Little Nemo Wakes Up

San Diego Comic Con is known for far more than just comic books. The same can be said for the series Little Nemo.

Originally a serial comic that began in 1905 by Windsor McCay, Little Nemo in Slumberland revolves around the nightly dreams of a little boy named Nemo. Every time he falls asleep, he embarks on adventures in an attempt to reach Slumberland. The comics, which ran until 1914 (plus a small revival between ’24 and ’26), have since inspired multiple interpretations of the surreal story, including theater, animation, and video games. This year at SDCC, IDW Publishing announced a Little Nemo revival series entitled Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland. The comics intend to take Nemo on all-new adventures while still maintaining the heart of the original stories.


Where can I find a bed that does this?

In addition, small-press publisher Locust Moon is in the process of compiling a Nemo comic anthology, entitled Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream. The anthology will be published at the original newspaper size (16”x21”) and is current set to release next year.

As someone that played the old NES game, I had one question immediately on my mind: Will we also see a revival of Little Nemo in video game form? I suppose only Capcom knows the answer to that, and so far, they haven’t said anything.


Little Nemo is originally © Windsor McCay, but now apparently IDW and Locust Moon also have a stake in it. And Capcom, but that was back in the 90’s.



About Leedzie

Leda "Leedzie" Clark is a writer and game designer with a sharp eye for detail and a kooky sense of humor. She's been a nerd as long as she can remember, and always seems to notice the wrong thing first in any given situation.

Posted on July 26, 2013, in Books, Journalism, News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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