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Canemaker, John. Winsor McCay: His life and art. 2nd ed. New York: Abrams, 2005. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-8109-5941-0
BibTeX citation key: Canemaker1987
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Little Nemo in Slumberland", Biography, McCay. Winsor, USA
Creators: Canemaker
Publisher: Abrams (New York)
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This volume is the only existing biography of one of America's greatest and most influential cartoonists. Winsor McCay (1867–1934) is universally acknowledged as the first master of both the comic strip and the animated cartoon. Although invented by others, both genres were developed into enduring popular art of the highest imagination through McCay's innovative genius. Originally published in 1987, it is now back in print in a newly expanded and revised edition on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Little Nemo in Slumberland. Included are new materials found since the previous publication of the book such as new comic strips of Little Nemo in Slumberland, and new sketches of Gertie the Dinosaur. In the book the author reviews and fully analyzes McCay's achievements in print and film while examining his work in relation to his life, family, and to American culture and values of the period. This painstakingly thorough biography begins with McCay's childhood in Michigan to his seat as one of the greatest of the early animators.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Maurice Sendak (7)
Preface and Acknowledgments (8)

Introduction (11)

Phase One: 1867 to 1903 (19)
1. Michigan Years (20)
2. Chicago to Cincinnati (32)
3. Cincinnati Years (42)

Phase Two: 1903 to 1911 (67)
4. New York and the Great Comic Strips (68)
5. Sheepshead Bay (124)
6. Vaudeville (130)
7. Little Nemo on Broadway (140)

Phase Three: 1911 to 1934 (155)
8. Animated Films (156)
9. A Hearst Man (200)
10. After McCay (250)

Notes (260)
Chronology (263)
Selected Bibliography (2265)
Index (266)
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