I know, you’re comic book shop is probably closed by now, but if you have one of them fancy new 24-hour comic book shops, you might want to head on down and pick up this collected web comic series.
IDW Publishing is proud to release the first graphic novel collection of the award winning webcomic and acclaimed IDW miniseries The Dreamer by creator and author Lora Innes. A romantic and rich story told with well-researched historical detail, The Dreamer has been honored with two Harvey Award nominations for â€œBest New Seriesâ€ and â€œBest New Talent,â€ plus a nomination for the Web Cartoonistsâ€™ Choice Award for â€œOutstanding Newcomer Comicâ€ in 2008.
Equal parts 21st-century teenage slice-of-life tale and 18th-century adventure, The Dreamer tells the story of seventeen-year-old Beatrice Whaley, a student who begins having vivid dreams about a brave and handsome soldier in the chaos of the American Revolution. Prone to keeping her head in the clouds, Bea welcomes her nightly adventures, but it is not long before Beatrice questions whether her adventures are simply dreamsâ€¦ or something more.
With great historical detail, The Dreamer tells the story of the American Revolution through the eyes of a group of ordinary farmers, schoolteachers and young boys turned citizen soldiers â€” and reminds us all that the fate of America in 1776 was anything but certain.
â€œHelping the miniseries come together into the trade paperback collection was a real pleasure,â€ said IDW editor Justin Eisinger. â€œLora is very talented, and itâ€™s clear she cares a great deal for the characters who inhabit The Dreamer. She and her story have earned these nominations and honors.â€
The recipient of â€œBest Adventure Story,â€ â€œBest Digital Artâ€ and â€œBest Romanceâ€ from the Drunk Duck Awards, The Dreamer has garnered a reputation amongst creators and readers alike as the pinnacle of quality in webcomics for both artwork and writing.
â€œI have been ecstatic to work with IDW to bring The Dreamer to print. Their attention to detail and quality has been a huge strength in publishing the miniseries and weâ€™ve definitely raised the bar with the graphic novel,â€ says Innes. â€œThe miniseries has already helped introduce The Dreamer to a whole new audience, and I look forward to the opportunity to expand the readership further with this gorgeous graphic novel.”