Back in print at last! This collects the entirety of the four issue series, originally published by Epic Comics, that turned mainstream comics on its ear when it was originally published nearly twenty years ago. Following on the heels of his ground-breaking work on Elektra Assassin and Daredevil: Love and War, both written by Frank Miller and both of which were critically as well as commercially successful, Sienkiewicz was given carte blanche for a solo project and Stray Toasters was the result. Realizing that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity, he really cut loose and pulled out all the stops. Using his own psyche as a test subject, Sienkiewicz bore deep inside the comic book mind set, and used his massive technical abilities to bring to light what he found there. He pushed himself to the limit on this project, and, evidently, emptied himself in the process as, while his work occasionally graces a project here or there, he all but retired from comics after completing this landmark work. Containing a startlingly diverse panoply of formal approaches that mirror the works of so many different artists -- from the far-flung reaches of the worlds of comics, cartoons, illustration and fine art -- that an annotated edition seems called for (anyone out there up for the task?). Stray Toasters was and remains a hugely influential work (David Mack's entire career consists, more or less, of mining this single work) and still packs a wallop, even today. All self-respecting students of the history of comics owe it to themselves to at least take a look at this one. Recommended!
A whoppin' 100 cartoonists and illustrators have paid tribute to the Winsor McCay's masterpiece by creating new Little Nemo strips. Not only that, all these new strips are reproduced here at the same size as the original Little Nemo strips that were published over 100 years ago: the amazing, broadsheet newspaper-size of 16" x 21", using the mega-book size pioneered by Peter Maresca's Sunday Press in reproducing the original Little Nemo Strips. Contributors to Dream Another Dream include Paul Pope, Bill Sienkiewicz, Peter Bagge, Farel Dalrymple, Nate Powell, David Mack, Theo Ellsworth, Jeremy Bastian, Jeremy Baum, John Cassaday, Jim Rugg, Jasen Lex, Michael Allred, Scott Morse, Tom Scioli, Yuko Shimizu, David Petersen, J.G. Jones, Denis Kitchen, Stephen Bissette, Ronald Wimberly, P. Craig Russell, JH Williams III, Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, among many others. See the full contributor list along with many examples of the strips produced for this volume at the original Kickstarter page for the project.
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Out of stock, again! We expect to have this back in stock in plenty of time for the holidays, so please check back.