Thursday, March 01, 2007

Christmas Comes Late: New Book

I finally have the Little Nemo in Slumberland book I've been wanting since last year.

This huge book comes as a result of Christmas giftcards and my wife pointing out a good sale on Amazon.

The laptop gives an idea of its size, but it really is a different thing to read a book this big. From 1905 to 1914 illustrator Winsor McCay created these color Sunday comics, and this book recreates the comics in the size they were first published in. Its such a big book, I have to make a plan before looking at it. Clear a large area of table and make sure cat is nowhere nearby. She has a tendency like most cats to sit on whatever we read.

Its just gorgeous.

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Also see:

"Gertie on tour--excerpts" / Winsor McCay - 1921 Quicktime movie from the Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921 at American Memory from the Library of Congress.

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