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eBook Return of the Dapper Men ePub

by Tim Gunn,Jim McCann

  • ISBN: 1932386904
  • Category: Graphic Novels
  • Subcategory: Funnies
  • Author: Tim Gunn,Jim McCann
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Archaia; 1st edition (November 30, 2010)
  • Pages: 128
  • ePub book: 1630 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1208 kb
  • Other: txt lrf azw rtf
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 921

Description

oh, great - one more thing that tim gunn is better at than me. tim gunn is unflappable and positive and patient and adorable and stylish, and apparently, quite good with anagrams. he wrote the introduction to this book, which he likens to the works of lewis carroll, and says that to get the full experience out of this book, it would help to have a dictionary and some anagramming skills at the ready. Jim McCann's evocative words paired with Janet Lee's amazing visuals combine to create not only an astounding graphic novel but also a breathtaking work of art.

Gunn's participation was a dream come true for the creators of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN. Said writer Jim McCann, "While talking with artist Janet Lee about who would be the ideal person to provide an introduction for the book, she and I both agreed that Tim Gunn was our first. Said writer Jim McCann, "While talking with artist Janet Lee about who would be the ideal person to provide an introduction for the book, she and I both agreed that Tim Gunn was our first choice. Not only is he someone who knows and loves books, but he is also the quintessential Dapper Man. The tone his foreword sets is the perfect entry point to the story that unfolds in the pages that follow. I was flattered that Tim Gunn took the time to read our book," said artist Janet Le. .

Jim McCann, Jim Zub, Gerry Duggan. Marvel Legends: Told Through the Eyes of Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man. Time of the Dapper Men. Jim McCann. MARVEL Black Panther.

Jim McCann with charming illustration by Janet Lee and a foreword by, yes, quintessential modern dapper man Tim Gunn.

Return of the Dapper Men, that’s what - a lyrical and impressionistic new tale by Jim McCann with charming illustration by Janet Lee and a foreword by, yes, quintessential modern dapper man Tim Gunn. It’s the story of a human boy named Ayden, a robot girl named Zoe, and 34 Dapper Men who restart the world they live in - a world without time or progress, which only robots and children who never grow up inhabit.

James Andrew McCann, II (born January 7, 1974) is an American writer of comic books, theater and television programs

James Andrew McCann, II (born January 7, 1974) is an American writer of comic books, theater and television programs. McCann has worked on several films and music videos before entering the ABC Daytime Writer Development Program, during which time he wrote for the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. Upon moving to New York City in 2004 from Nashville, McCann found a position at Marvel Comics handling publicity and PR for publishing while managing press and panels at conventions

Bibliographic Details.

Bibliographic Details. Title: RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN. Publisher: Archaia, Los Angeles. Publication Date: 2010. A visual tour de force, Return of the Dapper Men is the debut graphic novel from the minds of award-winning writer Jim McCann (Hawkeye & Mockingbird) and critically acclaimed artist Janet Lee. A modern twist on classic fairy tales, this is a story about growing up, childhood fears, and examining the origins of a world and the things that inhabit it. The incredible decoupage art style combines steampunk fantasy and science fiction with Art Nouveau for a truly unique and ground-breaking book, all sharply dressed in a pin-stripe suit and a dapper bowler hat.

Jim McCann is an award-winning writer of comic books, television, and theatre. His first graphic novel, Return of the Dapper Men, won the comic book industry's top award: Best Original Graphic Album

Jim McCann is an award-winning writer of comic books, television, and theatre. He worked on several films and music videos before he was accepted into the ABC Daytime Writer Development Program. During that time he wrote for the popular ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. His first graphic novel, Return of the Dapper Men, won the comic book industry's top award: Best Original Graphic Album. He has since gone on to create hit series such as the space-heist Lost Vegas and the ongoing top-rated series Mind the Gap, both published through Image Comics.

Only, Elle doesn't remember any of this. Mind the Gap, the new series by the Eisner Award-winning writer JIM McCANN (Return of the Dapper Men), is a mystery

Only, Elle doesn't remember any of this. Mind the Gap, the new series by the Eisner Award-winning writer JIM McCANN (Return of the Dapper Men), is a mystery. Mouse Guard, Labyrinth and Other Stories (Free Comic Book Day 2012).

Cindy: Wow. Lynn saw Return of the Dapper Men (Archaia 2010) on Booklist's Top Ten Graphic Novels for . Books are not read, they are used to stand on to reach higher

Cindy: Wow. Lynn saw Return of the Dapper Men (Archaia 2010) on Booklist's Top Ten Graphic Novels for Youth: 2011 list and tracked it down. We had missed seeing this when it published in November. Books are not read, they are used to stand on to reach higher. One day 314 Dapper Men descend from the sky, umbrellas for parachutte. nd once teens are introduced to the vocabulary word dapper (certainly lacking from most teens’ personal experience of dress) they will understand the title if not the men themselves. One of the Dapper Men, 41, befriends the hero and heroine and helps them not only to find answers for their world, but to remember the questions.

Ever since I heard about Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, I've been eagerly awaiting for .

Ever since I heard about Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, I've been eagerly awaiting for any bit of news. We got the chance to talk to the two back in April at c2e2 and now the release is almost here. Featuring a Foreword by Tim Gunn ( Project Runway ) and pin-ups by 12 of today’s hottest artists, RETURN OF THE DAPER MEN is listed on Publisher’s Weekly Great Graphic Novels as Gifts and. com’s Essential Reading for Fall 2010. Now, Archaia is proud to unveil this stunning new trailer, featuring an original score, animated artwork and an exciting glimpse into the graphic novel.

Return of the Dapper Men garnered 5 Eisner nominations and received the Best Graphic Album award in 2011.Welcome to Anorev, a land that has no concept or understanding of time because time itself has ceased to exist. A world where children have never grown up, machines have forgotten if they were built by humans or if they built humans themselves, and all clocks have been stopped at the same time since time itself stopped. This has been the way of things for longer than anyone can remember, until 314 dapper-looking gentlemen rain down from the sky to start the world anew.Now Ayden, the only boy to still ask questions; Zoe, the robot girl all other machines hold dear; and the Dapper Man known only as "41" must repair whatever it was that caused time to stop, understand their true place in this world, and learn what "tomorrow" really means. But destiny is not always easy and choices must be made that will decide the fate of this land. The sun is setting for the first time in memory, and once that happens, everything changes!The 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 (Marvel's Hawkeye & Mockingbird) and critically acclaimed visual artist Janet Lee. Together they have created a world where J.M. Barrie, Lewis Carrol, and Maurice Sendak meet Jim Henson and Tim Burton. All sharply dressed in a pin-stripe suit and a dapper bowler hat.

Comments

Kaghma Kaghma
As a big kid who prefers Young Adult books and comic books generally... As someone who still buys toys, for herself... etc. Well, it's not often that my mom pipes in to let me know I've made a made a mistake. No, not in making a purchase. Instead she wanted to let me know I had it sent to the wrong house. Mine. I clearly meant to send it to her house when I ordered this one. She took one look at the preview of this one and decided comics aren't all bad. Needless to say, she somehow magically does have it on the way to her door as well. I don't think she'll be disappointed.

This is definitely a book for kids of all ages. Whether it's comics you love. Or art. Or getting lost in a world that makes no sense. I happen to love all of these things, which caused a real dilemma. I'd read a panel but ooh now I have to exam the art closely and maybe re-read the panel after really looking at the art so closely. Yeah, it's that kind of a book. There are enough recaps of the story itself available, that I'll spare you that in my review.

I will say that it's also beautifully bound (hardcover is all that is available as I write this), reminiscent of an older style of book, and for a price I often see much lesser paperbacks sell for.

Definitely a must have if you love this medium or if you need that one comic to prove to someone that yes, there's even one for THEM, like my mom....
LONUDOG LONUDOG
I bought two hardcover books in my last Amazon order. this one and a more adult-themed graphic novel called Asterios Polyp. They had one thing in common: both of them play with HOW a story is told through pictures.

Actually, come to think of it, they have something else in common: both have a lesson about destiny and the things you can, and cannot, control in life.

While Dapper Men's art looks a bit odd at first glance, as you begin to read the story, the doughy look of the people works better in context than at a glance. Over all, the artwork, which seems to be a mix of paint and pen and ink is as lovely as the story and characters are interesting and engaging.

After I read the book, I bought one for a teenage niece of mine. Even a stubborn teenager enjoyed the story and the beauty of the art.

Plus, it's a beautiful cloth HC piece of work with a ribbon bookmark -- something you don't see much of these days.
Zeus Wooden Zeus Wooden
Originally posted on Omnicomic on 12/3/2010

There are many literary classics that feature an imaginative world where things don't go according to reality. Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan all come to mind. What if the tone of those works was combined into one book AND it was a graphic novel? Return of the Dapper Men from Archaia seeks to fill that void through it's unique story and equally unique art style. The story is by Jim McCann and features art by Janet Lee (letters by Dave Lanphear and cover by Janet Lee and Todd Klein). What is Return of the Dapper Men you ask?

The world of Anorev is a world where time stands still...there's no tick or tock. The inhabitants -children and robots- of the world really just meander about with no real goal in sight. The dichotomy of inhabitants aren't in an equal opportunity world though: the robots live above ground while the children live underground. Enter Ayden and Zoe, seeking to turn that scenario upside down. Ayden is a human boy who chooses to live among the robots and is best friends with Zoe, a female robot. Their destiny together is something of a mystery until 314 dapper men fall from the sky. And then things get weird.

The entire graphic novel is something of an enigma. It seems to be a children's story encased by adult morals that we should all strive to live by. McCann's script reads very well and is simple enough to be digested by a child. I don't want to sell McCann's work short here...it's phenomenal. My point is that I could easily see Return of the Dapper Men being a graphic novel that you would read to your kids as a bedtime story. Lee's art is simply astounding here though. She's never illustrated a comic before (I believe) and her style is exceptionally exquisite and unique. It really adds a sense of elegance to the entire graphic novel. The end of the book also has some stunning pin-ups and a "how to" process by Lee herself, detailing her approach to the art.

The aspect of Return of the Dapper Men that sticks with you after reading it is that it successfully encapsulates what it means to be a kid. It reminds you of all the allegories you grew up reading. They were fantastic reads but subtly taught you valuable lessons about life. Archaia has a great book on their hands in Return of the Dapper Men and I really can't recommend it enough, whether you're a young child with a robot friend or an adult who needs a reminder that even the innocence of childhood is fraught with grown-up decisions. Honestly, if you read Return of the Dapper Men and can't find anything to like about it I hope you read it again, if for nothing else to learn what you may have been missing in the first place.
Burking Burking
Truly lovely art. I was, however, tremendously bored by the story and I was impatient with the, I don't know, self-consciousness of the writing style. It wanted so hard to tap into some magic of childhood but perhaps that world is too long closed to me to see if it was successful. Perhaps if I was a child it would have resonated more. You know how some things work on several levels, both for adults and children? This was not that for me.
The Sphinx of Driz The Sphinx of Driz
A simple plot serves as the scaffolding for a brilliant exploration of what it means to be an individual, a friend, and a member of a community. The writing and the illustrations are just spare enough to invite the reader's imagination as an equal collaborator, and each page is engaging both as an individual artwork and as a part of the larger story. I would have loved to read this book as a 9-14 year old, but I also loved reading and re-reading it as an adult. Some of the climaxes in the book are foreshadowed and some aren't; they're all handled beautifully.

The illustrator has done some really amazing work, and navigates the graphic novel's challenge of moving from 2D to 3D perspectives in an interesting way I don't think I've seen anywhere before. Some of the pages are just breathtaking; the craftsmanship is extraordinary. The story is overflowing with style, and the characters are ripe with personality, but you also get the feeling that this could be a story about you. The book does a beautiful job of celebrating difference, how true friendship isn't a matter of seeking yourself in others, but of seeking a beautiful harmony that comes when your friend is very different.