Free Dapper Men preview on Graphic.ly

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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, Graphic.ly, have made 23 pages of the book—including 10, never-before-released pages—available for free digital download right now on the Graphic.ly 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 Graphic.ly 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 Graphic.ly at http://graphic.ly/ 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.

For more information on Archaia or any Archaia titles please visit www.Archaia.com. Archaia can also be found on Facebook (facebook.com/ArchaiaEntertainment) and Twitter (twitter.com/archaia).

About Graphic.ly

Graphic.ly is a cutting-edge digital content delivery system and community platform for the publishing world. Graphic.ly focuses on comic publishers, creators and enthusiasts, and provides an immersive social experience and marketplace around digital comics and associated merchandise. By expanding its community platform the company is becoming the de facto solution for artists and creators to interact with their fans and expand the reach and influence of their own content. With comics available via applications for the PC Desktop, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone 7, Graphic.ly is the premiere option for comics fans, creators and publishers alike. For more information, please visit http://www.graphic.ly.