Form and Void

Dave Sim Gerhard

Form and Void

Form and Void

  • Title: Form and Void
  • Author: Dave Sim Gerhard
  • ISBN: 9780919359208
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback

Reprinting Cerebus Issues 251 265This book continues the storyline that began in Going Home Dave Sim turns his literary lens to Ernest Hemingway, using entries from Mary Hemingway s journal as script and inspiration Beware This is not the glowing review the most give Poppa , but a critical look at deeply troubled writer and his equally disfunctional wife Dave Sim puReprinting Cerebus Issues 251 265This book continues the storyline that began in Going Home Dave Sim turns his literary lens to Ernest Hemingway, using entries from Mary Hemingway s journal as script and inspiration Beware This is not the glowing review the most give Poppa , but a critical look at deeply troubled writer and his equally disfunctional wife Dave Sim puts forth a well documented argument to support his ideas You could take him to task on his opinions, or enjoy this terrific Cerebus story without ever looking at the notes included in To Ham or Ham Not

Recent Comments "Form and Void"

Sigh. Here's where it all kind of comes to an end. Ernest Hemingway and his wife Mary are featured. I don't want to go too far into the plot to avoid spoilers, but it's really the last severing of the core Cerebus story. Now, you will only get Cerebus and his interior world, which is fighting against the evil Woman, and God. Again, Jaka's character is tweaked a little bit more, it seems, to more perfectly fit Sim's idea of how women are bad. To be fair, Sim certainly doesn't say that Cerebus act [...]

Another beautiful volume of psychological damage, now with Ernest Hemingway.

We've jumped on from the end of 'Fall And The River'. Cerebus and Jaka are now travelling with Ham Ernestway and his wife Mary. Ham is of course a Hemingway pastiche, and Cerebus, who we shouldn't forget is still a little gender confused after Astoria's revelation back in Reads, hero worships this manliest of men. It's nor reciprocated though. Ham is taciturn and uncommunicative at the best of times, and it is left to Mary to do most of the talking. And that's where things go wrong for this book [...]

Ernest Hemingway for some reason

I am really frustrated reading the end notes to this volume. Fine, Hemingway was a typist. The exasperating part of this author is the making of an argument that starts out fine and then veers into that this must follow when it doesn't. I'm thinking about his idea of equality and saying that women aren't equal but then that they should be when it comes to certain parts. I must remember that he is a proponent of mens' rights and that some of the nuttiness does show in his character of Cerebus. I [...]

¿4 estrellas? ¿No que Sim la estaba cagando? ¿Por qué 4 estrellas?Las primeras 200 páginas son como el libro anterior: Aburridas, confusas, de hueva. Todo el rollo de Ernest Hemingway (Ham Ernestway) es una patada en el trasero para los que esperábamos un cambio de ritmo en la historia. Pero, ¡ah! Todo cambia cuando la loca y extraña esposa de Ernestway mata a su marido. A partir de ahí casi todo es tan bueno como los demás libros (antes del 13, por supuesto).La secuencia en la que Jak [...]

While continuing to suffer from the misogyny that the later entries in the Cerebus arguably suffered from, I found this book a step up from the preceding volumes overall. Unlike some of Sim's previous story arcs involving semi-biographical accounts of authors, this one actually managed to keep Cerebus and Jaka involved without completely digressing from the main story (like in Melmoth). He managed to weave his desire to paint a snapshot of Hemingway's final days while at the same time continuing [...]

I have a much better title for this book. It should just be "A biography of Ernest Hemingway with some other stuff about an aardvark I used to enjoy writing about."Again, the frustrating thing about Sim is that on its own this wouldn't be so bad. I would never have read it, but I'm not going to knock on him liking Ernest Hemingway. If you want to write about a person, go ahead and do that. Why Dave felt the need to simply take over his own comic so he could do so is baffling.Nothing that happens [...]

It's not that the drawings aren't beautiful or that the sequential art isn't plotted innovatively or that Sim's research hasn't resulted in a work that feels rich and multitextured. It's that this book seems to have been written almost entirely out of Sim's contempt: for Ernest Hemingway, for Mary Hemingway, and for women in general. There's not much else to it, and Sim's and Gerhard's craft can't hide the underlying pettiness of the book.There's some good stuff in here, mostly in Cerebus's unre [...]

Sims starts to slip away from plot again - Cerebus and Jaka hook up with Hemingway (and the reader starts to tire of Sims sticking all his favorite authors in the story). Half this story is what I wanted - more Cerebus and Jaka, as their relationship is riviting and heart-breaking. The other half is all about Hemingway, and I could give a fuck. The Cerebus/Jaka story has your heart in your throat at the end when it finally looks like its over for good.

The story itself was alright. The artwork and lettering was as lovely as always. As I am unfamiliar with Ernest and Mary Hemingway's history, a lot of the story was lost on me until I read Dave Sim's accompanying notes. I would have been much more fascinated with it if he didn't keep referring to his "evil misogynist Dave Sim" self through out it (yeah, I get it, move on already) and after a while, his descriptions of Ernest and Mary's interactions came across as gossipy and mean.

Cerebus continues to work it's way back up to the adventurous interesting stories of the first few books, but I do not believe it will make it before the end. This book is completely unbroken by pages of text, something we have not seen since reads. It does have a large section toward the end of the book on Hemingway, but if a reader chooses they can just skip this.

Form and Void stars Ham Ernestway and his wife, as they travel and hunt in Africa. It ends with Cerebus and Jaka parting. There is a lot of crazy on the pages, and artistry in the panels. The work is dense and the ending, inevitable.Form and Void is a masterpiece by an artist that has a grip on the world that is far different than mine.

All right, this is where I gave up on Cerebus and Sim. I wanted to listen to his anti-feminist views even though I didn't agree with them, but I didn't want to spend my time reading about how the feminist movement is responsible for his bitterness. If you want to find out what I'm talking about, read the avclub's interview with Dave Sim. avclub

i find that my enjoyment level of sim's literary parodies is staked almost entirely on my personal enjoyment of the author's work. i'm not a very big hemingway fan, so most of this story doesn't do too much for me.


This is reading of a whole other definition. Just because its written mostly in pictures doesn't mean it's simple. Just because its cartoons doesn't mean it contains less subtle content.

I just find the later volumes of Cerebus dull.

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