Jeff Tundis posted the following at the Cerebus Yahoo message board:
Effective as of December 31st, 2006 Gerhard has parted ways with Aardvark-Vanaheim and long time partner Dave Sim.
Dave is still in the process of gathering the funds necessary to buy out Gerhard’s 40% share of the company, but this will not affect the publication of future Cerebus volumes or, presumably, Following Cerebus (which is experiencing its own in-house delays at Win-Mill Productions). In fact, the proofs are in for the fourth printing of Form & Void and soon we will see the first Cerebus book not printed by Preney Press.
As a result of the split, Gerhard will not be attending the SPACE convention in Columbus, OH this year. Bob Corby has been notified and will be adjusting the website accordingly in due time.
Sorry I couldn’t say anything earlier, but with SPACE approaching and people trying to finalize plans I asked Dave, and he said it was OK to announce it.
You’ll recall that Gerhard was the background artist through many long years of CEREBUS, responsible for the intricate rendering and architectural details. It’s the end of an era.