Everything began with a single breath.
A light wind that started a sway,
and the sway started a turn,
and the turn...
The turn started EVERYTHING.
Top Shelf is delighted to reveal details of the rebirth of one of this decade's most acclaimed graphic novels: Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann and Janet Lee. Their whimsical clockwork fairytale, which won the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel some years back, now comes to Top Shelf in a deluxe new edition designed by Eric Skillman and filled with bonus content. Even better, the Dapper Men saga will ultimately be expanded into a trilogy, with Book Two and Book Three planned for subsequent years.
Check out more details and preview images from this 144-page deluxe hardcover, which stands a hefty 9.75" x 11.25", and check in with your favorite shop to pre-order it!
"Return of the Dapper Men is a transformational experience... be prepared to take a fantastic journey." — from the introduction by Tim Gunn
“The writing is lyrical and reads like a forgotten fairy tale... The artwork is often stunning.” — The New York Times
“It’s an instant classic, combining steampunk, science fiction and fantasy with an impeccable fashion sense.” — USA Today
“This book is everything the hype promised it would be… a mind-opening, eye-shutting book that sings to your dreams and dreams of your songs.” — Comic Book Resources
“Arresting layouts give the book an ethereal, timeless quality and turn each page into a frame-worthy work of art. A true dazzler that speaks on multiple levels for both child and adult readers, and one that gets richer with each read.” — Booklist (starred review)
“Magnificent... the lush artwork is easy to get lost in, and the fantastical setting and atmosphere create a unique background for a timeless parable about time.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)