Being An Account of the Life and Death of the Emperor Heliogabolous

Being An Account of the Life and Death of the Emperor Heliogabolous A hour comic created from scratch by Neil Gaiman First published in Cerebus in It was subsequently published in as a one shot minicomic special designed by Larry Marder for the Chi

  • Title: Being An Account of the Life and Death of the Emperor Heliogabolous
  • Author: Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 429
  • Format: ebook
  • A 24 hour comic, created from scratch by Neil Gaiman First published in Cerebus 147 in 1991, It was subsequently published in 1992 as a one shot minicomic special designed by Larry Marder, for the Chicago based comic retail chain Moondog s, in conjunction with a special signing event For this publication Gaiman wrote a 3 page introduction The comic was included in 24 HA 24 hour comic, created from scratch by Neil Gaiman First published in Cerebus 147 in 1991, It was subsequently published in 1992 as a one shot minicomic special designed by Larry Marder, for the Chicago based comic retail chain Moondog s, in conjunction with a special signing event For this publication Gaiman wrote a 3 page introduction The comic was included in 24 Hour Comics in 2005 In 2008 the full 1992 version was made available online with permission from the author In 2015 it was released as part of the Humble Bundle.

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    1 thought on “Being An Account of the Life and Death of the Emperor Heliogabolous”

    1. For saying Gaiman never claimed to be an artist, and did this all in 24 hours, it really isn't bad. I first read it many years ago, and its subject remains my third-favourite Roman Emperor.

    2. Wonder what were "the crimes of Heliogabalus" that the Major-General quoted? The Pirates of Penzance They are here.And if it interests you, you might want to look for Family Favourites by Alfred Duggan

    3. What a weird little story… I’m not sure that it entirely made sense, since it sounded mostly like random musings about the Emperor whatever-his-name-was (yes, even after this story he’s lost to history) without much point.

    4. I got this as part of the 2016 Humble Bundle.This one was surprisingly good. First surprise, Gaiman can actually draw. He wont draw a horse but he would draw an alligator! As for the story, it is a mix of amusing history, humor, trivial facts and existential musings. The end is bitter-sweet and charming. Being able to produce this in 24 hours from nothing, just shows what a genius Gaiman is.If, like me, you got this from the Humble Bundle, spend a few minutes searching for it over the Internet. [...]

    5. I won't lie: this isn't an account of the life and death of the Emperor Heliogabolous, although it does make him sound like a rather queer and randomly murderous fellow, to be sure.What it is, however, is a musing on a mad emperor, on Oscar Wilde, on death and eccentricity and how we think about people when and after they die. It's quaint, crudely drawn, occasionally amusing and a bit self-ironic. You can feel the random stream-of-consciousness which makes it sound like the narrator's talking to [...]

    6. When I was in high school we had to write an oral report about a Roman emperor. I chose Heliogabolous, based solely on my reading of this 24 hour comic after it was printed in Cerebus (I believe). My teacher was extremely cross with me, and asked me to find proof that he existed, thankfully he did because he was quite the odd man!

    7. This comic also came from Gaiman's 2015 Humble Bundle. It was entertaining, but at the same time I got the feeling that it was very amateur-ish. It tells the tale of a Roman emperor that no one really hears of anymore, and all the shit he got up to. Entertaining but bland.

    8. Epic fail of 14 wonderfully crafted pages, rich in history and story, of a teen ruler both virtuous and psychotic. Gaiman is not a bad illustrator, and shows care in the pages he produces, taking care to make it visually stimulating.

    9. 1.5 Stars.The 1-star is for the illustrations. The 0.5 for the one time I laughed. It was not worth being put into a Neil Gaiman bundle and ultimately I have yet to enjoy anything in that bundle

    10. For a 24 hour comic, it was okay. It was short, It seemed to be mostly about random tangents, and the text was tiny.

    11. More than a bit hard to read. I mean the text was small and difficult to see and I couldn't zoom on my Kindle. But really not bad for a 24 hour comic.

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