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John Canemaker: The Art and Life of Winsor McCay

Film/Video

Winsor McCay
Little Nemo in Slumberland (detail), 1906
John Canemaker:
The Art and Life of Winsor McCay
Tue, Nov 3, 2009 7 PM
Acclaimed filmmaker and animation historian John Canemaker returns for a special presentation on pioneering cartoonist and animator Winsor McCay.

McCay is best known for his groundbreaking comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland and animation milestones Little Nemo (1911) and Gertie the Dinosaur (1914). Canemaker’s lecture will be punctuated by film clips and cartoon images and will provide insight into one of the most important popular artists of the 20th century. The lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition Winsor McCay: Legendary Cartoonist at the Cartoon Library & Museum through December 31.

Cosponsored by the Ohio State Cartoon Library & Museum.

Continue reading for complete image credits. (1)
Winsor McCay
Little Nemo in Slumberland (detail)
July 29, 1906, New York Herald
Tear sheet, comic strip
Woody Gelman Collection, The Ohio State University Cartoon Library & Museum

(2) and (3)
Winsor McCay
Gertie the Dinosaur, 1914
Ink on rice paper mounted to board
Animation art, production drawings
Bequest of Mrs. Henriettes Adam Brotherton, The Ohio State University Cartoon Library & Museum