Le scénariste des séries Oz (Marvel Comics), Eric Shanower, s’associe au dessinateur de Locke & Key, Gabriel Rodriguez pour raconter le retour du petit Nemo à Slumberland pour l’éditeur IDW Publishing.
Publié au début du siècle dernier, Little Nemo in Sumberland est sans aucun doute l’œuvre essentielle de l’artiste Winsor McCay. L’histoire raconte le voyage onirique du timide Nemo dans sa quête pour rencontrer la princesse, fille du roi Morphée.
[quote] “I’ve loved Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland ever since I first saw examples of the strip when I was a kid,” said writer Eric Shanower, “McCay’s masterpiece is clearly a hard act to follow, and there’s no way that Gabe and I can duplicate McCay’s personal vision. But we’re doing our best to tap into Slumberland’s essence while bringing our own strengths to it. I think there’s a good chance admirers of McCay’s original will enjoy our riff on it.”
“There are people like Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, Hayao Miyazaki and Winsor McCay, that can grasp what dreams are made of, transform them, and share that with all of us,” said Gabriel Rodríguez. “I think we’re lucky that McCay not only left us his wonderful stories, but also created a whole universe filled with windows opened for every one of us, inviting us to explore it, too. And Eric and I are taking the challenge, not trying to redo what he previously did, but trying to invite kids and adults from today to enjoy and have fun in of the Land of Wonderful Dreams.”[/quote]
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