Two of his comics, Dream of the Rarebit Fiend (1904-1913) and the even more popular Little Nemo in Slumberland
(1905-1911), had made his fortune in the first decade of the twentieth century.
LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND
The Sarasota Youth Opera has a world premiere with this brand-new adaptation of the famous Winsor McKay comic strip, by composer Daron Hagen and librettist J.
Gordin's repertory of images drew from popular culture with an inclination toward the somber: Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland
, a child's fantasy that is often dark and violent, and Edward Corey's drawings of the 1960s, combining melancholy with an innocent happiness, were particular inspirations.
Randall Stuart, DIRECTION: The key diving-off point for our production of Eurydice was the work of turn-of-the-century cartoonist and sketch artist Winsor, 'McCay, who is beloved for his cartoon series Little Nemo in Slumberland
Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland
(appearing in various publications from 1905-1927), had dark, surreal qualities; many of Nemo's adventures are frightening or even violent.
Some of those days' creations can be read until today, and are among the best stories in comic books' history: Little Nemo in Slumberland
(by Winsor McCay), Mutt & Jeff (by Bud Fisher), Popeye (by E.
12 is Little Nemo: The Exhibition, presenting original drawings by cartoonist Winsor McCay and set and costume designs for the Sarasota Youth Opera's production of Little Nemo in Slumberland
In addition to reproduction of comics, the familiar along with such comics as Wee Willie Winkie's World and Little Nemo in Slumberland
, is a section of biographical, Who's Who-like sketches of comic strip creators, going from A to Z, from Nicholas Afonsky (one of five who drew Little Annie Rooney) to Bill Ziegler (an artist for Mary Worth).