LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM update

We’re entering the final stretch of production on our biggest, most dizzying project. We are so profoundly lucky to be acting as the curators for this remarkable collection of Winsor McCay tributes, and we couldn’t do it without folks like…

JEROME OPEÑA

Between his work on with Rick Remender on UNCANNY X-FORCE and Jonathan Hickman on AVENGERS, Opeña has brought a wide-eyed, big-screen boldness back into super-hero comics. His gorgeously iconic, epic-scale work reminds us of reading Marvel books when we were kids — everything is mythic, and bigger-than-big.

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DAN GOLDMAN

The multi-media auteur behind SHOOTING WAR and the upcoming web-to-print graphic novel RED LIGHT PROPERTIES promises to bring us a cracked psychological take on Little Nemo.

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JEN TONG

The dreamy, exquisitely kaleidoscopic imagination of Jen Tong is a perfect vehicle for a cruise through Slumberland. Her gorgeous hand-made comics make us wish we could screen print this whole damn book.

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We’re keeping this list of Nemo names updated with most of the contributors we have publicly announced – so check it out if you’re wondering who else has signed up! And our first revealed pages from the book can be found here.

Tuesday Tease

We’re starting something new, this week, at the Locust Moon Press end of our operation.

Each Tuesday, we’re going to start sharing a little taste (and on days like today, when you’re lucky, a big one) of a comic we currently have in the works.

For our first go, we’ve decided to give you a rather giant treat…a full page from our most special and spectacular upcoming book, LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM! This’ll be one of only a select few pages we’re sharing online (out of the 100 or so strips that’ll be in the final book), and we don’t plan on letting loose any others anytime soon.

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So who are we going to show off this time?

DAVID PETERSEN. He wows us at each and every turn of his singularly epic MOUSE GUARD. He literally builds the worlds he creates. I have his poster for BRAVE hanging in my living room.

This is his Slumberland — and trust me, you’re going to want to see this at 16″ x 21″ as intended in DREAM ANOTHER DREAM.

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The goose alone is nearly a foot tall!

– Andrew Carl

LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM update

In which we add notable passengers to the Slumberland Express.

PAOLO RIVERA

Paolo is one of our very favorite mainstream creators, and we can’t wait to see him bring his uniquely expressive and iconic style to the Land of Wonderful Dreams.

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LISK FENG

The gorgeously inventive comics of Chinese transplant Lisk Feng have yet to be published on American shores — we’re thrilled to host her stateside debut in Slumberland.

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BRENDAN LEACH

No tabloid-sized epic would be complete without the off-beat mastermind behind PTERODACTYL HUNTERS, IRON BOUND and NEW SLUDGE CITY.

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We’re keeping this list of Nemo names updated with most of the contributors we have publicly announced – so check it out if you’re wondering who else has signed up! And our first revealed pages from the book can be found here.

The Locust Moon Top 40: September/October 2013

40. DOGS OF WAR

Nathan Fox and Sheila Keenan’s heart-wrenching, half-century-spanning tale of soldiers and soldiers’ best friends is old-fashioned in its storytelling and forward-looking in its gorgeously sleek illustration.
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39. Will Laren

It is… unsettling how funny we find these inexplicable and off-kilter comic strips.
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38. Z2 Comics

We can’t wait to see Paul Pope’s ESCAPO and Dean Haspiel’s BILLY DOGMA collection from Josh Frankel’s ambitious new imprint.
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37. TURMOIL IN THE TOYBOX

7 and 1/2 minutes of the gospel truth. The toys, comics, cartoons, and games of the ’80s turned our entire generation into satanists. Watch this as you perform your daily sacrifice.

36. INHUMANS

One of the finest stories Marvel Comics has ever told is back in print. Jae Lee and Paul Jenkins explored the artful outskirts of what is possible in a superhero comic.
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35. TEOTFW

Chuck Forsman’s dark, opaquely frightening story of two broken young people on the run plays like a Gus Van Sant version of BADLANDS. It gets under your skin.
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LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM update

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DEAN MOTTER

the visionary creator of MR. X is bringing his unique perspective to slumberland.
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HANS RICKHEIT

hans’ surreal work toes the delicate line between the beautiful and the grotesque, and the dreamlike quality of his work fits nemo like a glove.

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JEREMY BAUM

one of the most distinctive stylists in the rising new crop of comic book artists, no one else’s stuff looks like jeremy’s, and we can’t wait to see him run around in mccay’s world.

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we were already lucky enough to have worked with jeremy on the first issue of our quarterly anthology, QUARTER MOON. he did a story and the wraparound cover…
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We’re keeping this list of Nemo names updated with most of the contributors we have publicly announced – so check it out if you’re wondering who else has signed up! And our first revealed pages from the book can be found here.

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JH WILLIAMS III

there are a few artists that the book would feel incomplete without, and jh williams III is one of them. we are incredibly happy to have him come on-board, and as excited as can be to see what he does with the grand, 16×21 format.

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DAVID MACK

david has created one of the great works in comics with his KABUKI series, a constantly challenging book that engages and communicates with its readers and dives into the deep end of issues of identity, loss, and reinvention.

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GEORGE PRATT

one of the finest painters in comics, we are eagerly anticipating seeing george wield his brush in slumberland.

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–chris stevens

We’re keeping this list of Nemo names updated with most of the contributors we have publicly announced – so check it out if you’re wondering who else has signed up! And our first revealed pages from the book can be found here.

LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM update

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another week brings more of our favorite creators into the fold.

NATE POWELL

we couldn’t be happier to have nate join in. he’s not only one of the finest cartoonists of his generation, he’s also one of the sweetest guys i know. followers of this blog will remember a sam cooke ogn demo that i wrote (with jason rodriguez) that nate drew. getting to work with him again is a thrill.

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TOBY CYPRESS

few people bring the kinetic energy and graceful power to the comics page that toby does.  seeing him rip through wonderland is going to be a blast!

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this project continues to grow, and we’re tickled pink to announce the latest creators to join in.

CARLA SPEED MCNEIL

what a thrill to have carla join us. her book FINDER is, quite simply, one of the greatest comics of all-time.

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there’s a richness and depth to the world she has created that might be unmatched in the history of comics, and she’s populated that world with characters that share that depth & complexity.

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FÁBIO MOON AND GABRIEL BÁ

DAYTRIPPER. CASANOVA. UMBRELLA ACADEMY. the brothers have created some of the best books of the last decade with equal parts style and heart. DAYTRIPPER actually put tears in my eyes. we are blessed to have them come on-board.

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–chris stevens

We’re keeping this list of Nemo names updated with most of the contributors we have publicly announced – so check it out if you’re wondering who else has signed up! And our first revealed pages from the book can be found here.

The Locust Moon Top 40: August 2013

40.  Simon Stålenhag’s Sci-fi Suburbia

A Sweden turned inside out by science, yet still recognizably, nostalgically human.
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39. MARK SHULTZ’S XENOZOIC TALES ARTIST’S EDITION

Dinosaurs, dino-sized. Thanks yet again, IDW.
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38. LEGO Delorean

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads! Because LEGO cars are not street legal.
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37. Patton Oswalt trolling Twitter

“Eat the poor, disabled and hopeless. It’s the only way we can insure our future.”
I think he’s really onto something.

36. THE ANIMAL MAN OMNIBUS

Grant Morrison’s mind-bending genre-smasher is finally as heavy as it ought to be.
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35. Real-life Patlabor

Because one real-life giant robot was not enough for Japan. Thank god.
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34. Suggestions for Street Harassment

Hey HollabackPHILLY, let’s get on this:

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LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM update

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with the project rolling along and some of our favorite creators having joined in recently, we wanted to announce a few folks we are honored to have join in on what’s shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime book. up first:

MIKE ALLRED

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mike might be best known for his long-running MADMAN universe.  Continue reading