Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream

Edited by Joshua O’Neill. Locust Moon, $150 (144p) ISBN 978-0-9899076-9-9
Big enough for a small child to fall into, this gorgeous, impressively oversized (16 in. by 21 in.) gift book collects over one hundred full-page color comic strips paying homage to Winsor McCay’s classic comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland. O’Neill—who funded the collection on Kickstarter—has gathered contributions from some of the biggest names in contemporary art comics, among them Bill Sienkiewicz, P. Craig Russell, Roger Langridge, J.G. Jones, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Bá, Charles Vess, Paul Pope, and Jill Thompson. Each piece celebrates McCay’s dizzying architecture, playful panel-to-panel continuity, and the improbable characters of Slumberland with homages, parodies, and loving continuations of comics’ infamous little dreamer. The most dazzling contributions reinterpret the visual splendor of McCay’s masterpiece without slavishly copying it, such as Jason Lex’s spiraling journey through a dinosaur, Maëlle Doliveux’s cut-out paper puppets vanishing into a crumpled ball, Alexis Ziritt’s Mexican-styled Day of the Dead pastiche, R. Sikoryak’s Little Nemo/Sigmund Freud team-up. More than just a book, this is a treasure—the stuff that dreams are made of. (Booklife)
Reviewed on: 03/23/2015
Release date: 01/01/2014
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