SOLD ON: Monday, 06/21/2021 9:07 PM
PUBLISHER: New York Herald Publishing
COMMENTS: Winsor McCay pencils and inks; 1907 Sunday page; image size 14" x 19"
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Winsor McCay pencils and inks; 1907 Sunday page; image size 14" x 19"A woman is roused by a burglar in a Welsh Rarebit inspired dream by the legendary McCay (signing as Silas for contractual reasons), creator of "Little Nemo in Slumberland." Exceptional pacing and choreography from McCay, the subtlety of the burglar's shrinking is wonderful, with a classic final panel. Pen and ink. Art is in very good condition, there is discoloration from age, along with a couple of pin holes, minor creasing, and glue stains around the header and copyright paste-ups. Signed 'Silas' by McCay.
McCay is one of the most important figures in the history of comics, along with a few others he all but invented the langue of comics that would be passed down through the years. Elements of his style are still prevalent today, and he is often payed homage to by modern cartoonists. His originals are amongst the most desirable of their era.
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Creator of the legendary early comic strips Little Nemo in Slumberland and Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, McCay was one of the pioneers of early comics, inventing the form as he went. His influence is still being felt over 100 years after he began his career. In addition to his work in comics McCay was a pioneer in the field of animation with his Gertie the Dinosaur shorts that he used as part of his Vaudeville act.