Kickstarter campaign started!!!
SMALL PRESS PUBLISHER KICKSTARTS STAR-STUDDED LITTLE NEMO TRIBUTE
Philadelphia publishing company Locust Moon Press has announced a crowdfunding campaign to finance the printing of their hotly anticipated Winsor McCay tribute project LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM. Featuring an almost impossibly star-studded lineup of over one hundred cartoonists and illustrators including Mike Allred, Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Peter Bagge, J.H. Williams III, John Cassaday, J.G. Jones, Craig Thompson, David Mack, P. Craig Russell, Yuko Shimizu, Dean Haspiel, Paolo Rivera, Scott Morse, Denis Kitchen, Carla Speed McNeil (and ME! - Ger), this oversized hardcover anthology is among the most eagerly awaited publications of 2014.
Described by Mr. Allred as the “book of the decade,” and J.G. Jones as “perhaps the most stunningly ambitious comic project I've ever seen,” this unique publication will feature original strips that revisit the characters and universe of McCay's seminal turn-of-the-century Sunday newspaper strip, which remains an unmatched comic creation and one of the most inventive and visually stunning works of American art.
What began as a fledgling tribute project from a small press publisher quickly took on a life of its own, snowballing into a cause and crusade among comic creators and illustrators, who were excited to pay tribute to one of the true forefathers and founders of their medium.
To be printed at the full 16”x21” broadsheet size of the original Little Nemo newspaper strips, this collection will celebrate McCay's endless legacy, chart his influence on generations of modern cartoonists, and most of all shine a light back on an artist who has given his art form so much, and whose work should be more widely known.
The contents of the book, assembled over the past two years, are now complete. The deal with the printer is in place, and the Kickstarter campaign, to be launched on 6/23/2014, will go directly to cover printing costs, for a limited release in the fall of 2014, and national distribution in the spring of 2015. Locust Moon is inviting fans of art, illustration, and beauty of all kinds to get involved in this literal and figurative dream project: a love song for Winsor McCay, Little Nemo, and the limitless possibilities of comics.
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