Winsor McCay spoke the saddest and greatest last words of any cartoonist.
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When a new art form appears, how often does it spawn a master craftsman at or near the beginning of its existence? Surprisingly often.
Art by Nicolas de Crecy Until January 2 2011, the official French museum of architecture – La Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine — is hosting an exhibition on comics and architecture, Archi et BD: La Ville Dessinée in the Palais de Chaillot, Paris. The museum, in the red square, as seen from the [...]
This review originally ran in the Comics Journal. Little Sammy SneezeWinsor McCaySunday Press If you were a Freudian, you’d have to wonder when Winsor McCay was weaned. Indeed, his work is so obsessively and predictably orally fixated that you almost wonder if maybe he wasn’t. In each episode, his longest running strip, The Dream of [...]
This review originally appeared in The Comics Journal Winsor McCay occupies roughly the same place in comics as Shakespeare does in English literature. A crowd-pleasing, intensely accessible entertainer, he is also an artists’ artist, admired by creators in every corner of the medium, from Art Spiegelman to Johnny Ryan, Neil Gaiman to Charles Schulz, Frank [...]