Saturday, April 16, 2011

Return of the Dapper Men

Return of the Dapper Men, a GORGEOUS over-sized hardcover graphic novel written by Jim McCann and illustrated by Janet Lee, published by Archaia, came out towards the end of last year and has gotten several nominations in this years Eisner Awards. Return of the Dapper Men is an all ages graphic novel that like the best in all ages graphic novels, doesn't talk down to younger readers and older readers will be just as mesmerized with its magic. This is a book about loss, innocence, discovery, and every page is filled with wonderments.
Just look at this art! It's so lush and evokes Windsor McCay's Little Nemo, without being derivative in any way. After the story here in Return of the Dapper Men, there's a gallery section in which other fine comic book artists such as Joyce Chin, David Mack, Collen Coover, and Skottie Young display their interpretations of the Dapper Men world. If you'd like an additional example of what Return of the Dapper Men looks like, check out this youtube trailer:

As a reminder, Return of the Dapper Men is one of the featured titles on Alternate Reality Comics' 2011 Eisner Award nominees display and is on sale for 20% off through April (as are all of this years Eisner nominated titles)!

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