Monday, October 15, 2012

107 Years Ago Today: The Debut Of Little Nemo In Slumberland

Today, Google's homepage pays tribute to one of the true innovators of early 20th century comic art, Winsor McCay (1869-1934). McCay was a gifted, feverishly imaginative and insanely prolific artist, as well as the pioneering animator who created Gertie The Dinosaur.

Google has presented a Winsor-style dreamscape - fittingly, as McCay's comic strip Little Nemo In Slumberland was first published on this very day in 1905.

When it comes to pure visual fantasy and psychedelia at its very best, Little Nemo In Slumberland can't be beat - more than a century later.

Thanks, Winsor!

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