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Joshua O'Neill, editor (anthology)
Winsor McCay was perhaps the greatest cartoonist of all time, and the Sunday newspaper strip Little Nemo in Slumberland was his greatest creation. In Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, many of the world's finest cartoonists will pay tribute to the master and his masterpiece, following their own voices down paths lit by McCay. Over 100 of the world's greatest cartoonists and illustrators -- including Bill Sienkiewicz, J.H. Williams III, Paul Pope, Michael Allred, David Mack, Stephen Bissette, Craig Thompson, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Peter Bagge, J.G. Jones, Yuko Shimizu and more -- pay tribute to McCay and his seminal early-20th century masterpiece with their own giant, broadsheet-sized Little Nemo strips. This is a love song for McCay, Little Nemo, and the infinite possibility of comics.
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)