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Digital Dapper Preview!

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
It's time!

We're Digital!

Okay, this is cool.  Waiting for your copy of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN to arrive? Want to share the experience with others? and Archaia have put out the first 23 pages plus the trailer available for digital download on your desktop! Just create a free account and check it out on your computer (next week it will be available on iTunes)

Here’s the full rundown!  Enjoy and thanks for all the awesome support!




Los Angeles, CA (November 23, 2010) – Recognizing that many people missed out on the initial offering of the critically acclaimed RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN hardcover, Archaia and its exclusive digital partner,, have made 23 pages of the book-including 10, never-before-released pages-available for free digital download right now on the desktop app while anxious readers wait for copies of the second printing to arrive in stores before the holidays. The download also includes the RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN book trailer as an added feature. The preview will also be available on the app on the Apple iPhone and iPad the week after Thanksgiving.

Created by Jim McCann and Janet Lee and published by Archaia, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN is a modern fairytale that has become the “it-book” of the holiday season because of its breathtaking art and unique yet timeless story. Already on many Holiday Gift Guides, including Publishers Weekly and The New York Times, Archaia is rushing a second printing to meet the incredible demand and ensure that RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN will be available through booksellers everywhere during this holiday season.

“The speed of sales and reception have been incredible,” says the author and co-creator, Jim McCann. “I hope this preview whets your appetite and gives a glimpse into what fans, reviewers and retailers everywhere are talking about. And remember, while the first printing is sold out at Diamond, you can still go into wherever books are sold and either reserve a copy or hopefully some stores will still have them on shelves and holiday gift tables across the country.”

To access the RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN content, readers should create a free account with at and click on “Archaia Comics” in the drop-down menu.

A visual tour de force, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN (hardcover, full color, 128 pages, 9.5″ x 11″, $24.95), is the debut graphic novel from the minds of award-winning writer Jim McCann (Hawkeye & Mockingbird) and critically acclaimed gallery artist Janet Lee. A modern twist on classic fairytales, 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 groundbreaking book, all sharply dressed in a pinstripe suit and a dapper bowler hat. The book also features a Foreword written by the original Dapper Man, Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”), and a collection of pin-ups featuring works by Adrian Alphona and Christina Strain, Joyce Chin, John Tyler Christopher, Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, David Mack, Dave Perillo, Mike Perkins, Evan Shaner, Mark Smylie, Tom Whalen and Skottie Young. RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN is available now wherever are books are sold. To order a copy, use ISBN code 978-1932386905.

About Archaia
Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds. Archaia is: Artesia, Awakening, Beautiful Scars, Berona’s War, Critical Millennium, Cyclops, The Dark Crystal, Dark Fall, Days Missing, The Devil’s Handshake, An Elegy for Amelia Johnson, The Engineer, Everlast, Feeding Ground, Fraggle Rock, God Machine, The Grave Doug Freshley, Gunnerkrigg Court, Hybrid Bastards!, Inanna’s Tears, Johnny Recon, The Killer, Killing Pickman, Labyrinth, The Lone and Level Sands, Lucid, Miranda Mercury, Moon Lake, Mouse Guard, Mr. Murder Is Dead, Okko, One in a Million, Primordia, Return of the Dapper Men, Robotika, Saga, The Secret History, Some New Kind of Slaughter, Starkweather: Immortal, Syndrome, A Tale of Sand, Titanium Rain, Trial By Fire, and Tumor.
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Interview & Sneak Peek at HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #4

Thursday, August 5th, 2010


Issue 3 of HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD just hit the stands and you wonderful readers seem to be loving it so much that I’m thinking you deserve a special treat.  How about some hints at what’s to come and some of David Lopez’s AMAZING art for HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD issue 4?  Okay!  Just head over to for an interview and a preview of what’s in store, including one of my favorite pages ever of Clint & Bobbi!

A glimpse at what’s in store after the jump.


First look at HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #3!

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #3, on sale 8/4

HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #3, on sale 8/4

The dust had hardly settled from last week’s shocking issue, and now it’s time to get a sneak peek at what happens next!  After what Crossfire did at the end of HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #2, you better believe there WILL be blood…

Preview after the jump



Thursday, July 1st, 2010

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a month since HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD debuted – and promptly sold-out!  Now we have less than a week before the second issue arrives in stores.  This issue finds our heroes dealing with choices they made in the past and the present.  It’s a rainy, tense issue, one where I was really trying to go for that Hitchcock feel, where the audience holds their breath until the end.  I think the whole art team did an incredible job!  Want a preview?  OK!  Don’t forget the 2nd printing of Hawkeye & Mockingbird #1 will also be out on 7/8 (books come out on Thursday because of the holiday). So, if you missed it the first time, hop on board!

Preview for HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #2 after the jump.