Winsor McCay, His Life and Art

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The first true biography of America's earliest and most influential master of the comic strip and animated cartoon, beautifully illustrated with rare photographs, memorabilia, and original art.

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John Canemaker is an internationally recognized animator, author, teacher, and animation historian. THE MOON AND THE SON: AN IMAGINED CONVERSATION, his 28-minute autobiographical film, won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Animated Short and a 2006 Emmy Award. He has designed and directed animation for numerous commercial projects, including the Warner Bros. feature The World According To Garp; TCM's Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood; and CBS' Break the Silence: Kids Against Child Abuse, which have won for their sponsors an Oscar, Emmy Awards, Ace Award and Peabody Award. He is the recipient of grants from the American Film Institute, PBS, and a Rockefeller Foundation Residency Grant in Bellagio, Italy.His independently-produced animated shorts, which are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and on a Milestone Films DVD titled John Canemaker: Marching to a Different Toon. One of America's most respected animation historians, Canemaker is the author of twelve acclaimed books, including "Winsor McCay: His Life and Art," "The Art and Flair of Mary Blair," and "The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis and the Secrets of Walt Disney's Movie Magic." His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Print magazine.A tenured professor at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, where he began teaching animation in 1980, Canemaker has directed the Animation Program since 1988. He was Acting Chair of the NYU Undergraduate Film and Television Department from 2001-2002. The John Canemaker Animation Collection, part of the Fales Collection in Bobst Library at New York University, is an archival resource that opened to scholars and students in 1989. Professor Canemaker was a 2009 Recipient of NYU's Distinguished Teaching Award for "exceptional teaching inside and outside the classroom."

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Adult/High School McCay has been aptly described by Maurice Sendak as one of America's rare, great fantasists. Few artists have been as influential in the field of comic strips and animation as he has. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of his surreal, groundbreaking fantasy strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Abrams has released a newly revised and expanded edition of the original 1987 biography. Canemaker's lucid account of the artist's life provides a comprehensive overview of his contribution to American popular culture and his achievements in comics, animation, theater, and advertising. The superb layout and design of this oversize edition are complemented by the copious illustrations (230 black-and-white and 40 full-color). The use of high-quality paper results in crisp, clear reproductions that are faithfully and accurately rendered. Overall, this is one of the most beautifully designed and well-written biographies of a cartoonist ever published. A pleasure to look at and read. Philip Charles Crawford, Essex High School, Essex Junction, VT
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