Official Details On ‘The Dream Merchant’

Last week we announced that Image had a new series coming out that wanted your dreams, and now we’ve got the full scoop on The Dream Merchant.

The new series from Nathan Edmondson and artist Konstantin Novosadov is a twisted sci-fi tale that follows a troubled mental patient who suffers from bizarre recurring nightmares that hold more significance than he knows. The first issue of the six-issue arc drops on May 15, 2013.

Official Press Release:

From Nathan Edmondson (DANCER, THE ACTIVITY) and newcomer Konstantin Novosadov comes THE DREAM MERCHANT, a sci-fi series from Image Comics, about Winslow, a troubled mental patient in his late teens. Winslow suffers from a recurring dream that grows more intense every night — and when he discovers its true meaning, the world will literally change.

A friend’s comment led Edmondson to contemplate the idea behind THE DREAM MERCHANT. “I started thinking about dreams as something one could exchange, and trade,” he said, in a mini-interview at the Image Comics blog, “which eventually yielded the idea behind Winslow’s dream.”

The task of depicting Winslow’s dreamscapes, as well as the dreariness of his ordinary life, is in the hands of talented Russian artist Novsadov. His impressionistic, color-washed style is a perfect complement to Edmondson’s story of the mysteries of dream life and fantasy.

Volume I of THE DREAM MERCHANT is a six-issue, full-color miniseries. The first issue (MAR130450) will be in stores May 15 and will be available for pre-order in the March issue of Previews. Readers who want a sneak peek in advance are invited to submit their dreams to a special Tumblr site, dreamshavemeaning.tumblr.com.