Little Nemo by Winsor McCay for October 28, 2014

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    Pedmar Premium Member over 8 years ago

    These are similar in concept to McCay’s “The Dream of the Rarebit Fiend,” at least, the last panel is.

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    j2p2  over 8 years ago

    I’m loving these Nemo strips…

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    brotherbox  over 8 years ago

    Cause I’m hung up on dreams I’ll never see and pie.

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    ladamson1918  over 8 years ago

    He’s getting a bit closer every night.

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    William Neal McPheeters  over 8 years ago

    In the early run of this strip by McCay it was printed as a full page. Oh how I wish comic strips were still respected and given more space … printed larger … in today’s newspapers.

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    Petemejia77  over 8 years ago

    I can’t get over how old these are. People who fought the Civil War may have read these strips!

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    John W Kennedy Premium Member over 8 years ago

    I spent a couple weekends this September wearing actual steel plate armor (and not even a full suit—just a gorget, pauldrons, leather bracers, greaves, and a helm), so I sympathize.

    Yes, “Little Nemo” is one of the great ones.

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    platechick  over 8 years ago

    There is so much detail. I wonder how long it took to create each episode?

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    Kip W  over 8 years ago

    McCay was a sort of prodigy. As near as I can tell from seeing some originals on exhibit, he just drew these onto the page in ink. There was no sign of pencils under the ink, and no use of white paint for corrections, except on one page where he must have spilled the ink pot. (Animator Robert McKimson had a similar gift, and was described by onlookers as seeming to ink a pencil drawing nobody else could see.)

    He was at work once, and the editor was wishing for a picture of a new fire engine. McCay simply sat down and drew it, having walked past it on the way to work.

    Even if they printed comics full page now, they’d still be way smaller than this. Just in the time I was creating ads for newspapers, they shrunk their size a time or two, so they could use less paper as well as charge the same for smaller size ads.

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    Caerin  over 5 years ago

    Ah, now we meet Grandmother. Nice that the old folks take turns in rescuing Little Nemo from his dream falls:)

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