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Nemo Returns to Slumberland with Brand-New Dreams

As one of the most influential comic strips of all time, Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland could only return if a creative team with a true affinity for McCay’s vision was found. IDW has announced that multiple Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Eric Shanower, will be writing an all-new series exploring Nemo’s amazing dreams. Joining Shanower will be none other than Locke & Key co-creator and Eisner-nominated artist, Gabriel Rodriguez!

Little Nemo in Slumberland first appeared in the New York Herald in 1905 as a weekly comic strip by creator Winsor McCay. Over the next two decades, McCay’s unprecedented vision followed the fantastic dreams of Nemo. Encountering strange characters, Nemo traversed the world of his dreams, often finding himself in bizarre and often surreal locales. Little Nemo survives as both a nostalgic and innovative work of fiction.

Debuting next spring, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland will see Nemo embark on a brand-new voyage in the familiar surroundings of Slumberland. However, everything else is different, even Nemo himself—in search of a new playmate for the princess of Slumberland, King Morpheus enlists the Candy Kid to help bring the latest playmate, our titular Nemo, into the dream realm. There, Nemo embarks on a visceral journey full of adventure and danger.

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  • An incredibly iconic and historic comic for Shanower and Rodriguez to be taking up, and this will definitely be top of my list when they put it out. It constantly seems like so many exciting things are just around the corner with comics…I’m just not sure how the companies uphold that momentum.