A collaborative graphic novel project by author Thierry Smolderen and illustrator Jean-Philippe Bramanti, "McCay" is an invented biography chronicling authentic (though only partially true) stories of the life of the future creator of Little Nemo
, Winsor McCay--in which McCay's life is enriched by an imaginary encounter with British mathematician and science fiction writer Charles Hinton.
Winsor McCay is revered among fans of comic strips, perhaps best known for the elaborately drawn Little Nemo
in Slumberland, which ran from 1905 to 1914 and again from 1924 to 1926, documenting a young boy's nightly adventures in a fantastic dream world.
Contemporary illustrations complement Voloj's text: an homage to Little Nemo
, excerpts from the Katzenjammer Kids, and some of Shuster and Siegel's lesser-known works (including less-than-savory illustrations Shuster drew to earn money in later years).
YOU'LL find yourself alternately snickering and sniffling when you revisit little Nemo
's underwater world and cross paths with his friendly but forgetful pal, Dory, in Pixar's latest cinematic triumph, Finding Dory, directed by Andrew Stanton.
He wrote the screenplay for Golddiggers - Secret of Bear Mountain, the acclaimed family film released by Universal; created, wrote and/or produced such children's television series as Mighty Orbots, Flutemaster, Galaxy High School, Visionaries, and Skateboy; and co-produced the animated feature film Little Nemo
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.
Schrauwen's early readers were instantly impressed by his formal mastery of the comics page and dazzled by a meticulous aesthetic that channeled the visual style of turn-of-the-twentieth-century comics masters, particularly the foundational work of Little Nemo
in Slumberland artist Winsor McCay.
Best known for his strip Little Nemo
in Slumberland, which ran from 1905 to 1914 (and briefly from 1924 to 1927), McCay is an acknowledged founding figure of the modern-day newspaper cartoon.
But it was "Little Nemo
in Slumberland" that cinched his reputation as the premier comic illustrator of his time.
Specially trained pet advisors are on hand to provide advice on pet care - whether you have a handsome hamster, a little nemo
or a bearded dragon at home.
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