Posted September 29, 2010 by Norby Ela in Comics



Mr. Jim McCann tweeted this link:

Part fairy tale, part steampunk, all original- the graphic novel that’s already being hailed as “ground-breaking” and “an instant contemporary classic,” RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN” is published by Archaia and is available wherever books are sold. Features a Foreword by Tim Gunn (Project Runway), and is listed on Publisher’s Weekly Great Graphic Novels as Gifts and “Essential Reading” for Fall 2010 by GraphicNovelReporter.com. Order now from your favorite online retailer or local seller.

Imagine a land where Time itself has ceased to exist. Welcome to Anorev, a world in between time, 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. It’s a stagnate land of no change and deep division where only one human boy- Ayden, the boy who still questions, and one robot girl- Zoe, the robot whom all others protect and believe to be special, are the only ones who interact. All of this changes, however, when 314 identical looking dapper men rain down from the sky, bringing time back with them.

There is one among these Dapper Men who finds Ayden and Zoe and together the three of them set about changing the world. They must discover what made time stop, understand what their true places are in this world, and learn what “tomorrow” really means. The sun is setting for the first time in memory, and once that happens, everything changes.

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.

Tick tock, time is about to start.

Norby Ela

Now residing in San Diego, CA, I strive to work in art and further grow FlipGeeks around the world.