Yes, I’ve been busy again, but I have been keeping up with Archaia (We’re probably going to have Archaia week here soon, as I try to burn through all the books they’ve proposed I review, in a wave of equal parts fanboy glee and guilty reviewer laze. I’m like 90% serious about this.) One of their bigger projects about to come out? Return of the Dapper Men, which hits shelves this October and features a foreword by a very dapper man, Project Runway‘s Tim Gunn. Archaia just released a trailer for the book (literally, just released, it’s been live for about 30 seconds as of this publication), and we’re naturally very happy to have it.
Releasing October 2010, Return Of The Dapper Men features a cover by Todd Klein, a story and characters created by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, as well as artwork from Adrian Alphona & Christina Strain, Joyce Chin, John Tyler Christopher (http://www.johntylerchristopher.com/), Katie Cook (http://katiecandraw.typepad.com/), Colleen Coover (http://www.colleencoover.net/), David Mack (http://www.davidmack.net/), Dave Perillo (http://montygog.blogspot.com/), Mike Perkins (http://www.mikeperkinsart.com/), Evan Shaner (http://www.evanshaner.com/), Mark Smylie (http://www.archaia.com/blog/titles/artesia), Tom Whalen (http://strongstufftom.blogspot.com/) and Skottie Young (http://www.skottieyoung.com/).
RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN Trailer Debuts from Archaia
Imagine a land where Time itself has ceased to exist. Where children have played so long it’s almost become work, machines have worked so long they have begun to play and all the clocks have stopped at the same time. A land that’s about to change when 314 identical-looking dapper men rain down from the sky, bringing time back with them.
This is RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, part fairy tale, part steampunk, all original, the highly anticipated graphic novel that’s already being hailed as “groundbreaking” and “an instant contemporary classic.” Featuring a Foreword by Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”) and pin-ups by 12 of today’s hottest artists,RETURN OF THE DAPER MEN is listed on Publisher’s Weekly Great Graphic Novels as Gifts and GraphicNovelReporter.com’s “Essential Reading” for Fall 2010.
Now, Archaia is proud to unveil this stunning new trailer, featuring an original score, animated artwork and an exciting glimpse into the graphic novel.RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN is a visually stunning fairy tale that combines steampunk with fantasy and science fiction with Renaissance style, brought to life from the minds of award-winning playwright and comic book writer Jim McCann (HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD) and critically acclaimed visual artist Janet Lee. Together, these two have created a world where J.M. Barrie, Lewis Carroll and Maurice Sendak meet Jim Henson and Tim Burton. All sharply dressed in a pin-stripe suit and a dapper bowler hat.
A limited number of copies of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN: ADVANCE NEW YORK COMIC CON COLLECTOR’S EDITION will be available for sale at the Archaia booth (#2031) at New York Comic Con, October 8-10 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, and will be available wherever books are sold in November. To pre-order a copy, use ISBN code 978-1932386905.