Upcoming: Little Nemo, Dream Another Dream – a love song for Winsor McCay, Little Nemo, and the limitless possibilities of comics.

Published On October 5, 2014 | By Richard Bruton | General

Locust Moon are a Philadelphia comic shop pulling off one of the books of the year in LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM. Earlier this year over 1000 backers raised over $150,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to produce this….

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If you don’t know the name Winsor McCay, then you’re in for a treat. The epithet ‘greatest cartoonist of all time’ is often used with relation to McCay, and when you see his genius on the wonderfully huge pages of Little Nemo, you begin to realise why. Little Nemo In Slumberland is a work of brilliance, chronicling the adventure of Nemo in the ‘Land of Wonderful Dreams’, each huge page a masterpiece of rich artwork, packed with visual invention and imagination. Just like this…

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Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream is an attempt by Locust Moon Press and over 100 of modern comics best artists to pay tribute to McCay’s brilliance, contributing new full pages of McCay-esque invention and dream-logic inspired adventures.

The 144-page, 16″ x 21″ hardcover should be available later in the year (November possibly) once all the Kickstarter backers have received their copies).¬†You can pre-order your copy here¬†from Locust Moon Press.

Contributors include Paul Pope, JH Williams III, Bill Sienkiewicz, David Mack, Carla Speed McNeil, Charles Vess, Peter Bagge, Dean Haspiel, Farel Dalrymple, Marc Hempel, Brandon Graham, P. Craig Russell, Jeremy Bastian, Jim Rugg, Ron Wimberly, Scott Morse, David Petersen, J.G. Jones, Mike Allred, Dean Motter, Yuko Shimizu, Roger Langridge, and Mark Buckingham, among many others. Seriously, it’s a huge list, a real ‘name’ list of past, present and future stars.

Below are just a few of the examples we’ve seen thus far…

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(Toby Cypress)

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(Roger Langridge)

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(James Harvey)

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(Peter Bagge)

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(Maria & Peter Hoey)

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(Jeremy Bastian)

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(David Petersen)

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(Craig Thompson)

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(Gerhard – the genesis of which we covered in a post back here)

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Richard Bruton
- Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he's written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard's day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children's graphic novel library in the country.

2 Responses to Upcoming: Little Nemo, Dream Another Dream – a love song for Winsor McCay, Little Nemo, and the limitless possibilities of comics.

  1. PK says:

    And solicited in the latest Diamond Previews!

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