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Talk about the work of Winsor Mc Cay, one of the early masters of comics and animation.
His comic strips are terrific examples of the medium. Little Nemo In Slumberland and Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend are surreal visual treats - detailed and beautiful to look at.
His animation is also pretty damn good, and even better when you take into account that these were some of the first hand-drawn animated films.
Anyone else like the man's work?
It's pretty astonishing just how good Mc Cay actually was. His artwork is brilliant one a technical level, with gorgeous color, meticulous and powerful design and flawless use of perspective. And it's whimsical and trippy too. It really needs to be seen at it's original size to be truly appreciate.
Mc Cay can also be credited for pretty much inventing the super-hero costume, too. He was in love with circus and carnival imagery, and such imagery abounds in Nemo. When Nemo finally meets Princess Camille, the servitors dress him up in Dreamland finery, which is a form-fitting costume complete with boots, trunks, a cape, and even an insignia (a sunburst, in this case). It was meant to invoke the sort of costume circus performers wore when on parade, and likely would have been recognized as such by folks at the time; now, the first thing you'd think is "he's dressed up like a super hero."
A new animated Little Nemo movie is coming soon!
It's coming from ON Animation (Mark Osborne's The Little Prince) and is being directed by Hyrum Osmond (head of animation on Moana).
Iíll have to respond Little Nemo... Iím pretty sure itís in the public domain at this point.
https://www.gocomics.com/little-nemo Well I guess Iíll start going through the he archives.
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