Media Release — 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 “Best New Series” and “Best New Talent,” plus a nomination for the Web Cartoonists’ Choice Award for “Outstanding Newcomer Comic” 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 dreams… 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 – and reminds us all that the fate of America in 1776 was anything but certain.
“Helping the miniseries come together into the trade paperback collection was a real pleasure,” said IDW editor Justin Eisinger. “Lora is very talented, and it’s clear she cares a great deal for the characters who inhabit The Dreamer. She and her story have earned these nominations and honors.”
The recipient of “Best Adventure Story,” “Best Digital Art” and “Best Romance” 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.
“I 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 we’ve definitely raised the bar with the graphic novel,” says Innes. “The 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.”
The Dreamer TPB will be available in stores on July 15, 2009. Diamond order code MAY09 0941.