene Day ( 1951 - 23 September 1982) was a Canadian Comic book Artist best known for Marvel Comics ' Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is a prolific American Writer of Short stories, Novellas, Teleplays Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (Фёдор Миха́йлович Достое́вский, sometimes transliterated Dostoyevsky, Dostoievsky, Norman Kingsley Mailer ( January 31, 1923 &ndash November 10, 2007) was an American Novelist, Journalist, Gore Vidal (born October 3 1925 ˌgɔər vɪˈdɑːl or /vɪˈdæl/ is an American Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900 was an Irish Playwright, Novelist, poet and Author of Barry Windsor-Smith, also known as Barry Smith (born May 25, 1949) is a British Comic book illustrator and painter whose best known work has Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954) known professionally as J Neil Richard Gaiman (ˈgeɪmən (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of Science fiction and Fantasy short stories and Alan Moore (born November 18 1953 in Northampton) is an English Writer most famous for his influential work in Comics, including the acclaimed Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Hamilton (ˈhæməltən ( 2006 population 504559 UA population 647634 CMA population Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of Activities to do with creating Art, practicing the Arts and/or demonstrating Cerebus the Aardvark, or simply Cerebus ( IPA: ˈsɛrəbʌs is an award-winning independent comic book, written and illustrated by
Dave Sim was born in Hamilton and moved to Kitchener, Ontario with his family when he was two. The City of Kitchener (ˈkɪtʃɨnɚ is a City in southwestern Ontario, Canada. His father Ken–a native of Glasgow, Scotland–was a factory supervisor at Budd Automotive and his mother an elementary school secretary. Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom The Budd Company (now ThyssenKrupp Budd) is a metal fabricator and major supplier of body components to the Automobile industry He has an older sister named Sheila.
He was interested in comics from an early age and dropped out of high school to pursue a career in the field. The only job he ever held outside of the comic field was working as an employee at Now and Then Books. "It was the first and only place in Kitchener that I ever felt truly comfortable before or since", Sim has said. 
In the 1970s he published a fanzine called The Now and Then Times (financed by Harry Kremer, the owner of the comic book store after which the newsletter was named) and did work for such other fanzines as John Balge's Comic Art News and Reviews and Gene Day's Dark Fantasy and National Advisor. A fanzine (see also Zine) is a nonprofessional publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre for the pleasure Howard Eugene Day ( 1951 - 23 September 1982) was a Canadian Comic book Artist best known for Marvel Comics ' Sim often interviewed professional comics artists such as Barry Windsor-Smith, Harvey Kurtzman and Neal Adams. Barry Windsor-Smith, also known as Barry Smith (born May 25, 1949) is a British Comic book illustrator and painter whose best known work has Harvey Kurtzman ( October 3, 1924, Brooklyn New York – February 21, 1993) was a U Neal Adams (born June 6, 1941, Governors Island, Manhattan, New York City) is an American Comic book and
Sim also created various other comics, including a newspaper comic strip called The Beavers which was published in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, and wrote or drew stories published in anthologies such as Phantacea and Star*Reach. A comic strip is a sequence of drawings that tells a story Currently in the Western world, most comic strips are written and drawn by a Comics artist The Waterloo Region Record is the daily Newspaper covering Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada, including the cities of Kitchener The Beavers also saw print in Star*Reach's sister funny animals comic Quack!. Funny animal is a Cartooning term for the Genre of Comics and Animated cartoons in which the main characters are Humanoid or
In December 1977, Sim began publishing Cerebus, an initially bi-monthly, black-and-white comic book series. It began as a parodic cross between Conan the Barbarian and Howard the Duck. A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian, from the name of his homeland Cimmeria) is a Fictional character often associated with Howard the Duck is a Comic book character in the Marvel Comics universe created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik Progressively, Sim shifted his narrative style from story arcs of a few issues' length to longer, far more complex "novels", beginning with the storyline known as High Society. The prominent sword and sorcery elements in the series up to that point were minimized as Sim concentrated more on politics and religion. Sword and sorcery ( S&S) is a fantasy subgenre generally characterized by swashbuckling heroes engaged in exciting and violent conflicts Politics Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions A religion is a set of Tenets and practices often centered upon specific Supernatural and moral claims about Reality, the Cosmos
Cerebus was published through Sim's company, Aardvark-Vanaheim which was run by his wife, Deni Loubert. Aardvark-Vanaheim is a Canadian comic book company most known for publishing Dave Sim 's Cerebus. The two met in 1976, married in 1979, and divorced after nearly five years.
In 1979, Sim was admitted to K-W Hospital by his wife and mother after several days of taking LSD. Grand River Hospital is a 495-bed hospital serving Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada and surrounding communities primarily through the K-W Health He later stated in his Getting Riel dialogue with Chester Brown that he was "diagnosed as a borderline schizophrenic. Chester Brown (born May 16, 1960) is a Canadian independent Cartoonist. Schizophrenia ( from the Greek roots schizein (σχίζειν "to split" and phrēn " During his convalescence, Sim hit upon the idea of making Cerebus into a 300-issue series, something that had never been done in Western comics with the same artist and writer.
In the 1980s, when Cerebus was a large success for an independently produced comic book, Sim did much travelling to promote the series, which reached a peak circulation of 36,000 copies. In 1984 he began a collaboration with Gerhard, who handled the background drawings in the series. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Aardvark-Vanaheim, managed by Loubert, began publishing other comics besides Cerebus, such as William Messner-Loebs' Journey and Bob Burden's Flaming Carrot. William Francis Messner-Loebs Jr (born February 19, 1949) is an American comic book writer and artist from Michigan, also known as Bob Burden is an American comic book artist and writer, best known as the creator of Flaming Carrot Comics and the Mystery Men. Flaming Carrot Comics is a Surrealist Comic book by Bob Burden originally published by Aardvark-Vanaheim, then by Renegade After Sim and Loubert's separation, Loubert started Renegade Press, which assumed publishing duties for all non-Cerebus Aardvark-Vanaheim titles. Renegade Press was a Comic book company founded by Canadian Deni Loubert, that operated from 1984 to 1988.
Although Sim did not maintain a consistent monthly schedule for the entire run, which at times required an accelerated production schedule to catch up, he completed the Cerebus series on schedule in March 2004. He purchased Gerhard's stake in Aardvark-Vanaheim, and has made arrangements for the copyright of Cerebus to fall into the public domain following his death. Copyright is a legal concept enacted by Governments, giving the creator of an original work of authorship Exclusive rights to control its distribution usually for The public domain is a range of abstract materials &ndash commonly referred to as Intellectual property &ndash which are not owned or controlled by anyone 
Following the completion of Cerebus in 2004, Sim produces occasional guest work, goes to conventions and regularly attends city council meetings, provides interviews and art for a Texas-based magazine called Following Cerebus, and reports on Kitchener politics for a local magazine called Versus.
As of 2006, Sim is working on the Cerebus Archive Project, an online searchable database of Cerebus materials. An archive refers to a collection of historical records and also refers to the location in which these records are kept A Computer Database is a structured collection of records or data that is stored in a computer system Sim is also in the process of reading the gospels and The Book of Revelation out of Brooke Foss Westcott and Fenton John Anthony Hort's 1881 interlinear Greek to English translation of The New Testament semi-weekly and taking notes. This article is about the canonical books of the New Testament The Book of Revelation, also called Revelation to John, Apocalypse of John ( pronounced, from the Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰωάννου Brooke Foss Westcott ( January 12, 1825 &ndash July 27, 1901) was an English Churchman and theologian Fenton John Anthony Hort ( April 23, 1828 &ndash November 30, 1892) was an Irish theologian and editor with Brooke See also List of glossing abbreviations In Linguistics and Pedagogy, an interlinear gloss is a Gloss placed between a line of running Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Translation is the interpreting of the meaning of a text and the subsequent production of an equivalent text likewise called a " translation He has said that he plans to publish a commentary on it, using Chester Brown's artwork for the Gospel of Mark from Brown's unfinished gospel project as illustrations. Exegesis (from the Greek 'to lead out' involves an extensive and critical interpretation of an authoritative text, especially of a Holy Content Authorship The gospel itself is anonymous but as early as Papias in the early 2nd century a text was attributed to Mark, a cousin Recently Sim said he may make his notes available as a free digital book. This project was discussed in Collected Letters: 2004, and in recent letters between Sim and his readers.
In late 2006 and early 2007, Sim conducted public readings of the 1611 King James Bible at the Registry Theatre in Kitchener in order to raise money for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. His stated intention is to read the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Qu'ran. All of these readings have been taped and are being sold on eBay to raise money for the food bank. This project was discussed in Collected Letters: 2004 and in recent letters between Dave and his readers.
Beginning in 2006, Sim began publishing an on-line comic book biography of Canadian actress Siu Ta titled Siu Ta, So Far. Siu Ta is a Canadian Actress and independent Short film producer. Siu Ta is a Canadian Actress and independent Short film producer. 
In late 2007, Sim announced two upcoming projects. One, which he initially referred to only as "Secret Project One", is Judenhass ("Jew hatred"), a 56-page "personal reflection on The Holocaust" which was released on May 28, 2008.  The other is a comic book series related to women's fashion, called glamourpuss, for which he did a "tour" of online forums related to comics in February 2008. glamourpuss is an independent comic book written and illustrated by Canadian artist Dave Sim. 
During the 1980s and early 1990s, Sim used his sales leverage from Cerebus to act as a major proponent and advocate of creator's rights and self-publishing. In Finance, leverage (or gearing) is using given resources in such a way that the potential positive or negative outcome is magnified and/or enhanced Self-publishing is the Publishing of Books and other media by the Authors of those works rather than by established Third-party After the Puma Blues incident, he helped write the Creators' Bill of Rights along with Scott McCloud, and Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Puma Blues was a Comic book written by Stephen Murphy and drawn by Michael Zulli. Scott McCloud (born Scott McLeod on June 10 1960 is an American Cartoonist and theorist on comics as a distinct literary and artistic medium For the Boston Celtics assistant see Kevin Eastman (basketball coach Kevin Brooks Eastman (born 1962 is an American comic book Peter Alan Laird (b 1954 is an American Comic book artist. He is best known for co-creating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the fall of 1983 In addition to speaking on these topics at comic book conventions (as in his 1993 PRO/con speech), Sim also published the seminal The Cerebus Guide to Self-Publishing in 1997, which instructed readers on the practical matters of how to successfully self publish their own comics. A fan convention, or con, is an event in which fans of a particular TV show, Comic book, or Actor, or an entire style of entertainment Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Sim often promoted other creators' fledgling work in the back pages of Cerebus.
Sim has criticized the use of copyrights to restrict the use of creations which would have more quickly become public domain under earlier copyright law. Copyright is a legal concept enacted by Governments, giving the creator of an original work of authorship Exclusive rights to control its distribution usually for  He has stated that other creators are free to use his characters in their own works, which he characterizes as an attempt to be consistent with his own appropriation of others' works. 
In the course of writing Cerebus, Sim expressed views contrary to feminism, modern materialism, and leftist politics. Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements theories, and Philosophies which are concerned with the issue of Gender difference, advocate The Philosophy of materialism holds that the only thing that can be truly proven to exist is Matter, and is considered a form of Physicalism. Sim expressed his views on gender in issue No. 186 of Cerebus, in a text piece as part of the story arc Reads (one of four books in the larger Mothers & Daughters arc), using the pseudonym Viktor Davis. A pseudonym is a fictitious alternative to a person's legal name (see Alias)  The piece categorized humanity into metaphorical lights, which tended to reside in biological men, and voids, which tended to be in biological women.
The expression of these views caused major controversy in the comic book industry and among his readership, and were followed by a substantial decline in sales. A controversy or dispute is a commencement of a conflict between statements of accepted fact and a new or unaccepted proposal that disagrees with argues against In 1995, The Comics Journal #174 featured a Bill Willingham caricature of Sim on one of the covers, bearing the title Dave Sim: Misogynist Guru of Self-Publishers. The Comics Journal, often abbreviated TCJ, is a US magazine of news and criticism pertaining to Comic books and strips Bill Willingham (born December 1956 in Fort Belvoir Virginia) is an American Writer and Artist of Comics. Inside was a lengthy article written by Jonathan Hagey and Kim Thompson about responses to Sim’s piece. The article published responses from comics creators such as Alan Moore, Canadian Gregory Gallant (better known by his pen name Seth), Rick Veitch, Steve Bissette, and Sim’s friend (and fellow Canadian) Chester Brown. Alan Moore (born November 18 1953 in Northampton) is an English Writer most famous for his influential work in Comics, including the acclaimed Seth is the Pen name of Gregory Gallant (born September 16, 1962) a Canadian Comic book artist and writer This article is about the Biblical Seth For the Egyptian god Seth see Set (mythology; for other meanings see Seth (disambiguation. Rick Veitch is an American Comic book artist and writer who has worked in mainstream underground, and Alternative comics. Stephen R Bissette (also known as Steve Bissette) is an American Comics artist and publisher best known for working with writer Alan Moore Chester Brown (born May 16, 1960) is a Canadian independent Cartoonist. The responses ranged from anger to a belief that Sim was joking. The article also included a short interview with Sim’s ex-wife, wherein she described the essay as evidence of Sim being "very scared". The article was accompanied by an illustration depicting Sim as a Nazi German concentration camp warden, standing in front of a gate with the name of his publishing company on the top. Nazism, which was a short name for National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus refers primarily to the Ideology and practices of the National Socialist German Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Internment is the imprisonment or confinement of people commonly in large groups without trial Piles of emaciated bodies lay within.
In 2001, Sim published another essay called "Tangent" in Cerebus #265, (April 2001).  In it, Sim furthered the themes from Reads, describing the veering-off course (or tangent) he contends western society has taken due to the widespread acceptance and proliferation of feminism, beginning in 1970. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Comics Journal posted the full essay on its website, although a short introduction by staff distanced the Journal from the ideas therein, calling them "nutty and loathsome". The site's message board received many responses, mostly opposing Sim's arguments. An, or message board, is a Bulletin board system in the form of a discussion site The next issue of the journal included a rebuttal to the first Tangent by "Ruthie Penmark", a pseudonym for Anne Elizabeth Moore, one of the Journal's editors. Several years later, in TCJ issue #263, the Journal devoted a section to discussion of Cerebus. In it was a reprint of a 'zine essay by Renee Stephen, written in 2001 about the Tangents, titled Masculinity's Last Hope, or Creepily Paranoid Misogynist? : An Open Letter to Dave Sim. 
Recently, as a response to the criticism he has received, Sim has declared that he will only correspond with people who first agree that he is not a misogynist. , saying he will only answer letters and submissions sent under the header, "I don't believe Dave Sim is a misogynist. "
The coverage of his writings about feminism was not the only subject of Sim's conflict with The Comics Journal. He and Gary Groth, editor-in-chief of The Comics Journal, have enjoyed a combative relationship over the years. Gary Groth (born 1954 is an American Comic book editor, Publisher, and Critic. The Comics Journal, often abbreviated TCJ, is a US magazine of news and criticism pertaining to Comic books and strips Groth and Thompson are co-owners of Fantagraphics Books, which publishes such high-profile creators as Daniel Clowes, Peter Bagge, and Chris Ware. Fantagraphics Books is an American publisher of Alternative comics, classic Comic strip anthologies Magazines Graphic novels Daniel Gillespie Clowes (born April 14, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Academy Award -nominated American Author Peter Bagge (pronounced /bag/ as in ' Plastic Bag ' (born December 11, 1957) is a US Comics artist and creator of Buddy Bradley Franklin Christenson Ware (born December 28, 1967) is an American Comic book artist and Cartoonist, best-known The magazine was the first to publish a review of the first dozen or so issues of Cerebus, by Kim Thompson in 1979.
Early in the 1990s, Groth took issue with Sim’s stance of self-publishing as the best option for creators, and began to disseminate the view that it was best to work for a publisher, mentioning Ivan Boesky's address to the University of California's commencement ceremony in May 1986 where Boesky informed his audience that "greed is all right, by the way. Ivan Frederick Boesky (born March 6, 1937, in Detroit) was notable for his prominent role in a Wall Street Insider trading scandal I want you to know that. I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself. " Sim took this as Groth implying that the motivation for self-publishing is greed, whereas his belief was that self-publishing was the best option for reasons of principle: creative autonomy and ownership of one's own creations.
In 2000, Groth and Thompson published "The Comics Journal's 100 Greatest Comics of All Time", a list selected by its writers, which some commentators noted appeared biased towards Fantagraphics titles and seemed to pointedly omit Cerebus. The Comics Journal, often abbreviated TCJ, is a US magazine of news and criticism pertaining to Comic books and strips
Later, on a panel at the San Diego Comic Con Groth indicted Sim in a "Nuremberg-style tribunal designed to bring to light the most deserving criminals who had over the past decade and longer besmirched the good name of the comics art and industry" Sim was charged with boosting the speculation boom in the comics market in 1992, early boosterism of Image Comics, making a "misogynist rant", and promoting self-publishers at their expense, this last wherein Groth accused Sim of promoting self-publishing to the point of possibly bankrupting thousands of self-publishers. Comic-Con International San Diego, commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con, is an annual multigenre Fan convention founded as the Golden Image Comics is an American Comic book publisher It was founded in 1992 by seven high-profile illustrators as a venue where creators could publish their
Sim was interviewed by Tom Spurgeon for the magazine in 1996, the second part of which interview was published eight issues after the first, which was interpreted by Sim as a slight. Tom Spurgeon is a US Writer and Editor in the field of Comics He the was an editor of The Comics Journal from 1994 to Despite this adversarial relationship over the years, Groth telephoned Sim to congratulate him upon the completion of his work on Cerebus in December 2003, and later published an issue of the Journal featuring a critical roundtable on Cerebus.
Following his reading of the Bible and the Qur'an beginning in December 1996, Sim underwent a religious conversion from atheist secular humanism to a non-mainstream monotheism of the Abrahamic religions. Etymology According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word bible is from Latin biblia, traced from the same word through Medieval Latin and Late Latin The Qur’an ( القرآن, literally "the recitation" also sometimes transliterated as Qur’ān, Koran, Alcoran Religious conversion is the adoption of a new religious identity or a change from one religious identity to another Atheism Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds Reason, Ethics and Justice, and specifically rejects the Supernatural For the Celtic Frost album see Monotheist (album In Theology, monotheism (from Greek grc [[wiktμόνος μόνος]] He lives a lifestyle of fasting, celibacy, prayer, and alms-giving, and considers scriptures from the Jewish (the Torah and Nevi'im), Christian (the Gospels, Acts and the Book of Revelation) and Islamic (the Qur'an) religions to be equally valid as the Word of God. Fasting is primarily the act of willingly abstaining from some or all Food, Drink, or both for a period of time Celibacy refers to the lack of participation in Sexual intercourse. Prayer is the act of attempting to communicate with a Deity or spirit Alms or almsgiving exists in a number of religions In general it involves giving materially to another as an act of religious virtue PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ term " Torah " ( Hebrew: תּוֹרָה "teaching" or "instruction" sometimes translated as "Law" most commonly refers to Nevi'im (נְבִיאִים "Prophets" is the second of the three major sections in the Hebrew Bible, the Tanakh, between the A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth This article is about the canonical books of the New Testament The Acts of the Apostles is a book of the Bible, which now stands fifth in the New Testament. The Book of Revelation, also called Revelation to John, Apocalypse of John ( pronounced, from the Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰωάννου For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity.  He explored theological themes heavily in the later issues of Cerebus.
Sim has been nominated for many awards, and has won several:
In 2001, Sim and Gerhard founded the Howard E. Day Prize recognizing excellence in self-publishing in memorial of Sim's mentor Gene Day. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a United States Non-profit organization created in 1986 to protect the First Amendment rights of Comics The Inkpot Award, bestowed annually since 1974 by Comic-Con International, is given to professionals in Comic book, Comic strip, Animation, Created by Comic-book writer-artist-publisher Dave Sim and his collaborator Gerhard, in memory of Sim's late mentor and self-publishing Howard Eugene Day ( 1951 - 23 September 1982) was a Canadian Comic book Artist best known for Marvel Comics ' Sim selects a Short List of nominees from the applicant pool, then names the annual winner.
Cerebus Guide to Self-Publishing (ISSN 0712-7774) collects selections from Sim's 'Notes from the President' column that dealt with self-publishing, the Pro/Con speech from 1993, and more.
Collected Letters: 2004 (ISBN 0-919359-23-X) collects Sim's responses to readers' letters (the original letters are not included) after the publication of Cerebus #300.