Nearly a year ago, ROBOT 6 reported on a graphic novel anthology being created in tribute to Winsor McCay's Little Nemo. Now that dream is closer, but the publisher needs some help to make it a reality.
Locust Moon Press' Little Nemo: Dream A Little Dream boasts an undeniably impressive contributor list, with marquee names like Peter Bagge, Paul Pope, J.H. Williams III, John Cassaday and Craig Thompson. More than 100 artists are involved with the 144-page book, with contributor J.G. Jones describing it as "perhaps the most stunningly ambitious comic project I've ever seen."
Little Nemo: Dream A Little Dream will feature original strips that revisit and continue McCay's stories from Little Nemo, and will be printed in the same full broadsheet size of the original strips: 16 inches by 21 inches.
The publisher launched a Kickstarter campaign this morning to raise the $50,000 needed to print such an ambitious book. Rewards include full-size Nemo strips as prints exclusive to the campaign (not featured in the book itself), personalized sketches, behind-the-scenes material (both physical and digital), and even original art from the book. If the Kickstarter is successful, Locust Moon plans to publish a limited-edition book later this year, and then a wider release in 2015.