Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker

Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker

In the Dream World, power and adventure belong to the Lucid Dreamers, while Night Terrors haunt the troubled and the helpless.  A lucky few are watched over by mysterious guardians.  The protectors of our shared unconscious lives are known as…

…Dream Walkers.

Brothers Jonas and Alan Anderson have discovered a Universe beyond our own, one that can only be reached through dreams.  A tangible world filled with fantastic and frightening things, accessible only to those lucky few with  the ability to lucid dream.  There, they will find not only mind-blowing adventure, but the key to a vast secret history and their role in the  protection of The Waking World.

Conceived and written by  Tom DeLonge (Blink182, Angels and Airwaves) and Ben Kull (Father of the Pride, Mission Hill), and illustrated by animation sensation Djet, this original comic series reveals an epic, ageless race for Immortality, Power, and Purpose.

The comic book prequel to the award-winning animated short film!

Written by Tom DeLonge and Ben Kull
Illustrated by Djet
Issue Cover art by Gerald Parel, Francisco Ruiz Velasco, and Bengal
Hardcover collection Cover art by Gus Mendonca
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COLLECTED EDITION ART BOOK

Contains the complete 3-issue series, plus dozens of pieces of never-before-seen concept art from the award winning animated short and feature film development!  Also includes an extended conversation with Tom DeLonge and an unreleased soundtrack CD of instrumental tracks from THE DREAM WALKER album by Angels and Airwaves!

  • Pages:  92 pages
  • Format: Hardcover with CD soundtrack mounted inside back cover
  • Size:  6.625″ x 10.25″
  • Cover Price: $24.99
  • ISBN:  978-1-942367-05-5
  • DOC:  SEP151495
  • RELEASE DATE: December 9, 2015

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THE ORIGINAL COMIC SERIES:

  • Pages: Three issue series, 28 pages each
  • Format: Saddle-stitched plus-cover comic book
  • Size:  6.625″ x 10.25″
  • Cover Price: $3.99 each

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INTERVIEW with TOM DELONGE

You’ve made quite a career producing material that has spoken to generations of fans worldwide, through music with Blink-182 and Angels and Airwaves, fashion with Atticus Clothing and Macbeth Footwear, and film with “Riding in Vans with Boys”, “I Know What I Saw”, and “LOVE”.  What made you want to explore animation and comic books?

Tom:  I’ve always been an admirer of forms of art that can be communicated in different mediums. One of the greatest things about comic books and animation is that it involves the imagination of illustrators and writers together. When they join forces,  it creates something that can transcend either one on their own. It’s a great way to imagine a story with a paintbrush.

The story behind Poet is an extraordinary, exciting trip through a Dream World filled with its own laws, lore, history, and politics.  What inspired the ideas behind this parallel universe?

Tom:  I saw a documentary on the study of dreams, nightmares and REM sleep. The idea that a journey through the subconscious mind can inspire and affect real world events. That really made me think. And when I start to wonder out loud, it takes the shape of something like Poet Anderson.

The main character, Jonas “Poet” Anderson, starts out as a simple, typical, aimless teen whose eyes are opened to a new world of possibility and responsibility.  Are there elements of yourself in Jonas, or elements in his surroundings that you wanted to make familiar for readers?

Tom:  To others, there are many elements of Poet the character that may live as an alter ego of myself. I imagine that is true. He sometimes feels like a version of how I see myself. Alone, a bit inventive, and an individual. Someone who is not a part of the pack.

The look of the world and the character design is quite iconic – what was it about the bowler and umbrella that became so signature to the character?

Tom:  The bowler hat and umbrella gives it a slight nuance that is classic and vintage, but juxtaposed with something that is beautifully futuristic like the Dream City of Genesis. I have always liked mixing old and new.

The POET comic series is a prequel of sorts to a much larger story you have planned.  Can you tell us what fans can look forward to in the months ahead, and what you are most excited for them to take away from the experience?

Tom:  I am most excited about how the story unfolds, how the art unfolds, and the beautiful agony that comes along with the wars of light and dark. This is going to be a majestic enterprise, I cannot wait for people to see how we color up the battles of the mind.

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