Archive for September, 2010

The Making of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN Trailer!

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

And now for something that should speak for itself… the animated and fully scored trailer for Return of the Dapper Men. We’ve been working on this for a while.  More on that after the jump.  Enjoy!

The genesis of the trailer after the jump.

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Tim Gunn Dresses Up DAPPER MEN!

Monday, September 20th, 2010
The Very Dapper TIM GUNN as drawn by Janet Lee

The Very Dapper TIM GUNN as drawn by Janet Lee

I said we’d have some more announcements as the publication for RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN gets closer, and here’s one that I am very proud and thrilled to announce: Tim Gunn has graciously agreed to contribute by writing the foreword to the book.  He was the first name that came to mind when thinking who would be the ideal person to introduce this book to the reader before they dive into the story, and he did a marvelous job of doing that very thing.  The mood his foreword sets is perfect and I couldn’t be happier.  Janet & I would like to thank Tim for his time, involvement, and amazing contribution.  Welcome to Team Dapper, the original Dapper Man!

Full info and Press Release after the jump

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All-Star Artists Go Dapper!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN cover, coming in November

RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN cover, coming in November

RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN is leaving for the printer this week, the culmination of over a year’s worth of planning, writing, and art in one beautiful package.  Publisher’s Weekly named it one of the Graphic Novels As Gifts for this holiday season– an incredible honor- and now that gift got a little bit better.  In addition to the main story, we were lucky enough to have an incredible line-up of comic book and graphic artists join in and provide a stunning bonus pin-up gallery.  There are 12 pieces in all and every one is a jaw-dropper.  Who are they?  What do their pinups look like?  Find out after the jump for a full listing!

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Tim Gunn’s Golden Rules

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
Tim Gunn's New Book, on sale now

Tim Gunn's New Book, on sale now

Please pardon the interruption from our usual comic book news for this, a moment to talk about someone else’s book, one without pictures, and one that should be required reading.

“In the Internet age, even the word manners seems antiquated. Life moves so rapidly these days that it’s easy to feel justified in being rude.”

That line comes from the introduction of Tim Gunn’s new book GUNN’S GOLDEN RULES: Life Little Lessons For Making It Work and if anyone knows how to make it work, it’s Tim Gunn.  He is the consummate gentleman, an incredibly thoughtful man, and someone who honors everything that has come before worth honoring.  From looks to literature to Legos (yes, Legos), he’s never forgotten what makes things work and what can break a person- in fashion, friendship, and family.  Most of all, he has never forgotten the power of simple manners and etiquette in a time when so many have.  That’s one of the reasons his new book comes at the perfect time and is essential reading.  But that is only one reason.

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