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Shanower & Rodriguez ‘Return To Slumberland’ In Gorgeous New ‘Little Nemo’ Series This Week [Preview]

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Just in case you're not up to speed on classic newspaper strips, Winsor McKay's Little Nemo is one of the most innovative comics of the 20th century. Originally running in newspapers from 1905 to 1926, it was arguably one of the first real masterpieces of the form, with McKay's surreal dreamscapes taking the form of beautiful imagery and page layouts that creators are still trying to recreate today.

Now, Nemo is returning to the comics page in Return To Slumberland. Not to be confused with the forthcoming Dream Another Dream anthology, this new series from Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez and Nelson Daniel launches this week from IDW Publishing, and it is beautiful. Seriously, just hands down one of the prettiest comics I've seen in a long time, and even though the first few pages don't quite get into the strangeness of walking beds and stair-step city skylines, I get the feeling that all of that stuff shows up right where the preview ends.

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Gorgeous ‘Little Nemo’ Anthology From Paul Pope, Cliff Chiang, Jill Thompson & Others Turns To Kickstarter

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Publisher Locus Moon press has been working on the new anthology book, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, for about two years now, and it's asking for fans to help make the long journey come to fruition.

The book,which tasks creators including Paul Pope, John Cassaday, Jill Thompson, Cliff Chiang, J.H. Williams III, Craig Thompson, Carla Speed McNeil, Mike Allred and Roger Langridge, with drawing new, full-page Little Nemo strips in the style of series creator Winsor McCay, will come out in the fall if Locus Moon can raise $50,000 via Kickstarter. The project launched Monday morning, and by mid-afternoon, it was at around $13,000. Not a bad start.

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Parting Shot: The Studio Ghibli ‘Little Nemo in Slumberland’ Anime That Could Have Been

The classic Winsor McCay newspaper strip Little Nemo in Slumberland was adapted into an animated film in 1989 after a lengthy period in development hell that included scripts from both Moebius and the director of Adventures in Babysitting. Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Take

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Weekend Contest: Tell Us Your Craziest Comics Dream and Win ‘Little Nemo’ on the iPad

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We'll admit it: We spend enough time reading and talking about comic books that we know how sometimes, they find their way into your dreams, where you're back at your old high school where Batman is inexplicably the principal, or you suddenly find yourself on a ski trip with Wonder Woman, who is somehow also your mom, and also on the moon

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Link Ink: Jon Favreau Off ‘Iron Man 3,’ Man Tips and Little Nemo in Christmasland

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Movies: Having directed the hugely successful Iron Man and Iron Man 2, it looks like for whatever reason Jon Favreau won't be coming back for a third helping of Tony Stark action. Barring the possibility that this

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Link Ink: ‘Little Nemo’ Comes to the iPad, Disney Parks Stock up on Comics and the Heroes Have No Eyes

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Publishing: Sunday Press has announced plans to bring Winsor McCay's "Little Nemo" to the iPad.

Costumes: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel watches Wacthman, a local superhero.

Anime: Did you noticed s

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