Saturday, December 15, 2007

Winsor McCay: Early Works IX

If you don't know who Winsor McCay is and aren't a little embarrassed about that fact, well, you should be; one of the most venerated and influential comic artists of the early twentieth century, his work is being brought together in a comprehensive collection by Checker Publishing. This, the ninth volume, brings us editorial cartoons, cells from his groundbreaking Gertie the Dinosaur cartoon, and a wide selection from his ongoing newspaper strip Dream Of A Rarebit Fiend.

His editorial work strikes a populist tone, sympathy for the poor and attacks on the powerful are a common theme, but many of…

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