Wednesday 8 April 2020

winsor mccay: the famous cartoonist of the ny herald and his moving comic

Better known by its short title, Little Nemo, by the eponymous illustrator (previously here and here) debuted his silent, mixed live-action and animated short—one of the first of its kind and certainly counted as the most influential—based on and extending the story first framed by a full-page Sunday strip in the Herald in October 1905 on this day in New York theatres. Over four thousand drawings on rice-paper were sketched out—notably not cels due to the lack of background, and assigned series numbers for easier collation and a good portion of the film covers the foibles of production and the technical struggles of putting together the cartoon.
Little Nemo